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WELCOMING THE NEWEST MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY

From the moment you welcome them into your families, your puppy brings wonder and joy to each day. And they are not just a pet – they’re an important member of the family. You want to give them everything they need for a long, happy life.

Whether this is a first-time pet or an addition to the family, there are not only several things you need to obtain ahead of time but also some planning to do. There are whole books written on this subject, so this will by no means be an exhaustive list but here are some important things to consider.

Establishing a Veterinarian relationship early.


Preparing for your puppy’s arrival.


Bringing puppy home.


Housebreaking tips.

                                                                            BRINGING YOUR PUPPY HOME

Before Puppy’s Arrival

Inside: Walk the house from puppy eye level. You’re basically child proofing your home. Check for things they could possibly chew on or get into.

Outside: Walk your yard and garage. Remove any hazardous or toxic materials. Seal off access to any dangerous places.

Arrival: Schedule your puppy’s arrival day when your family will be home all day.

If you have children at home, speak to them before the puppy’s arrival on how to act around the new family member. Children need to learn how to properly play with a dog.

Your new puppy should meet other dogs on a neutral territory on a leash. Before meeting a cat, your puppy should be exercised and calm.

Before bringing them into the house, introduce your puppy to their bathroom area in the yard.

Allow your puppy to explore the house, check out their crate and new toys at their own pace. Reduce exposure to loud noises and frantic activity so they may adjust to their new home.

Housebreaking Tips

If your dog is going to spend any time in your home, you are going to need to housebreak them. While it requires attention, housebreaking doesn’t need to be painful. – for you or your puppy. Here are a few simple rules:

Create A Schedule. When you first bring them home, taking them outside every 30 minutes helps to avoid unwanted accidents. You also want to create a consistent feeding and walking schedule. Feed them at the same time every day and walk them within 15-20 minutes of eating. House training is called training for a reason and keeping to a consistent schedule will get your puppy into a routine very quickly.


Watch your dog carefully. Pay specific attention to signs such as circling, sniffing, scratching and checking for a good spot. Grab them gently and whisk them outside before they can make a mess.
If they do make a mess, clean it thoroughly. Have these supplies on hand: a good paper towel, a plastic bag, a mild detergent and an odor remover. You need to clean well and quickly because dogs respond to smell and the smell of feces or urine will tell them this is a place they can relieve themselves.


Correct, don’t punish. If they do have an accident, correct them during the act, not after. They will not connect the mess and the act of making the mess. A firm no is all that is required.


Crate training can help. When you can’t be available, the crate can aid in house training as most puppies will not eliminate where they eat or sleep. It should be enclosed on three sides with a wire door to look out and big enough for your puppy to get up and move around, but not so big that they can eliminate in one corner and sleep in the other.
Reward good behavior. Dogs crave and respond to clear praise. When your puppy eliminates outside, praise him or give him a treat.