4 Tips on Welcoming a New Puppy into Your Home

If you plan on welcoming a new puppy home soon, these are some of the best ways to help them settle in, according to the experts at Swaim Serum Co.

#1: Prepare for your new puppy’s arrival in advance – The first day you bring your new puppy home, you don’t want to scramble for food, a leash, or a crate. Instead, make a list of puppy essentials and stock up in advance. Include the following items:

  • Pet food
  • Treats
  • Long-lasting chews
  • Bowls
  • Toys
  • Bed
  • Collar
  • Leash
  • ID tags
  • Crate
  • Waste bags
  • Pet-safe cleaning supplies
  • Grooming tools

#2: Establish a schedule for your new puppy – Remaining consistent with your new puppy will help them settle in quickly because they will know what to expect. Keep mealtimes, walk times, and bedtime close to the same schedule daily. The same is true for bathroom breaks. Typically, a puppy will need to go outside when they first wake up, when they get bored with playing, and about half an hour after eating. House training will go more smoothly if you remain consistent with a bathroom routine. Say the same phrase, go out the same door, and head to the same spot in the yard to help your puppy learn where to go. The veterinarians at Swaim Serum Co. are happy to provide more guidance on house train schedules and routines for your new puppy.

#3: Avoid overwhelming your new puppy – Although you’ll want to show off your new puppy, avoid overwhelming them with a houseful of family and friends. Let them meet one or two new people at a time, and allow them to make the first move.

#4: Enroll your new puppy in a socialization class – Proper socialization is essential for raising a confident, friendly puppy. Enroll your puppy in a socialization class to give them the perfect environment for learning how to interact with other puppies, people, and situations.

Congratulations on your new furry bundle of joy! We can’t wait to meet your new puppy and start building a foundation for a lifetime of health and happiness at Swaim Serum Co. Contact our team to schedule your puppy’s first vet visit.

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