Puppies are a blast! They're tiny, adorable, and always happy. You'll find yourself carrying around this little fellow everywhere you go because they are too cute not to take with you on all of your adventures from now on.
Makes sense why people end up getting their first puppy before really thinking through what will need for preparation for this quite big change in everyone’s life. Dogs require plenty of care, training, and equipment to grow up happy. Before deciding on adopting one from an animal shelter or pet store be sure that it's going to fit into both their lifestyle as well as yours!
With so much information out there about how and why we should get one—or what type is right for our family unit, we made this blog post as an easy way to jumpstart your decision!
Are You Ready For A Puppy?
Raising a puppy requires an even higher level of commitment. Young dogs need to be fed three or four times per day, they have accidents in the house while being trained, for example, so you will have plenty on your hands with cleaning up after them.
A puppy might wake you up several times during the night. It may be because it needs a break from being held or just wants to play with its owner and see what's going on in there. A young pup can't take being left alone for more than 3-4 hrs at first so he should have somewhere safe where they'll stay whenever the outside time is over and even then keep an eye out.
Ask yourself if you are ready for new challenges. If you are prepared to come home from work midday to take care of them or wake up early in the morning to share a walk in the park.
Puppy-Proof Your Home
It's essential that you prepare for a new member of the family. Do your best to puppy-proof every area in the house so there are no surprises when they arrive! Destructive behavior is common among young dogs like yours - but frustrating if not dangerous too.
As the first thing to know and do, you can keep your dog safe from injury by keeping all electrical cords, cabinets containing food or medications toxic chemicals, and other items that may be dangerous.
To make sure you are doing the right thing it is important for trash cans with locking lids to be placed out of reach on top of houseplants up high where they cannot chew leaves if there are any - this also goes for laundry baskets as well!
Research And Find The Right Veterinarian
The perfect way to welcome your new puppy home is by having it visit the vet. This will ensure that everything about its health status checks out, and you can be sure there are no problems with anything before bringing him or her into an already busy household of pets!
It's best if this first appointment takes place early on in order not to have difficulties finding someone who understands what needs doing when things get more hectic later down the road. Make certain they offer affordable services too.
For your first visit, be sure to bring everything provided by the breeder or adoption group. Your vet will do an examination and discuss vaccinations with you as well! The six-week-old puppy's vaccination schedule includes core vaccines that they need in order to survive.
This may include one booster shot within a year after getting all those initial ones through time trials against illness—just like how we need our annual checkups now adults so doctors can keep watch on us throughout life.
Are You Ready?
Raising a dog is a big responsibility that will change your life. You might experience puppy fever after meeting the neighbor's new pup, but at day’s end, you must be honest with yourself and determine when best to take on this world of responsibilities.
When considering whether or not to get a dog, it might help if you talk with friends and family members who are pet parents. Ask them about their experiences raising dogs; what does it feel like life with one?
We hope we helped you check out some questions from your mind and actually make a reasonable decision before getting a new member. Let us know in the comments what were your thoughts before getting your first puppy!