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Top Tips for Welcoming a New Puppy

Getting a new puppy is an exciting time. However, amid all the anticipation, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared for your new arrival. Here’s some handy hints and tips for welcoming a new puppy into your home.

 Essentials

When introducing a new puppy into your new home there are a number of essential items and supplies you are going to need including:

  • A lead and collar
  • High quality puppy food
  • Food and water bowls
  • Bedding
  • Toys

Puppy-proof your home

Puppies are naturally playful and curious, hence it is essential you puppy proof your home to prevent them from running into any potential hazards. For example, make sure any potentially poisonous items, such as household cleaning products or certain plant varieties, are out of their reach or locked away safely. Interestingly, baby gates are handy tools for preventing your new puppy from entering areas they shouldn’t. It can also be useful to designate a specific puppy zone in your home, such as in your kitchen, to create a space where they can relax and help them to settle into their new surroundings.

House training

As soon as you bring your new puppy home it’s important to start house training them as early as possible. Make sure you take them out to the toilet regularly, including first thing in the morning, and give them plenty of praise when they go.

Health check

It’s vital that you register with a vet when getting a new puppy and take them for a health check-up as soon as possible. Your vet should also be able to advise you on health care essentials such as vaccinations.

Remember it’s never too early to start some basic training with your new puppy. If you’re looking for puppy classes in Surrey then here at CK9 training we offer great puppy training classes, so you can ensure you and your new puppy get off to the best start. For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us and one of our friendly team will be happy to help you with your enquiries.