Adopting a puppy can be a wonderful experience for individuals and families alike. But while many people will adopt puppies in their lives, they may not know all the best steps to take to have a successful adoption. There are a number of strategies and procedures to keep in mind when taking a new dog into one’s home.
There are many places one can adopt a puppy from. Animal shelters often have puppies. People can check their local paper to see if there are any listings in the Classifieds section. Internet sites like Craigslist also offer puppy ads. When adopting a puppy, people should make sure to get an update on the status of immunization. For instance, when were the puppy’s last shots? Do they need more? Have they been wormed or treated for fleas? It is extremely important to get puppies immunized so they don’t contract diseases like parvo, which can be expensive to treat and can also be fatal.
When potty-training, the best practice is to take the puppy outside every hour or two and right after the puppy eats or drinks. People can keep newspaper down in the area where the puppy stays to help avoid carpet stains. Also, praising a puppy when it goes to the bathroom outside or on its papers helps it to do the same in the future. People should only correct puppies if they catch them going on the carpet. Waiting even a few minutes afterward to correct the behavior will not work because the puppy will not understand the scolding.
Keeping a set meal and bedtime routine helps a puppy thrive. By feeding it the proper amount of daily food, it can stay healthy. Some people may want their dogs to sleep with them, but others may want their dogs to sleep in a crate. It is easiest to crate-train dogs when they are puppies so they won’t feel trapped or confused.
Puppies can be a fun and loving addition to any home. They can bring much life and joy to people’s lives. By taking the proper precautions, people can ensure their puppies grow up in a safe, structured environment