Bringing a new puppy home

picture of a little black dog hanging out of a woodie station wagon

You’ve done all your homework and now you can’t wait to bring home your puppy. But before you pick him up, you’ll need to prepare your house, yard, and family for his arrival. With a little planning you can ensure your new puppy arrives home safe and sound, ready to join his new pack.

Preparation

Bringing home a puppy can be a stressful time for your pup. He’ll be in a strange environment away from his littermates and mother for the first time. There’ll be new people and new expectations. That’s why it’s important to take some time to prepare for your puppy. You’ll need to make your house and yard safe and set rules for yourself and your family about how to care for your pup. You’ll also need to pick up any last-minute items on your puppy supply list. The more structured you can make this transition, the easier it will be for your puppy to adapt.

The following articles will help you prepare for bringing home a puppy.

The big day

All of your research and planning have come down to this moment. It’s time to bring home a new puppy! The articles below will help guide you through the big events of your first few days together.

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