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Puppy Guide -- Preparing For Your Puppy

Jul 10, 2008
Raising a puppy is very tough. You need to have the determination to deal with problems when things don't go your way. That can be a tough thing to do when you are dealing with this very situation for the first time in your life. When raising a puppy you need to already have thought out what you want to teach him or her and how you want to raise them. It's a tough thing to do especially if you have never done it before but when you think about it, it's actually quite simple and logical. It is actually pretty easy to associate a puppy to one of your children either present or future. When you have kids this same process more than likely occurs to you. You want the best for them and you want to be able to teach them everything you know. I'm sure the same applies for puppies. In this article we are going to explore just that, giving your new puppy the right tools and know-how to lead a great adult life.

When you first bring home a puppy it can be a little confusing as to what you should do first. There are many people that think that you need to be prepared even before you bring him home. You can't take anything for granted with your new puppy because you never know just what to expect from them as they are all very different and unpredictable. It is generally accepted that you should be prepared way before you even bring a new puppy home. There are many things that a new puppy can do that can be very dangerous for him. For example, anything that is small and loose will more than likely look very interesting to him. He will probably want to taste it and eat it which can cause a lot of problems for you. Many people run into this problem because it is almost impossible to prevent him from eating everything. He has all day to search out new and interesting things and you can't always be there with him.

It's a good idea to take some time everyday and clean up either with a vacuum or if you have hardwood floors, a broom in order to try and sweep up as much of that loose clutter as you can. Don't feel bad if you miss something because that is simply inevitable but do be diligent because that's the only way to prevent any mishaps. Another thing to do before bring the puppy home is to puppy proof areas where you don't want him having access. That can mean putting barriers in his way such as in front of stairs or certain doorways to prevent him from going into areas where he can get hurt. This step is mandatory for all puppy owners because it will go a long way to safeguard your new cute and cuddly little puppy. Safety is the name of the game and you must work extra hard in order to safeguard his.
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This author lives in Flemington, NJ with her husband and 5 month old daughter and is an expert contributing author for a luxury dog feeders boutique offering variety of dog beds and personalized dog beds.
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