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New Puppy Tips

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New Puppy Tips

Pets are great additions to your life. They have been found to help with anxiety, mood, depression, & general overall health. But there is work involved when you decide to add a new puppy to your household. We found these tips from the American Kennel Club to help your new puppy adjust to its new home:

  • Potty, Potty. Take your new puppy to the area in your yard that has been designated as the “potty spot”. When they relieve themselves in the right spot, use phrases like “go potty” or similar to get the puppy to equate the phrase with going outside for potty time. Praise the puppy when they go where they are supposed to in order to positively reinforce their behavior.
  • Chew Properly. Puppies like to chew and gnaw on just about anything, you need to provide the proper toys for them. The article has great suggestions for safe chew toys and how to live with a chewing puppy.
  • Keep An Eye Out. You should be keeping tabs on your new puppy, keeping them within your field of vision at all times. Take them with you from room to room so they can explore the spaces under your supervision.
  • Slow Down. Take your time introducing your new puppy to its surroundings, give them lots of love & praise as well as correction for unacceptable behavior.

Puppies are great companions and will give you as much (or more) love that you give them. Be sure to read the full article from the American Kennel Club with more tips on helping your new puppy adjust to their new surroundings.

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