How old is your dog?
Welcome home little one! Let the adventure begin. We guarantee you, your lives will never be the same – in the best way possible.
Puppies generally go to their new homes at about nine weeks of age. By now, your house should be fully puppy-proof with all toxins and hazards removed, a designated sleeping area and plenty of toys.
Make it a priority to introduce toilet training, a meal schedule and some basic treat-based training to help your pup adjust to their new routine. It’s also important to stick to the vaccination schedule your breeder or non-breeder had started in their first few weeks of life.
A well-socialised pup who has been exposed to different stimuli and new situations has a better chance of growing into a well-adjusted dog, so consider enrolling your new mate into puppy pre-school at this age.
But as dog owners, you just have to pick up their poo. No one loves doing it, but what's the big problem?
Any potential challenges with owning a dog can be overcome to help you enjoy life with your pup.