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.
It pays to keep an eye on these issues before they truly become ‘problems'. Here's how you can address them.
Tips to identify and minimise the impact of separation anxiety in your pets.
Dr Jess Beer explains the essence of training your dog to behave while walking on a lead.