Expecting a puppy
There is little to match the feeling when your family increases in number with a new member. And since we also consider four-legged pets as full family members, let's take a look at how to prepare a home where they will be happy.
Feeling safe in the first place
Keep in mind that coming to a new home can be stressful for your puppy. They will be separated from their mom and their siblings for the first time. So it is good to give your puppy clear "clues" from day one, where they will feel safe.
A dog bed is such a basic element. The sanctuary, where after a demanding discovery of the new world, the puppy can rest. At the beginning, we recommend putting a piece of cloth from the puppy’s mom into the bed, which will give your new pet a sense of security and teach your puppy to get used to their safe place where they can return. Try to respect that the bed belongs to the puppy and household members respect it and do not interfere in it. Design does not play a role in the selection of the bed. Of course, you want it to fit into your interior, but the functional elements are the most important. Especially for puppies, where an accident cannot be excluded, it is invaluable if the bed has antibacterial and impervious finish. Take a look at BionicFinish and SilverPlus technologies, our customers have great experience with them.
The second clue is the space where the dog can eat and drink. Bowls should be chosen ideally with a pad, thanks to which the puppy will not spill and carry water or food around the apartment. From a practical point of view, it proved to be useful to have a bowl separately for food and drink.
Basic hygiene or something to remember
Since the puppy must not go out until the second vaccination (cautious veterinarians recommend until the third), it is necessary to think that they must go to the toilet somewhere. Hygiene pads or dog nappies will be an essential part of your gear. Even at the time when you start walking the dog, keep some nappies in reserve. Up to the age of six months, dogs do not fully control the anal sphincters, so any accident here and there cannot be excluded and it is good to have a permanent place at home where your puppy could “poop“.
Hygiene - we stay on the topic. Puppies are playful, as soon as they begin to discover the world, they will want to experience everything "firsthand" and you can be sure that they will roll in anything. And despite the fact that it is better not to bathe dogs until the age of six months, sometimes it is really necessary, and then it is good to have a truly gentle shampoo designed specifically for puppies.
Discovering the world out there
Be sure to be equipped for the first walks, therefore your gear should include the leash and puppy harness or collar. For a puppy we recommend rather harness, the dog can be "manoeuvrable" in a better way, they will not slip out and when walking you will not be pulling their neck; moreover their developing fragile cervical spine and breathing tube will not be strained. If you prefer a collar, choose as wide as possible, made of soft material and adjustable in a reasonable range - after all, the puppy grows very fast.
… and will they have a place to play?
Think of fun in advance. The dog is discovering the world and wants to play. It is clear that they will entertain themselves and see toys in anything. But if you do not want your shoes or furniture to end up as toys, it is worth buying dog toys.
Just because, besides entertainment, the toy also fulfills its function. Biting toys are important for teeth, the puppies soon renew teeth and need to massage their sensitive gums. Whereas interactive toys help develop skills and entertain the dog for a longer time.
Even a puppy has to gain energy somewhere
A puppy is usually one large bundle of unbridled energy. However, they have to compensate for their large energy expenditure and still have enough to grow properly, so it is important to think of quality, nutritious food.
In the first days we recommend taking some food from the breeder, starting to feed the dog with this and gradually adding your preferred food. The digestive tract will have time to acclimatize and get used to the new diet composition. This process usually takes about 10 days.
When choosing food you will find many different options, in our offer you will find all-life-stages food, which by its composition meet the demanding standards for puppy food. Many also contain chondroprotectives, which are fundamentally involved in the proper development of joints and tendons. Moreover, all the meat used is from high quality British free breeding.
Now you know what you should have ready at home and all you have to do is decide to get a new partner and buddy. You will not regret it.