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First Things To Do When Getting A New Puppy

Getting a new family member is an exciting time, but as you prepare to bring your new puppy home, there are some important things you need to prepare for even before you go pick him up. We here at Ark Pets Vet Hospital know how important proper care and training is for new pups, and we want to make sure every new family member gets the care they need. Here are some helpful tips to follow when bringing a new puppy home.

* Purchasing Your Puppy. Getting a puppy is fun and exciting! There is so much to do with a puppy and they make such great friends. Some puppies grow up to be big dogs and others stay little. Whatever type of puppy you are getting, it is important to make sure they will be part of your family long-term. Puppies need a lot of care and attention and in return they will be your forever friend.

* Preparation for Your Home. Your adventure with your puppy begins even before they come home. There is a lot to do to get things ready so your home is a safe and comfortable one. You will need to puppy-proof the house. Keep small toys off the floor, hide all wires and cords, and make sure everything stays clean. Your puppy could choke on any trash it gets a hold of, and it could get sick if it ingests anything that it shouldn’t.

* How to Name Your Puppy. So how do you come up with the perfect name for your new friend? Maybe your new puppy has a characteristic that makes for a good name- Spot, Splash, Blaze, or Speckles. Maybe the puppy likes to chew on things, or maybe the puppy enjoys playing a certain game- Chewy, Champ, and Scout. Whatever name you choose, be sure it is one that will last and be loved for years to come.

* School Time. You will need to teach your puppy and train it to be good and to obey you so it does not become a problem dog when it is older. It takes time and a lot of patience, but it is very important that your puppy learns how to behave so you do not have a dog that barks, jumps, bites, and is uncontrollable. It helps keep them healthy and your vet can offer training tips to get you started.

It is every pet owner’s dream to enjoy every moment they have with their puppy and to watch it grow into their very best friend! Here at Ark Pet Hospital we have a team of vet techs and vet experts who are ready to help you prepare for the arrival of your new best friend.

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