All You Need To Know About Puppies
If you are planning on bringing a new dog into your home, then you should take some time to prepare for the arrival. There are a few things you can buy and have ready for your dog ahead of time. Pick an AAFCO approved dog food and training treats. If you don't have other dogs, let your dog explore safely. Sit on the floor with your dog and observe while it explores. If there is a dog that you need to introduce to your dog, allow the dogs to meet in neutral territory. After a week or so, your dog will be comfortable in its new home. Stay consistent with your training and be patient. A dog wants to please you but will make mistakes. Don't take your dog to places where other dogs may be. Your new dog should have been to the vet at least once for shots. You should also start your dog on regular preventative medications to prevent or control fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites, and heartworms. You can discuss spaying or neutering your dog with microchipping and pet insurance. Watch Now: All You Need to Know about Puppies on CNN iReport. com . Follow CNN Living on Facebook and Twitter . Back to the Mail Online home. . . .