How to take care of a puppy?
Your dream is finally coming true, a new friend will join your family very soon.
You already love him and want to give him a long happy life.
But this little monster will upset your daily life and you must get organized to welcome him serenely.
Don’t worry, you’ll get through this and love him more than anything.
Here is a simple list of what is useful when you want to adopt a friend for life!
- 1 How to take care of a puppy?
- 2 A bed suitable for a puppy
- 3 A functional bowl for a puppy
- 4 Puppy feeding
- 5 Puppy treats
- 6 Collar and leash
- 7 Brush and comb
- 8 A suitable shampoo
- 9 Enzymatic cleaner
- 10 A travel bottle for your puppy
- 11 The cooling mat for dogs
- 12 A dog car seat
- 13 A garden house for your dog
- 14 Chew toys for a puppy
- 15 A dog in my life
A bed suitable for a puppy
Let’s be clear, a puppy sleeps a lot and, you will learn it, the more he sleeps, the more he grows!
The first essential accessory is of course a comfortable bed.
But beware, there is a catch.
The expandable bed does not exist!
Think that your doggy will be very small and that you will have to adapt it to the evolution of his size.
Plan small in the first place knowing that you will have to scale up to medium size fairly quickly.
Choose a welcoming and warm model if he is expected to come in winter.
The reverse is if he enters your life in the summer.
The two models are very successful and are very different.
A functional bowl for a puppy
It’s not just a simple bowl that we should look for because it too will have to evolve.
Of course, when your dog arrives, you must provide a bowl suitable for his size, both so that he is easy to eat but also not to exaggerate the portions of the little glutton that you will meet.
For this control, you will choose a small functional model knowing that very quickly, you will have to move on to a higher model.
Plan double bowls (#ad) which allow giving permanent access to water and elevated, which allows the dog to eat more comfortably while preserving his digestion.
Plan at the same time a small carpet to put in his dining area to avoid accidents.
This one will keep the shards from spreading all over your floor and make a great landmark for your slightly disoriented friend when it’s time for a new life.
It’s hard to describe here the many ways to feed a dog, whether it’s dog food, cans, small homemade dishes, or barf diet.
Nevertheless, I strongly advise you to find out about the diet chosen by his breeder to continue in the same way so as not to disturb him.
It is important not to radically change the habits acquired in the first weeks so as not to make him sick.
Don’t forget to check with his breeder and take over.
If you plan any changes in the future, they will have to happen very gradually to preserve his digestive system.
In puppy training, treats are crucial.
They exist to motivate him and help him evolve while adapting to his new environment.
Here too, you have to choose them carefully because they are not healthy in his diet.
Go for treats that are size-appropriate, safe for his mouth, and low in calories.
Collar and leash
To organize your doggie’s regular outings, you have the choice between a simple collar and a harness.
To tell the truth, the collar can be quite uncomfortable for your puppy, knowing that his young age invites him to be fiery.
With each excess of agility, he is very likely to wrap with his leash or even strangle himself with his collar.
The choice is huge, there are hundreds of models, you can even style your little companion.
But here too, remember that the little one will grow up quickly.
This investment will not last and you can already be eyeing models for adult dogs…
Brush and comb
You didn’t think of it but yes, you are going to need a brush and a comb to take care of your dog’s coat and especially if your little fawn has long curly hair.
Brushes are sometimes more aggressive for him than combs.
Be sure to choose a soft brush model and prefer the comb.
To be quiet for a long time, you can choose a dog grooming kit (#ad) containing all the accessories needed to maintain his coat.
A suitable shampoo
It is important not to use human care products because the PH of your companion’s skin is not the same as yours.
Choose a natural moisturizing shampoo and add a moisturizing spray for hair maintenance (#ad).
Small accidents are going to happen frequently in your home and outside.
Might as well anticipate them!
Training time should do its thing but, if your dog is a male, the urine marking is very likely to ensue.
Don’t be harsh on the educational period, be positive and reward-based.
To compensate for daily damage, I invite you to bring an enzymatic cleaner (#ad) that allows you to both erase accidents and destroy generated odors.
A travel bottle for your puppy
If you move a lot and take your dog everywhere with you, it is a good idea to think about his hydration, which must be constant.
Then get a practical dog travel bottle (#ad) to be able to give him something to drink, including in the car.
It will also serve you well on hot days.
The cooling mat for dogs
Speaking of heat, remember that it can be fatal for your companion.
Plan a cooling mat (#ad) that allows you to lower his body temperature quickly in case of hot weather.
Dogs mainly control their temperature with their tongue, paws, and belly.
The combination of cool water and a bed filled with cooling gel will help him during extreme temperatures.
A dog car seat
We don’t think about it enough, but the safety of dogs in cars is just as important as for humans.
Adopt a “dog car seat” (#ad) is a good investment.
This prevents your doggy from wandering around on the seats when accelerating and turning while protecting the saddlery.
And then, you don’t know it yet but maybe he won’t support the car well and will be reassured to find a comforting corner for the long travels.
A garden house for your dog
Maybe your dog doesn’t need an outdoor kennel because he lives with you, but he’ll still appreciate finding a place for him in your garden.
You can create a nice personal space for him so that he can relax just as much as you do when spring arrives.
There are very pretty models (#ad) that will easily find their place in your decor and give your dog a place to bask.
Chew toys for a puppy
Dog toys are endless.
Whether it’s balls, strings, freebies, or plushies, there’s plenty to choose from.
You will have to test his preferences to satisfy him, but be careful with security.
Each selected toy should be sturdy enough that he can’t cut it with his teeth.
It must not be able to shred it, tear it, tear it apart.
Accidents are common with puppies.
They have no limits and nibble whatever they catch.
So be sure to choose toys that are sturdy and of proportionate size so as not to put your dog in danger.
You can also opt for educational toys that will awaken your dog’s intuition.
As with a Kong dog toy (#ad) which allows you to hide treats and let him find the solution to enjoy them.
A dog in my life
This list is not exhaustive but allows you not to be caught off guard when your new companion arrives.
Over time, you’ll learn what it takes to ensure both functionality and happiness.
So this list could be endless if you want to spoil it.
But remember, a moment of shared play, a tender caress, a kiss on the head is his greatest reward.
Love is always the best gift.
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