Helping Your Puppy Adjust to a New Home, Peoria, AZ – Arrowhead Pooper Scoopers

Bringing a new puppy into your family is an exciting time. But it can also be a stressful time. Just like with your human babies, your little fur baby depends on you for everything. He will likely be scared and unsure of his new home and will be looking to you for comfort. This post will walk you through everything you need to get your relationship started on the right paw.

New Puppy Checklist: What you need before you bring your puppy home
  • Collar

  • ID Tag

  • Leash

  • Crate

  • Puppy food

  • Food and water bowls

  • Bed

  • Training treats

  • Chew toys and bones (no rawhide)

  • Puppy training pads

  • Stain & odor remover

  • Puppy shampoo

  • Ear cleaner

  • Brush

  • Nail clippers

How to Make the First Night Go Smoothly

Once you have all the puppy paraphernalia, you need to set up your puppy’s home. Crate training is the best way to help your puppy through potty training and adjusting to the new home. They need a cozy sleeping place so make sure the crate is not too large. Put a soft bed and a blanket in the crate and place the crate near your bed in an area that is free of drafts.

As hard as it may be when he gives you the puppy eyes, don’t take him to bed with you. It is best to establish a bedtime routine in his crate. Give him a cuddly toy to snuggle with instead. When the puppy cries, take him out on a leash to relieve himself and then put him immediately back in his crate. Do this for the first few weeks to get him used to going back to sleep after potty time.

Your baby’s first night and first few days should be quiet and calm. Give him a chance to get to know his new family and surroundings.

Start teaching him his name on his first night. Use his name with every command and never associate it with something negative.

When you first come home take him out to relieve himself on a leash in the area you have chosen. Use his name and tell him to “Go potty” or “Get Busy.”  If he hasn’t gone within about 15 minutes, go inside and try again later. However, if he does go, be sure to give him lots of praise, again, using his name.

The first few weeks with a new puppy can be time consuming and a little stressful, but be patient and consistent. Your efforts will pay off with a well-trained, fun, loving companion.

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Call us at 602-391-0160 or visit our website or Facebook page for more information. Enjoy a clean, safe, pet waste free yard year-round.