Bringing a new puppy home can be both exciting and nerve-racking, especially when it’s your “first” puppy. Raising a puppy requires you to be careful and patient throughout the care process. In the article below, we will ease your worries by sharing the care procedures you need to know when raising puppies!
Feeding newborn puppies until about 8 weeks old
Regardless of where your uncle’s roots come from, you should also set a few items to check, such as:
- Arrange your pet’s first vaccination session,
- Training to go to the toilet in the right place,
- Let the puppy gradually get used to your family and living environment.
In addition, before bringing your pet home, you also need to prepare a healthy living environment for the puppy by:
- Estimate how much time you will spend with your puppy each day, plus, buy toys to keep him from getting bored.
- Buy a crib, or arrange a place for your puppy to rest.
- Keep items that could harm your dog, or simply items that you wouldn’t want your pet to chew on when their teeth are itchy.
- Find a reputable vet clinic, and buy medical insurance for the puppy.
Feeding puppies from 8 to 12 weeks old
This is the “golden” time for puppies because what they are taught and experience during this time will gradually shape their personality later on. Maybe your puppy has not been vaccinated at this time, so when introducing him to the environment, pay close attention to the people, objects, or other pets you give your puppy. Let’s joke:
- Puppies should be allowed to “communicate” with healthy and fully vaccinated pets.
- Be careful when you let your puppy out to see friends or go for a walk.
- Let the dog get used to the traffic on the road so that the baby does not panic when going out.
In addition, you should also:
- Let the puppy play alone for a short period of time, this is to avoid the formation of a “sticky” personality to the owner,
- Start applying “martial law” to puppies. Reward them for doing exactly what you teach, and ignoring their bad behavior,
- Continue to potty train your dog properly by rewarding them when you gradually take the puppy outside to “relieve”.
Puppies from 12 weeks – 24 weeks (6 months) old
Your puppy can already have a second shot of the vaccine, at this age you can also start to consider getting rid of fleas, deworming, or neutering your pet.
- After you have had enough vaccinations, you can let your puppy socialize outside more comfortably.
- You can also teach your dog basic commands from this point on,
- Training makes it very easy for a puppy to get exhausted, so give your puppy regular rest; Also, each training session should be filled with fun and positive experiences for your puppy.
Feeding puppies from 6 months old
At this time, continue to train your pet and make every moment your baby spends with you filled with happiness with thoughtful care.
- Talk to your veterinarian if you notice any unusual behavior in your dog.
- You can move on to teaching your dog advanced commands,
- The puppy’s diet gradually changes and you will need to change to an adult dog’s diet,
- If you haven’t neutered your pet yet, this is still a good time to talk to your veterinarian about it.
By keeping each memory happy, you can raise your puppy to be a docile, sociable, and extremely active adult dog. Hopefully, through this article, you have had a better overview of how to take care of puppies.