3 Tips for Bringing a New Dog to Your Home

Bringing a new dog home is an exciting time. You might never have had a dog before or even any kind of pet before. If you've decided to take the leap and bring a new dog home this can be a huge deal. There are so many things that you need to consider when getting a dog; is a dog the right thing for you, is it the right time, what sort of dog should you get?

One of the most important things to consider is what sort of dog you should get as it’s important to make sure that you get the right sort of dog for you. For example, if you want one that is easy to train and great with people, then getting a German shepherd would be ideal (you can check out this article by petvblog.com here for more information about this). But ultimately, if you are planning on getting a dog, then you need to make sure that you are prepared for when you bring your dog home. 


Pet-Proof Your Home
When it comes to bringing your pet home, it’s a good idea to prepare beforehand. If you have kids, then make sure that they are ready to welcome the dog and aren’t scared of saying hello. Most dogs are okay with meeting people straight away, but it’s a good idea to double check this before you bring your dog home. If you know that your dog will be great with people, then start pet-proofing your home.

You will want to make sure that you have nothing valuable nearby that might accidently be broken when you let the dog loose in your home since new pets can be especially curious and jump onto high surfaces or squeeze into small spaces. Keep clothes, cleaning supplies, electrical wires or cords out the way as well. You can also keep the toilet lid closed and get a latch for the trash to avoid any mess being made (this will make things a lot easier for you)!

Thinking of ways to pet-proof your garden space? Installing artificial grass can be a fantastic, modern solution. Grass Warehouse offer a huge selection of pet-friendly fake grass ranges, with durable materials that are strong against wear and tear and can be easily hosed down when cleaning up after your pet.

Prepare the Necessities
Don’t forget though that when it comes to pet proofing your home, you should also make sure to create a pet-friendly space as well. Make sure they have a comfortable bed, that is away from the main hustle and bustle of your home. Bring home some toys for them to chew instead of your furniture. You will find that your dog might be stressed when they come to your home, so it’s a good idea to prepare for this by getting as many necessities as soon as possible.

Make sure that the bed is up and ready for them, that they have a food and water bowl prepared, a collar with all the relevant identification, a leash, food, any pest treatment and all the toys that they could possible want. If they are puppy then make sure you get soft toys so as not to hurt their teeth, but if they are older and are bigger dogs, then look at getting stronger toys otherwise they might destroy that soft toy within minutes! 

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Keep Your Pet Happy and Healthy
Obviously, as a new dog owner you will want to make sure that your dog is happy and healthy. This is what any good dog owner will want (or certainly any one who owns a pet). This is really easy to achieve, but you should always remember the basics. A good diet and plenty of exercise will go a long way to helping ensure that your dog is at their happiest.

But exercise and diet can only go so far, make sure you give them plenty of attention when needs be, take them to your local vets for their routine check-ups and make sure to stay on top of vaccines and any potential health concerns. So long as you love your dog and take care of them, they’ll be perfectly happy in their new home and it’ll be an easy transition. If you want to make sure that you dog is truly spoiled and taken care of when you bring your new dog home, then why not treat your dog to a luxury bed?

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