A Puppy.

It can be fun to get a new puppy.Taking care of a puppy requires a lot of work and responsibility.You need to spend quality time with your new puppy, train it, and feed it.If you want to have a new puppy, you will need to puppy-proof your house.

Step 1: buy supplies

Handling a puppy requires a lot of time, money, and energy.Make sure you have all of the things you need to take care of your puppy first.You will need to purchase puppy food, food and dish bowls, collar and ID tag, leash, dog bed, toys, and treats.You should include your phone number on your puppy's identification tag.You can also include your home address.Choose a dog food that is intended for consumption by puppies because these foods are specially formulated for growing puppies who need extra energy, and they also have a different balance of nutrition than adult dog foods.If you plan on letting your puppy sleep in your bedroom at night, you might want to get one dog bed for the living room.If you plan on crate training your dog, you may want to purchase a crate.The crate needs to be big enough for your puppy to stand up.Purchase a crate that will accommodate the adult size of your dog, but that also has a divider, because your puppy will probably grow quite a bit in the coming months.You can keep your puppy confined to a small space during training.

Step 2: Puppy pads can be used.

Put puppy pads down to prepare your house for your puppy.Encourage your puppy to get rid of the pads.You can reward your puppy with a treat or play whenever they go on the pad if you watch for signs that they have to pee or poop.If your puppy has an accident, don't scold him.Pay more attention to the signs that your puppy needs to leave and be more vigilant in the future.Puppy pads are a great way to start house training.After they wake up, eat, and play, most puppies need to go to the bathroom.Give your puppy an opportunity to go to the bathroom after each activity.Puppies walk in circles just before they pee or poop.Scoop the puppy up and take him to an appropriate location if you see him doing this.If you notice your puppy doing this, you need to act fast.When your puppy goes potty in the right place, give them praise, petting, and/or a treat.If your puppy has accidents, ignore them and quickly clean them up with an enzyme-based cleaner.Puppy pads are helpful if you live in an apartment.If you want to teach your puppy to go potty outside from the beginning of house training, you can skip the puppy pad stage.

Step 3: There are potential dangers to remove.

Puppies get into everything.There is nothing you can do to prevent your puppy from being hurt.Put all food and chemicals out of the reach of your puppy.Cleaning products, hair products and car maintenance supplies are some of the things that could harm your puppy.To the best of your abilities, you may want to hide all electrical cables.You do not want your puppy to chew on it.

Step 4: The household members should be educated on how to care for the puppy.

It's a big responsibility to have a puppy in your house.Make sure each person knows what you expect them to do in order to care for and train the puppy.If you don't want to train the dog to beg for food, you should not feed the puppy human food from the table.Talk to your roommates or family members about letting the puppy out to use the bathroom whenever it goes near the outside door.Puppies bark and howl during the night, but they usually grow out of this within the first couple of weeks.

Step 5: Your puppy.

The puppy pads are near the door you use to take the dog outside.The puppy should be given a treat when it uses the puppy pads.If the puppy starts to use the pads all the time.Puppy pads can be taken away one at a time.You will be able to let the puppy go to the bathroom outside all the time.It's a good idea to take your puppy outside to use the bathroom.When a puppy can't get your attention, the puppy pads should be there.You want the puppy to go to the bathroom outside, not just on the pads.

Step 6: Expunge the energy.

If your puppy starts chewing on furniture, spend some time playing with it.Destructive behavior is when your puppy needs to get out.Take your puppy for a walk or play with a toy.You can chase your puppy around the room.

Step 7: You can use redirection.

When the puppy starts to rip up the furniture, loudly say "NO!" and then divert your puppy's energy to something that is appropriate to chew on, such as a favorite toy.Your puppy will learn that you do not want them to engage in these behaviors.It is not enough to scold the puppy alone.Redirection is important because you will need to teach him what you want him to be doing.

Step 8: Praise your dog.

Positive reinforcement will help your puppy learn what is acceptable to you.Give your puppy a treat or praise when it does something you like.You can show the dog how to act if you pet it and love on it.For something that happened hours ago, don't yell at your puppy.Your puppy will not know what you are yelling at it for.

Step 9: Feed your puppy.

A puppy needs a balanced diet in order to live a happy life.Adult dogs need to be fed more frequently.If you want to know how much you should feed your puppy, consult your vet.Puppies this age need to eat food that is specially formulated to meet their needs.Depending on the breed and size of your puppy, you can feed it around four times per day.Milk or water can be added to the puppy food during this time.Decrease the feeding schedule to three times per day, but continue with the same serving size as recommended by your vet.Feed your puppy twice a day and then transition to adult dog food.

Step 10: You should make drinking water available.

One of the most important things you can give your puppy is regular access to drinking water.Make sure that there is always a bowl of water for your puppy to drink.If your puppy knocks over the other bowl of water, you may want to have a backup water source.

Step 11: Time with your puppy.

Puppies need love and affection to grow up and become well-rounded loving dogs.You can build a strong bond with your puppy if you spend a lot of time with him.Allow your puppy to sleep on your lap.Make the puppy feel safe by showing it that you love it.It is a good idea to take your dog with you when you go somewhere.This will help socialize your puppy to other people and animals, which will allow it to grow into a well-adjusted adult dog.Don't leave your puppy in a hot car.

Step 12: Your puppy should be getting exercise.

Puppies have a lot of energy, so you need to spend lots of time exercising.The dog park is a good place to take your puppy.You can run around with the puppy.The dog park is a good place to socialize your puppy with other dogs.As it gets older, your puppy will probably get along better with other dogs.

Step 13: Don't be aggressive.

It takes a lot of patience and love to raise a puppy.Give your dog time to get to know you.Even in the most frustrating moments, your dog is not trying to upset you.Even if your puppy doesn't behave the way you want it to, try to remain calm.The dog needs a bit of time to learn how to fulfill your expectations, but it wants to please you.

Step 14: Bring your puppy to the vet.

To get puppy shots, you need to take your puppy to the vet.One of the most important things you need to do for your puppy's health is this.Puppy shots help protect your dog against diseases like canine distemper.Puppies need shots every year after 14-16 weeks.If you take your puppy to the vet, you can get them started on the appropriate medication for parasites.

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