9 Ways to Give Your Puppy a Happy Home
Does your life revolve around an adorable puppy? We’re going to discuss the best ways to give your puppy a happy home.
Having a puppy is one of the best feelings in the world. They’re playful, loving, and they’ll quickly become your best friend. It’s your job not only to take care of your puppy but to make sure that they’re as happy as possible, but if you’ve never had a puppy before this can be difficult. Therefore, we’ll be listing some of the ways that you can keep your puppy happy.
#1 – Go for Walks,and Lots of Them
It can be scary to take your puppy out into the big bad world for the first time but getting them used to going outside so that they’re familiar with their whereabouts is important. Start with walking them once a week and slowly increase it until you’re going on daily walks. This is one major difference compared to what to expect when bringing home a kitten.
#2 – Brush Their Teeth
Dental hygiene is just as important for dogs as it is for humans. Regular brushing won’t just prevent gum disease, but it will keep their teeth healthy and get rid of their dog breath (when it hits your nostrils, you’ll regret skipping the morning brush).
#3 – Frequent Cuddles
Cuddling a puppy can be beneficial for both of you. Not only will it show that you appreciate and love them, but it can be comforting to have another life depending on you. Don’t be afraid to let your puppy sleep at the end of your bed (but some people prefer training them to sleep in their own bed).
#4 – Train Your Puppy Immediately
As soon as your puppy has been born (or you have brought them home), start training. Things will get messy very quickly so make sure that you have bathroom training mats, plenty of cleaning products, and don’t get too upset with the puppy – they’re not aware they’ve done anything wrong!
#5 – Head to the Vet
Just like babies, puppies need to get vaccinations and check-ups every few months to make sure that they’re developing properly. Contact a vet to register your puppy with them and arrange an appointment, and don’t hesitate to give them a call if you have any concerns.
#6 – Bath Time!
It’s no secret that dogs notoriously love bath time. Let the puppy play in the outdoors and get all dirty while you maintain your garden or do yard work. Giving a puppy their first path is a satisfying experience and there’s not a lot of things cuter than wrapping them up in a towel afterwards. Once a month or so, buy some dog shampoo and give your puppy a good scrub.
#7 – Try Different Dog Foods
Dogs are similar to humans in the sense that all dogs like different types of food. There are a lot of different dry and wet dog foods so if your puppy isn’t eating as much as they should be, try a different brand.
#8 – Go on Hikes
Dogs love walking, and they love hikes even more. After your puppy starts growing, take them out on long walks and explore new areas with them. If there’s one thing that all dogs love, it’s discovering new places.
#9 – Put Your Scraps in the Bin
As tempted as you might be, don’t scrape your leftovers into the puppy’s food bowl. They might have a big grin on their face as they chomp down on what you’ve left them, but human food can be damaging to your fluffy friend’s health. Avoid giving them any of your scraps, no matter how happy it might make them.
A happy puppy is the best kind of puppy. The happier they are, the more playful and loving they are towards you; there simply isn’t a better feeling in the world. It’s a lot of work, but we all know they’re worth going the extra mile for.