How To Prepare for A New Puppy

Puppy-proof your home by removing hazards, securing cords/plants, and blocking off unsafe areas.

Puppy Proof 

 Set up a crate, pen area, and dog-safe room to contain your new pup when you can't supervise


Stock up on food bowls, bed, collar/leash, toys, cleaning supplies, medication, and more puppy necessities.


Create a consistent schedule for feeding, potty breaks, training, exercise, and sleep.


Find a vet, schedule first puppy checkup and vaccinations, and discuss spay/neuter timeline.

 Vet Care

Decide on training approach and gather supplies like treats and chews for positive reinforcement.


 Program numbers for emergency vet, trainer, sitter, and walker contacts into your phone.


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