Preparing Your Older Dog for a New Puppy's Arrival

Maintain your dog's schedule for walks, feeding, play to avoid disruptions when puppy arrives.

Stick to a Routine

Diffuse dog appeasing pheromone in home 2-3 weeks pre-puppy for stress relief. 

Use Calming Pheromones

Swap scents via blankets between your dog and new pup for positive association. 

Do Scent Swaps 

Spend one-on-one time with your dog doing favorite activities pre-puppy

Give Special Attention  

 Reinforce gentle mouthing and playing with toys so dog learns to inhibit roughness.

Teach Gentle Behavior 

 Give your dog plenty of exercise to curb excess energy around rambunctious puppy.

Exercise Well 

Give your dog flea/tick and worm preventative prior to puppy entering home.

Use Preventative 

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