New puppy parents are faced with the challenge of what to do after bringing home a puppy. While training a pup is fun, it also presents its challenges if you lack the time, patience and consistency.

While following up with our Puppy Parents, we felt a basic outline on what to do when getting a puppy was in order. Everyone should consider these simple steps to get started.  We shall cover 3 basic steps on what to do when you get your puppy home. It will also serve as a foundation on how to treat, train and mold your pup into the perfect dog.

  1. Visit the vet immediately after picking up the puppy

This is a very important initial step for the well being for your pup. Immediately after picking up your pup, it is advisable you take them to the veterinarian for a proper nose to tail health check. This protects you and your puppy as well as start the road map to scheduled check-ups, vaccinations and a relationship with your veterinarian.

  1. Create a training schedule for your pup

No matter the puppy breed, you’ll need to create a training plan immediately. The earlier you start the training, the faster your dog starts to understand what is expected of them. Teaching your puppy basic skills such as sitting down, responding to your voice, and coming to you when called will factor in your success with puppy training. You can adopt many different types of training, although I find that reward and praise work the best. I feel this is the fastest way to your loyal puppy’s heart. Always reward your puppy and they will return the favor.

     3. Socialize your puppy.

Speak to your veterinarian first, this way you can make sure your puppy can handle any germs they may come in contact with. Socializing is the key to a well-rounded puppy.  This will assist your dog in building relationships and learning skills from other dogs. By socializing your around other older (and well mannered) dogs, they tend to pick up some skills faster.

At (One Bark Plaza) we believe your pup deserves the best of everything. Kindly contact our Puppy Pro’s if you have any questions regarding one of our puppies. We can also assist you in choosing the pup that will best suit your personality and purpose.