Settling a new puppy in your home

A new puppy is just like a new family member. Settling them in and making them comfortable and secure is paramount to a happy pooch. It is only natural that it may take some adjustment, but in no time you will all slip into the new groove.

Puppies are often active and curious by nature so getting your pup out and about is a great way to expand their knowledge of the world and to keep them healthy and busy. 

Dogs are social creatures so ensure your pup gets out and meets lots of other dogs and people so you can help them get used to other humans and animals. 

You may want to tackle basic training on your own, or puppy school can be a great way to meet other people and pups. Mastering simple commands will make your life easier and safer with a dog.

Most dogs love exercise so your new buddy is the perfect fitness partner for you. A little pup may tire easily but as your dog grows so will its capacity for exercise and you must ensure you both hit the streets or parks regularly.

When getting out and about with your pooch in the car, it is a legal requirement that they are buckled up securely. Make sure you have a dog harness that is specifically designed to keep your dog safe whilst driving.

You would keep any member of your family as safe as possible at all times, and the latest member of your family is no exception.

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