When you get a new pet, it’s easy to get over excited about their homecoming. You want to rush out and buy all the latest feeding equipment, a huge, comfortable bed and you want to create a space that’s just theirs. Introducing a new pet – whether that be a rat, a cat or a dog – is always a difficult time in life. You want to make sure that they feel comfortable in your home, but you don’t want them to rush into it and become too uncomfortable with any areas of the house! Dogs especially need as much of your care and attention as a newborn, but there are things that you need to do to make sure that your house is ready!
So, as a new pet parent, you need to look at how you can help your pet to feel comfortable. From the highest quality, custom pet door you can buy for your sliding glass door to an electric feeding bowl, you can make sure that you meet the comfort of your pup. Let’s take a look at six other things that you can do!
Your home is as foreign as anything for your dog. You are going to notice that they pee everywhere while they also spend a lot of time sniffing around in your home. It’s so much better for you to chill out and relax: they will soon be adjusting well to your place, understanding where they can do their business. Don’t shout: they won’t learn if you’re loud!
Give Them Tons Of Attention
Sit closeby, even if it means being on the floor. Don’t ignore your dog for these first few days. The risk of ignoring your pup means that you will soon find that they will not want to come near you if you make them feel alone. In the first few days of having a dog, you need to pay as much attention to them as possible to help them to relax.
Provide A Safe Space
A crate with their teddies and bed will give your dog somewhere quiet to be when they need to take a moment from the rest of the family. Don’t start training immediately: just wait and let them explore their new space. Make it away from the rest of the family and have their favorite things nearby.
Schedule Your Feeding Times
Dogs like routine. They like to know what’s next and if you consistently give them their food at specific times of the day, they will be happy and secure because they know what is coming.
Go For Walks!
Buy the best leads – and make sure that they are comfortable! Dogs can get destructive when they’re nervous, so going for lots of walks will help them to feel happy and comfortable.
Buy Some Toys
You don’t need tons of them, but toys will make your dogs feel happy. Their happiness is directly linked to their comfort, and so the more you buy them the better off they will be when you’re not around. Toys are fun and they help them to burn their energy!