Go On A Walk
When you first bring a dog home, you should take them on a long walk. There are a couple of reasons for this. It gives them a chance to do their business outside. It helps get rid of high levels of energy and allows them to calm down. It will also ensure that they get accustomed to the new environment.
You need to make sure that you have set up space where your dog will sleep and also where they can retreat to if they essentially want to be alone. When they are first introduced into a new home, dogs can feel uneasy. They want somewhere where they know they are secure. That’s why dog crates or pens are often a great choice. Your dog can go in here whenever they want to feel secure and they can sleep in here too.
When it comes to sleeping, you need to keep things consistent. Don’t let your dog sleep on the bed if that’s not where they’re going to be every night. This will result in a pet being confused when they are put in a crate or told to sleep on their bed and they will cry.
Prepare For Mess
Whether you are bringing home a puppy or an older dog into your home, you need to be ready for some accidents over the first few months. Puppies won’t understand that they need to go outside while older dogs may have accidents because they are nervous or worried about their new surroundings. Ideally, you want to keep the dog in rooms with easy to clean floors so that a few accidents aren’t massive headaches. You can also think about laying down puppy pads. These have a certain scent that should mean if a dog does need to go inside they do leave a present for you on the matt.
Get The Right Pet Food
Dogs can be picky eaters. They can also be allergic to certain foods and certain products may cause upset stomachs. That’s why it’s important to select a wide variety of pet foods first. Try a few to find the right one for your dog. Once you’re happy and more importantly, the dog is happy, you can then buy a bundle. This is a great way to ensure you always have plenty of pet food in. Click here to find out more about the type of bundles that are available for different types of dog appetites.
Keep Calm And Happy
Finally, dogs pick up on emotions. They can tell on some level when you are stressed, upset and agitated. This will then change their mood and they won’t feel comfortable anymore. You can tell this by the way a dog lies down. If a dog curls up in a ball, they are either feeling insecure or they are cold. When a dog comes home for the first time it’s likely to be the former. You can change this by remaining happy and keeping your emotions in check. Even smiling has been shown to have positive benefits on a dog’s mood.