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5 Things to do Before Bringing Home Puppy

Hello pet lovers! As I explained yesterday, we just brought home a new puppy, her majesty, Duchess Clementine. I wanted to give you all a few tips for preparing your home for the new furry arrival. One thing I want to advise against first is not to get a puppy on a whim, they’re huge responsibilities that need lots of love and care. Not to mention shots and vet visits!


  1. Find a vet you trust before picking your puppy. This isn’t always an issue if you live in a town with only one vet, however if you live in a good size city there’s going to be lots of options. It’s also a good time to consider whether or not you’re going to invest in pet insurance.
  2. Puppy proofing your home is essential before bringing home the furrfriend. Cords that can be chewed could be tapped up, or even strung through some PVC pipe. Anything you don’t want chewed up should find a drawer or a place well above puppies reach.
  3. Bring a blanket and a snuggle toy with you to pick up your pup. When you get there, let your furrfriends litter mates and parents play with or touch these items. Later when your new puppy is homeschool and lonesome these will be comforting to them, as they’ll smell like everything they’ve always known.
  4. Have puppy pads, kennel, bed, and anything else you want for the new member of your family ready before bringing them home.
  5. Leash and collar are also important to have at the ready when heading to get your bestfriend.

There’s many tiny details that are hard to plan for when bringing another creature into your house. Hopefully these five tips will help. Come back tomorrow for an update on Clemetines potty training, crate training, and some utterly adorableness.

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