You’ve been waiting patiently and watching the puppies in that all important litter turn from fat little blobs that squeak and scoot to little miniature versions of their parents. First, learning to stand, then walking, bouncing, falling, running, playing, barking and let’s not forget biting. Now comes the day and it’s time to bring your puppy home. What do you need? What do you do?
First things first, Relax! Everything is going to be just fine. You don’t need to panic.
While you have been waiting for your new puppy to come home, you should have been reading. You should have purchased and read How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With by Clarice Rutherford and Dave H. Neil and Little Dogs: Training your Pint-Sized Companion by Deborah Wood both of these will prove invaluable in the coming months as you begin training your puppy from the first day you bring him or her home.
CLICKING ON THE NAME OF THE BOOK will take you to where they can be easily ordered by using the Search Dogwise box in the upper left hand corner. To order, type in the title of the book you are looking for, click go and then have them conveniently mailed to your home.
One of your first questions will be “What do I do when I bring my puppy home and how do I handle the first night?” This is all explained in “How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With – Chapter 5 – Puppy Goes to a New Home”.