Preparing Your Home
Your puppy has been raised with lots of care and love and has had a very good start to life. This and the fact that both parents are of excellent temperament and health means you can be well assured that your puppy is healthy and well balanced.
Before you bring your puppy home for the first time make sure your home is well prepared. It can be a very stressful time for your puppy, he’ll be in a strange environment without his mum or littermates for the first time.
You’ll need to make your home and garden safe and set rules for yourself and your family about how to care for your pup. Its a good idea to create a ‘safe’ area for your puppy, keeping him in the confines of one or two rooms. Popular choices are kitchen and/or utility area.
Clean the area well, removing any items the puppy may chew or swallow. Puppies will chew anything, electrical cables are no exception, so make sure they are out of puppy’s reach, put all hazardous substances, this includes cleaning products, medications, vitamins, plants, rubbish bins etc where puppy can’t get to them. Make sure there are no small objects like children toys that could be swallowed. Anything you don’t want soiled, chew, scratched or broken remove from the area.
This will allow your puppy to be able to explore while keeping him safe. It also makes it easier for you to keep track of your puppy and clean up after him.