An ‘egg-cellent’ time for a new puppy

Support for National Pet Month
29th March 2017
Perfect preparation for a new puppy
25th May 2017

Think of Easter and animals and you will probably automatically imagine bunnies, but lighter nights, warmer days and long Bank Holiday weekends make it the perfect time to welcome a new puppy into your home.

The warmer weather in spring and summer makes outdoor toilet training easier and gives you and your family more time to get to know your new addition with lots of long walks and fun playtime in the garden.

Spring also gives you the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and socialise your puppy with other dogs. You can read more about the importance of dogs socialising with others here.

A warmer home during spring and summer means your puppy is more likely to settle down to sleep after a day of fun adventures with you. Cold, draughty homes in winter can keep puppies awake, so getting them into a good night time routine while the weather is good will get them off to the best possible start in their new home. If you need any advice on choosing the right bed for your new puppy, click here.

It is worth remembering that whilst spring is a fantastic season to welcome a new puppy into your home, there are some dangers around for dogs. Spring flowers such as daffodils, crocuses and tulips are poisonous to dogs, as is the huge amount of chocolate that is likely to be lying around your home at Easter.

Keeping your new puppy close to you when you are out exploring new areas in spring and ensuring all foods which are toxic to dogs are kept well out of reach will help to keep them safe in their new home.

So, whether you have been inspired to think about getting a pedigree puppy or a cross-breed puppy, get in touch with us here at Douglas Hall Kennels for advice on choosing the right breed for your family.