Collecting your new, four-legged companion is an exciting moment, one that you will never forget. Make sure you are well prepared when going to pick up your puppy, so you both have a relaxed journey home.
When taking your puppy home, remember to take:
The first settling-in week is a very exciting time for all the family! During this time you are beginning to teach your puppy who their new family is and they are learning to trust you and bond with you.
Below is a list of examples, which fall into two categories:
Socialisation – things you want your puppy to be friendly towards, interact with and look on as being part of their social group
Habituation – things you want your puppy to accept as normal, so ultimately they ignore them and instead pay attention to you
For the next eight weeks, your puppy is still learning about who is part of their social group and who is not.