You’ve decided to add a new puppy to your family- congratulations! Bringing home a new furry friend is always an exciting experience. But before you can start enjoying all of those puppy cuddles, there are a few things you need to take care of. This article will provide a New Puppy Checklist that ensures your Manor Lake Labradoodles has everything you need to do when bringing your new pup home. From vet visits to house training, we have you covered!
Schedule Vet Appointment
One of the first things you need to do when you get a new puppy is to take them to the vet. At Manor Lake, your puppy has seen the vet before it leaves. Manor Lake provides a vaccination and wellness report that you will take to your new puppy vet exam. It is important the have the puppy checked at both ends. The vet will also be able to provide you with information on vaccinations and other preventive care measures that your pup will need. Additionally, this is an excellent time to ask the vet any questions you may have about caring for your new puppy.
Order Food and Supplies
There are so many things you’ll need to get for your Manor Lake Labradoodle: Puppy food, bowls, leashes, collars, toys. It’s a good idea to do some research ahead of time, so you know what kind of food and supplies are best for your pup. And don’t forget the treats! Manor Lake Labradoodles provides a recommended list of supplies on their website and a puppy preparation checklist.
Get Pet Insurance
Another essential thing to do when you get a new puppy is to sign up for pet insurance. Manor Lake provides free 30 day health insurance to be signed up for before you pick up your puppy, through Trupanion. This will help you cover the cost of unexpected veterinary bills if your puppy gets injured. There are a variety of pet insurance plans available, so if you choose not to continue with Trupanion then there are other options available.
Sign Your Puppy Up For Training
One of the best things you can do for your new puppy is sign them up for training classes. A well-trained dog is happy, and a happy dog makes for a happy owner. Training classes will teach your pup basic obedience commands like sit, stay, come, and down. They will also help socialize your puppy to be comfortable around other people and animals. Manor Lake is partnered with Baxter & Bella training to provide an excellent training option to new owners and offers a code for a Manor Lake discount.
Before you bring your Manor Lake Labradoodles home, there are a few things you need to do to prepare your house. Here are a couple of things you can do to help prep your home for your new puppy.
An exercise pen is an excellent way to confine your puppy when you can’t supervise them, so they don’t have accidents in the house. It is a good idea to include a puppy pad, crate, food, & water in the enclosure as well.
Puppy pads are essential for house training. They provide a designated area for your puppy to go to the bathroom, so they don’t have accidents in the house. With the transition into the home, your job is to be taking the puppy outside with the bathroom command of your choosing. Manor Lake puppies learn to go to the bathroom outside very quickly if you offer positive praise.
Manor Lake advises owners to crate your puppy only at night and use an exercise pen during the day if you have to leave your puppy unattended. You can put your crate into the enclosure and leave the door open to provide a place to rest.
Food and Water Bowls
You’ll need one set of food and water bowls for inside the house. Manor Lake and all of their clients advise owners to choose the stainless-steel water & food bowls as they can be run through the dishwasher.
This might not be essential, but it’s something we recommend! A snuggle puppy is a great way to help your pup feel comfortable and secure in their new home. Plus, they’re just so darn cute. Snuggle puppies have a beating heart and a warmer in them to provide comfort to your puppy with the transition in homes.
Interactive Feeders and Puzzles
Interactive feeders and puzzles are a great way to keep your puppy entertained and mentally stimulated. You can provide positive praise once they have accomplished the challenge.
Training treats are essential for rewarding your pup for good behavior. Choose a small healthy, high-quality limited ingredient treat that your dog will love.
Every puppy needs a few good toys to play with. Chew toys are great for teething puppies, while plush toys are perfect for cuddling. Kongs are also a great option as they can be filled with food or treats. For more ideas, please see Manor Lake’s recommended item list on their website.
Understanding Quiet Time
One of the most important things you need to do when bringing your new puppy home is to establish a quiet time. Quiet time is a period of calm, quiet activity that helps your puppy wind down and relax. It’s essential to have at least one quiet time session each day to help your pup learn to self-soothe and stay calm.
The First 24 Hours Will Be Hard For The Puppy
The first 24 hours with your new puppy can be challenging. They may be scared, confused, and overwhelmed in their new environment. It’s essential to be patient and understanding during this time. Be sure to give your pup plenty of love and attention and respect their need for space and quiet time. Please wait to invite your friends over until your puppy has had some time to settle into its new home.
One of the most important things you need to do when you get a new puppy is to work on training them. Your puppy has already been trained to a puppy pad, but now is the time to take them out to the place you want them to use the bathroom outside. House training teaches your puppy where and when to go to the bathroom. You can use various methods, but the most important thing is to be consistent. Be sure to praise your pup for going in the right spot and provide them with plenty of opportunities to go outside.
In conclusion, there are a few things you need to do to prepare for your Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle puppy. First schedule a vet appointment and sign up for the free pet insurance. Second, order food and supplies and sign up for training classes. Finally, prep your house by setting up an exercise pen, puppy pads, crate, and food and water bowls. And last but not least, give your pup plenty of love and attention.