New Puppy Owner Guide

Part 3

Here are a few things you shouldn't do as a new puppy owner.

Don’t force grooming when your puppy is not ready

Young puppies have plenty of energy to burn and an entirely new home to explore,

which means that they rarely sit still long enough for you to brush their coats, trim their nails, or cut their hair.

You can begin combing your puppy’s hair as a game or when he/she is ready to nap.

Don’t Ignore your puppy’s cry

Some puppies transition wonderfully on their own, while others need a bit of time and help to get adjusted.

There may be times when your new puppy cries out for its siblings or for fear of the unknown surroundings.

When this happens, it’s important to be patient and comfort your puppy as many times a day as it needs.

Don’t introduce your puppy to other dogs until it’s safe

Some puppies are naturally outgoing while others are shyer, but regardless, they all need some form of socialization training. 

They also need to have all their vaccinations up to date before it’s safe for them to interact with other dogs. 

Typically, 12 weeks old is the age when puppies are done with vaccinations and can be walked outside.