Are You Ready for A Puppy? Your New Puppy Checklist

Are You Ready for A Puppy? Your New Puppy Checklist

Having a dog is like welcoming another member to the family.

In fact, when/if you do decide to get a dog, you must recognize the importance of looking after their welfare – just as you would a child or a partner.

You must fully understand that all new puppies need extra time and lots of care, in order for them to grow into a dog that feels loved – and that everyone will love. 

So, here are some tips on how to change your puppy’s life for the better.

1. Give them the best diet possible

Much like humans, dogs need the right diet to ensure that their bones and muscles grow properly.

Many people make the mistake of giving their dogs their leftover meals.

In some cases, this can be nutritious for your dog. But more often than not, the food you’re eating could be dangerous and even life-threatening to give to your pooch.

Plus, it’s important to understand that regular supermarket food might not be right for them either.

So, make sure you research the right kind of food to give to your dog. This will vary with their weight, height, age, and breed. 

2. Take away any anxiousness

Dogs can feel anxious for many different reasons.

A common cause of anxiousness in dogs is loud noises or an intruder at the door. 

However, some dogs are simply more anxious than others. They will especially miss you when you’re not at home – and act out in various way.

These dogs will need extra love and care to support them.

If your dog is showing signs of anxiety, then it might be a good idea to try Honest Paws line of CBD Oils and Treats.  We realize that CBD oil can be a bit of a taboo subject, but it’s important to remember that it won’t get your dog high and it does have many research-backed health benefits.

Note: Some breeds of dogs tend to be more anxious. If you feel you don’t have the time or patience to deal with this anxiety, do your research, and try to pick a more calm breed.

3. Consider obedience school

One of the biggest problems with dogs in this day and age is their behavior.

Many people simply don’t have the time to properly train their dogs to act correctly around people and to obey simple commands.

If you don’t have the time or knowledge to properly train your dog, then it might be a good idea to consider obedience school.

Remember: Failure to properly train your dog could lead to unfortunate accidents. Your puppy might lash out unexpectedly and hurt someone – or run into the street and injure themselves. 

Note: Some breeds of dogs tend to be more trainable. If you feel you don’t have the time or patience to train your dog, do your research, and try to pick a breed which is particularly smart and thereby quicker to train.

4. Make sure you’re financially stable

Lastly, but certainly not the least, it’s important to ensure that you’re financially stable to take care of the welfare of your dog.

Dogs of all ages get sick from time to time. Much like us, they need vaccinations and treatments to protect them from deadly diseases.

Unfortunately doggie health care doesn’t come cheap. You will need to make sure that you’re able to pay for vaccinations when they’re required – and the right medical treatment should you need it.

Note: Some breeds of dogs tend to have more expensive medical needs – in particular the toy and teacup breeds – and those found in unethical pet shops. If you feel you don’t have the time or money to deal with lots of medical attention, do your research before you bring a puppy home.

We love our dog Fluffy! Check out some of the doggy treats and accessories we use with our favorite furry friend!


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Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.

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