When expecting a new puppy addition to the family
you want nothing but the best. You check out the best
day-care facilities, kindergarten and schooling.
So, why should it be any different when the new addition
is a puppy? Hey, if it's good enough for stars like
Brittany and Paris, who are we to question this new
trend in spoiling our pets.
Before buying your new puppy it is advisable to do
some research and find out all you can about on the
background, general behavior and sociability of the
breed you have chosen. If you have young children, would
a puppy be suitable? Stop and consider the future. When
the puppy grows into a dog, will it still be as much
fun? Will it outgrow your home?
It's all too easy to overlook the fact that what is
now a cute little puppy will grow into a dog that without
proper training may become unruly and dangerous. Remember
all dogs are born wild and need training. Once they
know who is the leader... you and not them... they will
settle into their new life quite happily.
When you bring your puppy home make sure their first
night away from mom isn't to stressful. Give your puppy
a warm, comfortable bed to sleep in. A fleece blanket
would be a good idea and maybe a small teddy bear or
other type of soft toy to cuddle up too. This will help
relax your puppy and stop it feeling alone.
The first 12-16 weeks of a puppy's life are all important.
This is the time of intense learning and getting the
training right now, will reward you with a well-trained
One thing to remember is it won't happen in a day.
Done with regularity, persistence and a lot of patience
over the coming weeks, you and your dog will soon have
a great understanding and be the best of friends for
many years to come.
Give your puppy time to settle into his new home (and
have the necessary injections) then why not arrange
a party. Everyone enjoys a party and what better way
to introduce your puppy to other dogs and people. Invite
your friends, and their dogs, to come and say "Hello".
Now, lets get round to organizing the Puppy Shower.
This isn't as complicated as it may seem. Dogs are natural
party animals and will certainly enjoy the day. The
party is more to get the puppy used to other dogs and
people so it's no great shake to organize. Maybe decorate
the party room with blue or pink balloons and streamers.
Put up a "birthday" banner with pictures of your puppy
on it. This will get the puppy used to strange things
Make sure there are enough soft toys around for the
doggie guest to play with, as this is a great way to
teach your new puppy about sharing things. Some of the
bigger doggie guests may be a bit to boisterous for
the puppy, so watch carefully but don't take him away
from the fun, as he must learn to interact with others.
They have to learn not be afraid or intimidated by other
Look after your new puppy well and you will have the
best friend anyone could ever wish for.
About the Author
Shirley Purdy is the creator of a popular dog birthday
party website. Find a wealth of dog party themes, recipes,
games, treats and our party planner at http://www.dog-birthday-parties.com