When I brought home my first puppy, I remember asking myself… now what?

Bringing home a new puppy can be overwhelming, no matter how well prepared you think you are. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

The first week with your puppy will set the tone for the months to come, so in this episode, I lay out a plan for you to support and comfort your new puppy while they adjust to their new surroundings, while gradually teaching them independence and that it’s safe to be left alone.

Listen to learn about how to prepare for your first week with your new puppy including:

  • Tips for bonding with your new puppy and beginning a relationship.
  • Setting up schedules and routines, including an example of what your daily schedule might look like with your new puppy.
  • Practical advice on setting up a comfortable sleeping space for your new puppy
  • Addressing common challenges such as sleepless nights, and why you shouldn’t let your puppy “cry it out”.
  • First steps to take for beginning training and socialization.

Remember that the first week is a time of learning and growth for both you and your new puppy. Embrace the process, and know that with patience, consistency, and love, you’re on the path to raising a well-mannered and happy dog.

Thank you for taking the time to help your dog become a more well-mannered mutt! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive more training tips, canine wellness advice and fun activities for dogs and their owners!

If you have questions about today’s episode, or if there’s a topic you want to learn more about, come connect with me on Facebook and Instagram at mannersformuttsIf you enjoyed this podcast, head over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review – I’d love to hear what’s been helpful for you and your canine friends. Talk to you next time!

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