Bringing your new puppy home is of course the day you have waited so long for and it is finally here! But before your new fluffy bundle of joy crosses the threshold of your home, it is best to take a few moments to ensure your puppy will be safe in their new surroundings.
We recommend getting down to your new puppy's level in every room. Power cords that are within reach pose a risk to curious puppies with sharp little teeth. We also suggest programming the phone number for poison control into your phone. 1-800-222-1222 Hopefully you won't ever need it, but in case you do it is nice to have it easily accessible. There are a number of common household items, plants and foods that are toxic to dogs. A quick google search will give you a number of comprehensive lists, please make sure any of these items are removed from your home or placed out of reach before your puppy comes home.
Here is a short checklist of items we recommend having on hand before your new puppy arrives:
Be sure to have your veterinary appointment already scheduled within 48 hours of your new puppy's arrival. Have a plan in place for when your new puppy will be attending their first grooming and obedience class. We know how busy life can get and having these plans already on the calendar can be a blessing in a few weeks.
Watching our babies leave is always bittersweet. It has been such a blessing to our family to spend the first two months of your puppy's life with them. We have done our absolute best to give them a solid foundation for you to build upon. I hope that we have prepared you and your new arrival well for the day that they join your family. Blessings!
I am the owner of Prodigy Farms and only second to the love for my dogs, is my love for educating dog owners on canine care and behavior. I am the stay at home mom of three amazing boys that are active in the rearing of our puppies. With a background in nursing and years spent competing in the dog world, I have a few tips and tricks up my sleeve that I like to share with others here. So welcome to my blog, I hope that you are blessed by your visit and will find tools and information here that will enable you to raise and train a happy healthy dog to create a lifetime of joy with!