I’ve been talking to a lot of people lately with new puppies. Nothing cuter than a puppy! I’m excited for all of them!
I also get a lot of questions about what do you DO with a new puppy? I’m starting a new series today on the care and feeding of new puppies!
If you have any specific questions – drop me a line at Katesdogs@live.com or leave a comment here in the messages. I’ll do my best to help.
But a couple thoughts. Before you get the puppy, think about what life is going to be like when you get him? Have you had a dog recently? Has it been a while since you had a puppy? Shut your eyes and imagine a cuddle bug on your lap, a buddy to walk with, a four legged bundle of joy to chase balls. Nice? Oh yeah. Now also imagine pee and poop on the floor, constant barking while you are on the phone, howls in the middle of the night, drool, hair, and someone who tries to knock you over every time you come home.
Those things will happen too. When you smile and think about ball in the park, also think about how you will deal with other issues. No person, no dog, is perfect. Even if you think in fond memory, of times past that your last dog was perfect from day one.
The good thing is, you’ll think this puppy was perfect from day one, also. Eventually. Later. Much later.
But for now, in the next few days, we’ll cover some of the typical puppy issues.