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A puppy at home

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It is easy to think that life with a puppy would be the most endearing; a pudgy puppy Dozer and playful that curl and colmar's attentions.
This first thought is as idyllic as misleading. A puppy will require total dedication; In addition to snuggle him we provide you with a suitable environment, their vital needs and above all, will have the responsibility of educating him conveniently.

The arrival of the puppy

Once the decision to expand the family with a canine member and as soon as we know the time of your arrival, usually around 8-10 weeks after his birth, it would be desirable that we could reserve a few days to fully share with the puppy. During this period, it is very important that all members of the family, especially the children, facilitate the adaptation of the animal to its new home.
We have to be very patient and treat it with love, especially the first few days.
Our puppy will arrive home confused and overwhelmed. For him, the arrival at our home represents a sharp change from throughout its existence, of all known up to then.
We must allow it to nose, explore and run around all the corners of the House.
Among so much excitement is possible to occur the first pee since great nervousness can influence their sphincters. We also show you as soon as possible their resting place; the blanket or bed where we sleep. We must call it by its name and start using; the 'NO' overwhelming and emphatic when you try to do something improper and "Very good" to reward him for good behavior.

Visit to the vet

It is essential to visit the vet as soon as possible so that perform you recognition, develop your immunization record and resolve us doubts that have been surgeons. If our puppy comes from a farm, than usual will be delivered so we wormed and having received the first doses of some vaccines.

The first night

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We anticipate that the first night of our puppy will not be the most pleasant. You will cry because he misses his mother and his brothers and will be uneasy because still it has not given him time to assimilate that that will be on their new home.
On successive evenings the situation is improving, though probably because I will not cry, it is inevitable that wakes several times early in the morning by physiological needs; their immature sphincters will not allow more than 2 or 3 hours autonomy.
On these occasions the dog will want to take the opportunity to come to greet you and because not, to play for a while. It is important that you maintain inflexible and reprendáis this conduct by insisting firmly on the return to his bed.
Fortunately this is a very short period, in a few weeks you can relax normally and without interruptions. The bad dreams will not be more than an anecdote to tell friends.

Basic equipment

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Before it reaches our puppy we will buy your basic belongings and decide the place where we want to place your bed and where to place the bowls of food and water.
Here is a list of basic equipment:
Food. Today there is a wide range of tailored feed on the market. We recommend that you check with your vet which is most appropriate for your dog, as well as feeding.
Eating and drinking. You will need a pair of bowls, one for food and one for water. It is preferable that they are stainless steel that the puppy may not run danger of chew them and swallow any piece. The bowl to water should be always filled.
Bed. You can try a blanket, a mattress or a booth. Any option will be valid and your puppy will adopt it as your "safe place" that will go to sleep or rest. It should be respected in this area of the animal and try not to bother you while resting.
Toys. Prepare some safe and appropriate toys. Your dog will be good time fun with the hamster. The puppies dogs, like humans, need the game for its proper development. The favorite game of almost all of the puppies will not be another bite and bite.
Walk. You will need a collar adjustable and extendable. It is recommended that you take the puppy always tied and just let it loose in places that offer a total security. The puppies are eager to run and explore and do not always respond to your commands as you would expect in an adult dog.
Brush. Brushing should be part of the usual routine. Depending on the type of mantle will be more or less frequent. Your vet will advise you on the appropriate guideline.

Attention to hazards

At home we will have to take some precautions to avoid some another scare. Our puppy is willing to chew whatever is to his nose, and obviously won't all be harmless. The way to avoid these dangers will not be another rebuke to our dog when find it red-handed and avoid putting to reach objects or harmful substances, some examples:
Electricity. Beware of cables and plugs, electric shock may be fatal. The cables must be covered or hidden.
Toys. Same occurring with children's toys, some do not comply with the rules; the material could easily degrade and break, with the consequent risk of the dog to swallow pieces.
Bone. The bones of rabbit, chicken, or small birds are dangerous, to eat them they splinter which can produce injuries serious in the throat of the dog to swallow them. What is permissible is to leave our dog gnaw a large bone steak which in addition to keep you entertained for a good time, not behave you greater danger.
Dangerous objects. It should not let reach sharp or pointed objects that might hurt themselves or so small that she could swallow. Plastic bags are also dangerous, could result in suffocation.
Toxic products. Keep out of reach: products of cleaning, medicines, paints, insecticides, or any other toxic substance. The puppy could break the container easily and the consequences would be fatal.
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Poisonous plants. Beware of the garden, many of the most common ornamental plants could be toxic or even fatal for your puppy if swallowed them. Among the best known:
Aloe Vera (produces diarrhea)
Azalea (causes vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness)
Carnation (irritation of the mouth and skin)
Poinsettia or flower Christmas (irritation of the mouth and skin)
Hortensia (vomiting, shortness of breath)
Oleander (increased blood pressure, irregular, heartbeat with severe symptoms may be fatal)
English Ivy (alteration of the nervous system, usually followed by coma and in the most severe cases could be fatal)
In conclusion, remember that adopting a puppy comporta a great responsibility, the puppy today will become the dog that will accompany us throughout his life. It will be our faithful friend, and ensure moments and unforgettable experiences. It is in our hands to provide a healthy and happy life that deserves.
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