New Puppy

New Puppy

Hello fellow dog owners! If you're reading this, chances are you've got a furry friend in your life that you adore and want the best for. I know I do! My name is Carla, and I'm excited to welcome you to my new blog, where I'll be sharing all sorts of tips, tricks, and advice on how to give your dog the happiest, healthiest life possible.

We are super excited to announce that on the 26th June we will be picking up the Severcrest Gundogs new addition. A Labrador puppy we have named Harris which we just had to have when we saw this gorgeous litter produced by Ben Randall of Beggarbush Gundogs.  

We wanted to wait until our kennels were built but I tend to listen to my gut quite a lot and everything was telling me that these pups were special. I will be blogging our training journey on here and Instagram showing you all how easy the Gundog App is to use and the results you can achieve so be sure to read our next blog coming in a few weeks

So on that note, in the spirit of new puppies and our new addition we thought it only fitting to have our first blogs focus on getting a new puppy. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and let's talk puppies!

Puppies are an absolute delight, but also a handful of responsibilities. Puppies bring unending fun and love, but they also require training, attention, and patience. Among the most important things to do as a new puppy owner is preparing your home. This is where your little friend will live, grow, play, and thrive. As such, it is important to make sure everything is set up and safe for a healthy and happy life. In this blog post, we share some preparations you can undertake to make your home ready for your new puppy.

1. Prepare a Puppy Space

Before you pick up your puppy, prepare a space in your home
just for them. This should be a space where they can rest, play and eat. It should also be safe, comfortable, and not too far from where you spend most of your time. You can use a puppy playpen, crate, or a sectioned off area with a puppy bed, toys, and bedding. Design the space with your puppy’s size in mind, and ensure there is enough space for your puppy to move around. 

2. Get Rid of Hazards

A puppy’s curious and playful nature can lead them into harm’s way. It is therefore essential to identify and get rid of any potential hazards in your home. Look out for sharp objects, toxic substances, small objects that can be swallowed, and any open or unstable areas. You can also cover up electrical cords, put away breakable items, and block off stairs and other dangerous areas with baby gates.

3. Choose Puppy-Friendly Furniture

Your new pup will be playful and likely to chew on everything in sight. To avoid destroying your furniture, choose puppy-friendly options. Opt for sturdy and easy-to-clean items that can withstand chewing, scratching and stains. It is also important to provide your pup with their own designated chew toys, which will help to satisfy their chewing needs and save your furniture.

4. Stock Up on Puppy Supplies

Before you bring your puppy home, make sure you have all the necessary supplies to cater to their growth and well-being. These may include food and water bowls, a collar and leash, grooming tools and training treats. You may also consider signing up to the Gundog App, an incredible resource of over 300 training videos to help you on your journey training your pup

5. Select Your Puppy Carefully

This is an important decision that requires careful consideration. A labrador puppy will be with you for years to come, so you want to make sure you choose the right puppy for your household. Consider the puppy's age, personality, health tests, energy level, and temperament, and how it matches with your living situation and lifestyle. It is also important to find a reputable breeder that has your pup's best interests at heart.

Welcoming a new puppy into your home can be one of the most delightful experiences, but it also takes a lot of preparation and effort. By setting up a safe and comfortable space, getting rid of hazards, choosing puppy-friendly furniture, stocking up on supplies, and selecting the right puppy, you will be well on your way to raising a positive, happy, and healthy companion. Remember, this new puppy will bring an endless amount of joy into your life, but also requires patience and training. Make sure to be prepared and enjoy every moment of being a new puppy parent!

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