How to welcome a puppy
A new component is about to be added to your family. The arrival of a new puppy is always a time of celebration, but also of strong apprehensions. Will it be able to adapt to the new home? Will he grow up healthy and happy? There are many questions that arise, especially if it is the first puppy that enters your life. But even if you are now “veterans” and you have already faced other times the wonderful opportunity to grow a small being next to you, which depends entirely on you, you know that you have to devote so much effort and attention.
It is from the first days, from the first hours that your new friend will pass with you, that you will throw together the foundations for a relationship that for many years will prove to be satisfying and full of satisfactions.
The entry into the puppy’s home is a moment as well as exciting, for you and for him, also extremely delicate. Everything will be new to him: the environment, the smells, the noises. You are strangers to him. Make sure that the first impact with the house is serene and reassuring.
Avoid sudden movements or loud noises that can intimidate and talk to him always in a reassuring tone of voice. The puppy may appear shy or, on the contrary, curious to explore around. In any case, it will be confused and will have to become familiar with all the news that surround it. Comply with him and do not expect him to behave differently from those he will put in place in the first 2 or 3 days. Contact with other family members (especially children or other animals) should be gradual.
At the beginning it will be normal for you to do your homework, it will take a bit of patience to get used to soiling in the garden. Puppies are like young children and start to understand what you are teaching them, around 4/5 months.
Make sure that there are no dangers, or at least protect him as much as possible, making him find a safe environment, in which he can move easily, without “destroying” things that are important to you and dangerous to him.
The first night is possible that whimpering, finding himself in an environment that is foreign to him and with people he does not know. So try to reserve a quiet space of the house, where you will find a kennel, water and why not, your garment. Despite the lagotto is a dog that bears both the heat and the cold, we advise against leaving it to sleep outside for the first few months, which you can do when it is a bit ‘bigger.
It is advisable to feed them three times a day, to move to two times at the age of about 6 months. If you bring it out after every meal you will see that it will soon get used to not getting dirty at home.
This also applies when you wake up, after a long sleep and after playing.
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