If you're new to puppy ownership, you might be wondering how to spend your first 24 hours with your new companion. You can help your new friend adapt to its new surroundings by taking care of a few issues, such as dealing with strange smells and people and preparing your home for your new friend's arrival. This article also covers topics such as pet-proofing different home areas for your new friend.

Adapting to new surroundings


Your pet will adjust better to a new place if you can make it feel at home. This means giving it extra treats and attention and trying to get him used to the new surroundings. It may take some weeks for your pet to adjust to a new place, but try to be a good companion. Keep doing things that he enjoys doing with you. Besides, your new home is the place where you and your pet can be together.

When moving with your pet, it is essential to remember that your pet is not used to the new environment and may feel anxious or stressed. Therefore, it is essential to monitor your pet during this time and act fast if any changes occur. Your pet may be acting strangely due to anxiety or stress, or it might be sick. Hence, you should seek advice from your veterinarian if you see any signs of discomfort or behavior changes.

Adapting to new surroundings with your pet can be stressful for you, especially if you do not prepare well for the change. Stress and anxiety are directly related to abrupt changes, so it is vital to take appropriate measures before, during, and after your pet's transition. You can reduce stress by allowing your pet to explore new surroundings. In addition, showing your pet the new place can help him make the new surroundings his own.

The first three-four days are crucial for your pet to adjust to the new surroundings. It is especially important not to leave your pet for long periods of time during this time. A dog needs time to adjust, so make sure you take him along when you go out. If you have to leave the house, a trusted family member can watch over him. If your dog is not happy, he may become nervous and lonely.

Soothing your new friend on puppy's first night away from mom

The first night of your new puppy's life is filled with many firsts. He's staying away from his mom, sleeping in a new bed, and meeting a whole new world. All of this is exciting, but it can also be scary. If you're not sure how to keep your new friend calm and happy, here are some tips to help you get through the night.

During the day, cradle your new friend on its back. Gently brush its fur, and talk softly to it. It may seem odd at first, but your new friend will eventually learn to enjoy the attention. While some puppies may resist being cradled, this is a normal reaction. Over time, your new friend will get used to this and be happy to sleep on your back and be petted.

Besides soft music, try soothing your new friend with scent. Scent is one of a puppy's strongest senses, so try placing something that smells like a mama in its crate or on its mama. Breeders may even allow you to take mama's bedding home. It is a great way to soothe a new pup on his first night away from mom.

While your new friend is sleeping in your bedroom, make sure you provide a cozy environment for him. Provide soft bedding, warm blankets, and a stuffed toy for comfort. The puppy will need a safe, warm place to sleep. Keep a few knick-knacks and toys nearby for company. If you want to play with your puppy, keep them in a separate room.

Pet-proofing areas of the home


Your home is a jungle gym for pets, so be sure to pet-proof areas where you intend to spend your first 24 hours with your new friend. Table legs can become chew toys, and your new rugs can be mistaken for litter boxes. Regardless of the size of your home, pet-proofing is essential, especially if you have a high-energy pet.

Keep chemicals, detergents off from countertops and high shelves. Also, keep all sharp utensils and heavy cookware in cabinet drawers. Make sure to store all food in tightly-covered containers or in a cabinet with a child lock. While most human food is safe for pets, some plants are poisonous, and you should take steps to ensure your pet doesn't eat these things. Avoid giving your pet access to your toilet water as well as any other chemicals.

Make sure to keep rotting food and trash out of reach of your new friend. This can be particularly dangerous for a new pet, who may have difficulty digesting these things if they come in contact with them. Similarly, make sure to keep all animals off fences and other places where pets can climb and get hurt. Be sure to know the location of a 24-hour vet hospital, and keep the dog safe and happy for the first 24 hours with you.

The first day or two at home is important to bond with your new pet. Make sure you schedule daily exercise sessions and playtime for the new pet. Once you've figured out which areas of your home are safe for your new companion, you can devote more time to bonding with him. If you plan to leave the house for an extended period, you can always use a crate or a separate room for the dog to sleep in.

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