PREPARING TO BRING YOUR CORGI PUPPY HOME
Are you ready to bring your new corgi puppy home?
Now you understand some of the things the future holds for you and your new family member, you are ready to select your puppy and bring them home. Congratulations! But before you collect your puppy, you need to prepare for them to come home.
First and foremost are your premises secure?
You must have a secure. No gaps or holes in fences and gates without proper latches or locks. Also remember steps or stairs. Can the puppy get under your house or escape into the front garden and on the street? You must ensure your puppy is safe and secure at all times.
Have you prepared the puppy’s area and sleeping quarters?
Whether your puppy is to live in the house or outside, they needs an area to call their own. A safe and comfortable kennel outside and a box or basket inside. The puppy must have his own place. Two places are ideal. One inside and one outside. Plus a good supply of blankets and bedding will be necessary.
Have you purchased the puppy’s food and equipment?
Ask the breeder what food to buy so your puppy can continue eating the food they have already eating. A sudden change in diet usually causes upset tummies which may include diarrhea. If you want to change the puppy’s food, you need to it gradually.
In addition to the puppy’s food and bedding, they will need food and water bowls, a collar, lead and a brush. A daily brush will not only keep your dog’s coat looking great but will also serve as part of the socialising and bonding to your pet. A small, light collar and lead are essential in the early weeks to get them use to walking on a lead. As the puppy grows, a heavier collar and lead will be needed, along with additional grooming equipment.
Now it is time to collect and bring your puppy home.
Now you and your family are ready for some busy days and sleep disturbed nights. When you collect your puppy there are other things you need to take home with you. Vaccination records and a puppy care and diet instructions must be provided. Your breeder is there to help you so don’t be afraid to call them for advice as your puppy settles into their new surroundings.
The transition to the puppy’s new home environment.
The transition period from mother and kennel to a new home is probably the most dramatic change your dog will go through. So make make it easier for them and you. The puppy will be counting on you to provide security, love and affection. A puppy crate or an open cardboard box with a blanket in it is ideal to take them home in.
Their first day in a new place will be most exciting for them. They will experience new smells, a car ride, new people and strange places. Collect your puppy in the morning so they have time to explore their new home before going to bed on their own. Keep yourself and your children calm and quiet. Don’t let them get over-excited or over-tired and allow the puppy to look around at their own pace. Show the puppy their water bowl and their bed and have paper or a puppy pad in the spot where you want the puppy to go to the toilet.
All puppies have weak bladders and need to relieve themselves frequently. It is a good idea to take the puppy outside every hour or so initially but always immediately upon waking, after playing, feeding and before going to bed at night. Take them to the same spot each time and praise the puppy for a job well done. When inside have plenty paper or puppy pads near his bed or in the room in which the puppy will be sleeping. Most puppies are usually quick to learn that outside is the correct place to go.
Your puppy will have had their first vaccination and have been treated for intestinal worms by their breeder. The puppy will require vaccinating again at twelve weeks and again at sixteen weeks.
Consider the needs of your other pets.
Do not change the habits or routine of an existing pet when you bring a puppy home. They might feel jealous