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To see my full article and video about Getting Ready for a New Puppy, CLICK HERE.
To see my full article and video about How to Take Care of a Dog, CLICK HERE. This covers the most important aspects of dog care.
How to Get Ready for a New Puppy
Puppy Proof the House
Look for sharp edges, things the puppy could chew, destroy, swallow, eat or choke on. Make sure electrical cords are secure. Secure heavy objects like bookshelves, TV’s, etc. Puppies have been killed by heavy objects falling on them.
Secure Your Trash
Make sure your puppy won’t be able to get into the garbage. You can get help by reading this article, How to Keep the Dog Out of the Garbage – Tips to Prevent the Mess and the Danger!
Educate Yourself About Food
Find out how to properly feed your puppy by reading this article, The Best Way to Feed a Puppy – Proper Puppy Nutrition.
Find out which foods are poisonous for dogs by reading this article, Foods That Are Poisonous for Dogs and Cats.
You’ll need food and water bowls, a pet bed, blanket…you can save on Pet Supplies by shopping on Amazon.
Get Puppy Training Skills
Get Pet Health Insurance
You’ll save money if you get a policy while your puppy is young. For more information, read this article, Is Pet Insurance Worth it for Dogs?
Buy a Crate and Get Crate Training Advice
Also, take advantage of this free, step-by-step crate training tutorial by Professional Dog Trainer, Doggy Dan. Click HERE to check it out.
Buy a Baby Gate
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