My Best Tips For Your New Puppy!
If you are a new puppy owner or thinking about getting a puppy, you are probably looking for helpful tips for a new puppy– and trust me, you’ll NEED them! Even though I grew up with dogs in our home, as an adult, I never raised a dog myself, I always was a cat mom. Let me just share with you that cats/kittens are 1000000000000x easier to raise than dogs. Oh wow. You don’t need any helpful kitten tips other than to buy a litter box. But for sure, you need tips for a new puppy and lots of them, believe me. I thought I was prepared for having a new puppy in the house- I wasn’t. I thought I had my expectations set– I did not. But, thanks to many friends and followers and neighbors and their recommendations, I can share a lot of helpful tips for a new puppy with YOU that will serve to make your life with a new puppy a lot more enjoyable! Read on and learn!
Please note that a lot of these tips I’m going to share are NOT in any particular order of importance. Just know that in my experience, these are all EQUALLY EFFECTIVE, and thus, equally important, so — I’d recommend you do them all! LOL. The picture above shows a dog with a pretty light leash on and there is this thing I learned from a GREAT training lady online (You’ll want to subscribe to this channel on YouTube– CLICK HERE this woman is amazing!) that you use a “training leash” indoors. Essentially you put a long leash on your puppy indoors and then, when you need to “catch” your puppy (like to put him in the crate for bed for example) — or– catch him when he brings something god-awful in the house and won’t put it down and he wants to play hide and seek with you LOL– you can step on the leash and he won’t be able to run away. OH WOW HOW I WISH I WOULD HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THIS!!! Our puppy was notorious for both behaviours — CLICK HERE to buy one of these training leashes– very reasonable, you can pick up several because the puppy may pee on one and then you can alternate. When we got our puppy a collar, we had heard about the air tag from Apple, so we got him the Air Tag Collar: CLICK HERE. It works! When I drop him at Doggy Day Care- my phone will notify me that I’ve “left him behind”. Very cool. On that note– DOGGY DAY CARE. If you haven’t heard of this, look it up now. Doggy Day Care is the best thing you’ve never heard of — OMG!! Dogs and Puppies LOVE IT!! It’s extremely reasonable from a cost perspective and it will tire your puppy out like you cannot imagine. When we first got our puppy– suffice it to say, my home-work life was disrupted in a HUGE WAY. Even after he was fully potty trained, we had the issue of him getting into trouble in our backyard eating sticks and sharp objects all the time……crazy!! So being able to put him in Doggy Day Care is a wonderful thing for both of us. Look up doggy day care places by you and check them out- most even offer webcam access so you can see your dog playing all day: it’s addicting! Next up is food and treats: for food we noticed that Bijan became very fond of Farmer’s Dog all natural food very quickly. We mix this with some dry kibble for each meal and he LOVES IT. For treats, my friend Michelle sent us some of these gluten free, soy free treats from Cloud Star and Bijan LOVES THEM!!! The price is fantastic too! Great flavor options as well, no wonder!! Next up are BONES — you will want to invest in some good bones because what we learned is that you do NOT want to let your puppy/dog chew on STICKS or branches from outside– that’s bad for their digestion and can ruin their teeth! The first bones we bought for him are these bad boys; CLICK HERE. The Dream Bone brand has soooo many options to choose from– your dog will love them. Then a follower of mine told me about Bully Sticks and wow I’m sooo glad I bought these: CLICK HERE. Why are the Bully Sticks so wonderful? They will keep your puppy/dog chewing on them for like 30-40 minutes!! Best yet, they are safe for their teeth! We give Bijan one of them when Steve and I want to eat dinner and not be disturbed LOL!
WALKS. Take your puppy for walks as much as you can. I made the mistake of not knowing this key point early on and then Bijan would have so much adrenaline at 8:30pm at night. CLICK HERE to get this dorky looking fanny pack thing– what you’ll realize is that it can be used for when you go on walks but also for when you are doing training with your puppy around the house. (Watch those YouTube videos I’m telling you, I have been able to make a lot of progress with Bijan based on what I’ve learned there it’s amazing!) Don’t laugh but I’m glad that during quarantine I bought these surgical gloves CLICK HERE BECAUSE SOMETIMES YOUR PUPPY WILL POOP A BIG POOPY MESS that trust me will not fit in the bag you have and it will get on your hands and gross you out. I make sure when I am picking up my dog’s poop it is with gloves on– judge me if you want. CRATE: This is the Diggs crate we ordered (strongly recommend ordering from Amazon vs. Diggs directly). And this is the soft blanket we put inside: CLICK HERE. Oh and everything they say about a Snuggle Pup is true- Bijan thinks his is his best friend, you gotta get one for your dog! These are the dog tags we got customized for his collar: CLICK HERE. And this is the dog shampoo a friend recommended and I gotta say, it really made him smell GOOD after his first shower LOL: CLICK HERE.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
I hope you enjoyed this post– it’s the first time I’ve written about a more lifestyle-topic vs. a strictly health-topic focus. If you are interested in checking out some of my more recent health-focused posts- consider these: 1) The Best Makeup for Women Over 50 CLICK HERE 2) The Top 10 Keto Myths Debunked CLICK HERE 3) Healthy Gut Diet Plan CLICK HERE 4) Benefits of Magnesium for Women CLICK HERE 5) Buy my Brand New Keto Cookbook with 50+ Recipes that helped me lose 35 inches and 30lbs CLICK HERE!