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New puppy coming home this weekend

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by jojo75, May 25, 2010.


  1. jojo75

    jojo75 PetForums Newbie

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    Hello Guys,

    I am after some advice really, our new puppy is coming home this weekend and we can't wait... We have his new bed and bedding and toys and food bowls and everything a new puppy could want or need, and maybe even not need :eek:...
    Anyway what i wanted to know, is there any advice you could give me for puppies first night at home. suggestions so far
    Bed, bedding
    ticking clock :confused1:
    microwaveable heated pad
    Water, food
    and of course lots and lots of love and cuddles.

    Really after some advice as it's been a long time since we have had a puppy in the house

    Thank you
    Jo
     
  2. Bearpaw

    Bearpaw PetForums VIP

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    Sounds like you have most things covered....enjoy!
     
  3. Bexy

    Bexy PetForums Senior

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    Anti-bacterial wipes for those accidents:)
     
  4. rona

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    Not too many cuddles, pup needs to explore the surroundings.
    Hope you've got food ;) :lol:
    Just relax and enjoy :thumbup:
     
  5. kaisa624

    kaisa624 PetForums VIP

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    What breed are you getting?

    Also, get some puppy treats :D And work out a routine before he comes home :) Ask the breeder when he's fed so you don't change his routine too much :) Enjoy him =]
     
  6. casandra

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    Packet of baby wipes in EVERY room in your house and something to clean his/her teeth with. You should get your puppy used to having their teeth cleaned from a young age. Especially if your dog is a smaller breed as their teeth/gums tend to rot quicker than larger breed's.

    Good luck and have fun! :)
     
  7. Tigerneko

    Tigerneko PetForums VIP

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    Never owned a pup before so i'm not great on new puppy lists but just a few suggestions...

    puppy pads/newspaper for any accidents (if you plan on using these)

    Teddy bear to put in the bed with pup - people often use this with the heat pads to make the pup feel like it's not all alone, i think it helps them to settle and keep quiet :)

    Baby gates to section off areas of the house you dont want the pup to access & to stop it falling down or getting up the stairs..

    ..can't really think of anything else that hasnt been mentioned!

    What breed is your pup? :)
     
  8. Matrix/Logan

    Matrix/Logan PetForums VIP

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    Sounds like you have it all covered! What breed are you getting? What age will pup be??

    Sorry i am just nosey! LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Look forward to pictures! :thumbup:
     
  9. jojo75

    jojo75 PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for the heads up. Pretty much what I thought .

    Just 1 more question....Heat pads... Can i get a Human one???
    Sounds strange i know.. but if you get a pet one they are loads of money but a human one is as cheap as chips so to speak...

    Any difference????
     
  10. Bearpaw

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    You wont be needing a heat pad for your pup,so dont worry about that x
     
  11. flufffluff39

    flufffluff39 PetForums VIP

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    What pup is it and why are you getting a heat pad??
     
  12. kaisa624

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    You don't need a heat pad!! We used a warm hot water bottle when it was snowing, but apart from that, as long as you have a couple blankets for your pup to mess up it's all good =]
     
  13. Matrix/Logan

    Matrix/Logan PetForums VIP

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    I have never had heat pads for mine and Blade was 6 weeks when i bought him home.

    What breed? and age? May need a hot water bottle if a tiny breed and very young? ;)
     
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