Your New Puppy
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW DOG!
A few tips on what to do when you get your puppy, and when you get the puppy home.
They're even more excited than you are.
They may be anxious, perhaps fearful and probably stressed. Try to help them by containing your own excitement as much as possible. Move calmly and slowly and avoid leaning over their body. Until they're safe inside your house, their leash should be held by someone who has complete control.
Young Children may seem like and entirely new species to them.
Children look and move and sound different than adults. children should not put their faces close to the dog to get their attention. It's important for an adult to help children follow these instructions and to closely monitor interaction.
They have much better hearing than you do.
Speaking to them in a quiet voice or a whisper is best as it will encourage them to be attentive. Right now, more than one person giving commands will be distracting and only cause confusion.
By now they probably need to relieve themselves.
As you leave it's a good idea to take them outside. Be sure to give them enthusiastic praise for results.
They may either welcome or fear the prospect of a ride in your car.
Allow the puppy to proceed slowly, again only one person should gie commands. they also need to be safely on a leash until everyone is in, all doors closed and windows up, except for a small opening for fresh air for them. Car sickness is always a possibility.
Home at last!