If you have recently brought home a new puppy, then you want to know all about the different things you want to do to ensure that the puppy grows up to be a healthy and happy full-grown dog. This article will give you useful information about keeping your dog be as happy and healthy as possible.
Get your puppy fully vaccinated before you take it places
Your new puppy will probably need three series of shots before it is fully vaccinated, unless it had already been given some shots from the breeder before you picked it up. Your vet will let you know what days you should bring the puppy back in for their shots and you want to make sure you bring it back on those days. About a week after the last shots you can start taking your puppy places with you. If you take them out before this then there is a chance they will catch an illness, and many of the K9 illnesses can be fatal.
Consider having your dog fixed
If you have a male dog, then it can be neutered; and if you have a female dog, then it can be spayed. Neutering or spaying a dog is done to prevent them from being able to reproduce. Along with not needing to worry about dealing with a litter of puppies or a mad owner of a female dog in the future, here are many other benefits that also come with fixing your dog. You won't have to worry as much about your dog trying to get out and wander around the neighborhood because it is looking for a mate. You will also probably have less of a chance of your dog ending up wanting to get in fights with other dogs over territory issues. If you have a female, then you also won't have to deal with your dog going in heat and leaving blood stains and droplets throughout your house.
Put your puppy in an obedience class
Your puppy will be much easier to handle as an adult dog if it has good manners. One of the best ways for you to make sure that your dog has good manners is to put them in an obedience class while they are a puppy. This will also help you to get through that puppy stage with much less problems.
For more information, contact a professional service, such as Caring Hands Animal Hospital.