What to Prepare for Before Bringing Home your Labrador Puppy
It could be very exciting for the whole family when bringing home a Labrador puppy. However, before you do,
there are a few things that you will need to prepare to make the puppy comfortable in its new home. First of all,
you should make sure that your kids understand that the puppy will need some time to adjust to its new home
environment. Puppies are just like babies, they need lots of care and attention and adjustment time.
Finding a place for your Puppy
You should find a place in the house where the puppy could stay before you bring the Labrador puppy home. Make
sure that you allocate a certain area of the house for the puppy as he/she would need a space of its own to sleep,
eat and play.
Once you allocate a space for the Labrador puppy, you should prepare a bed for your dog. Because puppies love to
chew on things do not use those wicker baskets. It will not take long for them to reduce the wicker basket into
twigs. Besides, there is always some danger that your puppy will swallow some pieces of twigs and choke. Please
avoid using a wicker bed.
Those boxes made of hard wood would be a better bed for your puppy. Very young dogs are not really strong enough
to shred boxes make up of hard wood so you can breath easy. You may use some cotton or woolen blankets for them to
lie down on. Cotton or woolen blankets are easy to clean or replace.
Aside from a place to sleep, you will need to designate a place where you will groom your puppy. You will need
to get a table where you can put your puppy for grooming.
Buying things for your Labrador puppy
Your Labrador puppy will need a few more things. You will need to buy your puppy some supplies such as a basin,
shampoo, mineral oil or eye ointment, washcloth and towels to give your puppy a bath. Make sure that you get a mild
no tear formula shampoo so that your Labrador puppy will not get irritated when you put shampoo on its coat.