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Bringing a Puppy home
Puppies are the cutest most adorable creatures you’ll ever see. You’d want to pounce like one when you see one. If you’ve longed to take home a pup but always had second thoughts, we’ve taken the opportunity to debunk some common myths to help you decide whether a pup is right for you.

The first step is to understand what it will be like to get a pup home and all the responsibilities you will have to undertake. There is a lot to deliberate about before bringing home that cute pooch. Learn to try to look at the world through the eyes of a puppy before you visit a breeder or shelter to adopt one.Remember owning a puppy is a long-term commitment and the costs incurred will be more than just the initial cost of getting a pup home. You will be the sole provider for your future pup’s basic needs like food, clothing and shelter.And that is a big responsibility.

Whether your pup will adapt to your living space, depends on the breed and the size of your pup. Think of how your lifestyle will be affected by this cute edition to your home. Before getting your puppy home, you should see if there is anyone suffering from medical conditions like allergies and make arrangements accordingly.

Now that you’ve made up your mind and you’ve finally decided to bring a puppy home; remember, he is a member of your family now. For a puppy, the change in his life - leaving his natural family and moving to a completely new world, with new faces and sounds - will be both exciting and stressful. He needs a private place of his own, a warm bed, and maybe even a kennel outside. It could be a quiet area of the house where your puppy can sleep without being disturbed whenever he's tired; a quiet corner of the kitchen or family room is ideal. You may want to partition off an area around his bed for a few days to create a little "den" where he can feel secure and be out of harm's way. Don’t spend too much on an expensive bed as he is likely to chewit. Get something that is comfortable and line his bed with something soft and warm. Get him something to snuggle with like an old soft blanket.

We hope you have fun with the new addition to your family. Do check out our other articles to help your puppy grow.
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