Once your new best friend is settling in at home, it’s time to sit down with the family.
Establishing family rules
Make sure you set clear rules around your new puppy. By everyone in the family reinforcing them, your puppy will learn faster and avoid getting confused. Here are some topics to think about:
Deciding who does what
Here’s a fun way of making looking after your new family member fun. Fill out the schedule and allocate responsibilities so everyone gets to spend some time with the pup. Here are some tasks to think of:
Children and puppies – getting it right
Kids and dogs really do belong together and will often develop strong and close bonds that will last for life. For your child, it’s a gift of never-ending love, a playmate, and an opportunity to develop responsibility and respect towards animals. Here are some lessons to teach your children to help them positively interact with your puppy:
Remember: puppies and young children can be wild and show unpredictable behaviour. They should not be left unsupervised.