Bringing home a new puppy is truly one of life's joys. Thoughtful pre-puppy preparations and a well-planned first 24 hours can give your fuzzy bundle of promise a head-start and make your dreams of the perfect family dog come true.
Before the Big Day
Once household discussions have established that everyone wants a dog of a certain age and breed, where to get the pup — from a shelter or reputable breeder — is more or less determined. Now, family meetings should cover scheduling:
Who will take the pup to the papers or backyard and when?
Who will be in charge of feedings three to four times a day?
Who will make veterinary appointments for vaccinations and deworming?