How To Prepare Your Home For A Pet

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Are you planning on adopting a new pet? It could be a canine, feline or any other animal but you need to make sure that your home is ready for them when they come. Here are some of the main things that you could possibly do before bringing home a puppy.

Make a way for them to get in and out of the house

Getting something done like a dog door installation Melbourne is one of the first priorities when it comes to bringing a puppy home for the first time. It is important that your new family member feels at home and comfortable in their new home from day one and a great way to make this happen is to let them move freely in and out of the house. If this is the case you will also see that it is easier for you to house train them for potty and pee rather than having to get upset every time that the decide to wet the floor or a couch because they have no way of going out immediately as and when they wish to do so.

Make sure their sleeping area is comfy

Every pet needs a sleeping area. Many puppy owners choose to share their beds with the new puppy but this should not be done from day one. They should be given guidance to sleep in a designated crate or comfy sleep area. Always have this area complete with pillows or cushions, warm blankets and chew toys as well. if they seem to show traces of feeling safe in your sleeping area, always keep something with your scent in their sleeping area too and make it a point to cuddle them in their sleeping area. That will reinforce a positive impression in their mind. If there are any water leaks in the area use caulking Melbourne to get them fixed so that the area remains dry always.

Get them the right feeding equipment

Always have a designated food bowl and water bowl for your puppy and try as best as possible not to throw food on the floor or feed them off your plate. Canines are creatures of habit so if they get used to one thing, they will continue to carry on doing it. Only feed them at scheduled times in the right amounts in their bowls and never ever give them any food while you are eating from your plate. This will discourage ‘begging’ for food and will also make your canine a well-behaved and obedient friend.