What to Know When You Bring Your German Shepherd Puppy Home

Bringing Your German Shepherd Home The best time to bring your new German shepherd puppy home is when the house surrounding is gentle and quiet. Prevent friends and other guests from stopping by. Overnight guests are not recommended. Establish a daily normal routine and follow these steps each day after. Before bringing your German shepherd puppy in the house, take your puppy to the area in your yard that will be the designated “bathroom area” and spend a few minutes there. When your puppy goes to the bathroom, praise your puppy with lots of affection and “good boy/girl”. If your puppy does not go to the bathroom, proceed into the house. Be sure to take your puppy to this spot each time your puppy needs to use the bathroom. 1 – His first night home 2 – Have Dog Food Ready 3 – Fencing Options 4 – Accessories 5 – Preparing Other Animals 6 – Prep the Kids Research and Sources:

Care At Home For Your New Puppy

The first 24 to 36 hours in your new home is an acclimation period for your puppy to get settled in your home. The puppy’s activity level will be minimal to what it will be in the future, so don’t be surprised if your puppy’s energy level is lower during this time.

It is common for your German Shepherd puppy to have diarrhea or loose stool the first week it is in your new home. It is acclimating to a new world and a different schedule. Be very mindful about what kind of dog treats and toys you supply the puppy to chew on. These are all edible things that can cause loose stool and diarrhea. These are also additional calories that puppies will eat before they eat a meal. During their acclimation to your new homes, we recommend you keep treats and cookies to a minimum.

Don’t give your puppy bully sticks, rawhide or bones. These are too rich and too hard on their systems.

Wait at least 24 hours before giving your puppy a bath.

You are more than welcome to keep in touch with us during this time and ask questions via email or text. If you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
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