How to Make Your New Dog Feel Comfortable in Your Home?

Being patient with your new dog is the key to their successfully adjusting to your home. Your new pet may need days or months to adjust to your home and routine.

If you’re a working pet owner, there’s no surprise that you will have to spend a big part of your day away from your furry friend. In that case, the time taken by a new pet to adjust to their surroundings is likely to increase. However, with the help of doggie daycare in Marin County you can rest assured knowing that your pet is well cared for when you’re working.

With the following tricks, you can ease your pet’s transition from a shelter to a home and build a trusting bond with them.

Prepare Your Home for Their Arrival
Your pet will also need some level of preparation before they are brought home.

Gathering supplies for your buddy is the first step: Gather the everyday stuff that a dog might need beforehand. A flat buckle, martingale collar, or identification tag is a must. You’ll also need a harness and a 6-foot-long nylon leash.

Make sure you also have food and water bowls, a bed, and toys for your pet. Opt for toys that are unlikely to be swallowed, such as Nylabones. You might also want to get them a den, an appropriately sized playpen, where your dog can stand up and turn around without hindrance.

Make a routine: Chalk out a regime beforehand among the members of the house. Things like who will walk the dog and when, times of feeding, will your dog be allowed on the furniture or not, where are they supposed to rest at night, and if any places are off-limits, you need to be sure of it ahead of time.

Plan their homecoming: Make sure you’re home for a few days after you bring your dog in. This will help you spend quality time with your pet and help in creating a strong bond.

Ensure that your pets are healthy: If you already have other pets, ensure that they are overall healthy and up to date with their shots before you bring another pet home. You must visit the vet with your new dog within the first week for a general health checkup.

Dogs need a lot of playtime and physical exercise for their physical and mental well-being. Thus, you have to plan an exercise regime and fun games for your pet. Remember that the first few weeks are essential in deciding the bond between you and your dog.

For working pet owners who stay at work for the most part of the day, it could be helpful to consult with doggie daycare in Marin County for your pet’s daily care and happy health. You could also reach out to us at (415) 897-5471 for more help on dog care and hygiene.

Bridewell Hilltop Boarding Kennels & Cattery is dedicated exclusively to the care of dogs, cats, and small animals other than reptiles. Bridewell specializes in dog boarding, cat boarding, pet grooming and more for the areas of Novato, San Rafael and Marin County.