So your new puppy is ready to come
home! This is a very exciting time. Some things you will need
to consider before your puppy arrives are below.
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someone be home with puppy for a while when she first comes to
live with you? It is a good idea to arrange to have holidays
when your new pup first arrives, or to arrange for someone
trustworthy to be home. Your puppy will need to get used to
their new home, and someone should be there to help them with
this transition period. They will need to be crate trained and
toilet trainined and have fresh water at all times as well as
getting fed on time. Young puppies will need at least two
meals during the day time.
You will need a couple of good
water bowls for both inside and outside and well as a food
bowl. Stainless Steel bowls are the most durable and hygenic
for this purpose. There will also have to be a supply of food
ready for your pup (see our article on diet for feeding
information). Make sure you have a couple of very good quality
toys for your puppy to chew on - Nylabones or similar are
excellent for this. You will also need several toys just for
fun, flat collar and lead, flea / tick treatment, worming
tablets etc. There is also bedding to get ready, a crate and a
supply of old rags and cleaning agents for any 'accidents'
which are likely to occur until your pup is
It is a good idea if you and your family
have a talk first about your new puppy to make sure you are
all very consistant in the upbringing of your Boxer. Establish
if your Boxer will be allowed on the couch for instance. You
will only end up with a very confused dog if some members
allow him on the couch and others don't!