Bringing a Crested Puppy Home for the First Time

Bringing a new Chinese Crested puppy home for the first time can be an exciting but stressful experience for both you and the puppy. The transition from the breeder or shelter to your home can be overwhelming for the puppy, and it is important to take the time to make sure they feel safe and comfortable. Here are some tips to help you and your new puppy have a smooth transition into your home.

  1. Stay calm. The first thing to keep in mind when bringing your new puppy home is to stay calm. Puppies can sense your emotions and if you are stressed or anxious, they will likely mirror that behavior. Take deep breaths and try to remain relaxed, as this will help the puppy feel more at ease.
  2. Keep a regular routine. Keeping a regular routine is important for puppies as it helps them to understand their new environment and what is expected of them. Stick to regular feeding, potty, and exercise times as much as possible to help them feel more secure.
  3. Create a safe environment. Puppies need a safe and comfortable environment to feel at ease. Make sure to puppy-proof your home and create a cozy space for them to sleep, such as a crate or a bed in a quiet room.
  4. Exercise regularly. Exercise is important for all dogs, but especially for puppies. Regular exercise will help to tire them out and make them more relaxed. Take them for walks, play fetch, and engage in other activities that will help them get the physical and mental stimulation they need.
  5. Look for signs of stress. It is important to be aware of the signs of stress in your new puppy. These can include excessive barking, whining, hiding, or not eating. If you notice any of these signs, take the time to calm them down and reassure them that they are safe.
  6. Help them feel calm with love. Love and affection are essential for a puppy’s well-being. Spend time with your puppy, cuddle, and give them plenty of positive reinforcement for good behavior.
  7. Bring soft things from home. To help the transition feel more like home, bring something familiar from their previous home such as a blanket or toy. This can help the puppy feel more comfortable in their new surroundings. Don’t worry, we will make sure you have soft things with mom’s scent to ease the transition.

By following these tips, you can help your new Chinese Crested puppy feel more comfortable and secure in their new home. Remember to be patient and understanding as they adjust to their new surroundings, and always show them love and affection. With time and patience, you and your new puppy will be able to bond and create a happy home together.

If you are interested in adopting a Chinese Crested, please contact us to get on our waiting list and birth announcements.