Did someone in your home get a puppy from Santa Claus this holiday season? Thousands of families across the country added a new animal to their household on December 25th. If you are one of these households you will want to make sure that you are prepared for your newest addition. Orange County Steam Masters is going to walk you through some important things to think about as you bring a new puppy into your home.
Puppy Supplies List
First you will need to make sure that you have all of the supplies that you will need for your puppy. Your puppy needs quite a few things to be comfortable. First you do not want to forget a collar and tag. Make sure that you put your phone number on the tag just in case your puppy escapes. You will also need to purchase a leash so that you can take your puppy on much needed walks to help them burn off some energy. Dog food and dog bowls for both and water are your next order of business. This is an easy one to forget to think about when you purchase a puppy. Other items that you will want to include on your shopping list is a crate, bed, food, and some treats.
Potty Training Dog in a House or Apartment
When you have all of the gear that you need for your puppy you will want to start thinking about training your puppy. Puppies need to be potty trained right away when you bring them into your home. Research shows that it typically takes 4-6 months to fully house train a puppy. It may take up to 12 months in some cases though.
Potty training your puppy is a large project. You will want to have a plan before you begin the process. There are tons of different methods that you can find on how to potty train your dog. It really does not matter which method you choose. The real important thing is that you are consistent about your efforts. If you are not consistent your puppy will not pick up on it and will go potty inside your home instead. In addition to potty training your puppy there is also some obedience training that you will want to do. Puppies are naturally energetic and fun loving. They can learn how to harness that energy if you train them well. Again, there are many different ways that you can go about training your puppies.
Carpet Cleaning, Stain & Odor Removal & More in Santa Ana, Irvine, Anaheim & Huntington Beach California
No matter how prepared you are for your puppy you will definitely end up with some puppy related accidents in your home. Your puppy will inevitably go potty on your carpet, rugs, and furniture. It is important to clean up these accidents as soon as they happen. The longer that they stay on the surface they harder it is to get them off. You will need to plan on having Orange County Steam Masters come out and clean your carpets. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment!