March 9, 2018
Our pet counselors will instruct you on the steps necessary to bring a puppy home, but it will take someone at home to make sure that training occurs. What better time to train the puppy where to go potty than when the kids are at home so that they can let the puppy outside and show it where to go? People say a puppy is a great way to teach responsibility to children, and this is the way to accomplish both tasks!
The first week in a new home is a big change for a puppy. Having your kids at home during Spring Break lets them be with the puppy while he or she explores the new surroundings. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they have to spend every second with the puppy, as it will be important to get the puppy into the normal routine once the kids go back to school. If this means kennel-training, then you can ease the puppy into that by having someone at home for progressively less periods of time over the week. Plus, this will give the kids something to do to keep them busy!
Bringing a puppy home during Spring Break will get a head start on the summer months because having your routine and training already done means that you can move on to the fun stuff, like bringing your puppy with you on vacation!