Tag: puppy

puppy looking away

So you’re bringing home a new puppy! This is such an exciting time and there is so much to prepare.

I want to make it easier for you to be ready for anything, so here is my shopping list for you. It’s long; beware… But you know that you’ve got lots of prep to do to set you puppy up for success!

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A German Shepherd rescue dog, Salinger.

Salinger has been with me for one week and so far I have taught him to sit. That’s it. I’m not worried about “obedience” at this stage. He’s just a puppy! What I’m worried about are positive experiences. We explore the neighbourhood, we try a different route every day, we visit local businesses (paramedics, police station, long-term care facility, construction sites, etc) and even if it’s just stepping in the door and experiencing a different kind of flooring and having a few treats and a little dance party, that’s a great experience. I don’t expect anything of him!

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