Having a teacup puppy for the first time can be very exciting. Not only are these tiny animals cute and adorable, but they can also serve as the perfect home companion, especially for kids. But maybe you want to know right now what to expect for week1 with your new teacup puppy. Well, what follows are some tips that can make this first week with your puppy fun and exciting.
You can expect your puppy to settle in
The first week is really all about settling in. Your concern for this week is to make a good first impression for your puppy. Your neighbors as well as your friends are probably all excited to see your new puppy. But the first week is not the time for your puppy to begin socialization. The last thing that you want to happen if for your puppy to feel overwhelmed. After all, it has only been alive for a few days. So keep it low-key for the meantime and tell your friends and relatives to be patient and wait until the puppy is ready to meet them. For the first week, it is important that the puppy becomes familiar with the members of the household first.
Your new puppy will want a space of its own
The first week is the perfect time for you to get your puppy a crate. You need to choose the right size crate for your puppy. Since it is a teacup, then you don’t expect it to grow big. But still, you need to consider the adult size of your puppy when buying a crate. You may need a full day to introduce your puppy to his crate. You need to make the crate comfortable for your puppy. Add some towels or blankets to it so your new puppy can cozy up to it when it is time for bedtime. You don’t need to buy an expensive dog bed for now. After all, you still don’t know whether your puppy is a bed destroyer or not.
Your new puppy will be ready for house training
The first week is the perfect time for you to start house training your puppy. You need to supervise it closely for the time being to watch out for “accidents.” You should follow her when he is walking around the house. During times that you can’t watch him then you need to place him inside his crate. If he treats his crate like a bedroom then you can expect him not to make a mess in it. If your puppy shows good behavior then you need to give it some treats as a form of reward. This will help to reinforce positive behavior in your puppy.
You can expect your puppy to get close to you
As your puppy becomes familiar with you you can expect it to show affection. Be sure to reciprocate the gesture. Enjoy this first week with your puppy. This is a great time for you to establish a good bond with him.