We can’t think of anything more exciting than bringing home a new dog! Whether you chose to adopt a puppy, or rescue an older dog, becoming the proud owner of a fluffy friend is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. To help you both adjust and have the best time together, we’ve put together a list of 5 go-to tips for bringing home your new loyal companion!

 

1. Keep things calm at home 

We know how exciting it is to bring home your new pup! As much as you want him or her to meet your friends, family and everyone else… it’s important that you welcome your new pet into a calm and comfortable environment. Everyone will get to meet your dog eventually, but lots of unfamiliar faces, loud noises and general chaos can be extremely overwhelming for dogs - especially when they haven’t had time to adjust to their new owner and home!

2. Get familiar with the basics of dog training


Whether you’re adopting a young puppy or an older dog, training is an important part of establishing a solid relationship with your pet! There are plenty of online resources, books and even training classes you can get involved in to kick start your dog’s training! Start off small by teaching your dog to sit, come to you, to drop something and to pick something up. These simple but effective tricks can help to improve your new dog’s behaviour and even help to keep them safe when you’re out and about. Treat your new fluffy friend to some tasty treats to reward their progress. Our new Fantail snack range has just launched in stores and will be available online soon

 

 

3. Find a good local vet

This one will be sure to give you peace of mind! While we hope you won’t need it often, a great vet will help your dog to live a long and healthy life! It’s important to find a good, local vet before you bring home your new pet. Find a trustworthy and reliable professional who you can visit to make sure that your pet is healthy, happy and up to date with any vaccines or medications. Ask a friend or another dog owner if they can recommend a great vet, or pay a visit to your local veterinary surgery and get to know your options! 

 

4. Gradually introduce a routine 

Dogs thrive when they have an established routine in place! By gradually introducing a routine for every day, including regular meal times, walking times and bathroom breaks, your dog will get familiar with what each day looks like. This helps them to feel more calm and adjusted to their new home and owner! 

There are lots of benefits that come with having a good routine in place. It’s great for setting boundaries with your new pet and helps them to understand the idea of following rules

 

5. Prepare the essentials for their arrival  

With lots of different dog products and accessories available on the market, it can feel overwhelming trying to prepare your home for your new pup’s arrival! Well, let’s make it easy…

You don’t need to go on a huge shopping spree straight away, but here’s a list of some essentials to start off with! Have you checked out our online store? We can help you get ready in one click, with our collection of premium dog beds and accessories!

  • Bed
    Go for something stylish but supportive, like one of our Fantail Stargaze mattresses, or our Snooze and Snug baskets. Our collection of premium pet beds feature orthopaedic memory foam that supports the muscle, spine and joints of your pet. For your convenience, our pet bed covers are water and stain-resistant and easy to clean

  • Collar and leash: 
    Choose a stylish but practical matching collar and leash set for all of those outdoor adventures! Our Fantail collar and leash range features handmade designs and high-quality Italian leather, in a variety of colours and sizes for every dog.

  • Food and treats: 
    Stock up on food and some tasty but nutritious snacks for training and rewarding your dog with. Our Fantail Snack range will be available online soon, packed with fresh meat and superfood
    ingredients! 

  • Food and water bowls: 
    Stainless steel bowls are the most hygienic option and they are easy to clean! 

  • Toys:
    Help your new pet to feel at home with their very own set of toys! Chewy toys are a fun and popular choice and soft toys can be a nice companion for your new pooch.

  • Baby/dog gates: 
    If you live with children or want to make sure that your dog doesn’t enter parts of your home, you can invest in a set of gates that are easy to assemble. 

  • A tag: 
    Once you’ve chosen a stylish collar for your pup, you can add a personalised tag with your contact details. This is an important feature in the event that your dog wanders off somewhere and you need to be contacted!

 


And... Enjoy!

After reading the 5 tips we shared with you today, you should feel ready to introduce your new family member to their new home! 

We know it can feel like a lot and it can be stressful, but you will get the hang of it pretty quickly! And soon enough, being a dog parent will feel like second nature to you. 

If you have a family member or a friend who is planning to get a new dog, share this article with them so they can get started in their own journey!

And last but not least, if you're planning to home a new pet, let us know in the comment section which breed and when it will arrive! We might treat one of you with a surprise

We can’t think of anything more exciting than bringing home a new dog! Whether you chose to adopt a puppy, or rescue an older dog, becoming the proud owner of a fluffy friend is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. To help you both adjust and have the best time together, we’ve put together a list of 5 go-to tips for bringing home your new loyal companion!

 

1. Keep things calm at home 

We know how exciting it is to bring home your new pup! As much as you want him or her to meet your friends, family and everyone else… it’s important that you welcome your new pet into a calm and comfortable environment. Everyone will get to meet your dog eventually, but lots of unfamiliar faces, loud noises and general chaos can be extremely overwhelming for dogs - especially when they haven’t had time to adjust to their new owner and home!

2. Get familiar with the basics of dog training


Whether you’re adopting a young puppy or an older dog, training is an important part of establishing a solid relationship with your pet! There are plenty of online resources, books and even training classes you can get involved in to kick start your dog’s training! Start off small by teaching your dog to sit, come to you, to drop something and to pick something up. These simple but effective tricks can help to improve your new dog’s behaviour and even help to keep them safe when you’re out and about. Treat your new fluffy friend to some tasty treats to reward their progress. Our new Fantail snack range has just launched in stores and will be available online soon

 

 

3. Find a good local vet

This one will be sure to give you peace of mind! While we hope you won’t need it often, a great vet will help your dog to live a long and healthy life! It’s important to find a good, local vet before you bring home your new pet. Find a trustworthy and reliable professional who you can visit to make sure that your pet is healthy, happy and up to date with any vaccines or medications. Ask a friend or another dog owner if they can recommend a great vet, or pay a visit to your local veterinary surgery and get to know your options! 

 

4. Gradually introduce a routine 

Dogs thrive when they have an established routine in place! By gradually introducing a routine for every day, including regular meal times, walking times and bathroom breaks, your dog will get familiar with what each day looks like. This helps them to feel more calm and adjusted to their new home and owner! 

There are lots of benefits that come with having a good routine in place. It’s great for setting boundaries with your new pet and helps them to understand the idea of following rules

 

5. Prepare the essentials for their arrival  

With lots of different dog products and accessories available on the market, it can feel overwhelming trying to prepare your home for your new pup’s arrival! Well, let’s make it easy…

You don’t need to go on a huge shopping spree straight away, but here’s a list of some essentials to start off with! Have you checked out our online store? We can help you get ready in one click, with our collection of premium dog beds and accessories!

  • Bed
    Go for something stylish but supportive, like one of our Fantail Stargaze mattresses, or our Snooze and Snug baskets. Our collection of premium pet beds feature orthopaedic memory foam that supports the muscle, spine and joints of your pet. For your convenience, our pet bed covers are water and stain-resistant and easy to clean

  • Collar and leash: 
    Choose a stylish but practical matching collar and leash set for all of those outdoor adventures! Our Fantail collar and leash range features handmade designs and high-quality Italian leather, in a variety of colours and sizes for every dog.

  • Food and treats: 
    Stock up on food and some tasty but nutritious snacks for training and rewarding your dog with. Our Fantail Snack range will be available online soon, packed with fresh meat and superfood
    ingredients! 

  • Food and water bowls: 
    Stainless steel bowls are the most hygienic option and they are easy to clean! 

  • Toys:
    Help your new pet to feel at home with their very own set of toys! Chewy toys are a fun and popular choice and soft toys can be a nice companion for your new pooch.

  • Baby/dog gates: 
    If you live with children or want to make sure that your dog doesn’t enter parts of your home, you can invest in a set of gates that are easy to assemble. 

  • A tag: 
    Once you’ve chosen a stylish collar for your pup, you can add a personalised tag with your contact details. This is an important feature in the event that your dog wanders off somewhere and you need to be contacted!

 


And... Enjoy!

After reading the 5 tips we shared with you today, you should feel ready to introduce your new family member to their new home! 

We know it can feel like a lot and it can be stressful, but you will get the hang of it pretty quickly! And soon enough, being a dog parent will feel like second nature to you. 

If you have a family member or a friend who is planning to get a new dog, share this article with them so they can get started in their own journey!

And last but not least, if you're planning to home a new pet, let us know in the comment section which breed and when it will arrive! We might treat one of you with a surprise

By Milly Osborne

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