4 Things You Should Know Before Becoming a Dog Pawrent
If you’re reading this, you must be considering being a pawrent or you are already one. In any case, we are happy you’ve decided to embark on this journey to dedicating yourself to a little furry friend. It won’t be easy but we promise you will not regret it.
We’re here to lend a helping paw to make your journey a little easier.
We’ve gathered 4 things we wish we knew before we became pawrents ourselves.
1. Choo-choo Train
Your new pup will likely have had some sort of training in the shelters but they could have picked up some bad habits as well. In the initial stages, it’s best to correct and train them before they get comfortable with getting things their way.
Building a good habit is crucial because it can be embedded into its adaptation.
Your new dog might have been potty trained already but you need to retrain it to do the deed in a new environment.
2. Be prepared
Just like with a newborn, you want to be prepared to make the little one feel welcomed. There are things you know you’ll need as a parent to get them ahead of time! For example, some given ones are bed, toys, food and water bowl, poopie bags, food, and a dog crate. There’s nothing worse than bringing your dog home and having to set things up while your little friend is running around exploring (who is going to take all the cute videos?)
3. Get a chip
It’s probably not the first thing on your mind, but getting a chip for your doggie will relieve you from all the panic in the future. A chip will calm your mind if your doggie ever runs off without you noticing. It’s not the cheapest thing to get but it is worth the investment in the long run. Plus, it’s a one time payment thing where you don’t have to worry about it once it’s done!
4. Consider CBD products
Whether your adopted dog has had a difficult past or not, having some CBD products prepared would not hurt. Our chewable treat does wonders for your pet, especially in the initial stage of transitioning into its new environment. And don’t worry, CBD products are safe for pets. So you can relax and give your new friend a treat to chew on. We prefer the chewables over the oils because we can use it as a treat for them. Killing two birds with one stone, why not? CBD brings many benefits to your dog friend and can improve its overall wellness.
Remember, becoming a pawrent is daunting but the reward outweighs everything else. No matter how much you prepare yourself for that furry friend, you cannot plan for everything that’s going to happen. Remember to take a deep breath and just enjoy the experience! You’re going to remember all the fun moments when you think back.