J&M Aquatics and Pet Center

There is a lot that goes into preparation for your new puppy.


  1. Vet Checkup

Taking your puppy to the vet may seem like a tedious job; however, a visit to the veterinarian to complete a thorough health check is crucial to the overall well-being of your animal. This way, the veterinarian can inform you about flea prevention, neutering, checking for health problems, and vaccinations.

  1. Set a Routine

Dogs need a routine to help them adjust to their new life. Schedule mealtimes, playtime, and walks for them; use the schedule to train and get them comfortable in their new environment.

  1. Grooming

Grooming is an absolute must to keep their hygiene in check! Introduce these practices early on to develop trust between you and your dog. Keep up with regular brushing and nail trimming and find a professional groomer who is credible and within your budget.

  1. Socialization and Training

Sometimes dogs can be shy; avoid this by taking your puppy to parks and allowing them to get familiar with being around other dogs and people. Socializing is crucial in the training process and forms their behavior. Begin basic obedience training by using positive reinforcement techniques. Teach simple commands like sit, stay, come, etc. Certain dog breeds will need proper training done by professional dog trainers.

For more information on finding a dog trainer, check out these websites.


Remember to be patient and kind to your new puppy. It will take some time for your dog to settle into their new life, be mindful of their needs, and show them love and affection.

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