- How Can A Puppy Disrupt Your Everyday Routine?
- Common Puppy Problems That Usually Cause Fatigue
- Five Tips For Eliminating Exhaustion Once You Have Adopted A New Puppy
Having a new puppy can often be compared to having a new baby. It will not understand when to sleep, when to play games or where to go to the toilet.
If you are to introduce a new puppy into your home, you need to understand that it will, most of the time, drain your energy and suffocate your routine. A new puppy will, at times, decline to eat or adjust to your preferred diary. So, hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
Most pet parents have confessed that new puppies cause absolute mayhem in the house when left alone. Some parents have gone further to admit that new puppies will chew kids’ house slippers and relentlessly prune your embellished Camelia bush.
Puppies need to manifest attention. This attention usually causes not only physical stress but mental stress and anxiety. Here, we will look at a few details you need to understand all it takes to raise a new puppy, and what you can do if your puppy is causing you a lot of enervation.
How Can A Puppy Disrupt Your Everyday Routine?
This is a question that many pet parents ask. Luckily, the answer is that “It all depends on the puppy’s age.” Different puppy stages will cause altered interruption of your daily routine. Below are two puppy stages that need keen attention;
Very young pups, let’s say like 6-8 weeks old, will follow you anywhere and everywhere. As a pet parent, when your young puppy is curious, she might follow you straight to the road and meet either older and aggressive dogs or hooligan drivers. So, it will be exhaustive to continuously keep an eye on your puppy whenever you leave the house.
Advice: When dealing with a young pup, you need to keep a keen eye and make sure that it does not stray away from the house. Constantly check that she is kept in a separate puppy house or safely locked inside the house.
For the much older pups, let’s say above two months old, they will be curious and frantic. New puppies take up to three weeks to adjust to new environments.
Older puppies will make noise during their first few days in a new environment causing sleepless nights or even distress with your neighbors.
It is essential to familiarize the puppy with its new home. You also need to interact with the puppy slowly to make it adjust to the environment. Do not force the puppy to interact with children (if there are any). Enthusiastic children can cause the puppy to be more frightened, causing woes and destruction.
How A New Puppy Affects Your Daily Routine
Having a new puppy will mean changes to your daily routine. Therefore, you need to adjust accordingly. New puppies will need to be fed, nursed, and groomed on a scheduled basis.
As the pet parent, this continuous attention modifies your working schedule negatively. For instance, you used to wake up at 6 am and get ready for work by 7 am when you did not have a puppy. Now, it means that you will start to wake up earlier to prepare for work while having enough time to prepare food for your puppies.
To successfully achieve a balance between your time and the puppy’s time, there needs to be a strict working routine and schedule.
Dog’s Daily Routine
These routines will help you manage time and reach an understanding with your puppy as she grows. Practices that you should know include; feeding, exercise, resting, and toilet. Once your new puppy is adjusting to the daily routine, you will breathe a sigh of relief and worry less about physical draining.
Below are four routines that cause physical exhaustion, and their solutions
It is always stressful either deciding on the feeding schedule or the recommended puppy feed for your new puppy. Puppies and dogs need to be fed at the same time every day.
These feeds, however, should be of high-quality additions to boost their immune systems and build strong body structures. Puppies, unlike mature dogs, should feed three times a day.
Puppy feeding fundamentals include:
- 6-12 weeks old pups should be fed puppy feeds strictly
- 3-6 months old puppies feed three times a day. These feeds can consist of a mix of puppy feed and energy feed bones
- 6-12 months old puppies should start to feed twice a day. These feeds can include nutrient-rich puppy food and adult maintenance foods
- After age 1: Most owners feed adult dogs two half-portions a day
Taking your puppy out to the toilet is usually exhausting. Puppies will often go to the toilet 30 minutes after they have fed. Taking your puppy to the toilet is also another opportunity to take it for some exercise/strolls.
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Having to go with your dog for exercise regularly means having to do the physical activities with her. You should understand that these exercises will depend on the size of the puppy, age, and breed.
Different dog breeds require different physical exercises. If your puppy is hyper and energetic inside the house, you need to increase her physical activity outside.
Take your puppy outside more often, and allow it to run up and down as she pleases. These activities help her calm down once you get inside the house.
After taking your puppy out for exercise, it now gets to resting time. Allow your puppy ample time to rest and sleep utterly. During this time, when she is resting, you can carry out your regular routine like cleaning the house or attending to your work-related assignments.
Daily Routine Chat
The daily routine chat can change depending on your working schedule. Pet parents with a tight schedule can adjust the timing according to their preferences.
Take your puppy outside to go to the toilet
Give your puppy a healthy breakfast
Take her out for a walk. This is also the perfect opportunity for her to go to the toilet
Allow your puppy to settle down calmly
An ideal time for your pup to take its midday meal and go for a short exercise/toilet
A perfect time to let your puppy outside the house run around as you were its bowl and clean its puppy home
Common Puppy Problems That Usually Cause Fatigue
Dog parents have confessed of the following similar puppy challenges they faced during the pups’ upbringing stage:
1. Separation Anxiety Struggles
Almost all new puppies will whine and bark when left alone. As you prepare to leave for work, often will you will leave your puppy locked up in its room. This act will not only leave you worried about what will happen to your pup but the concern and worry about how she is going to cope alone.
The first few weeks are going to prove a challenging task for you and the puppy. However, with time, it will adjust to the environment, and she will stop barking and howling.
2. Toilet Training
Above, we had looked at the challenges involving toilet training. Puppies need to be trained well when it comes to toilet trepidations. But, the toilet training process if exhausting. She will constantly forget where to poop and what time to pee.
As a trainer, you need to understand the puppy’s feeding habits and routine beforehand to make this process stress-free.
Hyperactivity in puppies includes constant activeness in the pup. She will not just sit still when left alone. Most puppies with hyperactivity disorder will chew, eat feces, nip garments, and lack house-training behavior.
You are advised not to give your puppy too much freedom if you want to tame her.
Some signs of hyperactivity and impulsiveness include:
- Unable to sit still, especially in calm or quiet surroundings
- Excessive physical movement
- Excessive barking
- Acting without thinking
Five Tips For Eliminating Exhaustion Once You Have Adopted A New Puppy
There are a few tips that can help you adjust to life with the arrival of a new pet. Here are five tips that can help you adjust accordingly
- You need to be true about your children’s pet-care abilities and skills.
- In all instances, when you have to leave your puppy alone for an extended period (either an overnight or a few days), you should arrange for Hull in-home pet sitting.
- Embrace “fun activities” with your puppy every day.
- Always remember to give your puppy treats and praise whenever they do something right. Treats and praise heighten the learning process for not only dogs but most pets.
- Do not let your children give too much attention to the puppy. Puppies get overwhelmed when they are continually being shown attention without some time off.
With the above details, you can now handle your puppy with ease, no matter how stressful it can be. Follow the laid down procedures, and the puppy can grow and differentiate between what is right and what is wrong.
If your puppy still shows signs of stubbornness even with the above guide, contact your vet or dog expert and let them assist.
Remember, IT’S BETTER TO REWARD GOOD BEHAVIOR THAN TO QUASH ANY BAD BEHAVIOR. The rewards can include dog biscuits or Scooby snacks.
Zoey is a long-time pet owner and animal rights advocate, a vital part of Purrfect n’ Pawesome. She shares her unique experiences and learnings with her readers to enhance their understanding of pet behavior and nutrition. Along with being an active pet writer, she volunteers at multiple animal shelters, rescue centres with some bespokenly awesome pets.
Zoey has a lot to share when raising the pets and spending life being their true friends. She has a quite pampered Persian cat and a Ragdoll, whom she loves the most. Readout her blogs to know more about being a responsible parent to your beloved pets.
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