Features November 2014 Issue

The First Week with a New Puppy

If you have to leave your puppy alone for more than a couple of hours, heíll need a safe enclosure to keep him out of any danger (such as chewing electrical cords) and to keep him from practicing unwanted behaviors (like pottying on the rug or chewing the sofa).

The First Week with a New Puppy

A step-by-step primer on the first weeks with a new puppy.

Itís one of the best feelings in the whole world Ė those first few hours with your new puppy when everything is perfect and anything is possible. It doesnít take long, however, for that bubble to burst. It could be the very first day, when you step in that pile of puppy poo on your Persian carpet, or find deep puppy tooth gouges in your treasured pair of Jimmy Choo shoes. It might be that first night, when you pop your pup into his crate for the first time and crawl into your bed, only to be treated to a few pitiful whimpers, then a chorus of cries, and finally a non-stop serenade of screaming as your pup broadcasts to the world how lost and lonely he is.

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