NYC Puppy Care Services
Taking Care of a New Puppy in New York City
Taking care of your puppy can be a full-time job, but as our clients know, spending time on training and puppy care during the first few months of a dog’s life pays off. Obedience training, potty training, socialization, and regular walks are important to keep a puppy happy, healthy, and under control. Several hours a day need to be devoted to your puppy’s well-being and steps must be taken to stop bad habits from forming. This is especially true during the first few months of a puppy’s life, when bowel and bladder control can be difficult, and socialization, affection, and consistent positive reinforcement training are crucial.
We work with our happy families and their pets, and we’re happy to provide tips and informational handouts to get you started with your new puppy the right way. In addition, our clients love the resources page on our website where we have assembled some of the best educational resources on essentially any dog topic you could imagine. If you are looking for intensive dog training, or don’t have as much time to dedicate to training as you would like, we can refer you to some great dog trainers and behaviorists.
The Challenges of New York City Puppy Care
Puppy care requires a lot of attention. From 8 weeks to 6 months, we recommend that a puppy should not be left alone for more than 3-4 hours at a time. Regularly handling and socializing the puppy is extremely important, and it’s best to introduce dogs to other animals and people early, as this will ensure a healthy reaction and keep the puppy calm and balanced.
Puppy nutrition should be monitored from an early age, and patience is essential whether you’re training tricks, housebreaking your dog, or starting them on loose leash walking. Simple commands like come, sit, stay, drop, and off should be introduced as early as possible, as this builds obedience. Puppies need terms to be regularly and consistently repeated – it helps to have a basic understanding of how dogs hear and respond to commands from their owners. During our puppy visits, we emphasize and make sure that we are all using the same vocabulary and commands.
We recommend scheduling puppy visits several times a day during the first few months of a puppy’s life, as this will help develop a consistent routine for your dog and avoid destructive chewing and house training issues while you’re out of your house at work or running errands. It’s hard in the city, especially if you live in an area or work a job that makes walking a dog regularly, difficult. Unfortunately, many New York City puppy owners don’t have the time, energy, or right puppy care tips to properly housebreak their animals and to catch and stop habits like biting and jumping. The result is dogs with bad habits, which aren’t good for the animals or their owners. These habits can be gradually trained out of a dog, but it’s best to use expert NYC puppy care services early to help raise your pup into the dog that it was born to be.
Puptopia Puppy Power!
We offer puppy care services with a special emphasis on teaching skills that will serve your puppy well, because we intend to be there with you and your dog throughout its life. Regular puppy visits throughout the day during first few months of a puppy’s life are essential. By focusing on the fundamentals and using experience built up over years of successfully helping raise puppies, we will help keep your puppy happy, healthy, and obedient in NYC despite the intrinsic challenges of raising a dog in a major city.
New York City puppy care services can be difficult to choose, but by introducing your puppy to the right training techniques and curbing bad habits with the help of our regular puppy care, you can get off on the right foot (or paw).