We’re not trying to put you off – it’s just important to be prepared for the reality of bringing a pup that’s left its mum and siblings into a whole new world. They may be excited and want to explore everywhere, they may be afraid, and they’re likely to need a lot of time and effort to settle in and train. The more of both you can commit, the sooner your puppy will become a well-adjusted member of your family.
We recommend you do your research about your chosen dog’s breed or rescue dogs, and what type of behaviour you can expect from them in future. Learn how big they could grow and how this will fit with your home and lifestyle. Read up on puppies and look for honest experiences from other puppy parents online or among people you know so you’re truly prepared for the demanding, exciting experience to come.