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The first few months with a puppy

Bringing home a puppy is one of the most exciting moments in a dog lover’s life. But the first few months with a puppy can also be a whirlwind of joy, chaos, and learning. From endless puppy cuddles to the not-so-glamorous potty training, these early days are full of surprises. Join us as we explore what to expect, tips for success, and how Omlet products can help you and your puppy have a smooth start.

Two puppies on the Topology dog bed

What you need to know about puppies

They have endless energy 

Puppies are a bundle of energy that can keep you on your toes. If you’re expecting a little ball of fur to lie at your feet all day, you might be surprised by their boundless enthusiasm. Puppies need a lot of exercise, and without it, they can become restless and destructive. So in the first few months with your new puppy you’ll want to prepare for frequent walks, playtime, and interactive dog toys to help them burn off energy.

Teething pains are real

Teething is a challenging phase for both puppies and their owners. As their teeth come in, puppies experience discomfort and will chew on anything to relieve the pain. This stage can last for several months, and it’s essential to have appropriate chew toys and teething solutions on hand to prevent them from destroying furniture, shoes, or other valuable items. A durable dog bed will also be in order to ensure your puppy’s sleeping quarters don’t become their chewing station.

Socialisation is crucial

One key aspect of raising a puppy is socialisation. During the first few months, puppies are more open to new experiences and people. This is the prime time to introduce them to a variety of environments, people, and other animals to ensure they grow up to be well-adjusted adults. Without proper socialization, they might develop fear-based behaviours or aggression. Just be sure to always consult first with your vet to make sure your new pup is up to date on necessary vaccinations and is allowed to be around other dogs

Training should start early

Training is another critical component of a puppy’s early development. The sooner you start, the easier it will be to teach them good behaviour and basic commands. Early training not only helps with obedience but also strengthens the bond between you and your puppy. Consider starting with simple commands like sit, stay, and come. Consistency is key, so make training sessions short and fun.

Puppy love

One of the best parts of having a puppy is the sheer cuteness they bring into your life. Those big puppy eyes, tiny paws, and playful antics can melt anyone’s heart. You’ll find yourself taking endless photos and videos to capture every adorable moment. Puppies have a way of making even the most mundane activities feel special.

And it’s likely that cuteness overload that creates such a strong initial bond between you and your new pup. As you care for them, play with them, and train them, you’ll develop a unique connection that grows stronger over time. Puppies are incredibly loyal and affectionate, and the first few months are the perfect opportunity to create a lasting relationship.

Things to avoid to prevent bad habits

One of the biggest mistakes new puppy owners make is inconsistent training. If you’re not consistent with commands, rules, and rewards, your puppy will become confused and struggle to learn. It’s essential to establish a routine early on and stick to it. Avoid mixed signals and ensure everyone in your household follows the same guidelines.

And because these small bundles of fur are so cute, it’s easy to let things slide. However, improper puppy training can lead to problems down the road that will be harder to correct as an adult dog. Allowing bad behaviours like jumping on people, nipping, or chewing on inappropriate items can become ingrained habits. Nip these behaviours in the bud by redirecting their energy and providing positive reinforcement for good behaviour.

Puppy products to the rescue

Omlet offers a range of products designed to make the first few months with a puppy as smooth as possible. These items can help with training, comfort, and keeping your puppy entertained. Here’s a look at some of our top products:

Topology Dog Bed: Let’s face it, puppies have lots of accidents – it’s part of their process. So you need a bed that’s easy to clean and handle the wear. That’s where the Topology dog bed comes on. This dog bed features easy-to-wash covers, making cleanup a breeze when your puppy has accidents or gets dirty. And the covers are so durable that even sharp puppy teeth are no match. 

Fido Nook Dog House: Being a puppy is a tough job. Everything is new and the first few months can feel overwhelming. That’s why having a secluded safe spot for your puppy to retreat to is essential for their well-being and development. The Fido Nook Dog House is a comfortable and stylish crate that’s perfect for training and providing a safe space for your puppy and give them their own space in adult life. Bonus – it will double as a piece of modern furniture in your home. 

Omlet Dog Blankets: One of the best ways to offer your puppy comfort and calm is with a soft, snuggly blanket. The Omlet dog blankets offer coziness and warmth for your puppy, whether they’re snuggling in their crate or lounging on the sofa. Try wrapping the dog blanket around you before placing it in your puppy’s crate so they have a familiar scent to help soothe them when you are away. 

Omlet and your dog

Omlet understands that raising a puppy is both rewarding and challenging. That’s why we’re dedicated to creating products that make owning a puppy as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. By focusing on what makes the relationship between people and pets special, Omlet continues to design innovative solutions that support you and your puppy, from those first few months, through their senior years. With products such as our easy-to-clean dog beds, dog blankets and dog crates, coupled with a little patience, you’ll find that having a puppy is one of the most delightful experiences you could wish for. 

Puppy stretching out by the Fido Nook Studio

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