March the 23rd is National Puppy Day, a special day to celebrate all things puppy. Let’s face it puppies are cute and cuddly, and every dog lover will tell you about that first moment when their eyes locked in on their new bundle of joy. However, for some owners the cuteness soon fades and what is left is the reality of taking care of a new life which can be daunting. That’s why it’s important for any new pet parent to be prepared so that they can give their new puppy the right start in life to ensure it stays healthy and happy. In return the love and care you give your puppy will be returned to you for years to come.
Perfect-Pets Books has a selection of Essential Guides that explore 20 of the most popular dog breeds. Each book covers all the essential information needed to help you feel confident to provide the best care possible for your new puppy. The Essential Guides walk owners through all the important steps from bringing a new puppy home; feeding and immunisation; microchipping; and basic training.
Choosing the right puppy for your home
The most important choice a new pet parent must make is finding the right kind of breed of dog for their home and family. Dogs make great companions and they come in a variety of sizes. Depending on their breed they also have a special skill set which will be innate to them. Breeds such as Jack Russells, Beagles and Miniature Schnauzers love to dig and need to be given opportunities to get out and explore so that they can use these inherent traits. While other breeds such as Golden retrievers, Chihuahuas and Pugs enjoy being out but also love to cuddle. These breeds are known for staying close to their owners, and for some preferably in their laps!