Bringing a Puppy Home

Preparation is essential when bringing your puppy home. If possible an old blanket or piece of your clothing should be given to the breeder once you have decided on your puppy.

When you collect your puppy it should be bought home in this piece of material and used to line the dog's bed. This will provide some security with the smell of both you and their mother and littermates.

Once the breed has been chosen you need to find your puppy. This can be done through newspapers, advertisements at pet shops or veterinary practices, animal welfare shelters or, most commonly, breeders. Going to a certified Kennel Club breeder provides a high level of security, precautions should be taken when looking at puppies from other breeders:

Find out about Best Behaviour School for Dogs' puppy classes in Sevenoaks.