Before you bring your new Husky home there are a few things that you need to have. There are also certain things that you’ll need to know and take into consideration before picking up your puppy. Some of these things are pretty basics for all dogs. Their common sense things that you’ll need even if your puppy isn’t a brand new, mouth slobbering, Husky.
- Collars and leashes
- ID tags
- food and water dishes
- grooming tools
- dog bed
- gates and chew toys
Again, these are the basics. These should be brought home for any dog that you might be eyeballing. When you decided to bring a puppy home this is a life changing experience for both of you. For the puppy everything has been taken away from it. Their mother, siblings, familiar surroundings and smells. The same is said for you, a change of everyday life, sleep patterns, what you need to buy to keep your dog healthy and many more unknown variables.
All puppies have a tendency to get sick on the ride home. This is very normal. When you pick your puppy up for the first time, it would be best to bring a kitchen towel, plastic bags, wet wipes and even a couple blankets. Another part you need to be prepared for is that your Husky will not have had all of it’s necessary shots. Try to steer clear of rest stops. These areas usually have had hundreds of dogs roaming around and your puppy is prone to easily catching something. Once you arrive home your puppy will probably be quite worn out from the journey home. The best thing to do is to let them sleep and rest up.
Once the puppy wakes up, from hopefully its rather long nap, take it straight outside to a spot that you prefer it to go to the bathroom. Once the puppy begins to go to the bathroom give it praise. Afterwards you can bring the puppy inside and offer it some food and water. At first it is easiest to let your Husky sleep in the same room as you. Leaving it alone for the first part of it’s life can be difficult on both of you.
It’s only fair for a Husky pup that has been ripped out of it’s environment and tossed into something completely new to have someone around them that is giving them love. The same love, that in return, they will give you back ten fold. Huskies are a wonderful dog breed. They are incredibly beautiful and full of heart and a wild spirit. In the beginning things can be tough and it will be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. If you keep at it and give the most attention you can to your Husky, everything will work out in the end. It will be a lifelong relationship between you and man’s best friend.