There is nothing on the planet more adorable than a brand new puppy. These guys prove that being small and adorable is really hard work. These 20 puppers prove that they take napping so seriously they can literally do it anywhere.
This little guy was supposed to be navigating:
Bringing home a new puppy can be one of the most exciting times imaginable for a family. Coming home with the newest furry member of the family will be a day no one soon forgets. Don’t forget, however, that a new puppy comes with many responsibilities.
This little fella has found an… interesting spot for his head:
FIND A VET
The first thing you want to do when you bring home your new fur baby is to find a reputable veterinarian. Just like you would with your baby when finding a good doctor, the same goes for your new pupper.
This little girl just wants someone to rub her belly:
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR FIRST VISIT TO THE VET
Puppies first visit to the doctor is an important one, and you will need to prepare for the visit. There are a lot of things to discuss and learn. You want to discuss the following:
- the vaccination schedule
- learn how to control external and internal parasites
- learn about how to watch for signs of illness
- find out the best time to spay/neuter your new puppy
Piglets and puppers nap like pros:
QUALITY FOOD IS VITAL
Make sure to find a reputable food to feed your new baby. Their body is growing, and therefore it is vital they get on a proper diet so they can grow strong and healthy with lots of time to spend with their new family.
These two prove that naps with friends can be fantastic!
Look for a statement from the Association of American Feed Control Offices (AAFCO) on whatever package of food you choose. Checking the label will ensure that you are getting the proper food for your puppy’s nutritional requirements.
This little girl must have fallen asleep while she was practicing sitting like people.
Small and medium-sized dogs can make the switch to adult food around 9 to 12 months. However, large breed dogs shouldn’t make the switch until they are around two years of age.
This beautiful boy said, “even if I barely fit, I still sits.”
Feed your new puppy multiple times per day and always make sure that he or she has plenty of fresh water in their bowl, as well. Check the package and follow your vet’s instructions for how much food and how often.
These are the infamous park bench pupper nappers; they are armed and dangerous. Armed with cuteness and dangerous because you will want to bring every single one of them home.
ESTABLISH A BATHROOM ROUTINE
Possibly one of the biggest challenges to having a new puppy is training them to use the bathroom outside. Don’t fret, though; it isn’t as hard as you think. There are some handy tips to help you along the way.
This adorable girl is playing airplane!
The keys to potty training your new baby are patience, positive reinforcement, planning, and lots of cleaning supplies. Make sure that when baby manages to go pee or poo outside to give them lots of treats, praise, and positive reinforcement.
This little guy is all about making the best of a bad situation:
Knowing when to take your pupper out for a potty break is key. Following are times you always want to make sure to take the little nipper out for a walk.
- when you get up in the morning
- before you go to bed at night
- right after your new baby eats or drinks a lot of water
- when he/she wakes up from a nap like these guys are taking
- during and after any physical activity like playing or taking a walk
Stop laughing! Who among us hasn’t fallen asleep in their desk?
WATCH FOR SIGNS OF EARLY ILLNESS
You will want to watch your new baby closely for signs of illness. That can include the following:
- No Appetite
- Not gaining weight
- Swollen or painful tummy
- Lethargy (more than usual, anyway)
- Difficulty breathing
- Pale gums
- Red, swollen, or discharge from eyes
- Discharge from the nose
- Unable to go pee or poop
This little guy just wanted to get to the end of the chapter.
TEACH THEM WELL
Make sure to start right away to teach your new pupper how to have good manners. For a full life of friends and family, training your new dog is vital.
Don’t worry; he’s only dead to the world.
Teaching your puppy to obey commands like sit, stay, and come will help them impress your friends as well as learning manners. Not only that, but this will also help the new baby learn how to stay safe.
At least this one ended up in a bed, even if she has it backward.
One of the most important things you can do for your new pupper is to socialize them. Let them meet not only other people but other dogs as well. Take them for walks and to the dog park as often as possible to get the best results.
This little girl is getting a lesson on how to nap properly from a grown-up doggo.
Most of all, remember with your new puppy that they need lots of love and attention.
This dude needed a break from all those kibbles, apparently.
This guy seems to have found a solution to no longer fitting in only one flower pot.
Yet another navigator, gone all too soon.
Don’t shame her! Who hasn’t fallen asleep on their head while upside down with their butt in the air?
Last but not least, this little lady proves that even after they grow up sometimes dogs still take napping so seriously, they can do it just about anywhere. Hey, at least this guy is near a dog bed.