Welcoming the new addition to your home could require some effort especially if it is your first time owning a pet. The best thing with pets is that they settle in fast especially when they feel loved and welcomed. You can document your journey with your little friend through photos, there are lots of affordable cameras to help you do so.
To start off on a good slate, here tips to help your cat or dog seamlessly transition from their other life and into yours.
Our Top Five Tips
Training: This a great way to establish a great bond with your pup or cat. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming, begin with simple stuff and with no time you will be inseparable, they will want to spend every single minute next to you.
Be prepared: You also wouldn’t want to be taken to a place where you don’t feel welcomed. Make sure everything that the pet will need is bought before their arrival. This goes a long way in showing them you were ready to have them in your life. You also don’t want to discover there are things you need to get when the pet is already in your home.
Be patient: This is a whole new world to the pet. They will need time to adjust to the new environment. Don’t rush them and always show them love even when things don’t look like they are going as you had planned.
Have a routine: Even if the pets have a routine from where they came from, that might not fit into your plans. You will need to come up with your own routine right from the first day so that they get used to it. Make sure they are aware of things such as feeding and sleeping area from day one.
Behavior: Let every family member or even friend know how to behave in your pet’s presence. Animals are different but there are pets that will feel stressed and anxious in the presence of a big group. Take everything in stride and ensure the people around the pet are also aware that there are certain things they can’t do, such as shouting in the pet’s presence.
Above all these, you are responsible for making sure your cat or dog settles in fast, how you behave in their presence will determine how they react to their new surroundings.