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Building a Bond: Furrylicious® Tips for New Puppy Owners in NJ


Welcoming a new puppy into your home in New Jersey is a feeling of sheer joy. It’s an exciting time indeed, brimming with playful moments, a bit challenging perhaps, but undeniably our furry friends play a crucial role in adding wonderful moments to our lives. This article provides Furrylicious tips for new puppy owners looking to build a beautiful bond with their new family member.

Bringing Your Puppy Home

Bring your puppy home with immense love and a cozy, comfortable space. Make sure to puppy-proof your home, remove any harmful objects, and provide a designated area for the little pooch.

  1. Prepare a soft and comfortable bed
  2. Buy quality dog food suitable for puppies
  3. Have water and food bowls ready
  4. Get a few chew toys for teething purposes
  5. Set up a puppy gate if needed to limit their area

Training Your Furry Friend

Puppy training from a tender age reaps beneficial results in their future behavior. It’s essential to maintain consistency and patience during the training phase.

  1. Establish a routine for potty training
  2. Start with basic commands such as ‘sit’, ‘stay’, and ‘come’
  3. Socialize your puppy with other dogs (make sure they are healthy and well-known to you until your puppy is fully vaccinated and vet-cleared for interaction) and people
  4. Encourage good behavior with positive reinforcement

Boosting Puppy Health

Proper and regular healthcare ensures our furry friends grow up into healthy dogs. This requires timely vaccination, periodic vet visits, and nutritious meals.

  1. Schedule regular vet appointments
  2. Make sure your puppy is up-to-date on vaccinations
  3. Feed a balanced diet for overall health
  4. Regularly groom your puppy and check for any abnormalities

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the best diet for my puppy?

Consulting your vet will provide you with the best diet advice for your puppy. It is best to limit treats and snacks and, as challenging as it can be, do not get them in the habit of eating “people food”. Otherwise, you will have an incessant beggar on your hands for life!

How often should I take my puppy to the vet?

It varies depending on their age and health, but generally they should visit the vet about twice a year.

How can I better socialize my puppy?

Attending puppy classes and regular outings to parks can help your puppy get used to various environments and companions. However, this should not be done until your puppy is fully adjusted to their new home and fully vaccinated with your vets’ ‘clearance’.


Puppies bring infinite joy, laughter, and love into our lives. While the journey might be challenging at times, the connection you’ll be building with your new Furrylicious puppy makes it all worth it. Using these tips, you can give your puppy the best start possible and create a bond that will last a lifetime.