Remember that your puppy is still growing. When you pick up your puppy, they should be good going out every two to three hours during the day. You can slowly work to extend this time. Getting them out the door quickly first thing in the morning is important. Then try to stick to a predictable schedule as they get used to the routine.
Getting a new puppy also means getting the right supplies to welcome your new puppy home and make him or her a happy and health member of your household. In addition to having a healthy puppy, you also want a puppy who is well socialized and adjusted to having a harmonious life with your family, friends, neighbors, and strangers you may meet at the dog park, walks downtown, hikes, vet visits, a day at the beach and any of life's great adventures. Help your puppy grow into an amazing dog and member of your family and community!
We recommend getting an Amazon Prime membership so that you can get all of your supplies delivered to your doorstep - often within one to 3 days. Raleigh just introduced same day delivery, so you can get your delivery literally within hours!
You can also get quality grain free foods at Tractor Supply, Pet Smart, Pet Co, and Independently Owned Pet Shops. You can find some grain free food at Whole Food, Earth Fare, Fresh Market, and Trader Joe's. At national mega store grocers, you will have to search the isle for good grain free good as most are full of corn fillers. Rachael Ray can now be found in many stores. Purina One is moderately OK. Amazon is still your best bet for quality food delivered to your door - which is nice when it is a 40 pound bag!