Bringing Your New Dachshund Puppy Home: Step-by-Step Instructions

You’ve just adopted an adorable Dachshund puppy. Congratulations! Dachshunds are a wonderful breed and great companions. However, it’s important you’re prepared when you bring your Dachshund home. That’s why we’ve created this list of step-by-step instructions to help your new pup settle into their new home.

Getting Ready to Pick Up Your Puppy

This may be the most important step in preparing to bring your puppy home. Proper preparation will make the transition all the more easier for your pup. Here’s what you should do:

  • Schedule the pick-up day for a weekend, ideally a long weekend
  • Buy pet supplies, such as a leash, crate, food, toys, and more
  • Puppy proof your home

Picking Up Your Puppy

Today’s the day you finally get to bring your puppy home! But don’t assume it’ll be smooth sailing. Take these steps to make everything easier for you and your pup:

  • Bring a crate or leash to secure your puppy on the ride home
  • Talk with the breeder and ensure you get all the necessary paperwork
  • If you’re driving a long distance, bring water and food for your pup

Bringing Your Puppy Home

You finally pull into your driveway after a long day. The preparations you took beforehand should make this part easier. However, there are still a few more things you need to do:

  • Let your puppy stay outside to do their business
  • Keep your puppy in a single room and let them sniff and explore to their heart’s content
  • Overtime, introduce your puppy to new rooms of the house
  • If there are other animals in the house, take these steps

If you’re looking to adopt a Dachshund puppy, look no further than Patti’s Dachshund Farm. Contact us today at 334-385-2600 to schedule an appointment to meet some of our wonderful puppies.