2. Don’t set too many expectations for your puppy in advance. Have a curious and open mind when welcoming the new puppy home, as they are an individual. You might be a bit familiar with the puppy’s personality already, but as their journey is still at the very beginning, they are still a blank canvas for the most part!
3. Make sure you have time to get to know each other and explore the world together. Try to learn what your puppy is like, what things they like, things they’re good at and things that are particularly difficult for them. And most importantly: don’t compare yourself or your puppy to others. Each puppy, each pack and each situation is different.
4. Safety first. Make sure your puppy gets to know new things safely, especially for the first few months: different people, dogs, platforms, places, sounds… If the puppy gets to encounter even one new thing on their own terms on a daily basis, they will gain some valuable experience for the future.