The day of arrival at the home of Lagotto Romagnolo puppy
Finally came the day to bring home our puppy Lagotto Romagnolo. For the family that adopted the puppy is a special day. After so much waiting and preparations finally came the day when the family widens. It's a special day for us, too. On the one hand a little displeasure at the detachment from the puppy that we have grown since the first moment of his life. On the other hand we are happy for the family that adopts our puppy. In the new house often goes to make the only child. It is inevitable and even right that it is so. We must not forget, however, that today is also the day when the puppy leaves the brothers and mother and the family on two legs that with love and patience has always found close to itself. We are sure that soon it will be a very nice lagotto Romagnolo. We worked hard because he was ready to face this moment and start his story. Our puppy often understands first what is going to happen, and a little tension we see it appear in his expressions. A tough day for our puppy. The first trip in the car, the new house and the new friends, all together.
Today is the puppy's day, he is the protagonist and all the others come after.
How to prepare for arrival at home
Let's get ready for the trip. If we are to take a relatively long journey we will need a carrier. Conversely the trip may be an opportunity to begin to pamper and reassure our puppy. Holding him in his arms soon will understand that all the attention now is only for him. On arrival at home we will find a kennel where to rest and feel comfortable. The water bowl must not be missing.
For feeding we recommend to continue to give him the kibble that we use in the weaning phase.
Changing feeding causes intestinal discomfort that is best avoided. The feeding must be specific for puppies and quality. A blanket or a fabric game can help at least for the first few days and during the trip to feel less detachment. We will rub the blanket over the mother so that the smell can be something familiar. In the following days we will try to respect his moments of rest. The children will have to placate their enthusiasm and we will always privilege the serenity and tranquility of the Lagottino.
The days following the arrival at the puppy's home.
We will proceed by degrees, without haste in all new situations. The puppy will soon have to assimilate the rules of the family. Everyone will have to keep the same attitude especially on the wrong behaviors. Soon we will begin to let him know the world around him. Short turns to meet new humans and new furry friends. We must not exaggerate, we will have time to let everyone know our Lagotto Romagnolo.
We will be attentive to the safety and confidence of the puppy when facing new situations, self-esteem must not fall. Better stop!
The experiences to be done and those to be avoided
Letting our puppy Lagotto play with other dogs is fun for him and also for us. There are many stimuli that the puppy receives in these moments. Experiences that contribute to the formation of character and socialization.
Assessing age, tonnage and temperament of our puppy's playmates is a must.
The puppy often plays in a lively way and can become dangerous for him. Its bone structure is not fully developed and could be put at risk with exaggerated movements or blows received. Attend other dogs and sgambatoi only after concluding the vaccine protocol. The puppy can only attend dogs definitely vaccinated until they have carried out all the calls of vaccines.
The period of formation of the puppy character is not concluded. Up to 4 months each experience, better if positive, contributes to the formation of the dog's character.
For the needs at home with patience and constancy you can make the correct behavior understood. Only recommendation is to not grumble the puppy up to 4 months of age. Puppies don't realize these needs and how they get dirty. Grumbling or worse having intimidating attitudes, will only help to have a bad relationship with their Lagotto Romagnolo.
Living with a balanced romagnol lagotto in the future, it will be fantastic!