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Welcoming a new animal into your life can be an exciting process for you and your pet, but Pets in a Pickle want to make sure both you and your new puppy sleep easy, knowing you are protected if an unfortunate accident occurred. There are a few steps you can take before your new best friend comes to live with you that will make the transition smoother.


Making new friends in a new place is exciting for your pet, but sometimes all that attention can become a little bit overwhelming. Make sure that you designate a space for your furry friend to sleep, relax and play by themselves. A quiet corner of the living room or your bedroom is ideal, so you can keep an eye on them as they unwind.

Pet Proof Your Home

You will also have to ensure that the rest of your home has been pet-proofed. Puppies are new to the world and to them, everything is food! Make sure any harmful substances like detergent or medicine is out of reach. Flowers and chocolate can also be poisonous, so be aware.

Interactive dog toys

It is always fun to shop for collars, toys and leads for your new pooch, walking and playing are great ways to exercise your puppy whilst you bond. Getting your dog a toy to chew on should help deter them from nibbling at your couch corners or other pieces of furniture. Make sure that you get toys that stimulate your pet so they don’t get bored.

Exercising your new pup

Look at the best routes for dog walking and plan your first adventure together. Most breeds should be getting at least thirty minutes exercise per day, whether that’s playing with new toys or going on a light jog together!

Grooming a dog

Once you’re back from your adventures you will need to make sure that your pup is fresh and clean. Your furry friend is going to be excited at first so set aside a few minutes a day to get them used to the brush or comb. Bathe your dog with canine friendly shampoo once a month or when they get muddy!


Insuring your pet is one of the most important things to do when getting a new puppy. Pets in a Pickle understand that young pups are full of energy and are bound to get up to all sorts of mischief. Make sure that the newest addition to your family is fully covered with a range of policies from Pets in A Pickle. From bumps and bruises to long-term health issues, make sure your dog’s tail is always wagging. Take a look at the great range of pet insurance policies here.


If you’re in the process of getting a new puppy, or if you’d like to hear more about what Pets in a Pickle can offer, then get in touch with a member of the team today on 0800 044 1111 or get in touch online and a team member will get back to you as soon as possible.

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