Bring a new puppy into your home is a big step no matter how you look at it.

That said it is important to think over what having a young dog in your home will mean for both you and the puppy.

From caring for them to if you have children at home, a new puppy will mean some changes to your lifestyle.

So, are you ready to bring home a puppy and give them the love and attention they need and deserve?

Give Your Puppy what It Needs from Day One

In deciding to have a puppy as part of your household, remember these three keys:

1.Love – There is nothing bigger than making sure your puppy feels loved from day one. Whether you select from goldendoodle puppies or others, show your dog what they mean to you. A puppy begins to take to people and the home itself after a short period of time. If you show your new dog love from day one, the chances of having a long and healthy relationship go up. Some puppies no matter the breed can be a little anxious early on. This can occur for instance when you leave them alone for even a short period of time. Make sure your puppy knows you are not far away and that he or she is not being permanently left alone. The more love you show your puppy, the more likely they are to fit right in.

2. Exercise – It is all but a given that your puppy is going to have a lot of energy in his or her body. With that being the case, you want to make sure that energy gets put to good use. One of the best ways to go about this is by exercising your puppy on a daily basis. Not taking your puppy out for walks, runs and other forms of exercise is a disaster waiting to happen. Dogs and especially puppies need to get out and work off some steam. Find the time in your daily schedule to make sure your puppy gets outside and burns some calories.

3. Children – Finally, do you have young children at home? If the answer is yes, it is important for your puppy and child to have a good relationship right off the bat. With this in mind, your child and a dog can bond from day one and have many happy years together. For some kids, life can be difficult for one reason or another. As such, a puppy can be the relief for them. This can especially be the case when your child nears and goes through their teenage years. Depending on the age of your kid, it is key that they contribute to the upbringing and well-being of the puppy. By giving your child some responsibility, he or she will grow up a little faster too. It won’t be long before the puppy is curled up next to your child or by their feet while they sleep.

In loving your new puppy, do all you can to make it feel right at home.

As time goes by, you and your new family member will be nothing short of inseparable.