Newborn German Shepherd: This post is about the early care and feeding of newborn German shepherd puppies. From picking out a healthy pup to setting up a space for your new four-legged family member, we’ve got you covered. Check out these tips before bringing home your new companion today!
The Importance of Picking the Right Newborn German Shepherd Puppy
It seems that everyone wants one of those puppies with big pointy ears and that happy, playful, fluffy personality. But before you decide on one of these cuties, it’s important to think about the breed and its specific needs.
When choosing a puppy, consider this: Are you looking for a dog to be part of the family, or an accessory that will watch over your property? Will this dog be your only pet or will he be part of a pack?
These are all important considerations when picking your puppy. Don’t choose just because they’re cute.
Puppies Need Lots of Exercise and Attention
To help with that adorable personality, a German shepherd puppy needs lots of exercise and attention. It’s important to give your puppy plenty of mental and physical activity because this will help their mind stay sharp and alert as they get older. You should always make sure that your new pup gets lots of activity time . Here are a few ways to help keep your new pup happy:
Be active yourself . Go for a walk with your new puppy, play fetch, distract them with games or even make them run on an agility course. Schedule social and play time. Take your pup to the park where there are lots of other dogs and people to meet and greet.
Take your dog on a short trip into the country side for a few days so they can learn how to hunt and survive in the wild.
Steer clear of repetitive activities. Some people want to take their puppies and put them in a small kennel and stand next to it. This is not the best thing for your puppy’s mental health and will only stress them out. They need room to stretch their legs, explore and interact with other dogs, so keep that in mind when picking a space for your pup.
The Importance of Cleaning Puppy Pads
Every puppy needs to go potty. Your new puppy will rely on you to help them navigate their way through potty training. The first step? Cleaning those pads! Take a look at this blog post about cleaning those puppy pads.
What should I do when I first get a German Shepherd puppy?
I recommend an extremely easy way to ensure your dog is healthy and happy, which is to purchase a calcium supplement, an oral food, and a fleece blanket. These items will protect your dog from the cold weather, keep them warm during temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit when left outside for long periods of time (unlike some dogs that are adoptable in South Dakota who need blankets every 3 minutes), as well as help with weight management.
How do you feed a newborn German Shepherd puppy?
The best thing to do is to feed them four times a day, even if they’ve just eaten. It’s important that they get enough milk and food early on so they can grow up strong and healthy!
Be sure to pay attention to the age of your German Shepherd puppy. The amounts of food will vary for puppies of different ages.
What is the best age to get a German shepherd puppy?
The best age to get a German shepherd puppy is between 6 and 8 weeks of age. This is because at this stage they are receptive to learning basic commands, specifically potty training skills. Puppies can make wonderful pets if you’re up for the task! A more in-depth discussion of what it takes to pet care for a German shepherd puppy is available below, so give it a read.
What is the best way to pick a German Shepherd puppy?
German Shepherd puppies are essentially a large investment in the future. As such, it’s important to do your research before purchasing one so that you can be confident you’re choosing a healthy pup. Consult these helpful tips and resources when deciding whether or not to adopt!