Put away cables, toxic plants, and small objects. Install baby gates. Create a safe, designated puppy zone.
Get food bowls, leashes, collars, beds, crates, grooming tools, stain cleaner, poop bags. Shop for necessities before your pup comes home.
Use treats and patience to crate train positively. Start slow, never use crates for punishment, and give comfy bedding.
Feed on a consistent schedule of meals and treats. Pick a designated feeding spot and stick to it.
Enroll in a puppy kindergarten class for socialization and manners. Use reward-based methods and keep sessions brief.
Arrange an initial vet visit to establish care. Follow their advice on vaccines, preventives, neutering/spaying
Fence off hazards like toxic plants and pools. Install secure gates and cover latches/wires to keep curious pups safe.