Your home may suit you well, but will it be a safe and comfortable haven for your puppy? If you tend to leave precious belongings lying around, you will now have to put them out of the way. Such items are fair game - and a possible health hazard - for an inquisitive puppy, who will play with and chew whatever he can get his teeth into. Until he is trained to leave things alone that aren't his, you can't expect him to do so.
Puddles and muddles
Emotions always run high when a puppy arrives, so you will have to tell yourself to remain calm - even in the face of adversity. Remember that your puppy will be feeling quite stressed for some time, so it's important to realize that things might not go as smoothly as you imagined. Try to stay relaxed if the unexpected happens, such as finding a puddle in your carpet. Keeping your sense of humor is vital!
These are lots of positive things you can do to give your puppy's new life a happy start.