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preparing for a puppy adoption


Bringing home your new puppy for the first time is an incredibly exciting moment to be cherished.  It is the start of a life long relationship and you want to begin properly.  To help your puppy adjust and grow up to be a wonderful dog there are certain considerations and preparations that should be made before you embark on this journey. 

To help with your journey, we have collected some special advice from veterinary experts to ensure that the addition of your new puppy is as happy and stress free as possible.

Adaptil Puppy Series – Picking the perfect breed and type of puppy for you and your home

Watch and listen as the behavioural expert Carolyn Menteith explains the most important factors to consider before choosing the right kind of puppy for your household based on breed and personality type. 

Adaptil Puppy Series – Essential health care information for your puppy

Watch this video hosted by our Ceva veterinary advisor and the behavioural expert Carolyn Menteith to discover essential information regarding important health precautions, such as worming and vaccinations, and the proper steps of socialisation to make for a happy and well-adjusted puppy. 

Adaptil Puppy Series – A practical guide to basic training for your puppy

Watch as the behavioural expert Carolyn Menteith shares these easy-to-follow training methods to teach your puppy to sit, stay, come to you, and more. 

Settling Your Puppy in at home


A few simple steps can help your puppy feel at ease and get comfortable in its new home and Adaptil can help.


Plug-in an Adaptil Diffuser at floor level in the room where your puppy will sleep and spend most of its time.


The diffuser should be switched on continuously for at least four weeks and the refill replaced as necessary.


In addition start to socialise and train your puppy.

The above steps using Adaptil to help eliminate anxiety and ensure that this first impression between you and your new puppy is a great one. Adaptil has been clinically proven to support an easier and faster settling process in the new home for puppy and owner.

This very first step needs care and preparation to ease your puppy into your family and begin the transition towards developing a healthy and well-adjusted dog.  Many puppies have never been in a car, so planning is essential to avoid creating any fear or anxiety during this first car ride and it is important to keep your puppy calm and relaxed as it takes its first ride home with you.

- Fit an Adaptil Collar to your puppy.

See video advice from our veterinary advisor on how Adaptil will help your puppy.

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