how does your puppy feel after adoption

How your puppy feels after adoption

A puppy experiences a lot of changes when they are adopted. ADAPTIL Junior provides your puppy with the appeasing pheromone which you cannot release yourself.

It helps them feel comfortable and secure with their new family, as they did with their mother, during this period of change.


It is one of the most exciting times for any household when a puppy is brought home for the first time. Join our Puppy Program to Get regular Puppy Advice, by email, relevant to your puppies age:

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However, among the excitement it is important to remember that it can be daunting and confusing for your baby pooch as they get used to their new surroundings and family. These are some of the things your puppy will feel after adoption:

puppy being separated from it's mother

1 Separation

First, he will be separated from his mother and siblings. Close to his mother, your puppy was constantly receiving “appeasing messages” that provided them reassurance. So it's only natural that your puppy may find it hard to adjust to time alone at first.

Take a look at our 10 Separation Anxiety Solutions to calm your new puppy.   

new home can be scary for puppies

2 New home

Then, after leaving their familiar surroundings, they will arrive in your home. This is a completely new environment, with many things that can be scary. The first few days can be daunting and confusing for your puppy when you consider they have left their mum and littermates where they felt safe.

Read more on how to help your puppy settle into their new home with these top tips. 

puppy can be sad when left alone

3 Alone

Your puppy will get to know your family and become a family member in no time! You will soon mean the world to your pup, and they will follow you like a shadow.

So imagine their feelings when you need to leave your precious new puppy home alone  to go to work!

puppy training

4 Training

Soon enough, you will start teaching them many new things, like lead walking, where it’s ok to toilet, where and when they can eat, where they are not allowed to sleep etc.

To see success when training your pup, it’s important to keep your training sessions together positive, take a look at these 4 tips and techniques for positive puppy training to help.

strange dogs can be scary for puppies

5 Strangers

During walks, your puppy will also meet so many unfamiliar dogs and people! But are you nervous about how your pooch is going to react? Do you think that they might be scared, or get too excited?

Read our Puppy Party blog and find out the benefits of meeting and socialising with other people and pups!

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