Bringing Home A New Boston Terrier Puppy

Sleeping Whiskey

Bringing a new Boston Terrier puppy into the family can be an exciting but daunting experience, especially if you already have an older dog. Introducing a new puppy to your home and your existing pet can be tricky, but with some preparation and patience, it can be done successfully.  We have just welcomed a cute little bundle of joy that we named Whiskey. The following are the steps we took when we brought him home. So far, everything is going great! 

Puppy-Proofing Your Home

Our new puppy Whiskey

First of all, make sure your home is prepared for the arrival of the new pup. Puppy-proof your house by removing any potential hazards such as small items that could be chewed or swallowed. Set up baby gates to keep the pup in certain areas and away from any dangerous items or places.

Organize and secure any open shelving so the puppy won’t be able to access cleaning supplies, medications, or other hazardous materials. It’s also important to ensure windows are secure, as puppies can easily fall through them due to their small size and lack of coordination.

Be sure to cover any exposed electrical outlets with protective covers and block off access to cords and wires. Provide plenty of toys for the pup to chew on instead of furniture or other household items. Finally, create a warm, comfortable environment where your pup can relax and explore when they’re not supervised.

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Introducing Your New Boston Terrier Puppy

Ivar and Whiskey getting along

When you bring the puppy home, let them explore each room in turn so they can get used to their new environment. Make sure to introduce them to your existing pet slowly and carefully. Allow them to sniff each other and give them plenty of space and time to get comfortable with one another.

Allow the two dogs to interact for short periods of time and give them plenty of space and freedom to get comfortable with one another. Gradually increase the amount of time they spend together until they’re comfortable enough for unsupervised playtime.

Playtime Tips

Supervised playtime between your two pets is an important part of helping them develop a strong bond. When supervising their interactions, watch for signs of aggression and intervene if necessary.

Encourage positive behavior such as gently playing together, snuggling up together, or exchanging toys. Reward them with treats or verbal praise when they exhibit good behavior during this time.

When unsupervised, provide plenty of toys that both animals can enjoy and access to different areas of the house. It prevents fighting over the same space. Make sure to check in on them periodically to ensure there isn’t any aggression building up and intervene if necessary. Finally, be sure to create a safe place for each pet so they have somewhere to retreat if needed.

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Be patient when introducing the two dogs as it may take some time for them to adjust to each other’s presence. Be consistent with training both dogs so they understand what is expected of them in terms of behavior. Resist the urge to scold either dog for bad behavior as they are still learning what is acceptable and what isn’t. See below how it can be done.

Whiskey and Ivar Supervised Playtime

Everything Will Work Out Great

Finally, make sure you give both dogs plenty of attention and affection so they feel loved and secure in their new home. With patience, consistency, and love, you will soon have two happy pups living together peacefully!

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Thanks again for taking the time to read our blog. We really enjoy life with our dogs and we love to share our experience. We do this because we want you to have a life full of joy and love as much as we have. Don’t wait, go get you own new Boston Terrier Puppy!


6 thoughts on “Bringing Home A New Boston Terrier Puppy”

  • As someone who’s wife is considering bringing home a new Boston Terrier puppy, I found this article to be incredibly helpful and informative. I appreciated the detailed explanations of the steps to take before and after bringing home a new puppy, as well as your personal experience with raising Boston Terriers.

    One question I have is whether there are any specific health concerns that are common in Boston Terriers, and how to best prevent and manage them? While the article mentions the importance of regular veterinary check-ups and vaccinations, I wonder if there are any breed-specific health issues that I should be aware of?

    • HI Ronnie! I’m glad to be of help.  Your wife made a wise choice with the BT! They’re amazing. I invite you to read this article  https://everythingbostonterrie…   which should answer your health related questions. All I bring to the articles are backed by Veterinairies and personnal experience. 

      Come back often to live a great life with your future pooch!

  • What an absolutely adorable puppy. These things are so precious when they’re that little. 

    Your article provides excellent tips for puppy proofing your home, and introducing them to other pets. I’m happy to see the two terriers look comfortable next to each other in your picture, except the black one looks concerned you’re showing it’s face LOL. 

    I question what the difference would be if you had a cat? Has this been a thought if the reactions would be the same as another pet dog? 

    Our youngest wants a puppy, but our oldest likes cats too much, so I’m after some tips regarding that situation.

    • Hi Jeremy! Thanks for the compliment, I’ll pass it on to Whiskey 😉  Thank you for taking the time to read my article and you know what, I totally forgot to talk about the fact that we also have a cat!!! We actually had the cat before the first BT.  I don’t know about all cats but in both cases, ours just avoided the puppy for the first days. Then slowly but surely, they manage to live side by side but they rarely play together. Once in a while our majestic panther will allow our oldest to sleep side by side but that’s about it. 

      Thank you so much for this comment! Have a great day!

  • This article is very nice and useful for everyone, not only for those who get a dog for the first time. Every piece of advice is very useful, with a pet you have to behave as if it were your child. Because they are quite unpredictable and you have to learn what is good and what is bad.

    And the communication between two animals is very important, because I am very sure that you would not want there to be arguments between animals in your house. It would be a bit stressful…

    Your article is very good, keep it up and good luck!

    • Thank you for your comment Antonio! thanks also for the compliments on the article. Thinking a dog is as demanding as a child is the way to embrace the joyful endeavor of having pets. Otherwise the experience will feel demanding. I know people who embark on this journey because puppies are cute. That’s not a good enough reason!!  If interested, se this article about not making the right choice and ending up in a shelter. https://everythingbostonterrie

      Thanks again and come back soon

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