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13 Differences Between First Time And Experienced Pup Parents

Written by: Marissa Rubenstein

January 20, 2015

You may think you’re ready to raise your first puppy on your own, but no matter how prepared you are it’s going to be one crazy, emotional, furry, pee-filled rollercoaster. Take my own experience with my first puppy Mads for example: Mads peed on my roommates, got stuck under my couch and whined for 4 hours straight, and that was just his first night. Raising a puppy is like most things in life, and with practice you can go from puppy newbie to a seasoned pup pro who’s ready to handle whatever inconveniently placed doggy vom gets in your way.

1. Getting ready for your furry new family member:
First Time Pup Parent

Image via House Plans Blog
Image via House Plans Blog

Seasoned Pup Pro
Image via Brandy Stuart
Image via Brandy Stuart

2. Puppy Proofing The House:
First Time Pup Parent
via Drs. FosterSmith
via Drs. FosterSmith

Seasoned Pup Pro
via #WhatShouldWeCallGradSchool
via Reaction Gifs

3. Pup’s first night at home:
First Time Pup Parent
via GifSoup
via GifSoup

Seasoned Pup Pro
via Annakie
via Annakie

4. Your puppy wakes you up at 2am and won’t stop vomiting:
First Time Pup Parent
via PixGood
via PixGood

Seasoned Pup Pro
via Giphy
via Giphy

5. Capturing those adorable puppy moments:
First Time Pup Parent
via @kleekai_luna
via @kleekai_luna

Seasoned Pup Pro
#ValiantEffort #GoodEnough
via @marissaevee
via @marissaevee

6. Leaving your pup in the hands of friends for the weekend:
First Time Pup Parent
via Elite Daily
via Elite Daily

Seasoned Pup Pro
via Cosmopolitan UK
via Cosmopolitan UK

7. Potty training your pup:
First Time Pup Parent
via We Know Memes
via We Know Memes

Seasoned Pup Pro
via Just HD Photos
via Just HD Photos

8. Taking your pup to obedience class:
First Time Pup Parent
via Monster Marketplace
via Monster Marketplace

Seasoned Pup Pro
via Gifrific
via Gifrific

9. First trip to the vet:
First Time Pup Parent
via Yummy Pets
via Yummy Pets

Seasoned Pup Pro
via Gurl
via Gurl

10. Taking your pup outside in the cold for a walk:
First Time Pup Parent
via Pitties in City
via Pitties in City

Seasoned Pup Pro
via Alaska Nicole
via Alaska Nicole

11. When they start losing their puppy teeth:
First Time Pup Parent
via A Kernel of Nonsense
via A Kernel of Nonsense

Seasoned Pup Pro
via The Daily Banter
via The Daily Banter

12.When the chewing begins:
First Time Pup Parent
via 222 Animals
via 222 Animals

Seasoned Pup Pro
via Gif Awesomeness
via Gif Awesomeness

13. The one thing that doesn’t change, whether it’s your first pup or your millionth, the amount you love your pup:
First Time Pup Parent
via Quotes Lol
via Quotes Lol

Seasoned Pup Pro
via Quotes Lol
via Quotes Lol

Featured Image via @harlowandsage

Written by: Marissa Rubenstein

January 20, 2015