When you get a new puppy, one of the top priorities is to make sure that he adjusts well to his new home environment. While everybody is excited about their new puppy he might not understand what is expected of him or what it will be like.
One of the best things you can do is to provide consistency for your new dog. Creating a schedule will be instrumental in helping him to adjust. This means that you should choose times of day for feeding, walking, playing, training and quiet time... and do your best to stick to them every day.
Training is another aspect that can help immensely in puppies adapting to their new home. While you don't want to overdo it by expecting your dog to be completely trained the first day, spending some time each day teaching him to "sit" and "stay" can help your new dog or puppy to feel more comfortable fitting into the family. By providing leadership, you're helping him realize where he stands in the family pecking order, which will make him feel relieved about knowing, and will also help set the tone for his relationship with your family for many years to come.
Children will need extra supervision, especially during the first few weeks of having a new puppy. It is very exciting for kids to get a puppy. but it's also important to ensure that your new pet has some quiet time each day and that children are not too overwhelming in their enthusiasm. Set clear guidelines early, including staying away from the dog's food and water, not going in his crate and giving him his own personal space, just as we all need sometimes.