How to settle your puppy on their first night

How to settle your puppy on their first night

Welcoming a new puppy into your home is an exciting and heartwarming experience. However, the first night can be a challenging time for both you and your furry friend.


As pet parents ourselves, we understand the importance of helping your puppy feel comfortable and secure as they adjust to their new environment. That's why we've compiled some helpful tips to ensure a smooth transition for your newest family member.

Create a Cosy Environment:

Before bringing your puppy home, prepare a designated sleeping area that is warm, quiet, and comfortable. A cosy bed or crate with soft bedding can provide a sense of security for your puppy.


Consider placing a familiar item, such as a blanket or toy with the scent of their littermates, in their sleeping area to ease any feelings of loneliness

Establish a Routine:

Puppies thrive on routine, so establishing a consistent bedtime routine can help them feel secure and relaxed. Set specific times for feeding, playtime, and bedtime to create a sense of structure.


Take your puppy outside for a bathroom break just before bedtime to reduce the likelihood of accidents during the night.

Use Positive Reinforcement:

Positive reinforcement techniques, such as praise and treats, can be highly effective in encouraging desirable behaviour in puppies.


Harringtons Fresh Bakes Puppy Nibbles Treats are the perfect reward for your puppy's good behaviour. Made with high-quality ingredients and enriched with essential nutrients, these treats are not only delicious but also beneficial for your puppy's health and development. Plus they're grain free, so suitable for puppies with sensitive tums. 

Comfort Your Puppy:

It's natural for puppies to feel anxious or scared in a new environment. Offering gentle reassurance and comfort can help alleviate their fears.


Try placing a warm water bottle wrapped in a towel near your puppy's sleeping area to mimic the warmth of their littermates. The sound of a ticking clock can also simulate the comforting heartbeat they are accustomed to.

Be Patient and Consistent:

Patience is key when settling your puppy on their first night. Remember that it may take some time for them to adjust to their new surroundings.


Stay consistent with your training and bedtime routine, and avoid giving in to your puppy's demands for attention during the night. With time and patience, they will learn to feel secure and confident in their new home.


At Harringtons Pet Food, we believe in providing wholesome nutrition and practical advice to support the health and happiness of your pet. By following these tips you can help them settle in comfortably and enjoy many peaceful nights together.