Does anyone have any advice on what to do with your puppy once you pick them up from the breeder? I mean, should you first introduce them into their new house before doing anything else; is there a certain way I should do it? Do I wait a few days before introducing him to friends and family?? I don't want to make any mistakes on the first day and for some reason in my mind it seems like a very important day not to do the wrong things.
Do you have any other dogs or pets? In my mind that would be one of the most important things to consider. Otherwise, I would say just don't expose the puppy to too much right away when you get them home, like lots and lots of people. You want everything to be a positive experience.
I work at an animal shelter and always tell people when you first get the animal home give it a week or so adjustment time. Best to start it off with access to a small section of the house and slowly open it up so it feels comfortable. Don't introduce it to new animals/people until after that adjustment period is up and you think it's the right time. You definitely don't want to make a new thing a bad experience and scare the poor pup. Just go by how you feel it's reacting to the changes and you'll be fine. Plus it'll give it less flooring/items to destroy if it has that tendency already!