Love Honor & Cherish: Honoring your Habibi Puppy

We absolutely love, love, love, LOVE our dogs, and if you’re reading this, chances are you do too. What’s not to love? Cuddly, loving, silly, devoted and loyal - all the perfect qualities in a loving companion! Whether this is your first time in the puppy rodeo or your fifth, having a dog changes and touches your heart in all the right ways.

How can we make sure this is an equal energy exchange for our beloved Habibi Bear pups, and not one that puts the strain on them? 

Here are some suggestions and recommendations:

  • Know what type of puppy personality is the right fit for your family: Know your family’s strengths and limitations when it comes to choosing a puppy. Everyone wants a sensitive (or social butterfly) pup until it is time to do some adjusting or revisiting of basic puppy rules and routine scheduling. Then the quality you chose becomes an issue. Make sure if you have a busy household that you have a dog who is well-suited and easy-going who can roll with the doggy punches. That requires self knowledge and honest reflection on your part. 

  • Know what expectations are realistic when you bring a puppy home: Know how long it will take for puppy to become acclimated to your home, know the lay of the land, and how long it takes for a dog to settle in. (Keep it 100 - January 4 blogpost, Chill Out! )
  • Know your puppy’s love language: Know whether your dog is motivated by food, play, toys or praise, and reward your pup accordingly. (Doggie Love Language ) 

  • Know how to read dog signals: Know to recognize signs of doggy stress so you may take steps to be the magical leader who knows just the thing to manage your puppy’s stress level. 
  • (Santa’s Stocking: Doggie Decoder )

  • Learn the ABC's of dog behavior.  Have you ever wondered why your dog doesn't come to you?  This article has some great tips to help re-establish your connection with your puppy and correct this imbalance... and a little hint...its all about LOVE! 

  • Take responsibility for miscommunication incidents with your pup:  Know and be well-versed with dog psychology and their behaviors in order for you to maintain an environment that you both thrive in. (Gimmie Gimmie- Resource Guarding) 

Here at Habibi Bears, we are all about honoring the precious living creature that is your Habibi Bear puppy. We are dedicated to expanding the education and understanding of these miraculous beings in order to bring everyone into loving harmony and peaceful co-existence. If this kind of relationship and connection speaks to you, make sure you check out our fantastic Pup Start program to get on the love train today! If you have any questions, reach out to us either on our Instagram or email. We’re always here for you, cheering you on! 

Habibi Bears Owner Adoption Questionnaire

Choosing a dog can be a difficult process, and personality, natural inclinations and gifts has to be taken into consideration.
We want you and your puppy to be a match made in heaven! This is why this Owner Questionnaire has been designed, to help us pair you up with exactly the right puppy for your family.

Can I choose my puppy?  
Ultimately we work together on this process, so we can recommend the best options for your needs.  
Puppies are like babies – they eat, they play and then they spend a lot of time sleeping. In fact, they are very likely to be asleep just when you are trying to decide which one is right for you. Because we raise your puppy as part of our family, we get to see them when they are wide awake and their personality is showing itself. We also keenly observe their behavior, and conduct assessments at such times that help us further understand their character.

How will the Questionnaire help me get the right puppy?
Our assessment records many different traits, reactions and learning/healing style of our puppies so we can get to know who they are and their individual strengths and weaknesses.  Some traits are stable some are changeable, meaning environment plays a huge part.  This can be determined as a puppy, and each temperament has homes and lifestyles that suit them best.  By understanding your home life and family needs, we can match you to the perfect fit!

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