What to expect when bringing a puppy home
I have yet to buy the books I need for puppy ownership so I thought I would ask a few questions. What should I expect if I bring a puppy home? Should I allow the puppy to sleep in my bedroom (not on the bed) and have him or her sleep in a crate with the crate door open so the puppy can see me? I also heard a timer soothes a puppy. I am hoping I won't be working if we do adopt but if I am, I have to adjust my schedule. Can a puppy be left alone for a few hours or does it need to have someone home on a constant basis until it is an adult? I have a feeling if we do adopt a puppy, I will be carrying it around in one of those baby sacks (you know the ones where the baby is always on the stomach).
I know these questions must seem very simple to most of you but remember I have never owned a dog in my life.