Preparing for a New Leonberger Puppy
We love to be a lifelong resource for our Leonberger puppy buyers and have lots of personal advice on how we add a new Leonberger puppy to the family and how others have successfully done so. We're happy to help you too. If you ever have a question, just shoot us an email or give us a ring!
Children on Board
Make sure all household members are on-board with expectations and pet etiquette. Puppies love attention, but they need time to relax, sleep, and grow. Games that are funny with a small puppy can be frightening with a very large dog. Encourage proper adult behavior from an early age and supervise play with small children. Many Leonbergers are intuitively gentle with small children, but they can also see them as playmates.
Also, a word of caution: a puppy that has not been properly screened for resource guarding in a family with small children may see them as competition for food and toys. With proper planning, care, and supervision everyone can get along well and love one another's company.