How to Build a Bond With Your New Puppy

TLC Pet Food shares some fun and easy ways to build a bond between you and your new puppy that will last a lifetime.

It is no doubt that you and your new pup will create an unbreakable bond that will last a lifetime. Working on creating this bond early on is important for your pup’s development. We have listed a few fun ways to bond with your new puppy!

Be Playful

Playing with your new puppy and spending quality time with them outside of training will help develop a bond between you and your new little friend. Choosing interactive games like fetch is a great way to be involved in your puppy’s fun. Letting your puppy be a puppy and engage in play will let you get to know their personality and behaviors, ultimately helping you bond with them better.

Down Time

Spending some down-time with your new puppy is a great way to feel connected. Relaxing with your pup will allow them to feel safe and calm around you. Whether it’s some cuddle time before bed or a joint nap in the afternoon, you and your pup will be bonding. This can be a stress reliever for you and your puppy while ensuring quality time is a part of your day-to-day routine.


Experiencing new things with your puppy and being by their side on fun adventures is a great way to help build your bond. It can be as easy as going on a car ride or taking a new route for your daily walks. Being with your pup as they have new positive experiences is important for your bond.

Tricks and Training

Even at a young age puppies can begin training and building their bond through respect. Dog’s naturally have a pack mentality and this can help them view you as the “leader of the pack”. Taking the time to teach your pup new tricks will grow trust and confidence between the both of you.

Affection and Quality Time

Spending time with your puppy is the best way to get to know each other. Giving them lot’s of belly rubs and praise are a great way to grow a connection with your new pup. The more love and attention you can give them, the more bonded you will be.