Before you bring home your Red and White Setter, it's important to make sure you've got everything set up so he can immediately feel at home. The sooner you get your Red and White Setter used to your home, the easier it will be to begin training and socialization. Just like the rest of your family, your Red and White Setter will need a place to call his own. In addition, your dog will need to become familiar with his new environment and new housemates.
Before you bring your new pet home, you should have a crate or bed set up in an area that is designated specifically for your Red and White Setter. If you decide to train your Red and White Setter using the crate method, you will need an extra large crate with a blanket or some padding for your pooch. If you decide not to use the crate method, you should provide your Red and White Setter with a large doggy bed. Having these items available before the arrival of your new pet will instantly calm him. It will take awhile before your Red and White Setter is used to his new environment. In the meantime, having an area set aside specifically for him will give him a place to seek refuge if he gets confused, scared, or overwhelmed. A chew toy is recommended for his sleep area, regardless what it is, to act as a security blanket until your Red and White Setter is used to his new surroundings.
Once you've brought your pup home, it's easy to forget that he's never been there before. Although most dogs do have incredible instincts, it's highly recommended that you show your dog around the house so he has a general idea. Specifically, you should take the time to show your Red and White Setter the path from his area to the bathroom. If you have a doggy door, that's the best idea, but if you don't, make sure you have one door that you set aside to let your Red and White Setter outside to relieve himself. Walking this path with him will make your pet more comfortable and taking the time to teach him will save you tons of time in clean up.
The Red and White Setter enjoys being showered with love by his family, and the best way to make him feel at home is to have treats, toys and food available to him immediately. The Red and White Setter will feel at home as quickly as you allow him to, but you have the option of making that transition smoother with treats. Next to your pet's crate or bed, you should have a food bowl and water bowl set up and maybe even a treat tossed on the bed. The Red and White Setter is an intelligent breed and will immediately notice that you've done everything possible to make him feel at home. Once you've introduced the Red and White Setter to his new family and he's enjoyed some much-welcomed play time, your Red and White Setter will feel right at home.