|Bringing new puppy home|
GRAIN FREE - FISH AND SWEET POTATO - LIMITED INGREDIENTS FOOD ....
ONE CUP 7 AM , ONE CUP AROUND NOON AND ONE AROUND 7 PM
FOR TREATS I GIVE RAW BONES FROZEN AND FROZEN CARROTS . No rawhide. The best bones are from food lion, ask the meat department for the soup marrow bones . Seen on puppy photos. Keep good supply on hand in freezer . Very affordable at 99 cents a pound. Another good treat is frozen carrots. Keep on hand when teething between 3 months and 6 months. Only vitamin to give is Vitamin C , 1000 mil a day till one years old
MAKE APPOINTMENT FOR PUPPY SCHOOL . PUPPY CLASSES ARE FOR PUPPIES THREE MONTHS OR OLDER.
When you arrive home with your new dog, have a special spot set up for him or her in a safe, (restricted by a baby gate) area of the house. Make sure that you establish his home base in a part of the house that is well traveled so he doesn't feel isolated. In this special room do not shut him in, instead of shutting the door use a gate so he can see everyone !
|Creating and deepening this emotional tie with your dog will make obedience training easier, behavior problems fewer and less intense, and will enhance your enjoyment of your dog. Feed your puppy with affection; walk your dog with pleasure and excitement; comb and brush him gently; exercise him in a playful manner. The most important need for the new puppy is an abundant amount of love and understanding from the family. By taking in the puppy, you have introduced a new family member to the house that can be with you for many, many years. He will be a source of great joy, comfort and companionship if given the opportunity to reach his full potential. It is important to begin now to groom your puppy. Touch him all over often, play with his paws, feel his tail, examine his ears, look in his mouth, always brush him gently head to tail. When you clip his nails, be sure that you know how to do it properly. The more you practice now, the easier he will accept it when he is full grown. Please enjoy him, hug him, kiss him, protect him, play with him, appreciate him, communicate with him, train him, be patient with him and most of all, please LOVE him! His love for you is unconditional. He deserves no less from you.|
Moving a puppy away from his litter mates and mother can cause a great deal of trauma in his young life. It is important that you do everything possible to make your new family member feel like an important and accepted part of your home. Please use the following guidelines to ease your puppy's transition. Picking up puppy, we suggest that you bring a crate. We feel that it is a good idea to hold the puppy in your arms part way to allow him to bond and provide a positive experience then place him in the crate with a few soft toys . If it is hot, please never leave your puppy in your car while you eat lunch. It is also a good idea to bring a small puppy collar & leash. For potty stops, we suggest that you do not take your puppy to the area designated for dogs in rest stops but maybe in a hotel grassy area. Some puppies will not eliminate on the trip home. This is also normal & acceptable.. Do not allow him to drink too much water... just enough to quench his thirst.
When you arrive home with your new dog, have a special spot set up for him or her in a safe, (restricted by a baby gate) area of the house. Make sure that you establish his home base in a part of the house that is well traveled so he doesn't feel isolated. In this special room do not shut him in, instead of shutting the door use a gate so he can see everyone ! Bring him to his area and show him his bed, bowls, and toys so he can start to feel at home. Put newspaper down. Hopefully, your house has been puppy proofed. Please reheck your house for any items that your curious puppy can chew, such as electrical cords, shoes, papers and phone cords. I'm sure he'll make you aware of most of them. Some puppies are very vocal the first night or two. Dog-proof your outside yard, patio areas, & garage. Be especially cautious with antifreeze. If you have a swimming pool, make sure that your puppy can't fall in and accidentally drown. Make sure that your house doesn't have any objects that your puppy can catch his collar on. Please do not allow children to chase the puppy or continually pick him up as he explores his surroundings. This MUST be a positive experience. The puppy will come willingly to the children when he is ready. Please never leave your puppy alone with a young child. Always introduce your puppy to your other pets slowly and always supervise them. Be sure to close doors behind you, especially doors that lead to the basement. Never leave chocolate within puppy's reach. Check for poisonous plants & remove.
Take your puppy outside to potty at least every two hours, especially after meals or a drink of water. And remember the Key is to STAY out there until he goes. Avoid loud sounds that could scare your puppy. It is never necessary to shout at your puppy. Provide your puppy with a comfortable crate that will make him feel secure and safe. Make sure your puppy has fresh, clean water offered to him often. Have some toys ready for your puppy so he feels that his new home is a fun place to be. Provide plenty of chew bones & toys to prevent him from chewing your valuables. Some puppies have a brief period of loose stool. This is simply from the stress of the tremendous change that he has just experienced. If this happens, it is okay to give him a teaspoon of pepto bismol every 8 hours to help. It also helps to give him a teaspoon of plain yogurt before each meal. The problem will subside in a day or two.
We would appreciate it if you would send us a quick email to let us know that you arrived home safely. We would also appreciate it if you would email us a few days after picking up your puppy and let us know how he is adjusting. The adjustment period is very important to us. As described in your health guarantee, you have 10 days to have your puppy examined by a Veterinarian. Please email us and let us know the results of the exam. It is the only way we have of knowing that what we do is working effectively after the puppy goes home. It is also important to worm your puppy regularly. Please keep in touch & send photos as often as you can. We LOVE hearing about our puppies. It is important that we are made aware of any problems. We LOVE the updates with good news most of all. Keeping in touch with our extended puppy family assists us in our continuing efforts to produce the best puppies we can.
****I do not think that the puppy should be introduced to the entire extended family of aunts, cousins, uncles, and the whole neighborhood in its first week with its new family. I prefer the puppy have a quiet first couple of weeks when it can bond with its new family of those few folks who it will rely upon for all its needs. Stability and consistency is so important to a little puppy, that I recommend the first couple of weeks provide plenty of time to sleep, a little time to play with the new humans in its life, and concentrated efforts on house breaking. There will be plenty of time for the puppy to meet the Jones, Jacksons and Grandma, too. A puppy that feels well rested, safe and secure is a happy puppy; one that can learn and explore and become a wonderful addition to its new family for many years to come.
****If you have children, the ground rules for bringing a new pet home should already have been established. Youngsters must be instructed beforehand not to approach the animal while running or screaming. Instead, let the puppy take the initiative: Allow the dog to go to your children on his own terms, once he has begun to settle in and get comfortable. This can take anywhere from 10 minutes to a few hours.
****Don't force other household pets on the newcomer, either. Allow them to gradually introduce themselves to one another through a safely blockaded or gated doorway. Each should be leashed and under the firm control of a family member on each side. There have been many puppies seriously or fatally injured by the older, established dogs in a household trying to “show who is boss.” After a few minutes of introductions, allow your pet to explore his new surroundings. Orient him to the door that will lead him to the yard where he can do his business.
****When you arrive home with your new dog, have a special spot set up for him or her in a safe, (restricted by a baby gate) area of the house. Make sure that you establish his home base in a part of the house that is well traveled so he doesn't feel isolated. In this special room do not shut him in, instead of shutting the door use a gate so he can see everyone ! Bring him to his area and show him his bed, bowls, and toys so he can start to feel at home. Put newspaper down or pine shavings bought at tractor supply. Let him sniff and around and become acquainted with his new surroundings. A new puppy shouldn't be alone for more than about three hours at a time. Right before bringing puppy home get anything out of harm's way. Puppies chew ! Most pets have "accidents" of one kind or another. Hide the antique vase for now until the animal becomes accustomed to you and its new surroundings. Secure all cabinets. Hide garbage and trash cans out of reach or cover securely. Shut closet doors. Eliminate dangerous holes like the open washing machine ,Keep toilet lids shut. Stash small objects ie. jewelry, paper clips. Secure shade pulls. Remove house plants from reach... some plants can be poisonous. ,Cover Electrical Wires .
****Plan on spending the entire first day at home with your pet, acquainting him with his new digs – inside and out. The crate , A puppy should be placed in his crate for short periods of time during the day and at night , NEVER for the whole day , even as a adult. . Once he realizes that the crate is his 'special place', he will wander in whenever he wants to rest. A crate should be used humanely. It is not fair to leave a dog crated for an entire day while you are away. A crate should be used for general confinement and housebreaking. It should never be used as a place to put your dog for punishment. It must be maintained as his castle.introduce the pup to the enclosure, but don't force the issue. Allow him to enter on his own terms: Keep an open-door policy all day long. The crate will soon become a welcome haven from havoc in a busy household. As soon as puppy arrives, show him where his "potty area" will be and allow him time to eliminate and stretch his legs. Next, bring him inside to his crate for some quiet time. While he's in his crate, puppy can look around and start to check out his surroundings. Do not overwhelm puppy immediately with too many new people, pets or strange situations. Talk to puppy and try to soothe any fears he may have. After a brief nap, let puppy out for a potty break and some supervised playtime and petting. If it's time, feed the puppy, take him out again, then let him go back into his crate. As the day passes, introduce puppy gradually to his new home and family. Stick to a familiar routine, show him he is welcome and puppy will begin to settle happily into your household.
****Your puppy's first night (or two, or three, or four) will very likely be memorable. Expect your new puppy to wake you several times during the first night with his cries, barks or even howls. Quite simply, he's stressed out, frightened, insecure. He may also have to urinate or eliminate. Take care of his needs, be comforting and caring. Above all, do not yell or be impatient; this will only increase your puppy's stress. All should calm down soon enough. Some puppies may cry throughout the night because they miss their old home and litter mates. It's best to keep puppy's crate next to your bed for the first week . Put a safe chew toy and a familiar smelling towel or blanket from puppy's first home into his crate. If possible, hang your arm over the bed so that puppy can lick your fingers or smell your scent until he falls asleep.
In cases where puppy has to sleep in a room away from you, a night light and a ticking clock,fan or soft music may help him to sleep better. Puppies will need to be taken outside during the night, and again early in the morning to eliminate. If you have a special room do not shut him in , use a baby gate ! Be sure that there is nothing there with which he can harm himself. Be sure that there is nothing he can tip, pull over, or chew. Check furniture that he might get stuck under or behind. If you want him to sleep in your room, he will probably be quiet all night, reassured by your presence. If left in a room by himself, he will cry and howl and you will have to steel yourself to ignore his whining. After a few nights alone he will adjust. Sometimes a softly-playing radio works well.
****ONE CUP 7 AM , ONE CUP AROUND NOON AND ONE AROUND 7 PM . A good brand of food that has the first ingredient as meat is best. A good premium dog food assures you of a healthy puppy and helps the puppy to have good strong bones, teeth and promotes good body growth. Plus they poop HALF the amount :-) I recommend Iams, Bil Jac , Innova , Diamond, or Eukanuba being the best found at PetsMart. For treats , I give raw bones frozen. No rawhide. The best bones are from food lion, ask the meat department for the soup marrow bones . Seen on puppy photos. Keep good supply on hand in freezer . Very affordable at 99 cents a pound. Another good treat is frozen carrots. Keep on hand when teething between 3 months and 6 months. Vitamin C , 1000 mil a day till one years old.
****Rearrange your schedule. Housetraining your puppy means training him to urinate and eliminate outside on a schedule you determine. To do this successfully, you will need to establish and strictly adhere to a predictable feeding and walking routine. The need to eat a measured meal at least three times a day, and should be taken outside to eliminate shortly after each feeding. If necessary, hire a petsitter. Here's the solution for puppy parents who work outside the home and who cannot return home several times during the day. Ask a friend or neighbor to feed and walk your dog, or hire a professional petsitter to take care of your pooch. Another canine companion of similar temperament or age is desirable to keep him company if you work long hours. A mals nature is not one to be alone, a pack-oriented animal. It needs companionship.
**** PUPPY WILL HAVE HAD FIRST PARVO SHOT AT 5 WEEKS. DE-WORMED EVERY TWO WEEKS . PUPPY WILL OF HAD A FIRST 5 WAY PUPPY SHOT AT 8 WEEKS . It almost goes without saying that you should establish a good relationship with a veterinarian you trust to take care of your new companion's various health needs. Follow up shots need to be given at 12 and 16 weeks. Rabies should be given between 4-6 months old. Your veterinarian will cover the specifics of canine healthcare with you but remember spay/neuter.
****Grooming should be started at an early age. Tabletops are often best because the puppy is off the ground and less likely to try and run away. An elevated position is also more comfortable for the owner’s back and knees. It is important to start training for grooming early As he gets older, it will be more difficult to physically restrain him. An added benefit to having him learn to stay still during grooming is that he will often be much more passive and better behaved when taken into the vet. Bathing should be made into a fun time for the puppy and not something to dread. Do this by keeping a light happy tone to your voice, giving lavish praise and going at a slow, gentle pace through out. Having the water in the tub before adding the dog causes a calmer bath time than rushing water from a faucet.
****Send your puppy to school. A Puppy Preschool, Kindergarten classes are usually for puppies three months old or older. Proof of vaccinations will be required. This protects you puppy as well as the others in the class. The puppies learn basic obedience exercises; but the primary purpose of the class is to give puppy owners some tools for raising well-socialized canine companions. Next, Obedience training classes . Once again, the younger a dog is started the easier he is to handle.
****Registration - Buyer understand that puppies will only be eligible for limited registration with the AKC and has been fully informed of all of the restrictions involved with this form of registration. All animals not bought specifically for showing should be spayed or neutered. The dog's basic disposition and temperament WILL NOT be changed by removing his/her reproductive capability. Spaying or neutering will not cause a dog to become lazy and obese - overeating and underexercising are responsible.