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Preparing for Your Puppy

At last, the puppy you’ve been waiting for is finally here! This is a very exciting and stressful time for you and your puppy. It’s a big step, leaving mom and the littermates, seeing, smelling and hearing new things. Be patient and let your puppy explore, let the puppy come to you and let the pup know that this is where it belongs. Provide a comfortable bed or crate in a quiet corner so the pup knows that that is its’ space and where the pup can feel safe.

Introductions

Children do not always understand to be careful around little puppies, they should always be supervised because things can happen when you least expect them to. When you bring your puppy home have your child sit down and let the puppy come to them, not the other way around. This is how they investigate and learn that they are okay and that that person is not a threat and acceptable.

If you have an older dog in the house, more than likely they have claimed the house as their own and that that is their territory. To introduce the older dog and the puppy make sure that they are on leashes so that you have control of them both. Make sure that they are meeting in a more neutral place so the older dog doesn’t feel so threatened and feel that it needs to be so protective. Let them sniff and investigate each other, give the older dog plenty of time to get used to the new puppy. The older dog will probably let the puppy know the rules around the house and who’s boss.

Feeding

Your best option of food and water dish is stainless steel; they are the most durable and the most sanitary. You’ll want to feed your pup 2-3 times a day about a half to one cup each time. After every feeding it would be wise to take your pup out after 10 minutes to go to the bathroom, they will not be house trained but are doggy door trained. This will train them to automatically go to the door when they need to go out, they learn quickly.

Leash and Collar

It is good to start using a leash and collar right away so your pup can get used to them. Make sure that the collar is snug enough to not slip over the head, but not too tight to cut off breathing or making it too hard to swallow.

Toys

Rubber toys are the best toys to use. Choose only safe toys and discard them when they show signs of wear or damage.

Bathing

Your pup should be groomed every 4-8 weeks depending on how dirty and long their coat gets. Always use luke warm water and use a safe shampoo for puppies. An Oatmeal shampoo works well because it won’t dry out the skin as much and is fairly gentle. We recommend using a baby shampoo on their faces so that the shampoo does not irritate their eyes, should it get in their eyes. Cotton balls should be put in their ears to be sure an excessive amount of water or shampoo does not get down in there as that can irritate their ears and cause infections. Clip their nails every time they are groomed at the very least.