TAKING HOME YOUR PUPPY
New Puppy: Just remember bringing home your new puppy is like bringing home a new baby. Limit excitement and handling as much as possible. Puppies require about 14-16 hours of sleep a day. Feeding schedule should be 3 times a day. Start off with a full bowl ( we always give a double bowl with all of our puppies) for 3 times a day so your puppy will eat what he needs. We feed them Diamond Performance ( Diamond is, in our opinion, the best dog food brand and we have never seen them have a recall. You can change to a different type of Diamond or to another brand if you prefer but please don't do it before a month or so.
Before bringing your puppy home, purchase the following supplies. Food, Bed or crate if you plan to crate train, feeding bowl and water bowl ( we will give you one with your puppy) , plenty of chew toys ! Preparing in advance for the arrival of your new puppy will allow you and your puppy to spend time getting to know each other. Puppies are like babies, they need their rest and all the food they want and water. Each puppy has an emotional support blanket from mother & littermates to help keep them calm as they adjust to their new home.
Our puppies thrive on love, consistency, and care! They do best in environments where there is stability, peace and love in the home. We encourage all our new families to go through training to ensure they have the best possible chance to make their new puppy feel loved and important! Healthy meals Water always available to puppy Lots of attention and play Consistent and gentle training
When it is time to come and pick up your puppy, we request that you do not visit any other kennels, pet stores, breeders, or places where there could be unvaccinated/sick dogs.
On the way home with your new puppy, please remember that your puppy is vulnerable because he has not yet completed his vaccines. Avoid stopping at "high traffic" dog areas, like rest stops, on your journey home. Instead try stopping at restaurants, where people with dogs in the car are less likely to stop. By avoiding areas where other dogs have gone, you greatly reduce the chances of your puppy picking up any germs left behind.
If you have to stop at a rest area, please carry your puppy to a more secluded spot, and you might even want to put your puppy on a puppy pad rather than on the grass. Try to find an out of the way place to let your puppy potty.
When you go to your Vet, carry your puppy in and place it on the table; don't let it walk across the floor where a sick dog could have been. Until your puppy has had its last set of puppy vaccines, 16 weeks, you need to treat it like it has no immune system and avoid high risk situations such as parks and pet stores.