BRING YOUR NEW FAMILY MEMBER HOME
will be fun and exciting but It will also take time and patience. We have put together a guide to help you get ready for your new fur ball.
Before adding to the family you have to get
supplies here are a list of things you might need.
Puppy food (we use PURINA Puppy Chow)
Dog treats for training
Crate and bedding
Bowls for food and water
Toys chew toys, ropes, balls,
Baby or dog gates to block stairs or room
Collar and leash
It is very important to keep up on your dogs shots or they could get sick. Your dog needs three shots. First shot 7-8 weeks (This typically comes with our dogs). Second shot 11-12 weeks (happens 4 weeks after first shot). Third shot 15-16 weeks (this again happens 4 weeks after second shot). If you miss your second or third shot by a couple of weeks you will have to restart and get your first shot again. After all those shots it is recommended to get your dog a shot once a year.
It is very important to have your dogs shots before you take your dog on walks or to dog parks in your neighborhood. Your dog could get parvo and die that is why you need your dogs shots to keep this deadly disease away from your loveable pet. (don't worry parvo from a dog will not make humans sick)
Make Sure Everyone is on the Same Page
Teach your puppy boundaries around your home. Have a family meeting so you are all on the same page. Will the puppy be allowed on furniture or beds and will any rooms be off limits? The sooner you teach this to your new puppy the easier it will be in the future.
Show your puppy around his or her new home. Where they will sleep, where they will eat and what door to be let out to go to the bathroom. Don’t forget to show them their toys!
Figure out who will walk the dog and where you will take them, dog parks ,trials or to the beach. Dogs will have energy to burn so walk him or her two to three times everyday.
Feed your puppy three times a day until they are full. And offer them water throughout the day.
Times of feedings
Puppies will want all the attention in the world and they will tire out in a short amount of time.
Play with your puppy throughout the day and an hour before bedtime to tire them out.