HOW WE RAISE & CARE FOR OUR PUPPIES
HOW WE RAISE & CARE FOR OUR PUPPIES
FOOD: Your puppy is free feeding and on Canadian Naturals brand & OR Actrium holistic dog food (I mix the two together)
Canadian Naturals: http://www.canadiannaturals.com/pages/dog-productline.php
I am feeding your puppy solid dog food from Canadian Naturals. It’s a Canadian made dog food, and so far, I like it! There is no corn or Gluten in it and lots of good healthy food, excellent ingredients, no fillers, high protein, & the first ingredient is meat. They have been doing very well on it, but remember, they are only on this solid food from 4 weeks til 8 weeks, then they go on to be with you! ;) You may slowly switch your puppy over to whichever dog food you prefer if done gradually. I also give whole foods such as cooked chicken and beef as well when we have it for dinner as often as I can as treats and is excellent for training. I also put Sunflower oil over all of their dry dog food and have found that their coats are doing very well with the added omega oil supplement. For an impressive coat, try Inflight formula from the states, this is what I’m using to get a huge healthy coat on my dogs for showing ;) www.inflightcoatformula.com
PLEASE NOTE: a sudden change of any food can cause stress and upset, do not change this puppy’s food too quickly. If you choose to change the food he is eating, please do so slowly adding small amounts of the food of your choice to the dog food I have been feeding. A gradual change should done be over 2 weeks if you plan on changing to another food. Your puppy is on free feed, which means he has food accessible to him her 24/7 It is advised after a couple of weeks and puppy has settled in that you get puppy on a regular schedule making sure puppy is still eating a balanced diet and a schedule can also help with house training as well.
**** Your puppy comes to you with his/her first set of vaccinations, has been dewormed a minimum of 2X’s, has had a microchip implanted in the back of his/her neck between shoulder blades & had a vets health exam as well.
FOR ANSWERS TO MOST OF YOUR QUESTIONS, GOOGLE!! TRY READ UP AND STUDY, PREPARING YOURSELF BEFORE THE NEW PUPPY ARRIVES IN YOUR HOME.
EMERGENCY’S: If you notice anything the first week you bring your puppy home, not drinking, not eating, diarrhea, vomiting or listlessness, please, bring your puppy into the vet immediately!!! Stress can cause issues, remember, you have a new baby, things happen, so watch him/her carefully and if you are concerned it’s better to be safe than sorry. Also remember that your puppy’s immune system isn’t fully developed yet!
~ Without this, your puppy is not properly protected from diseases!! ** Regular de- worming is very important as well and to be discussed with your vet and make sure to bring in your record of health when visiting the vet.
Also be sure to check and clean your puppy’s ears, teeth and clip their nails if they get too long.
TOYS: your puppy has had many toys, its favorite toys are balls and stuffed animals; be careful of small parts that he/she may chew
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
-Charles Dickens (he must have had a puppy!)
That Dickens quote really sums up what it’s like having a puppy. There’s nothing more exciting than bringing your new puppy home, playing with him and kissing him on his cute little nose… it’s the best. And there’s nothing more horrifying than realizing that puppies seem to pee and poo constantly and finding out that they have zero respect for your need to sleep at night… it’s the worst. I’ll break it to you as gently as I can. If you have a new puppy, you’re not going to get a solid 8 hours of sleep for a while. If you accept that fact, it’ll be easier to do the necessary training to teach your puppy to sleep through the night. (taken from http://thehousebreakingbible.com/wp/training-surviving-night/ ) there are many different tried and proven techniques that you can find online. http://dogtime.com/reference/dog-training/708-housetraining-through-the-night-dunbar
Your puppy has been sleeping with litter mates; your puppy is used to sleeping on a bed made of blankets with his/her siblings. Please remember that he/she will be very lonely for a while – so please be patient, some crying during the night/early morning is very normal and is to be expected but usually does not last for long.
TRAINING YOUR PUPPY TO COME: I teach your puppy what “NO” means and “COME” by the time they leave for your house at 8 weeks old. To teach come, I “kiss”, that’s the only command I use, just a kissing noise. I ALWAYS - ALWAYS have a treat as the reward; either chicken or beef that I give them EVERY single time I call them with a “kissing” sound… this will have your puppy running to you in no time! ;) When you have named your puppy, say its name followed by the “kissing” sound every time you call it. IT IS SO IMPORTANT to offer its favorite treat EVERY time as a reward J
TRAVELLING: puppy has been exposed to car rides to prepare for his/her trip but again do not overdo it at first, again, give him a couple of weeks to adjust to the change before going for too long of car rides.
Hypoglycemia: Or low blood sugar level…. Caused from lack of eating due to stress….this is just a caution alert and to make you aware of this occasional problem/ the smaller your puppy the more the risk; this is a condition that toy dogs can have (teacup as they call them under 4lbs) it is low blood sugar if you witness a low blood sugar attack, i.e.; weakness, lethargic, get some sugar water into puppy and call your vet; this can cause death; this is mainly caused by a lack of eating and drinking due to stress, this is mainly a problem found mainly in the tiny toy dogs such as smaller Pomeranians; you will recognize this if it happens as puppy will become very listless. *** Again, this is only a warning and is seen rarely ***
GUARANTEE/CONTRACT & CKC REG PAPERS: A bill of sales and contract will accompany all puppies when they are delivered via Air. The health records and completed paperwork will be in the crate under their beds.
Contracts must be completed, and a copy returned to the breeder at the time the deposit is placed.
Payment in FULL is due before the puppy can leave my home at 8 weeks old or until the planned/discussed time. I will email you the One Year Health Guarantee and you will need to FILL in your info, print, scan it and send it back to me via email OR by regular mail. There will be a signed copy of this agreement, whether a pet stock agreement or show/breeding agreement in your puppy info pack which will accompany your puppy on delivery day.
MICROCHIP: Your puppy has a microchip that has been implanted at the back of its neck under the hide between the shoulder blades. This chip is registered with the Canadian Kennel Club and will be documented under YOUR name and also comes with a 6-week insurance trail period through Pet Secure. There will be information about your insurance with your paperwork that will accompany your puppy. https://www.petsecure.com/
Please: Love and enjoy you new puppy and take the time to learn how to care for her/him; this is a lifetime commitment J be patient! It’s not easy raising a puppy!!