PREPARE FOR PUPPY
A Positive Start...
Having one of our puppies join your family can be a fun, rewarding experience for the entire family. With that being said, we do want our potential customers be aware of normal puppy behaviors such as destructive chewing, nipping, jumping up, crying, barking, growling, or trouble with potty and crate training. Please know these unwanted habits can be easily addressed with proper training practices. Time, patience, persistence and positive reinforcement are the key to developing a well behaved family companion dog. We highly Recommend the BAXTER AND BELLA, the ultimate "must have" program to train your puppy from home!
Preparing your home for the arrival of your new puppy is an extremely important step to being a responsible puppy owner. Here are a few things to consider to keep your puppy safe...Don't leave electrical cords exposed, block stairs, keep human food out of reach, purchase a pet proof trash can or keep trash out of reach, keep medications and anything toxic to dogs out of reach, keep poisonous plants out of reach, keep small objects, socks or smelly clothing off the floor and out of reach, puppy proof and escape proof your yard, keep a first aid kit on hand for any always keep keep your veterinarian's phone number programmed in your phone for any emergencies. We recommend you check out PUPPY STAGES page to understand puppy behaviors into adulthood.
Vet care / Insurance
Your puppy will come with a complete head to toe exam from our certified veterinarian. The exam will include; weighing your puppy and checked for normal temperature, listening to their heart for irregular heartbeat, checking for ear infection, checking genitals for any abnormalities, eyes examined for clarity, checking the nose, skin and mouth for irregularities and checking the knees for luxating patellas.
Your puppy will be checked and cleared via stool sample for all internal parasites such as; Round, Hook and Whip worms, as well as for Coccidia and Giardia which are extremely common parasites that puppies often get. Your puppy will receive it's first DHLLP vaccine which Prevents Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2 cross protection CAV-1), Parainfluenza and Parvovirus Vaccine (MLV).
(MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A VET APPOINTMENT SCHEDULED PRIOR TO YOUR PUPPY'S ARRIVAL. YOU WILL HAVE 3 DAYS AFTER YOUR PUPPY'S ARRIVAL TO HAVE HIM/HER EXAMINED BY YOUR VETERINARIAN AS REQUIRED BY THE PUPPY HEALTH CONTRACT).
Every pet owner should consider pet insurance. Even if you believe you have enough money to cover veterinary costs, pet insurance could still save you thousands of dollars if your pet gets sick or injured. Especially if you have multiple pets, your out-of-pocket costs could add up considerably without insurance. There are many excellent pet insurance companies but here are a few of the more highly rated pet insurances that we can recommend....
Your puppy will be fed Science Diet Healthy Development Formula while in our care. To avoid tummy upset we recommend you keep your puppy on the same food we are feeding after getting your puppy home. This food is vet recommended and can be easily purchased at your vets office or any major retail pet stores. If you do decide to change your puppies diet, please do it slowly and gradually, mixing small amounts so as to avoid tummy upset and runny stool. Do not give canned dog food or over feed your puppy as this can also cause diarrhea. We recommended feeding 2-3 times a day (morning/mid-day/evening) pulling food up after every feeding. Amounts will vary with every puppy so we suggest following the amounts as directed on the Science Diet puppy food bag or recommended by your vet.
(We suggest ordering food online from CHEWY ahead of your puppy's arrival. You can auto ship your puppy's food straight to your door and always enjoy free 1-2 day shipping on orders over $49.)
We feel every dog should be given a Vitamin and Mineral regimen for its lifetime. We highly recommend NUVET for complete nutritional health. Nuvet is the #1 Vitamin Mineral Supplement on the market made in a pharmaceutical facility using FDA human grade ingredients. There is no better product on the market to get your pet healthy and to keep your pet healthy.
Formulated with the goal of creating a nutrient-rich formula that would surpass mere vitamin replenishment. Instead, the supplement provides full-spectrum nutritional support that focuses on boosting your pet’s immune system and overall health.
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A well behaved dog
Can't stress enough how important it is to give your new puppy the proper exercise, training and socialization he or she needs in order to become a well rounded, obedient family companion dog. These are all important aspects of a healthy puppy's development. All puppies require exercise and play but it is extremely important to learn their limitations so that you can prevent injuries and heartache down the road. regular stair climbing or running on slick surfaces can cause damage to a young puppy's joints. Swimming is one of the best ways to exercise your puppy so introducing them to water at an early age is encouraged.
Introducing your puppy to car rides, strange places, strange noises, unfamiliar people, and other dogs or pets on a regular basis are just a few ways of socializing your puppy. You can also take your puppy to dog parks or schedule play dates with other dogs or children provided your puppy has completed the full series of puppy vaccinations.
Preventing early behavior problems before they start, is the key to a happy life with a dog. The first year of your puppy's life requires a good deal of time and energy and it is up to you to help your puppy become a well behaved family member.
Training/obedience classes when they are of appropriate age is extremely beneficial especially if you have children.
BAXTER AND BELLA ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM -Is a do-it-yourself dog training website that is as much about teaching your dog how to act, as much as it is about coaching you how to train your puppy. This program was created in order to help pet families achieve better animal ownership and experience the very best in canine companionship.
CONWAY CANINE COMPANIONS DOG TRAINING-Pamela Padgett is one of our top professional and board certified trainers in the state of Arkansas. She offers a range of training programs such as; Puppy Manners, STAR Puppy, Beginners, Canine Good Citizen, Competition Obedience, Rally Obedience, Trick Dog, Therapy Dog, K9 Nose Work, Barn Hunt and behavior modification. We are excited to be partnering with Pamela to provide a puppy board and train program specifically designed for the needs of our clients.
Most of our puppies will generally have low to no shedding coats that require at least a moderate amount of grooming. In general, the coats would be brushed 2-3 times per week to keep the coat detangled.
Puppies should be given a bath and groomed a minimum of every 2-3 months. This routine grooming must start at an early age and continue on a regular basis. Your puppy should be totally relaxed and calm during the grooming process. Avoid over bathing your puppy to prevent dry, flakey skin.
A grooming routine should also include keeping hair from eyes, regular nail trims, ear cleaning, hair removal from the ear canal, keeping potty trail clean, expressing anal glands when necessary and teeth cleaning when suggested buy your vet.
Preparing for your puppy includes picking up the basic supplies you will need to have on hand before your puppy's arrival. Your shopping list should include food, food/water dish, dog bed, crate/kennel, Puppy confinement, dog brush, dog shampoo, toe nail clippers, training pads, chew toys, treats and a collar and leash.
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