Getting Ready for Puppy!
We recommend you check out PUPPY STAGES page to understand puppy behaviors into adulthood.
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 behaviors 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.
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.
SCHEDULE THE VET EXAM
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.
Your puppy will com with a complete head to toe health exam from our certified veterinarian, DR KOLE at OUT WEST VETERINARY CENTER AND URGENT CARE. The exam will include; weighing your puppy and checking for normal temperature, listening to their heart for irregularities, checking for ear infection, checking genitals for any abnormalities, examining eyes for clarity, checking the nose, skin and mouth for irregularities and checkng the joints and 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 vaccine which Prevents Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2 cross protection CAV-1), Parainfluenza and Parvovirus Vaccine (MLV).
ORDER YOUR FOOD, SUPPLEMENTS and NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS
visit our AMAZON STORE to order your Science Diet Puppy Food.
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 what ever is recommended by your vet.
CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR NUVET OR CALL 1-800-474-7077 (PROVIDE OUR ORDER CODE 12361 FOR YOUR DISCOUNT)
We feel every dog should be given a Vitamin and Mineral regimen for its lifetime. We highly recommend N 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.
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE THREE EASY STEPS TO GET STARTED!
1. Visit our Pawtree page https://shop.pawtree.com/crisscrossmydoodle
1. Click the PawTree link above, fill out your pets profile and let PawTree do the rest!
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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 program that is as much about teaching your dog how to act, 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.
THESE ITEMS ARE INCLUDED WITH YOUR PUPPY PURCHASE. VISIT OUR AMAZON STORE TO SHOP FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES...
Your puppy will be sent home with a Criss Cross Puppy Pack that will include:
Vet Health Records / 1st vaccination and deworming.
Sample Food (Science Diet Puppy)
Collar / Leash
Snuggle Puppy Kit which includes: Snuggle Puppy with heartbeat insert, heat packs
Sample Nuvet Supplements with handout
Puppy Culture Booklet
$25 Amazon Gift Card
GET YOUR SUPPLIES PURCHASED PRIOR TO YOUR PUPPY'S ARRIVAL!
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