Puppy Tips

Welcome to Our Furry Family site. If your here, then most likely you are considering on adding a furry member to your home. As well as exciting it can be scary. Adding a new puppy to your home is a big responsibility. We would like to give some helpful tip on making this process as easy and enjoyable as possible.

  • Make sure you get the puppy that fits your needs and lifestyle. Are you active? Do you have allergies? Do you have a yard? Can you take your puppy on walks every day? All dogs need exercise every day. Some require more than others. Some dogs shed a lot where some are much more hypoallergic.
  • What do I need before I bring my puppy home? Basic needs are a crate/bed, blanket, safe toys, food/water dish, brush, puppy shampoo, puppy pads, and food. We suggest the heartbeat pillow. Littermates snuggle together and the heartbeat pillow is very soothing and comforting for him in his new environment.
  • House training my puppy. House training can be challenging. The main key is to be very consistent! Do not give your puppy free rein of the house unless your eyes are on him. If you will be busy, put him in his crate. He may cry at first but soon that will be his safe place. Take him out as soon as he is up from nap and after every feeding as well as several other times throughout the day. Take him out the same door and say the same words. When he potties outside highly praise him and give him a treat. Something as simple as plain cheerios is fine. If he does potty in the house immediately take him outside and let him know that was supposed to happen outside. Some find having a bell at the door and letting him ring it each time he goes outside is helpful.
  • Keeping my puppy healthy and safe! When your puppy goes home from our facility he will already be dewormed, have first vaccinations, and be vet checked. That doesn’t mean your puppy cannot get sick. Treat your pup as you would a newborn baby. Don’t take him to parks yet or other public places. Puppies can get parvo and pick up parasites very easily until they are more vaccinated. We recommend no public areas until the minimum of 3 sets of vaccinations but advise to discuss that with your veterinarian.