1. Prepare Your Home:Puppy-proof your space:
Clear anything that can be chewed or swallowed by a curious pup like electrical cords, plants, and small objects.Essential supplies:
Have a crate, comfortable bedding, food and water bowls, chew toys, and grooming tools ready before your puppy arrives.2. Nutrition:Quality Puppy Food:
We will send home a starter bag of food. We feed Diamond Puppy, if you plan to feed something else please slowly transition the food. Feed your new furry friend high-quality puppy food that is appropriate for the puppy’s size and breed.Feeding schedule:
Establish a consistent feeding schedule to help with house training and behavioral issues.
3. Health Care:
First Vet Visit: Schedule a check-up within the three days of bringing your puppy home.
Vaccinations: Keep up with the vaccination schedule provided by your vet.
Parasite prevention: We recommend minimizing exposure to veterinary drugs (such as flea and heartworm treatments, vaccinations and wormers) to the minimum dosage and frequency needed to safeguard your pet’s health.
Note: We recommend de-sexing at 12 months of age or older.
4. Training and Socialization:
House Training: Start house training immediately with consistent routines and positive reinforcement.
Obedience Training: Basic commands like sit, stay, and come are essential for your puppy’s safety and your sanity.
Socialization: Expose your puppy to different people, pets, and environments once they’re vaccinated.
5. Exercise and Playtime:
Encourage regular playtime—it’s essential for your puppy’s physical health and mental stimulation.
Puppies have a lot of energy; regular walks and play help prevent destructive behaviors.
Spend quality time with your puppy every day.
Gentle handling and calm interactions help establish trust between you and your puppy.
Please see individual grooming tips on specific breed page. However, please note all poodle and poodle mixes will require regular brushing and grooming. We recommend brushing weekly and grooming every 6 weeks.
Remember: Patience and consistency are key. Training a puppy requires time and effort but it’s also filled with moments of joy and bonding that are truly rewarding. Welcome to the wonderful world of being a puppy parent!