Since there are a lot of you getting your new puppies in the next few weeks, I thought I’d share a post with a some links in case you missed them on the website or I failed to point you in that direction. 🙂 I know there are a lot of links, but they’re all important. Please take the time to click on each one and read through it. I’ve tried to include everything that is important as you prepare to bring your new puppy home!
First, we have two pages that give some ideas and explanations about items you may want to get. And it talks about the puppy food the puppies are currently eating. (A few of you have asked about that). Please read through them, then visit our Puppy Boutique pages (linked below) to make your shopping more streamlined.
And to make things easier we’re working on a page with direct links to help with your puppy preparedness preparations. These are some of our favorite items or things other puppy parents have recommended. (It’s a work in progress so excuse the strange layout).
Another thing that you may or may not have read about is the NuVet supplement. Your puppy has been on this his/her whole little life, starting in utero as his/her mom has been on it before she even became pregnant, throughout her pregnancy, and as she raised her pups. And when your puppy started eating puppy food, we started adding the powder form to the puppy food. Although, I would suggest you get the chewable tablets to have when your puppy gets home. This is a wonderful product; (all human grade ingredients) vitamins, minerals, immune system support, etc. Please get your supply ordered and keep puppy on it. Think of it as a small, daily “treat” for your puppy with many more benefits. If you can’t make buying this a lifetime commitment, at least keep puppy on it for it’s first year of life to give it a great start.
Here are a few positive reinforcement training books I recommend. You might want to get these ahead of time and start reading (if you haven’t already). The last one I purchased as an audio book. I highly recommend it! You can get it now and listen to it in the upcoming weeks before you pick up your puppy.
And though the books will be really helpful, I cannot recommend this puppy school highly enough! If you do anything for your puppy, please read this link and check out Baxter and Bella’s online puppy school. The membership is LIFETIME! Yes, you heard me correctly, you pay once and they are there for you for the life of your dog. Whether it’s getting set up for your new puppy, what to do in the first weeks or problems that arise later. Sign up for your sanity and the sake of your puppy! Don’t forget to use our code for the discount!
And speaking of training, here is a blog post regarding treats for training.
And lastly, I’ve put together a page of helpful things you might want to bring when picking up your puppy; whether driving or flying.
This blog post might also be helpful as it explains the prep before the Puppy Delivery Day and what goes home with each puppy.
Oh, and one more thing! Don’t forget to set up a vet appointment for your puppy within the first 72 hours (as stated on our guarantee). Even though your puppy has been thoroughly examined by our vet before it is handed over to you, we want you to have the reassurance that your vet has checked it too. Your puppy will not need any vaccinations at the time so it’s a good chance to make it a fun visit. Take treats for the puppy and introduce him to the vet and staff, ask questions you may have and schedule the puppy next vaccination visit.
You may have questions about exercising your puppy and also spaying or neutering when it is older. These pages should help with those questions.
Hopefully, all these pages will be helpful in making that transition with your new puppy! 🙂