Basic information and Starter list for your new addition!!
Here are a few helpful tips for you and your puppy when your get your pet home. First and most importantly your puppy is not fully vaccinated until they are 14-16 weeks of age and receive their 3rd booster, do not take your pet into public areas! You will be exposing them to harmful disease that could result in severe sickness or death and puppyloversplace will not be liable for any sickness due to improper care after receiving your puppy. For additional information about puppy fundamentals visit the AKC website for proper care when adopting your new puppy or consult your new puppy guide
Basic Schedule for feeding and potty training
Here is our basic schedule for feeding and care throughout the day to follow when adopting from us.
We recommend getting your puppy up around 6-8 am in the morning with a potty break first thing. Then follow the potty break with breakfast and vitamins with another potty break to follow withing 30-45 minutes. Your puppy will then be ready for playtime and nap time, this schedule will be frequent throughout the day, as soon as you see your puppy wake up from their nap take them immediately outside for a potty break. If you crate them for any reason during the day a potty break should be the first thing they do when let out of the crate. The same schedule is to be followed in the evening with dinner between 4-7 pm. followed by a potty break 30-45 minutes after. Bedtime between 9-11 with a potty break right before bed. Depending on the age of your puppy at adoption, your puppy might need a potty time in the night, usually between 2-3 am, if you are crating your puppy at night the puppy will cry to you to be let out.
If you follow these general rules you will find that potty training will come much easier!
Here are a few items you will want to have ready for your new puppy when he or she arrives
- Nutrisource puppy food (can be purchased on Amazon) You can find the info on website
- Nuvet vitamins, must be ordered for 5yr guarantee to apply online link on nutrition page
- Food and water dish
- crate for sleeping, we use an open wire crate with divider, Recommended size for adult, use the divider when your puppy is small.
- Soft bed for crate to sleep, we also have an optional bed in a few of our rooms so that the puppies can rest during the day when they are not in their crate.
- Puppy toys, rope chew toys, squeaky toys are usually their favorite, toys for teething period
- soft brush and comb
- puppy shampoo, I suggest oatmeal base for puppies
- small collar and leash
- puppy pads if you are going to leave your puppy at home for extended periods of time over 4 hrs, wont need them at night, just during the day
- cleaning spray for urine and accidents
- Bitter apply spray for detouring your puppy from chewing on furniture or other item
- Travel crate
Optional items depending on preference and home situation
- puppy gate to gate off certain areas
- puppy playpen
- puppy toothbrush and toothpaste
- angel wipes for tear stains
- puppy treats only to be given after 12 weeks of age,
- puppy jacket or sweater depending on your weather, suggested if temps are below freezing
- toenail clippers if you are planning on doing that yourself
- Snuggle puppy with heartbeat for puppies that are received before 10 weeks of age
- puppy blanket
- puppy stroller
- portable puppy fence for outside if you do not have a fence around your yard area
- flea and tick shampoo for summer months