Taking your Puppy Home
My Top Suggestions
Bringing a puppy into your home is a big deal. Let's face it, It's almost like bringing home a human baby. Being as prepared as possible seems like a good idea right? It's not only my job as your breeder to make sure your puppy is as healthy and well adjusted as possible before you take him home but also to insure you have the tools for his success after he leaves. Of course I am always available if you have questions or concerns!
My Top Suggested TO DO
Baby Proofing : Just like you would baby proof your home for a toddler, so should you for your new puppy. Anything on the floor is fair game! Puppy's like to chew. Please make sure all electric cords are not where puppies can get to them. If they can reach it, they will get into it. If they can chew on it, they will!
Make a Plan: Since things can be pretty chaotic and exciting when you bring your puppy home, decide beforehand when your puppy will eat, where he will potty and where he will sleep. This will alleviate confusion as you will already know what the plans are for your puppy. If you have children, make sure they know the plan as well.
Contact your vet: Go ahead and contact your vet or find one to take your puppy to. Make an appointment to take your puppy in for his well baby check within 3 days of bringing him home as per the requirement in your contract.
Order NuVet: This is a product I firmly believe in and all my dogs and puppies are on this immune boosting supplement. Please order this product before your puppy comes home. As you can imagine, going to a new place without your mommy or siblings can be stressful. When you are stressed, your immune system is compromised. By continuing using NuVet, you are ensuring your puppy has the best start in his new environment. You can ONLY get this product by calling or ordering at 1-800-474-7044 using order code 23109 or www.nuvet.com/23109
Food & NuVet
We use Victor Puppy & Active Dog but really any HIGH quality puppy food will do. If picky, add a wet (canned) puppy food mixed in to encourage him to eat and add NuVet. I use Purina One SmartBlend canned puppy food. Please keep your puppy on NuVet to enjoy the longest happiest life with your baby. NuVet Immune Booster can be purchased at www.nuvet/23109
It is very important to have an exercise pen and/or crate with a bed to safely contain your puppy when your not home or otherwise occupied. Make sure your puppy always has access to fresh water. I don't recommend letting your puppy have free range in your home but please don't expect a puppy to be in a crate for more than a few hours at a time.
Don't forget to have a collar, leash and identification tag for your new little one. (I can microchip your puppy with an AKC Reunite chip for $40). A gentle puppy shampoo, brush and nail trimmers are must haves as well. I do suggest buying heavy duty food and water bowls that cannot be easily turned over and spilled.
Toys Toys & More Toys! Puppies love to play! Choose high quality TOUGH toys that are made to last through a puppy's teething stage. Bright colors with different textures and sounds engage your puppies inquisitiveness. And don't forget those training treats! ;-). Go to my Amazon Shopping List for my favs! The link is above!
Our Puppy Go Home Packs
Here at Whispering Pines Farm Miniature Dachshunds you will receive an extensive starter pack for your puppy. You will receive a blanket (rubbed on Momma and litter mates so your puppy has their scent), a sample of Victor puppy food/Purina One Smart blend, a starter packet of NuVet, a toy, teething treat, your puppy's registration application, health record and other helpful information.
Our dogs love their NuVet!
All our dogs and puppies are on NuVet. I truly believe it is perhaps the single most important thing you can buy for your puppy.