Health & Care
Are you ready?
July 22, 2017
PREPARING FOR YOUR PUPPY
Welcoming a new addition into the family can be an exciting yet nervous time.
Jordan Country Groodles will assist you with any questions you may have.
THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER PURCHASING
A suitable sized bed – Minatures will need a puppy sized bed, Mediums a suitable large bed and Standards an X Large.
An identification tag with the dogs name and your number on it; even though your pooch is microchipped it is a good way for people to know this dog belongs to someone
Food and water bowl
Lots of chew toys for teething
Toys to play with; if your pooch is going to be an outside dog and by himself a lot you will need to consider toys that will keep him busy, this is where barking may become a problem from boredom
Grooming kit; a dog with a wool coat will need to be brushed weekly if you don’t want to trim him fully back
Dog Shampoo & Conditioner (suitable for wool coat) also with anti-flea ingredient
Child gate; perfect for a laundry area or any area you’d like to section off for the dog
Dog food – if you’d like to continue on with the dog food the puppy is already on purchase Blackhawk Puppy Food, if you’d like to change their food then do it slowly so you do not upset their stomach
A collar and lead; remember you’ll probably have to change the sizes in a few month
A car harness or crate for transporting
THINGS YOU NEED TO ORGANISE & KNOW
Find a Vet that is local, ask around, your family and friends should know a practice that is suitable and affordable
Book in an examination for your Pup within the first week – as contract states
Make sure you know where he/she will sleep and stick with it, it’s like having a new born
The first week will be tiring, the pup will most likely sook for the first two nights, this is normal until she/he gets settled in
Research any businesses you may want to use in the future; puppy school, doggy daycare, pet minding
We suggest puppy school for training and socialising
Make sure your family is all on the same page when it comes to disciplining; If mum says “down” make sure dad also says “down”, use the same language
Make it clear who is in charge of feeding and toileting daily
DO NOT let children overwhelm the pup in the first day and DO NOT fight over him/her
Set boundaries with children or else the pup will become agitated and growl or/and bite
Remember he/she is a puppy, children will need to play nicely
Move any valuables to higher grounds!
Puppy proof everything; remember it is like having a new born “toddler”
Organise who will be walking/exercising the dog daily
Research what you are able to feed him/her from your own food diet
Know how you are going to set him up when you leave the house, he will need water, food, lots of toys
Please read our "Are You Ready" article to refresh yourself!
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