NEW PUPPY CHECKLIST

 


GROOMING ESSENTIALS: 
​You will need a soft natural bristle brush, a metal tooth comb (greyhound size preferred) .  

Nail trimmer, ear cleaner and ear drying powder, tooth brush cleaning kit.

A quality brand puppy shampoo/creme rinse (we recommend and use Chris Christensen products;  http://www.showdogstore.com/Chris-Christensen-Dog-Products.aspx

FEEDING ESSENTIALS:​​​
Food and Water bowls; metal is the preferred but china or other is good, not plastic. 

Bottled or filtered water; the kind of water you drink is what the puppy should drink as well.

A high end puppy kibble such as Blue, Eukanuba, Wellness, EVO, etc.​​ freefed 4 times a day in the beginning, then tapering to 3 times a day at about 6 months.


We also recommend supplementation with a good high end probiotic powder and show stopper on top of their meal.​  Some people prefer human grade food and if this is your choice please research the Bones And Raw Food diet on the internet.  We also feed and recommend 

AT HOME ESSENTIALS:
Outside: A complete yard check for poisonous plants, secure perimeter fencing and all gates, ​possible sharp objects or large enough bodies of water that a puppy can fall into a drown.

Inside: An open wire gated crate for safe sleeping and occasional safety zones​​ if need be (a large gathering at your home where puppy will be under foot and safer in the crate for a while).  Crate should always be used as a safe secure place for puppy to sleep; Never for punishment or isolation.  

 

Soft machine washable bedding to go inside of crate.  Soft machine washable bedding for any room that puppy will frequently be in.

Toys; soft pliable toys for puppy that have no small parts for them to ingest; ​​Ours particularly favor the smaller squeaky stuffed animals and rarely destroy them. 
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