Bringing your puppy home


        Your puppy will come with a collar and leash, a blanket, a few toys, a week supply of raw food that they have been weaned on, and other assorted goodies. These are a few of the things you will need when you take puppy home:

  • Crate. “Baby size” for the first few weeks, then graduating to the next size up. You will more than likely go through 3-4 crates before your dog’s adult crate, but you don’t need them all to start. **If you purchase crates second-hand, be sure to bleach them several times** 
  • Stainless Steel bowls for water and food. SS are preffered for raw feeding, but you can also use glass. Plastic is not advised. 
  • Food for your puppy - we can talk about raw diets, or another apropriate choice
  • Toys, treats, and a clicker for training. Your puppy will be started on clicker (marker) training, and it will be easy to continue on. Marker training is a wonderful way to encourage new behaviours and train the dog you want to live with. Small treats are what you want. Tiny bits of beef, chicken, pork, dried apples, bananas, or berries. You can also use commercial treats such as Zukes, or a high quality kibble. There are lots of options available. 
  • Nail clippers, and a dremel. Your puppy was started on nail care at a few days of age, and it is important to keep it up. We advise trimming and filing every 2-3 days. 
© Shari Joanisse 2017