Before your puppy comes home these are some of the things you should have on hand;

Purina Pro Plan Focus
Puppy Large Breed dry dog food
LIVER TREATS
BULLY STICKS
WIRE CRATE
with 2 doors preferred
BABY/DOG GATE
6 FOOT LEASH
ADJUSTABLE COLLAR
DOG BED
ODOR ELIMINATOR SPRAY
VET APPOINTMENT
If you borrow any of these items from a friend it is important to make sure you disinfect them with bleach.

Dog Bed of any size or shape. But I prefer one with sides to help teach boundaries
with.

Odor Eliminator spray or vinegar & water mixture in a spray bottle.

Vet appointment set up within the first few days of picking up your pup. This is part of
your contract requirement and guarantee.

Please read the info on this link so that you buy the correct products and why you
should have these items for your puppy. Having the correct tools to train your puppy
from day one will be the key to your success.
http://www.rufflabradors.com/PuppyFolder/ThingsNeededForPup.html

When you pick up your pup make sure you receive your pups shot record. This should
have the information as to what shots your pup has had and the dates they were done.
They should also have the info on deworming or any other medication the pup has
received. All pups are born with worms so it is important that they are treated with a
dewormer. Deworming (depending on the product used) is normally done for a 2 or 3
day dose and then repeated 10 days later.

Before your pup comes home take a walk around your house and yard. This is a fast
moving baby you are bringing home. You need to make sure the space the pup will be
in is safe enough for a child to crawl around in. Look for small objects that could cause
a choking hazard. All children’s toys should be removed from the areas and kept out of
the space that the pup will be using. You will be teaching the pup to chew on his/her
toys and ONLY THEIR TOYS. Nothing else.

Decide where your pup will be living in your home. BABY/DOG GATE (or a Play Pen if
your space is too large) will be extremely important. You will need to contain the pup to
one room only until they have perfect house manners and potty training down. Find a
room or space that only has a hard surface that is cleanable. This should also be a
space that the family frequents most so you are not isolating your pup, such as a
kitchen. Also consider an area that has easy access to a door that you will be using to
take the pup out to go potty.

Next.....
Picking Up Your Puppy
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PREPARING FOR YOUR NEW PUPPY
PICKING
UP YOUR
PUP
PREPARING
FOR
YOUR
NEW PUPPY
POTTY
TRAINING
NIGHT TIME
TRAINING
COMMANDS
&
CORRECTING
YOUR PUP