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.
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.