Taking Your Puppy Home
Puppy pick up day is very exciting, but can also be challenging if you are not prepared. Here are some ideas of how to transition your puppy to help ease the process:
~Crate size Large or XL (depending on how long you plan to use it and what size will fit in your vehicle). They fold flat for easier transport and usually have a divider to keep the area smaller while your puppy is small.
~Leash and Collar size small (8-14") and medium (14-20") as they grow very fast.
~Water & Food Bowls raised option works well that have rubber bottoms so they do not get tipped over as easily.
~Baby Gates allow for space to block off to keep puppy contained while you may not be able to keep an eye on them. This allows for better potty training and chewing safety as puppy grows.
~Veterinarian appointment for soon after puppy comes home. Inform the veterinarian when their first vaccines where given and what their birth date is. If this appointment is not made in a timely manner some veterinarians will require the first vaccines to be repeated.
~Dog Food: We feed Life's Abundance all stage dog food. We recommend ordering at least a 20 lb bag or if you prefer ordering less often the 40 lb bag. Auto ship is a great option so you never run out. The 20 lb bag will last 3-4 weeks so 3 week auto ship is best and the 40 lb bag lasts 7-8 weeks so 7 week auto ship is best. If you do not choose auto ship, make sure to always order at least 1 week before you run out to allow for shipping. We have had great success on this formula and love that it is for all stages of life so any other pets in the home can benefit from this quality made food. Your puppy will also not need to transition to adult dog food as this is for puppies to seniors.
~Shampoo: We use Life's Abundance shampoo as it is natural and healthy for your puppy. It leaves your puppy smelling amazing without all the harsh effects of other shampoos. It is also great for families with allergies as it is very natural.
~Bath Fresh Mist: Bath Fresh Mist contains an intoxicating mix of certified organic herbal extracts, aromatic botanicals and natural fruit extracts to help foster strong, healthy and vibrant coats. Plus, this formula is enhanced with a moisture-activated odor fighter that safely absorbs and neutralizes unpleasant odors. There’s no better way to nourish the coat’s natural condition, leaving it soft, luxurious and delicately fragrant.
~Ear Care Formula: It is so important to keep your puppies ears clean and free of wax build up to prevent ear problems and odor down the road. Ear Care Formula safely dissolves waxy build-ups and effectively removes dirt and debris. Aloe vera soothes the sensitive skin of inner ears.
~Bio-Base Biodeodorizer Spray: We love this cleaning spray for its many safe uses. It works well to deodorize puppy beds or spaces they sleep on often while being safe to use around the entire family.
~Bones & Toys we love Life's Abundance buffalo bully sticks & porky puffs as a healthy way to keep your puppy chewing on the proper things. We also like the tasty rewards treats for a healthy training tool. The KONG toys are great to help keep your puppy busy.
~Healthy Start Pack is a great way to get all the basic products that we use here at Rubysgoldendoodles. They are quality, healthy products that will help transition your puppy from our homes to yours.
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