Getting ready for the new arrival
Water bowl, food dish, bed, crate or gated area. Also make sure you have chosen a veterinarian for all your puppies health needs.
Note: Small breeds can experience hypoglycemia when under stress. Travel for a small pup can be stressful at times. I always carry a tube of Nutrical with me in the event that the pup seems to be having any type of reaction. This can be obtained from your vet for a modest fee.
Puppies first day
The journey to the new home will take a lot out of your puppy. This will be an exciting day for everyone but just like a baby the puppy needs rest to make an easy adjustment.
House Training Tips
Starting out with a small area is better for the puppy. Dogs do not like to soil the area they sleep in. Most are naturally clean. It takes patience to properly train them. I always provide clean water for my puppies. They need to be fed several times per day while they are growing. When I first bring the puppy home I make sure they get to go out once every hour for the first few days. Then I gradually lengthen the time. 20-30 minutes after eating or drinking is a must. You can’t expect them to be properly trained overnight. It has taken me anywhere from 3 weeks to 4 months to train my dogs. They are very much individuals but as long as they have no health problems the task can be completed. If you have a fenced yard and can use a doggie door I have found that to be the most excellent way of all once they are big enough to open the door and go out. Make sure you are consistent with the door you use at home. Keep the puppy in a room with a tile floor for the first few days until the baby adjusts so you don’t have accidents.
Puppy Sizing Chart
No chart can be 100% but I have found the chart below to be helpful in charting puppy’s size.