|Infomation for Your New Companion and
All, I hope you are enjoying your puppy as much as I did!
DECLAWS, SHOTS & WORMER
Dewclaws are removed at 1 day old.
I gave their 1st puppy shot (DHLP ).
They are due for their next shot on ______
I give the wormer ( for roundworm and hookworm ).
You will get wormer to take home and give to your pup 2 weeks after the
1st dose, please give this dose to your pup on _____, keep it in the refrigerator
till then. Please take your pup to your Vet within 7 days for a health
check and inquire of a "puppy package" they may offer. (first
years shots at a discount)
I require that you use "DreamMeyer" first in the AKC registered
name of your dog for my guarantee to be validated.
I recommend feeding a corn meal based product, not rice based. I use "Beef
N More" from Sam's Club ($15 for 40 lb) Now I am feeding the pups
1 cup 2 x day.
The pups should have "free" fresh water offered all day. Then
take it away about 6 pm. This will make night training easier.
SPAY / NEUTER
I do not spay my females until they are a year old & have had their
I do not neuter my males until they are a year old.
I strongly feel they need these hormones for proper growth.
Puppies need to go potty The Minute they wake up from sleeping or napping
!! And Right After they eat !!
Bring them out each time to the spot you want them to go and Praise them
A Lot for going there. They physically can not "hold it" all
night. Their sphincter muscles aren't developed yet. You will have to
get up at 3 am or so and take them out to go. Or have papers in the kennel,
by the door, that they can go on.
Have them go potty, praise them, and put them right back in the kennel.
Let them know night time is Not playtime !
They are already used to sleeping in a "Pet Porter or Vari Kennel"
at night. You can continue this in your own home. Tell them to "Kennel
Up" each time you put them in the kennel. They may cry the first
few nights for about 20 minutes or so. To minimize this I suggest draping
a towel over the door, turn the lights out, and say "Good Night"
. They will stop and go to sleep. You may put in a favorite blanket or
The safest way for your pup to travel is in a kennel. Again tell them
"Kennel Up" each time you put them in. Teach them to sit and
stay when you open the door to the kennel so you can attach the leash.
Teach them to wait for your "OK" command before getting out
of the kennel, this prevents them jumping out into possibly unsafe conditions.
You should always have control of your pup/dog!
Puppies Need to chew. They are teething. Later they will get their adult
teeth and molars.
Have Plenty of toys; rope twist toys are very good, fetching toys, rawhide
If you find them chewing on something they shouldn't tell them "No"
(firmly) and give them something they Can chew on. Then Praise them for
chewing the right thing.
You may use a buckle or adjustable collar at all times. For training,
I STRONGLY recommend a prong collar with rounded ends. *These do NOT hurt
them and teaches them that THEIR actions are rewarded* ie: When the pup
stops pulling the pressure is released. I have them sit and say "collar"
as I am putting it on. This goes above the regular collar just below the
ears. You should get a finger between pup and collar, you can add links
as they grow. *It is very important to put this on for training and take
it off immediately after* Soon they will Love to get the prong collar
on as this means special you/me time! "Gentle Leaders" do not
"teach" anything to the pups about their actions, you control
ABSOLUTELY NO CHOKERS
When the pups are outside with you ALWAYS have them on a leash. If they
never learn the behavior of Not Coming to you when you call, from the
very start, it will become an ingrained behavior to ALWAYS come when you
call. If you can devote 20 min.-1 hour/day with your puppy they will learn
very fast. The key is consistency and PRAISE. Lots of praise and pats
& Firm "No's". No scolding, hitting or shock collars ! (shock
collars should only be used by professional trainers) Work on one task
at a time. Call their name first always (to get their attention) then
the task ; "Ben Sit". Gently put them in a sitting position
and praise "Good Ben Sit, Good Boy" Puppies have their good
days and not so good days. Just like people ! Always end on a positive
KNOW THIS : They Want To Please You, You Are Their World...... You will
get back a thousand fold what you put into these pups.
"Retriever Puppy Training : The Right Start For Hunting" by
Clarice Rutherford & Cherylon Loveland paperback (approx. $10) Please
feel free to call or e-mail with any further questions.
I look forward to hearing from you and pictures are always welcome!!!
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