Food / Eating
Currently your puppy is eating three times a day. ( Nutrisource small medium breed puppy or large breed puppy). Provide approximately 1/3 to 1/2 cup per feeding depending on the size of your puppy. We choose to feed our puppies in their kennel so that they become comfortable in that space and feel as if it is their "home". Treats are welcome, but please limit. It may be tempting to allow table scraps, but it is truly not healthy for your puppy. If you choose to switch to a different type of quality food, please transition slowly by mixing both 50/50 for a few days. This will prevent an upset tummy.
We recommend kennel training. It provides a safe and comfortable place for your puppy to rest. The first few nights your puppy may notice that he is without his littermates and feel a bit lonely. We recommend leaving the blanket your puppy goes home with that has the identifying smell on it to comfort in the kennel. At times a blanket or sheet over the kennel to eliminate outside distractions may be helpful. A radio may also provide comfort and white noise. Be patient as your little puppy learns his new routine.
Your puppy has been doing great learning how to transition to turf. Try to take your puppy outside within 10 minutes of finishing eating and establish the habit. A bell by the door you use to take him out may be helpful. Ring the bell and say "Potty" (or whatever word you call it) as reinforcement for the activity. Soon you may find your puppy using the bell to let you know he wants to go out.
We highly encourage letting your puppy play outside in order to get lots of running around time. However, until your puppy gets all immunizations at four months, it is not safe to have your puppy in areas where other unknown, perhaps non-immunized animals are. Your puppy is susceptible to diseases such as parvo until fully immunized at four months.
Your puppy loves to play with toys and with you. We highly recommend top quality puppy toys that he can chew and play with such as Kong (hard rubber). It's tempting to buy toys at discount stores, but such items can easily be destroyed and digested causing great harm to your puppy. Bully sticks and cow hooves are great for chewing and last a long time.
Your puppy has been microchipped. Make sure to go on line or call the # provided on your Buddy ID form and registe r the number. You can also share this info with your chosen vet to have on file.
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