BEFORE YOU BRING YOUR PUPPY HOME...
Here are a few things to remember.
6 WEEKS PRIOR TO GOTCHA DAY
Now is the time to start looking into puppy training classes and sign up for your favorite one. If you decide to skip a professional trainer, brush up on your own dog training skills with books or online tips and videos. We love the Baxter & Bella Online Puppy School (find more info on our Puppy Training page). Use our code CHERRYBLOSSOM25 for 25% off!
Also discuss with all family members what your dog will/will not be allowed to do at home (i.e. jumping on furniture, sleeping in the bed, etc.) and agree on the commands to be used.
3 WEEKS PRIOR TO GOTCHA DAY
If you haven't chosen a veterinarian yet, now is the time to pick a vet and schedule your puppy's first check-up. In order to keep our health guarantee valid, the first appointment must be scheduled within the first three days of pick up.
2 WEEKS PRIOR TO GOTCHA DAY
Now is a great time to start gathering all of your supplies:
- Crate and dog bed
- Food and water bowl
- Puppy food (Purina ProPlan)
- Collar or harness and leash
- Durable chews
- Shampoo and brush
*check out our product recommendations down below
1 DAY PRIOR TO GOTCHA DAY
Activate your Go Home Day offer from Trupanion. You need to activate your code between Selection Day and Go-Home Day. Details are included in your Selection Day packet.
Overview of the Trupanion Go Home Day Offer:
· 30 days of coverage with no obligation
· Immediate coverage, waiting periods are waived
· Coverage for any new injuries or illnesses
Here are some items that we use on a regular basis
PROPLAN CHICKEN & RICE PUPPY FOOD
Your puppy has been on this food from the beginning and we highly recommend it. If you must switch foods, please do so gradually over the course of a couple of weeks, and only after your puppy has settled in to your daily routine and you have discussed with your vet.
OVAL BREEZY BRUSH
by Chris Christensen
My favorite brush by far! I use it for every brush session, quick fluff outs, and all over the body to detangle smaller knots.
The pink pad is the firm version and ideal for curly/thick coats. The green pad is medium firm and works best on more loose/wavy coats. I have the 16mm pin length, which is great for short to mefium length coats. If you keep your doodle's coat extra long, go for the 22mm pin length.