From the desk of Sharda Baker.
Hi and Welcome Everyone!
This is Sharda with another Papillon Puppy newsletter!
It is very exciting to get a new puppy and to be able to bring him or her home, but we need to prepare the necessary Papillon dog supplies for your new pup to live comfortable in his new home.
Often people are not aware of how challenging this process can be. It is important to plan for the arrival of your new Papillon to avoid frustration, damaged items and to provide the safest possible environment for your puppy and family.
Spending a few hours to puppy-proof your house and to insure the proper introduction of the puppy to the home will set the tone for your relationship with the puppy.
While there are several things that you need to consider, one of the first aspects of bringing a papillon puppy home is to have the correct supplies.
In addition to the supplies, you’ll need the right attitude to work with the puppy, a space that is designed for the puppy to stay in, as well as a schedule for feeding and exercise.
You should also have a basic idea of the training methods you are going to use with the puppy, as well as a good grasp of how you were going to start this process.
Before bringing your Papillon puppy home it is important to have all the basic supplies to make the puppy feel at home.
Talk to the breeder or the previous owner if it all possible, to determine what type of food the puppy was eating and any special dietary requirements that the breed may have. The basic supplies are:
A good book on Papillon puppy health, care and training methods.
Check with your breeder to see if they have a particular book or author that they recommend.
If the puppy has begun a training method, make sure that it continues as much as possible with the already established commands.
A wire or plastic dog crate that is the correct size for the Papillon puppy that you have purchased. A small dog will require a smaller crate than a larger dog, naturally.
Good quality bedding material for inside the crate that cannot be easily chewed or destroyed. It is important that this material be washable, as there will be times when it will meet to be cleaned.
A special puppy collar that is of a soft fabric or woven material. The collar should have a buckle fastener and should not be too tight for the puppy’s neck.
You should be able to easily insert two fingers between the puppy’s neck and the collar. If you cannot, the collar is too small and a larger size will meet to be purchased.
A good lead will also be needed when walking the puppy. Many people use a retractable lead to make walking the dog much easier.
Purchase an identification tag that can be put on the caller. A Papillon puppy purchased from a breeder may already be microchipped or tattooed with identification.
While this is an excellent way to identify the dog, it is also important to have an easy to read tag in the event that the puppy wanders away or becomes lost. Make sure your phone number and name is on the tag.
You will also require any grooming supplies that the dog may need. A shorthaired dog will require a simple brush, comb, or soft cloth, but a long-haired dog will require more grooming, and you may wish to purchase clippers to be able to trim the coat.
It is important to talk to the Papillon breeder to find out at what age you can begin to clip your dog. Most dogs do not get their full adult coat until after 10 months of age and it is important to not clip prior to the time.
Check with your breeder, groomer or veterinarian to understand the specifics for your breed.
That’s it for today.
Hope you learned something.
I’ll be back for more about Papillon Puppy.
All the best and take care.