From the desk of Sharda Baker.
Hi and welcome everyone!
This is Sharda with another Poodle dogs newsletter.
Hope everyone is doing really well and are having fun with your Poodles (if you have them of course).
If not and you are considering getting Poodle puppies for the first time then this is the newsletter for you.
It is all about what to expect from Poodle puppies and how to cope with them during the early months of their lives.
Obviously Poodle breeders will take care of the first few weeks and many of them will be there for you should you have any questions or concerns afterwards.
However, after that you are on your own so it is important to make sure that you are fully prepared.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM POODLE PUPPIES
First of all, it is important to manage your expectations where Poodle puppies are concerned because they may be cute little bundles of fur but they are also incredibly time consuming, attention seeking and difficult to control if they are not taken in hand from the very start.
Poodles are highly intelligent from birth, as I have mentioned before, and so Poodle puppies are very mischievous.
They will get into anything they can to find a little entertainment and will do so constantly if they are bored. As such, you may find yourself absolutely exhausted from trying to keep up with them.
You will also find your patience sorely tested but you need to be very careful that you do not lose your temper because that is counterproductive.
As a result of the way that Poodle puppies are, you may want to provide them with plenty to do to keep them out of trouble and also to confine them in a certain area that is supervised to ensure that they cannot go on a rampage around the house.
If they are left to their own devices then you will find that you are picking up ruined clothes, chewed shoes and all sorts of other things for weeks afterwards.
As such, providing them with toys and ensuring that the damage they can do is limited is the best possible answer to the conundrum of a hyperactive Poodle pup!
ENSURING POODLE PUPPIES HEALTH
There are two major points of note that you need to pay attention to when it comes to dog health.
First of all, Poodle puppies will eat anything and everything in their way so there are plenty of problems to consider there, such as choking hazards and harmful substances.
Second of all, your puppy will need vaccinations and regular veterinary checkups to make sure that they are progressing well for their age.
The former is perhaps the most pressing concern because you only have to have your back turned for five seconds.
As such, you should make sure that you remain vigilant and note any points at which there seems to be a change in your puppy’s demeanor or health.
In terms of dog health regarding vaccinations, ask your vet or your Poodle breeder when vaccinations are advisable and how to prepare your dog for them.
Regular health checkups with your vet are also essential to ensure that there are no problems with the health of your Poodle puppies.
If you have any concerns at all then you should definitely ask questions and book a consultation with your vet where possible.
Now you know a little of what to expect from Poodle puppies.
I hope this has not scared you into not considering Poodle puppies because they are very definitely worth it.
However, you just have to be prepared to put in some hard work prior to reaping the rewards as your Poodle begins to get that little bit older.
All the best and take care