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Puppy Packet

Congratulations on your new puppy!

Please take the time to avail yourself of the information in this packet that we’ve compiled for you. Inside, you’ll find information on how to train your puppy, how to decide what to feed, and LOTS of other good stuff to make sure that your puppy grows up happy and healthy (And to make sure you keep your sanity!).

How to Choose a Boarding Facility/Pet Sitting Service

How to Choose a Grooming Facility

How to Choose a Dog Trainer

Ear Cleaning Made Simple

Nail Trims Made Simple

Housetraining Basics

Socialization and Desensitization

Pet Nutrition and Dental Health

Recommended Reading and Resources for Puppy Owners

The following are some highly recommended resources that every new puppy owner should familiarize themselves with. New pet owners often make the mistake of treating their new puppies like little, excessively hairy people. This can do lasting damage and lead to many problems that could have been easily avoided. Even if you have previously owned a dog, we strongly encourage you to take a peek at the books and websites listed below. You may be surprised at what you learn!

The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson

Decoding Your Dog by Debra F. Horwitz

Living with Kids and Dogs Without Losing your Mind by Colleen Pelar

After You Get Your Puppy by Dr. Ian Dunbar

This book is available for free download in pdf format at

How To Teach A New Dog Old Tricks by Dr. Ian Dunbar

I’ll Be Home Soon: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety by Patricia McConnell  Important information on internal parasites, what they are and how to control them Puppy behavior information American Humane Association Animal Behavior Resources Institute