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Puppy in a week! Have I missed anything?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by NyxTheGSD, May 22, 2020 at 11:36 PM.


  1. NyxTheGSD

    NyxTheGSD PetForums Junior

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    Hello there, everyone! Any tips/ opinions are very much appreciated!
    So, I've gotten a GSD pup who will be coming home on Thursay 28th may. Here is what I've already done:

    Cleared out where he will stay
    Got a playpen
    Had a family talk on rules
    Anything chewable can be chewed

    Things obtained for pup:
    6 toys
    Collar, harness, tag, longline, normal lead.
    Crate
    Bowl and slow feeder bowl
    A rake and slicker brush
    BALLS
    Many cardboard boxes to destroy.
    And scheduled a vet visit for the following day.
    Anything else that I've missed?
    (Still working out feeding and sleeping schedules)
    Also, how do I bring up "if there's something wrong with the pup when I take it to the vet, I will return it to you, the breeder"? But less blunt obviously...
    Thankuuuu for reading and hopefully answering :)
     
  2. Kakite

    Kakite PetForums VIP

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    How exciting! Please share as many photos as you like with us. I LOVE GSD’s.

    Get as much sleep as possible was the advice I received before bringing Nova home :D

    Sounds like you are prepared well - have you got a Kong yet? They are amazing if the dog takes to them and gave me some peace and quiet time during puppyhood (and now!). Wish someone had introduced me to them earlier.
     
  3. Happy Paws2

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    Get some sleep while you can:D

    Plastic pop bottles and plant pots make good cheap toys.

    Dillon at 11 weeks 057.JPG Dillon in the garden-26-03 004.JPG

    Also rip a few old tea towels into strips tie a knot in them, you can damp and freeze them for when he starts teething they will help cool his gums.
     
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    I assume you have this but you don't have a bed and blankets on your list.
     
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    And a cuddly toys for him to snuggle up to, you can get lots of them from Charity Shops just remove eyes from them.
     
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    I'd purchase a tube of Protexin Prokolin as puppies can have upset stomachs, especially GSDs.
    A couple of puppy Kongs which you can fill with something suitable to keep him amused when you need to do essential chores....LOL
     
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    Definitely kongs they are so versatile & useful for keeping puppies occupied.

    Personally I wouldn't have a vet visit for the following day as I think there will be so much change for the pup & could cause unnecessary stress. I would wait a few days to get settled & get the pup used to his new family before taking him somewhere new.
     
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  8. NyxTheGSD

    NyxTheGSD PetForums Junior

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    Yup, a kong has been obtained and I will definitely grab some Protexin Pro Kolin.
    Mmhmm, also got blankets and soft toys.

    Anyone got any advice on how to tell the breeder that "If he has any health issues brought up by the vet, can I return him?" I don't want to sound rude or confrontational???
    Thank you for all the replies! :)
     
  9. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    With both of my dogs this was addressed in the contract. I’d expect the breeder to bring this up with you rather than you having to ask.
     
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  10. NyxTheGSD

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    When you pick him up take a couple of large empty bottles with you to fill it with their tap water, the change of water when you get him home could upset his tummy, you can slowly add your tap water as you empty the bottles.
     
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    Puppy book e.g. Easy Peasy Puppy Squeezy, to support your training
     
  13. Dawnh20

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    I hadn’t thought of this but the breeder were getting our pup from said it within the first few messages, to quote him he said ‘at 6 wks I take them all to vet to be checked over when u take them at 8 wks u have 4 days to take them to your vet if you’re not happy abt any thing u can bring pup back and get a full refund I have to do this cos of assured breeder scheme’
    It’s very reassuring to know that’s for sure!
     
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    I’d get some stain/odour removal to clean up any accidents.
     
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