Puppy Preperation

        So  you have placed your reservation and are now expecting a new little beagle addition to your family..... and your mind is filled with questions …. I have come up with a few of the frequent questions so hopefully this page will help.. If you should still have any questions after reading this- please do not hesitate to contact me…

What you will be sent home with:

        Puppies will go home with their vaccination record (2 sets of vaccinations and 4+ wormings), a small bag of Puppy food, a toy with moms scent, a slip lead (collar/leash combo), a finger tooth brush and a packet of toothpaste, limited-registration papers- because I always recommend you spay and/or neuter, and a puppy packet filled with lots of helpful information and more.

What you should do or get:

        First start with the yard... Fenced in? – GREAT!  Make sure to walk around it and check for any holes – puppy’s need the safety of a good fence.  If not, I would recommend a tie out leash… (long enough for your beagle to run about and do their business and also to run and stretch their legs…)

Collar/Leash/Harness: 

        Your pup will be small when he or she gets home.. around 6-7 lbs give or take… so I recommend the smallest collar you can find.. X-Small (or sometimes called “Toy Breed”) – The pup will grow and a new collar or Harness will be needed, but when is it not fun shopping for your beagle :) Also, do not forget about your pups name tag.. or Id.. To insure if lost, he/she can be returned to you.  Please talk to your vet about micro chipping.

Food:

        Here is the puppy food I feed: NutriSource- the small to medium breed puppy food.. Here is where you can read up on it... and here is where you can type in your zip code to see your local retailer for NutriSource I will send you home with a small bag to get you started…. If you choose to change is food to a brand you can find locally- I just recommend that you do a 50/50 ratio for a couple days then switch completely over to your new brand.

Crate:

        Remember you little pup will grow by leaps and bounds… (enjoy every minute!) With that said, a Medium size crate will be the perfect size for your growing beagle… (at first – it may look a little large- some crates come with dividers- make sure to make it small enough for sleeping  and turning around- that is all the room they need.)- Once they grow you can than remove the divider.  This is not only their sleeping place, but a place for safety and comfort.

        You can try a small doggie bed inside or a comfortable old towel or blanket.- However, daily- check for any chewing… If any of these products look like he/she has been nibbling on them- TAKE THEM OUT.


Grooming:

        Find a Puppy shampoo- this can be used for he/she’s first year of bathes… (remember not to over bathe your pup!- do this only when needed, otherwise over bathing can cause dandruff . (dry skin).

        Brushing can be done weekly (or when every he or she is curled up on your lap.)- This time is also a good time for your to play with those ears and check them for wax, discharge or odors.  Cleaning the ears then should be done.  Your local discount store or pet products place sell: ear pads… these can be used to gently wipe out the ears.  There is also an ear solution you can place in the ears, gently massage, and then the beagle will shake their head to expel.- A paper-towel then is used to wipe the ear clean and dry.

Toys:

        Good Chew toys such as Nylabones and Kongs are highly recommended…  Toys with squeakers –puppies love, however, you will need to check these toys daily- if any sign of ware or tare, you need to remove. Good chew toys are great for their teeth!

Vet Check:

        If you have a vet already… WONDERFUL! Let them know you have a puppy coming- and set up an appt for he/she’s first check up. If you are new to this and do not have a vet yet, talk with family, friends, or neighbors for any recommendations of a good veterinarian… Make sure to call and make your vet appointment within 3 days of pick up.  Remind them you will be coming with a vaccination schedule that the puppy has already received.

What you will need when you pickup:

~A crate – unless someone will be assisting you, and they can hold the puppy on the way home.

~Towels

~Baby wipes – for messes.

*I will send you home with a slip lead, but if you would like to bring your own collar and leash that is fine – if you happen to live far away (over 2 hours) – this will be needed for potty breaks.

And the remainder of the payment in cash.


Remember, if you should have any questions, just ask!