Puppy Care

TOILET TRAINING

FEW SIMPLE MEASURES CAN BE TAKEN TO TEACH YOUR PUPPY THAT IT IS BETTER TO DO THEIR BUSINESS OUTSIDE. AS SOON AS THE PUPPY WAKES UP OR HAS JUST FINISHED EATING TAKE THEM STRAIGHT OUTSIDE. IF THE PUPPY GOES TO THE TOILET OUTSIDE GIVE THEM PLENTY OF PRAISE. IF YOUR PUPPY ACCIDENTALLY GOES TO THE TOILET INSIDE AND YOU CATCH THEM IN THE ACT TELL THEM NO (VERY FIRMLY) AND PLACE THE PUPPY STRAIGHT OUTSIDE. IF YOU HAVE NOT CAUGHT YOUR PUPPY IN THE ACT DO NOT PUNISH THEM AS THIS WILL ONLY CONFUSE YOUR PUPPY AND THEY WILL THINK THEIR BEING PUNISHED FOR SOMETHING ELSE. REFRAIN FROM SMACKING OR HITTING YOUR PUPPY WITH ROLLED UP NEWSPAPER THIS WILL ONLY CAUSE YOUR PUPPY TO BE VERY NERVOUS AND WILL ONLY DELAY THE HOUSE TRAINING.

 

VACCINATIONS AND WORMERS

YOUR PUPPY WILL COME WITH UP TO DATE WORMING'S AND VACCINATIONS. IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER DOG AT HOME BE SURE TO WORM THAT DOG BEFORE YOUR NEW PUPPY ARRIVES AND WORM BOTH AGAIN TWO WEEKS LATER. PUPPIES ARE WORMED EVERY TWO WEEKS UNTIL THEIR 12 WEEKS OLD. WE WORM OUR PUPPIES AT 2,4,6,& 8 WEEKS OLD AND THEN EVERY TWO WEEKS DEPENDING ON THE AGE OF YOUR PUPPY WHEN YOU RECEIVE DELIVERY. IF YOUR PUPPY IS 8 WEEKS OLD YOU WILL NEED TO WORM THEM EVERY TWO WEEKS UNTIL THEY ARE 12 WEEKS OLD. THEN ONCE EVERY THREE MONTHS THEREAFTER. WE VACCINATE OUR PUPPIES WITH VANGUARD PLUS 5 AT 6 & 8 & 12 WEEKS. YOUR PUPPY WILL NEED A RABIES SHOT AT 4 TO 6 MONTHS OF AGE AND YOU WILL NEED TO VACCINATE ONCE YEARLY AND HEARTGAURD THEM MONTHLY .

 

WHEN YOUR PUPPY ARRIVES

A FEW POINTS THAT ALSO NEED TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN YOUR PUPPY ARRIVES HOME. FOOD AND WATER AND ALLOW YOUR PUPPY PLENTY OF REST. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND OBEDIENCE TRAINING. THERE'S NOTHING WORSE THEN A DOG THAT HAS NOT BEEN PROPERLY TRAINED. THE BULLMASTIFF IS A VERY NOBLE , LOYAL AND AFFECTIONATE BREED. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS THE MASTER TO GIVE THEM THE HOME THEY DESERVE AND IN RETURN THEY WILL GIVE YOU YEARS OF COMPANIONSHIP.

A LIST OF ESSENTIALS YOU WOULD NEED FOR YOUR PUPPY

 

1. AN XL CRATE AND SUITABLE BEDDING.

 

2. BOWLS ( TWO, ONE FOR WATER AND THE OTHER FOR FOOD)

 

3. A LEASH AND COLLAR ( BE PREPARED TO BUY QUITE A FEW OF THEM UNTIL YOUR PUPPY HAS REACHED ADULTHOOD)

 

4. FOOD ( YOUR BULLMASTIFF PUPPY WILL NEED TO BE FEED A KIBBLE FOOD , A PUPPY FORMULA FOR THE FIRST 18 TO 24 MONTHS OF AGE THEN FEED ADULT FOOD, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU NOT OVER FEED YOUR BULLMASTIFF AS A PUPPY OR AN ADULT. OVER FEEDING A PUPPY CAUSES RAPID GROWTH AND CAN LATER CAUSE HIP AND ELBOW PROBLEMS ,OVER FEEDING A ADULT LARGE BREED DOG CAN CAUSE THEM TO TWIST THEIR INTESTINE AND CAN BE FATAL. EVER HEARD OF FOUNDERING AN ANIMAL? THE FIRST SIGN OF FOUNDERING IS THE STOMACH SWELLING GET THEM TO A VET. IMMEDIATELY.

 

5. NAIL CLIPPERS ( PUPPIES NAILS GROW QUICKLY, IF YOUR NOT SURE HOW TO CLIP THEIR NAILS ASK YOUR VET)

 

6. TOYS ( BE CAREFUL CHOOSING TOYS THAT WILL BE RIGHT FOR YOUR BULLMASTIFF. THEY WILL GROW QUICKLY,THEREFORE THEY NEED RATHER LARGE TOYS. THEY WILL BE TEETHING SO THEY WILL NEED SOME TOYS TO TEETH ON, WE HAVE FOUND THAT THE TOY CONE WORKS REALLY WELL FOR TEETHING.