You have  just acquired another family member! 

Here are a few thing that will help increase you overall enjoyment of your new puppy. 

I could number all of these #1 !!  Because they are ALL important. 

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#1 DO NOT allow your puppy to touch the ground on the way home!!! 


     I could tell you horror  stories of people not following this one simple good piece of advice and puppies ending up in emergency care costing them thousands when puppy picked something up off grass/ground.  All my puppies are paper trained they will poop/pee on news paper.  It's not worth the risk allowing them to touch the ground where you have NO idea who else has pooped/peed there before.  Take your puppy home where he/she is safe in YOUR backyard where you know your dogs have been vaccinated.  

#2  DO NOT put you puppy on the floor/ground at vet's office. EVEN/especially OUTSIDE!!! Do NOT allow other people/dogs to touch your puppy.  the vet's office good place to pick up disease and/or kennel cough! 

#3   Take your shot record to first vet visit.  Your vet will more than likely recommend internal Flea Medication (some even calling it 'wormer").  PLEASE SAY NO!  please do not kill your puppy or allow your vet to do so.  Giving ANY type of internal flea medication voids your health warranty.  I will not replace your puppy if you allow your vet to kill/damage him/her. 

#4  Please Read and reRead recommended shots: Your puppy has had a NeoPar (Parvo) shot at 4 wks of age. Then either a 2 way or 5 way at 6 wks of age and probably a Bordetella (kennel cough)  at 7 wks of age. PLEASE DO NOT allow your vet to give more than a 5 way (Parvo/Distemper/Influenza) at next 2 vet visits.  that is NO Lepto! NO Corona! and PLeASE people DO NOT GIVE RABIES UNTIL  6 Months old!!!!!  your vet is NOT YOUR BOSS!!!  You are!! You are paying this bill.  this is YOUR DOG and if you over vaccinate you can cause allergies and skin issues for the rest of your pet's life!!  

#5  More about shots:  Please space out your shots 3.5 to 4 wks apart.  and PLEASE DO NOT take your puppy to Pet Smart or dog parks (ever!) until they are almost 5-6 months old.  No need to over expose them to who knows what other dogs have.  

#6  Socializing.  having read the above you may want to keep puppy under lock and key at home. ahahah i know i know  i can be over the top.  Now I DO socialize my puppies about 4 months old (other than family and friends up and down my dirt road) I take them to the airport to Tractor Supply, to Home Depot, to Lowes, to every feed store and Thrift store in 2 counties!  Even to our little local park after school when i know there will lots of kids there.  You can do this right without over exposing them.