How to prepare for your pups going home day

1. Buy a wire crate large enough for an adult Australian Shepherd. Something with a border collie
or Golden Retriever picture on the box.

2. Purchase the pup food, "Life's Abundance" on our website. Buy a medium bag to start with . We
already have the correct food chosen. It should be "grain free, all stages", with a white husky dog
on bag.

3. Only purchase toys that DO NOT have stuffing. For chewing, purchase only NYLA BONE and
KONG products and make sure they are the size for an adult dog, not a puppy because as your
dog grows, they will  continue to chew and if the toy is puppy size, they will swallow it as they get
bigger. Nyla bone and Kong guarantee that their toys will not fall apart for a given amount of time.
If you see this happening, send it back to them and they will replace it .

4. Do not purchase or use choke chains, pinch collars, ever with this breed. Instead, you may
purchase a all material martingale. These are training collars. DO NOT leave a training collar on
your dog unless you are training. Once you stop training, take the collar off. Only put it on during
a training session.   I will attach a picture of martingale.

5. Do not put an ID collar on your new pup when you first get it. They are too young and too small.
They will scratch their necks trying to get it off, and cause ear problems. They also may get a foot
caught in collar. Collars are stressful to new pups. Wait until they are 13 weeks old before putting
an ID collar on.

6. Get a heavy bowl for water that they can not tip over. These litters by Tex, like water and play in
it. You want to make sure they have plenty of fresh, clean water at all times, except when potty
training.

7. Buy a soft brush and a wire brush for your pup. Only use the soft brush on the puppy for the
first 7 months. You want this to be a pleasant experience for the pup. You may wash your pup if it
gets muddy, or smelly, but try to only wash it no more than 4 times a year as to avoid drying out
it's skin. The wire brush is for later, when the pup loses it's puppy coat which is replaced by an
adult coat. The adult coat is longer, more course and needs a wire brush to shed the undercoat.

8. Please don't give your pup any table scraps, treats, or anything other than it's kibble used for
it's meals. You can use the same kibble for training. This prevents runny stools, digestive
problems, development of pancreas issues, and diabetes.

TRAINING

We are directing everyone to our trainers website for virtual and taped training sessions with live
support from trainer. Look up 'Inside Out Dog Training"  with Jason Rae. ," Inside Out Dog
Training Videos", AND "Inside Out Dog Training Positive Methods-Amazing Results",  to meet
Jason in video and get a feel for what kind of person and trainer he is. Personally, we have gone
through many trainers over the past 18 years.  He is kind, gentle, firm, intelligent, humorous and
caring with both the dog and the owner.  
He has a series  of videos, from "bringing home puppy" to " house breaking, crate training, walking
on the leash, preventing pulling on leash, etc." Go to ," Inside Out Dog Training Videos", AND
"Inside Out Dog Training Positive Methods-Amazing Results", on u tube.

Vaccines and vet visits.

Remember that your pup only has 1 out of 3 distemper, parvo, parinfluenza vaccines, and zero of
two , bordetella vaccines that it will need before it steps foot off your property. It will be extremely
susceptible to viruses  that can be deadly, without the proper vaccinations completed. Please
complete all vaccines before leaving your property with pup.
Please find a vet that is still open and make a "well puppy check" for 48 hours after your pup  goes
home. Have them do a fecal , and a basic check up so that you have a good base line for your
pup's health. We are hoping to be able to have our vet continue doing well pup checks on litters
before they go home too. Hoping.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us or your local vet.