YOUR PUPPIES FIRST DAYS WITH YOU:
Your dog has just arrived at your home. Your puppy may be nervous when delivered to you. He/she is no longer experiencing familiar,people, areas, sounds, and smells. This experience will pass shortly. Nervousness or change of diet may cause diarrhea. We strongly recommend that you will continue feeding the feed we have weaned your puppy on. We use Royal Canine Medium Breed Puppy. We send a bag of feed with the puppy. It also helps in house breaking, stools are firm, and easy to clean up, so there is no trace for puppy to smell and go back to. Also having a small confined (bathroom or laundry room with a kiddy gate across the door way) area is recommended so puppy cannot travel through out the home while you are away, or asleep, and end up getting lost, or not being able to find his food/water, or getting into something dangerous. During the first two weeks of getting the puppy home, give the puppy a little time to rest each and every day. They NEED “Time out “daily and sometimes you have to make it fore her/him. Always have feed/water available 24/7 for your puppy. When buying your puppy toys ,chews,& etc. please get American made products. Due be careful were you take your puppy the first several weeks when you get him/her exposing them to a lot of other dogs could cause them pick up some kind of virus.
SYMPTON & SIGNS TO WATCH FORE:
Cocidia: Bright red blood mixed in with stool.
Generally is the case with Cocidia. The blood may also be due to broken blood vessels when puppy defecates. As a preventative, we orally administer Albon, but that does not always mean your puppy will not get cocidia even though we take measures to try and prevent it sometimes they still do. Albon is for the treatment of sulfadimethoxine-sensitive bacteria infections in dogs and bacterial enteritis associated with coccidiosis in dogs. Albon coats the puppies stomach as peptobismol does for a child. During a stressful time such as being weaned from mother, learning to eat on his/her own, new housing, vaccinations, and travel, change in climate and water is when you may notice above mentioned cocidia.
Royal Canin’s knowledge and respect translates into the very best nutrition for your animals – nutrition that doesn’t just meet your animals’ needs, but also contributes to their longevity and wellbeing.We feed all of our dogs Royal Canin, adults and puppies.You can get it at Petco or Petsmart. If you should want to change his/her feed.I recommend that you wait for a month and then try to change the feed by starting out mixing half royal canin and half of what feed you want to use then slowly decrease the amount of feed (royal canin) every day for a period of 10 days this well help your puppies digestive system and help prevents diarrhea. www.royalcanin.us to find out more information on the feed.
Housetraining your puppy
Until your puppy is 3 to 4 months old, he has little bowel or bladder control. If you follow these guidelines, you can expect to limit the number of accidents.Most accidents happen by allowing too much freedom too soon. Confine the puppy to one or two rooms in the house where the family spends most of their time.Take the puppy out first thing in the morning; after naps, meals and playtime; and before you go to bed. Reward your puppy for eliminating outside – the more immediate the praise, the better.Never punish a puppy for an accident. It’s better to prevent the accident in the first place. Don’t wait for the puppy to tell you he has to go. Be proactive and take him out on a regular schedule.
Teaching your puppy to sit
Using a food treat, hold the food over the puppy’s nose and slowly move it up and over the puppy’s head while saying the word “sit.” When the puppy follows the food with his head, he will naturally sit. When he does this, reward with the treat and praise. If the puppy lifts his front legs or jumps, you are holding the treat too high. It will take many repetitions and lots of praise before your puppy learns this command.
Teaching your puppy to lie down
Once you have taught your puppy to sit, you can start teaching the “down” command. Have your dog in a sitting position, and then bait the puppy’s head down between his front legs with a treat. As the puppy follows the food, slowly pull it forward while saying, “down.” The puppy should lie down as he follows the treat, but if he does not go all the way down, slowly push the treat back between the front paws. As soon as he is down, reward with the treat and tell him “good down.”
1- Pictures always tend to make the pups look a lot bigger than they actually are. They usually leave here weighing around 4-6 lbs. at 9 weeks.
2- One thing to keep in mind when choosing a Shiba Inu red puppy is that their coats always start out a caramel/brown color and turn a brighter red within the first year. I’ve also had several pups which have left here red w/black markings and turned completely red when they got older with no trace of black on them. Black muzzles usually fade with time too. So it’s important to not choose a red pup completely by their coloring at this age because they are going to be changing. Should I have my male puppy neutered?
When a male is neutered at about 4 to 5 months of age, they rarely have the tendency to mark their territory as so many people are afraid of them doing in their homes. We have many happy owners of male puppies that have never had any problems with them in this way. They make wonderful family pets and companions. Neutering your puppy will protect his health, help him to liver longer and be a better pet, along with improving his house manners.
“The AKC is not the only registry of purebred dogs, but it is the one with which most Americans are familiar. For a dog to be registered with the AKC, the dog’s parents must be registered with the
AKC as the same breed, and the litter in which the dog is born must be registered with the AKC.”Same goes for the other registry both parents have to be registered.Registration indicates only that the dog’s parents were registered as one recognized breed; it does
not necessarily indicate that the dog comes from healthy or show-quality blood lines. Nor is registration necessarily a reflection on the quality of the breeder Registration does not make the puppy any better, it is in the breeding and especial how the breeder manages their kennel that produce top quality health purebred puppies.
Don’t buy a dog simply because it is registered or “has papers” of AKC, UKC, or CKC. Here are some other good kennel clubs/registries:
American Border Collie Association
American Bulldog Association
American Bulldog Registry and Archives
American Canine Association (ACA)
American Dog Breeders Association (ADBA)
American Field Dog Registry
American Kennel Club (AKC)
American Pet Registry (APR or APRI)
Animal Research Foundation
Australian Shepherd Kennel Club of America
Boykin Spaniel Society
Continental Kennel Club (CKC)
Federation Cynological International (FCI)
Jack Russell Terrier Club of American (JRTCA)
National Greyhound Association
National Stock Dog Registry
United Canine Association
Universal Kennel Club
World Wide Kennel Club