Dear Dr Krista, thank you for connecting me to this site. Just learning how to use it.
We are picking up a pup this weekend. She will have her initial vet visit.
Information you can provide is appreciated. Your staff is a treasure trove of information. I learned so much from our corgis.
I plan to bring her right in for you to evaluate. She is a Havapoo and is 9 weeks
This little lady will need to be trained to have her teeth brushed every day, nails touched by the dremmel (?), and cost brushed daily. It’s important that she be really comfortable with all this process.
1. So, what tooth brush to
2. What nail tool is best?
3. What brush/comb to start her on?
4. How about a harness, restraint, leash, etc?
There are a few things I want to really get RIGHT: potty training, low barking, just woof and huff, and possibly hand signals.
My intention is to train her to be a cancer support dog for myself and later for others. I have read the book on potty traning a support dog and plan to use that method. It will be helpful to have something to prove or show that she is “in training” even at this stage as I will be taking everywhere until she gets the potty box pee and poop routine down pat.
Also, i picked up a soft side carrier with a seat belt hook up, a pouch snuggle for pups, and I am not planning to use a crate.
5. what kind of chewy toys, green meanies, etc should I get? I have concerns about strings.
We have small ceramic food and water bowls we use for kitties. Will these be sufficient?
I will find out what the Breeder is feeding her, how much, how often and bring some home. What food should we use?
-Lots of questions, I know. Everything will be helpful.