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Information

Here at Bolonka Blessings, we want to make sure you're ready to start raising puppies. We start Puppy Culture at 3 days old and will support you when you take home puppy in continuing this system. It truly makes the difference in your pups life. It's always a good idea to have everything you need before you get your puppy. Don't take your new puppy to the pet store until they've had all their shots. I'd also recommend keeping them away from pet parks, rest stops, and fast food places. In these places, they can also pick up germs before shots.

You can have a crate sent to us if you plan to crate train. To make the transition easier, we'll start crate training before you leave.

 

Your pup comes with a blanket that their litter mates and adults have played with. This will carry the scent from here to your home. In addition, you'll get a sample bag of food and a shot record for your puppy.

Your puppy pack contains, a treat container, toys, information booklets, contract (2 copies), IQ puzzle, comb, brush, collapsible bowl, nail trimmer, poop bags, and a lifetime of help and support from us!

Selecting Your Puppy

The Bolonka fits in anywhere, whether you live in the city, the country, or the suburbs. Our goal is to make sure your puppy fits your family and lifestyle. We evaluate each puppy and its personality so you can make the right choice for your family.

When Can I Take My Puppy Home?

At 10 to 12 weeks old, puppies can be picked up or delivered. 8 to 9 weeks old, they get their first shots and a checkup at the vet. You'll also get a shot record and vet info. Three worm treatments are given to all puppies. The puppies will start eating puppy food here. We give each puppy a puppy starter kit. Also, our puppies are AKC FSS-registerable.

Preparing the Home

Preparing for a puppy is like preparing for a baby. It's important that everything is safe for the puppy. To find out what attracts the puppy's sharp teeth, get down on their level. Kids can also keep the dog safe by cleaning up after themselves. Make sure your house and yard are clean and secure for your new puppy to help create a friendly environment.

Your puppy will stay healthy if you limit the toxins they are exposed to. Try not to use febreeze, candles, or harsh chemicals on surfaces or fabrics. Puppies can get rashes and skin irritation from harsh chemicals. If you use these chemicals on the floor, puppies will walk on them and lick their paws, which could cause internal damage. I can recommend a few products that are clean and not toxic. If you want that info, let me know.

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Bix 2016
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Checking Around the House

• Keep loose items off the floor.
• Make sure your puppy doesn't chew shoes, even old ones.
• Puppies will investigate stuff; make sure nothing's knocked over that might hurt them.
• Make sure the phone wires and electrical cords are secure.
• Make sure kids put away toys and small parts.
• If it's smaller than your puppy, put it away. 
• Protect anything made of wood, including table and chair legs, your puppy will know that wood is good to chew on.
• Check under and behind furniture and tables, or any other dark place a puppy would like to explore for dangerous items.

Checking In the Yard

• Put away the garden hoses, tools, and plastic toys.
• Make sure anything your puppy can fall into or put in his mouth is secured.
• Block access to the pool and other dangerous areas.
• Make sure your puppy can't get through any gates you put up that you don't want him in. 
• Show your dog where the pool exits are. Even dogs bred to swim can drown if they don't know where the steps are.
• Put away chemicals and poisons. Products like lawn fertilizer, insecticides, and paint fall into this category.
• Make sure there aren't any escape routes in the fence.
• Make sure your puppy can't crawl under or get stuck in anything.

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Austin has always been great with Bolonka puppies

Car Ride Home

Taking your puppy home might be their first trip. Let your puppy get used to the car before you leave. Keep your car clean by covering your lap and seats with a towel. Even if you're prepared, puppies can get car sick, so be ready. Keep it quiet and relaxed.

When your puppy whines or cries, don't punish or pamper them. Too much affection will reinforce their bad behavior. Pet your puppy softly and let it work itself out. Put your puppy on the floor at your feet if they get too noisy or disruptive. It's like a hideaway and the road noise might calm him down.

Stop for bathroom breaks and stretching on long trips. Keep your puppy away from places other dogs frequent, like pet stores, rest stops, and parks. Your puppy is prone to numerous diseases until it gets vaccinated. When you pick up your puppy, we make sure the puppy is introduced to the crate a few days before you pick it up.

Flying Home

When people want their puppy flown to its new home, we help make all the arrangements. It includes your flight confirmation number, times, and a phone number for any questions you might have. It's better to fly puppies in the cabin with you instead of in cargo. For cargo, we provide a crate, a health certificate, and the ticket, which is usually $400. Your puppy will be waiting for you at either the ticket counter or the cargo station. The airport locations where you can pick up your puppy after the flight will be communicated to you. 

Morning

Getting out of bed and taking your puppy outside is the first thing you should do. Carry your puppy if you think they'll pee before you get outside. Once they're done, praise them for peeing outside. When you're patient and understanding, your puppy will learn what you expect. It might take a few days for your puppy to stop whining at night. Be patient.

Bathroom information

For their crate and when they're traveling, we recommend disposable potty pads. Bring paper towels and wet wipes if you're traveling to pick up your puppy. Don't forget to wrap and throw away bags for gifts from the pups.

Bolonka pup 2016

Things for your Puppy

Nuvet Information

You are able to order directly from their online store. We prefer the pills to the powder. It is a 90 supply. I typically will break the pills in half for puppies, so you get 180 days when they are puppies. My order code is 39758, and you will need to order it directly. We suggest using their automatic shipments because it is cheaper. 

First Night Home

It's exciting to have your puppy home for the first time, but also challenging. This is the first time your puppy has spent the night without his mom. Puppies are used to being with their siblings, so being separated from them isn't comforting for them. Whining and crying at night is your puppy's way of calling for their mom and siblings. Do not remove puppy from crate if it squeals. You reinforce the whine when you take your puppy out.

You should put up any food or water after six or seven o'clock so your puppy is empty when it's time to sleep. If you don't, you'll be going to the bathroom all night, or worse, your puppy might pee inside.

 

Before bedtime, play with your puppy so they'll sleep soundly. Keep them from napping within an hour or two of bedtime. Napping could make them think it's time to play instead of sleep. Make sure your puppy goes potty before bed. Once they do, praise the puppy and bring him back inside. It reinforces positive behavior and starts house training.

Where Your Puppy Should Sleep

Letting your puppy sleep in your bedroom reduces the chance of whining or crying at night. Also, the constant contact throughout the night helps your puppy adjust to you, establishing you as the new leader. Allowing your puppy to sleep in the bed with you at an early age is a difficult habit to break. For crate training, it is best to put the crate in your room and use that area to confine them while they sleeps. Puppies usually won't relieve themselves where they sleep, but they may go during the night if they have the opportunity to wander around.

As a last resort, you can keep your new puppy somewhere other than your bedroom. Make sure you puppy proof your house first and put a sweatshirt or other article of your clothing with them for your scent. A ticking clock or a radio set to a low volume can also help soothe a puppy for their first night home. Households with multiple pets should only let their animals sleep together after properly introducing a new puppy to the other pets.

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Stopping Your Puppy from Crying or Whining at Night

When your puppy starts crying at night, he might have to go to the bathroom or he's looking for attention. If he's been quiet for a few hours and suddenly starts to cry or whine, he may need to go out. Puppies have small bladders, so you'll likely have to take them out at least once during the night. A good rule of thumb is to add one to your puppy's age in months and that's generally how long he can go without a trip outside. So a two-month-old puppy can wait three hours. That means your puppy will probably need to go out at least twice during the night.

If your puppy keeps crying after you make sure it's not the bathroom, reach down and soothe him a little. Don't be too quick to give in to your puppy. This will only reinforce the behavior and he'll cry even more. If all else fails, ignore him. Tough love may be difficult, but he will learn that crying at night gets him nowhere. The more persistent you are in your approach, the quicker the situation will be resolved. If you're stern one minute and sympathetic the next, your puppy will only be confused and his behavior will continue.

Bella Litter from 2016

What if I have Questions Later

We are fully committed to providing information about puppy care and the health of every one of our puppies. Being available to answer your questions, in a timely manner, is important for building a relationship between you as a trusting customer and us as a reputable breeder. Please feel free to call, email, or text us regarding any questions that may arise.

What is Puppy Culture?

Puppy Culture is a proven training method that teaches practical skills to puppies, such as leash walking and socialization. It is a program of over 50 lessons that helps breeders raise their litters from newborn to new home. Puppy Culture begins on day 3 of the puppy’s life and is the result of decades of animal behavior research and the science of promoting healthy physical and behavioral responses in dogs, while deterring problem behaviors from a very young age. The program teaches breeders to shape a puppy’s emotional intelligence and social skills.

What are the benefits?

The purpose and benefits of Puppy Culture are as follows:

  1. Communication

  2. Emotional stability to recover easily from fear in a socially acceptable manner

  3. Habituation – familiarity with the maximum number of everyday objects and sounds

  4. Enrichment – the view that novelty and challenges are opportunities for enrichment rather than things to be feared or avoided.

 

Puppy Culture training is a great way to begin socialization with your new pup, but it’s also beneficial for your own mental healthThe program helps breeders raise their litters from newborn to new home and teaches them to shape a puppy’s emotional intelligence and social skills.

I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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