New Puppy Files

Welcome!  We hope you take the opportunity to review our puppy files prior to bringing your puppy home.  As you read through the information, please don't hesitate to contact us with questions, concerns, suggestions, etc.  We are always looking for ways to improve.

To make traveling more convenient for you and your puppy, consider the following: 

• Leash 

• Small collar 11-15” 

• Small crate 24L x 18W x 21H 

• Soft fuzzy blanket in crate

• Water and bowl

• Treats

• One or two toys

• Bags to pick up waste

The "Puppy Contract" will need filled out and returned at pick up.  

The "Health Form" includes the vaccination/deworming information, in addition to a wealth of other information.  It also covers the potty-training schedule, times and quantity of food.  That will change from 8 weeks to 6 months or so as your puppy is growing.  

 

The "7 Week Recap" is a summary of everything we have introduced them to, and we encourage you to continue.  Having the Puppy Culture DVD will be a big advantage to you as you will pick up reinforcing each concept where we left off.  (If you didn't purchase our kit that included Puppy Culture and would like the DVD, let me know.  We offer them to our puppy families at our cost.)

 

The "Socialization List" includes suggested opportunities to thoroughly socialize your puppy to people, animals and environments.  

 

"What to feed and what to avoid" is, in my opinion, the most important.  A health dog starts with what you put in it.  Since Life's Abundance and TLC Pet Products are SO nutrient dense, we require our puppies be fed one or both of of these foods until they are at least 2 years old.  Both ship directly to your door and offers wholesale pricing if you set up auto-ship. We recommend setting auto-ship to 10-week for both and adjusting from there. (If only ordering Life's Abundance, set at a 6 week auto-ship or TLC at a 5 week auto-ship). We personally mix the foods together so the puppies are getting both foods each meal for a wider variety of proteins. The puppies also go crazy for TLC and Life's Abundance Dog Treats, especially the Turkey/Berry chews and bully sticks.  Please place an order around 6 weeks. 

 

We also recommend keeping your puppy on NuVet Plus Immune System Builder to help protect them until they are fully vaccinated. Use order code 471152 at check out.

The "Spay/Neuter Effects" includes details about the damaging effects of early spay and neutering.  

The "Puppy Exercise Guide" includes suggested age appropriate exercises to keep your puppy fit and active during the developmental years and beyond.

"Before you get your puppy" and "After you get your puppy" are additional references should questions or situations arise and you want another point of view.  Before is 103 pages that we highly recommend you read before bringing your puppy home.  After is 175 pages.  Both of them are reminders that, as puppy owners, we owe it to our puppies to teach them the rules of the house.  How are they to know what is expected otherwise.  ;)

  • Recommended Supplies: ​​

    • 42in wire crate with divider

    • Life's Abundance's Bio-deodorizer Spray for accidents.

    • Life's Abundance's All Life Stage Health Start Kit (includes 20 lbs of All Life Stage Dog Food, Wellness Food Supplement, Antioxidant Health Bars, Tasty Rewards Training Treats, 4 9-inch Buffalo Bully Sticks, a 4-ounce bottle of Ear Care Formula, a bottle of Revitalizing Shampoo and a bottle of Bath Fresh Mist)

    • Life's Abundance's Pork Puffs and Bully Sticks for crate training. 

    • NuVet Plus Immune Support Supplement. ​

    • Soda Pup "Can Toy." Use coupon code "Labrador"

Join our puppy family page to share brags and follow littermates.  Facebook.com/groups/685239565317359

Join the Puppy Culture discussion group to ask questions or share stories about the PC protocols.  Facebook.com/groups/383694245140783/

ADDRESS:

Sherrard, IL 61281

PHONE/TEXT:  309-373-6722

Dilutes are known for skin and organ health issues.  Because we care about the long term health of the puppies we produce, we only support the ethical breeding of Labradors in the traditional colors of black, yellows ranging from ivory to fox red, and chocolates from light to dark.  Dilutes, dilute carriers and other color variations are not acceptable for breeding.  
ALL of our dogs are proudly Dilute Free. 
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