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Puppy Manual

We want to make sure that every Poodle owner has all the information they need for a smooth transition for themselves and their new puppy. From preparing your home for your new puppy, to furthering the training your puppy has received, we hope these pages will be of help to you. We will be adding to this manual over time.

Preparing Your Home

There are many of things you will need to take care of during the first few days and weeks with your new puppy, from vet visits to just getting to know your newest family member. These tips will help you create a more comfortable and manageable life with your new friend.

Puppy Development

During the first week puppies spend 90% of their time sleeping and 10% eating. Their body temperature at birth is around 94 – 97 degrees. They are not able to regulate their own body temperature so they depend on their mother for warmth.

Crate and Potty Training

The most wonderful tool available for helping you train your puppy is a crate. Think of it as your puppy’s safe haven and den, a place where you can know with complete certainty that he feels safe. After all Canines are den animals.