What The Pup (WTP) Part II

by admin on July 12, 2011



Hi folks. Welcome back.  You remember, even if you don’t, you can zip to the previous blog to “bone up”, on what we chewed on last time,  What The Pup (WTP) Part I.

We reviewed that pups need more calories to grow strong and healthy, fresh water is a must, and that bowl size does matter.  I just lightly touched on some of the supplies you are going to need to make this experience fabulous! A good crate, dog bed and of course your time. Let’s go in to some more detail on what you can expect with a little 4 leggers.

1. Oh baby, your new baby needs lots of time and attention.  Plan to take some vacation time when you first bring your new one home. This is so important for you both.  You get to establish your initial routine and you get to experience so great bonding, that will last a lifetime.

2.There are many places to choose from when deciding on a pup that fits with you or you and your family.  So here are some good tips to bone up on:

a). Puppies are irresistible. Those eyes, that nose! But step back and do your homework. Don’t be shy about asking the right questions. Make sure your pup has come from a good home. Make sure their world, when you step through is clean.  Do make sure that the  focus is on healthy dogs in a clean environment.

b) Screen the person you are visiting.  This is a really  good bone for you to chew on. You’re not just making an emotional investment but a financial one here too.

c) Ask the breeder or the shelter what aliments you can expect from this breed. Hereditary aliments that you need to be knowledgeable about. Go online too in order to get up to speed on your breed .

d) Can you meet the parents? This gives you a great opportunity to see the parent’s temperament, so have an idea about your pup’s temperament. You have to set “cute” to the side and look at the facts. You don’t have these same options at a shelter or animal rescue events. But you can see how the pup reacts. It’s all out there for you to evaluate.

e) Is you pup shy, alert, off to the corner of the pen alone? Just take notes to see what’s happening in the pen or outside. Does the pup show you high energy or a cuddlier that hops in your lap?

f) Does the puppy have its first round of all required shots?

These are my tips and a quick checklist for you to use.

There is so much more for us to review. So you have to stay tuned.

If you have any thoughts or tips you’d like to add, feel free to let me know. Choosing the best pup for you is uber important. Whether it’s from a breeder, shelter or the kids we find on our doorsteps.

How did you choose your pup?  Let me know.

In the next What the Pup (WTP) Part III, we will cover the basic supplies you will need and toys too!  If you’re a breeder, zip me a few ideas here.

I hope you enjoyed this blog and found it useful.

Hit the “Like” button on your way out, that way I know you enjoyed your experience with me.

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LOREN July 12, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Your blog asks the question: How did I choose our Pup?
We research various rescue organizations for LAbs and Lab-Mix Puppies and found a puppy that met our criteria.


admin July 13, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Loren: First thank you for the read and I’m glad you enjoyed it. And second, BRAVO to you that you spent the time up front to do the work and find the best dog/pup suited to you and your lifestyle. This blog is a series of 3 and What The Pup Part 2 is out now. Many thanks, Loren you did it right!


Martha August 9, 2011 at 4:31 am

I was raelly confused, and this answered all my questions.


Keesha October 20, 2011 at 2:31 am

If you want to get read, this is how you sholud write.


Janelle August 9, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Your article pereflcty shows what I needed to know, thanks!


Blessing August 9, 2011 at 2:18 am

None can doubt the veraitcy of this article.


admin August 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Puppies are such a great experience, but a big responsibility too. Glad you enjoyed this blog.


Jetsyn October 20, 2011 at 5:07 am

Yup, that’ll do it. You have my aprpeciation.


admin October 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Thank you for the read, glad you liked this post. Keep coming back!


Sagar August 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I really wish there were more aricetls like this on the web.


admin August 16, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Thank you for the read. This was a series I blogged about. Stay tuned, more to come.


Keilla October 1, 2012 at 3:06 am

We had 3 adult cats in our home when we got a German Shepherd puppy. At first the cats weren’t crazy about the new addition but oevtrime, they got along and would even lay together. Our German Shepherd never tried to hurt any of our cats and sometimes seemed to think he was a cat. I’d say you have nothing to worry about. The only thing we ever had to watch was how they played together. Sometimes big dogs don’t realize their size. Good luck on your new dog. I hope they’ll be as great as ours is.References :


hao123 September 5, 2011 at 4:37 am

The only reason why I love cats and dogs is because they could be the best friends you ever have! <3


admin September 5, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Hello There! Glad you enjoyed WTP II. Couldn’t agree with you more. The dogs and cats we love have always been there for us, no matter how we feel, look or what we are going through. Thank you for the comment. Cheers!


admin July 29, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Hi There! Glad you enjoyed the read!! I enjoyed writing this series too!


Janet August 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm

There’s a terriifc amount of knowledge in this article!


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