Puppy Pre Pick up information

Hope you are doing well and you are getting ready for your new puppy. 

This is a copy of G-Dieter Dane’s puppy pre-pickup info.  If you have any question, please let us know.

The pups are about ready to go to their new homes.  Touch base with me (if you haven’t yet) so that we can set up a day and time for you to pick up your pup.  Please allow up to two hours for your visit to get your puppy.  This time will be used to go over the puppy agreement and to ask any questions you might have.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions or concerns you have.  In addition, remember the full balance is due upon pick up and it should be cash, money order or cashiers check (no personal checks, please).

Make sure you have a safe way of transporting your puppy.  Ideally, a crate should be used.  Puppies sometimes get car sick, so be prepared for this by bringing papers towels, water, and absorbent material for the crate or wherever you will have the pup in.  You should also bring a new collar and lease for your pup.  Most pups at 8 weeks old have a 10 to 12 inch neck.  I suggest getting an adjustable buckle collar at this point until they get a little bigger.  This way you can adjust it as they grow and don't have to keep getting new collars.  Once they get bigger, you can get a larger permanent collar.

When you pick up your puppy, you will get all the info on your puppy regarding shots, ear posting (if applicable), and any other needed info.

The health guarantee is conditional and your puppy must be health checked by your Vet within one week from the date of pick-up.  So if desired you can go ahead and make an appointment once we arrange a time for pick up.  Your puppy will have his/her first shot upon pick up.

The health guarantee is dependent on feeding Eagle Pack Puppy Giant Breed or another high quality food approved by G-Dieter Danes.  Eagle Pack’s website is www.eaglepack.com and their phone number is 1-800-255-5959.  

It is also required that your new puppy gets Vitamin C during the rapid growth stage.  You can purchase time release chewable Vitamin C from Foster and Smith mail order catalog.  Their website is www.DrsFosterSmith.com and their phone number is 1-800-381-7179.   I suggest getting the 1000 mg and splitting them to the dose needed. You should give them a smaller dose and work up to the current dose so that it doesn't cause diarrhea.  Dose is dependent on weight of the dog, but it doesn't have to be exact.  Vitamin C is water soluble and what the body doesn't use, it gets rid of. 

Glucosamine and Chrondroitin are recommended also.  No other supplements are permitted. 

Don’t forget plenty of toys.  The more you have the less likely your new puppy will chew on things he shouldn’t.  Please don’t use rawhide or greenies without strict supervision.

And finally, I wanted to tell you about a group we have on the Internet.  It is a discussion group about Great Danes.  It includes people who show, people who are pet owners, professional handlers, rescue people and any one interested in Danes.  This is a good way to learn more about danes and/or ask questions you may have and/or just share with other dane owners.  If interested, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/opendanes, click on join and follow the instructions.

Look forward to seeing you the day of pickup!

Peggy :)


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