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Choosing A Good Breeder Including Providing Adequate Records To Attend Puppy Daycare

Choosing a responsible and ethical puppy breeder is a crucial step in ensuring the health and well-being of your new furry family member. A reputable breeder goes beyond merely providing a puppy; they offer a comprehensive package to set you and your new pet up for success.

Health Records:  A responsible breeder provides detailed health records for the puppy, including vaccination history, deworming treatments, and any other medical interventions. This documentation is essential for your veterinarian to continue proper care.  These records will also be a requirement of reputable and licensed doggy daycare and other service providers.

Pedigree and Registration:  If the puppy is of a specific breed, the breeder should provide a pedigree certificate and registration papers. This ensures that the puppy comes from a well-documented and recognised lineage.

Socialisation and Environmental Exposure:  A good breeder prioritises the socialisation of their puppies. Puppies should be exposed to various stimuli, environments, and people to foster positive behavioural development. Breeders often introduce basic training, ensuring a smooth transition to your home.

Nutritional Information:  Information about the puppy’s diet, including the type of food, feeding schedule, and any dietary restrictions or preferences, should be provided. This helps maintain consistency in the puppy’s nutrition during the initial transition period.

Contract and Guarantees:  A reputable breeder typically provides a written contract outlining terms and conditions of the sale. This may include health guarantees, return policies, and any specific requirements for the well-being of the puppy.

Support and Education:  A responsible breeder offers ongoing support and guidance. They are willing to answer questions, provide advice, and offer resources for the care and training of your new puppy. This support system helps ensure a positive and successful integration into your family.  Guests at Acres 4 Dogs are always welcome to pick up the phone for a chat regarding basic training and not just when their puppy or dog is attending doggy daycare.

Microchip and Identification:  Most breeders now microchip their puppies before they go to their new homes. This provides a reliable method of identification and increases the chances of reuniting with your pet if they ever get lost.  When you register with a responsible fully licensed dog day care service provider they will require proof of micro chipping.

Selecting a breeder who provides these elements goes a long way in securing a healthy, well-adjusted puppy and fostering a positive relationship between you, the breeder, and your new four-legged companion. Always thoroughly research and visit breeders to ensure their commitment to responsible breeding practices.  At Acres 4 Dogs puppy and dog day-care we recommend introducing your puppy to your own vet within a few days of taking home for a ‘puppy check’  but remember,  prior to final vaccination boosters being effective hold your puppy away from other dogs in the waiting room.

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