The day has arrived when the puppies go to their new families. Often an exciting day for both the puppy and the new family.
The puppy already has a chip. The chip was placed by a field agent of the Raad van Beheer. The chip has been registered by us with petlook. When the puppy leaves us, we will cancel the registration. You can/must then re-register the chip yourself at one of the databases.
At the age of 6 weeks, the puppy has had its first vaccination by our vet. At the ages of 9 and 12 weeks, a follow-up vaccination is necessary. Not only to protect your pup, but also to protect the dogs you meet in other places. If you want to go abroad with the dog, a rabies vaccination is necessary. Dogs should not leave the country and return later without a rabies vaccination.
To avoid unexpected very large medical expenses, we recommend signing up your doggie for pet health insurance. There are several providers.
Until the age of 2 months, the recommendation is to worm the puppy every fortnight. There are several remedies on the market to do this. We recommend deworming the puppy every month after the age of 2 months until the age of 6 months. After that, 2 to 4 times a year.
Before you pick up the puppy, you have already made contact with a dog school. Above all, check whether the school suits your situation. We recommend always taking lessons in a group, so that your dog gets used to other breeds and people. We also have good experience with taking classes until at least the age of 1.5 years.
Much is written about socialising, and it is well known to everyone that this is an important part of the young dog's first phase of life. Socialising does not mean an overload of new stimuli but rather the balanced offering of new experiences.
How could you do this?
- In the first few days, the puppy will get used to the new people around him, the new house, the new outdoor environment. The daily routine will possibly change and they will also be introduced to new sounds and smells. This is the first phase of socialising in the new environment, getting to know your new place to live and the new sounds, smells and routines.
- Then expand, visit new places, but proceed in a measured way and watch your doggie carefully. What goes very easily for some may take much more time for others. It is better to visit one place a few times repeatedly than to visit too many different places in a short time.