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Congratulation on your new baby that will show you the real meaning of unconditional love! Here you can find some important information for your new puppy.

Home Care

Pens

Puppy pens are a great tool for training your new puppy, and provide a safe space for them when they cannot be supervised. We suggest you make it as comfortable as possible. The crate or playpen area needs to be big enough to fit a bed, food, water and pee area. Puppies are small and not able to hold their bladders for the whole night. Your puppy will want to be with you at all times, but it is good that they have a place of their own to learn to self soothe. Pens can offer dogs a secure location to go to if they just want some time to themselves. We provide families with a blanket with mom and siblings smell for comfort, since the first few nights some puppies have a hard time missing their siblings and adjusting to their new home.

Housebreaking

We start puppies on pee pad training from early on. It’s important to learn to predict when pups need to go before they go in incorrect places, Look for the signals that your pup has to go, like restlessness, sniffing around or circling. Showing your puppy the elimination location before she needs to use it will give you the best chance of success. Pups typically need to eliminate very first thing in the morning, the last thing before you go to bed at night, and every 15 minutes in between. Puppies have very small bladders and not a lot of control.

 

It’s helpful to have easy access to treats to reward pottying in the correct location. Giving yummy treats with lots of praise is great motivation for your puppy to do it again. If your puppy has an accident a firm "No" is sufficient. Be consistent and patient with a lot of love.

Grooming

Grooming is very important in Biewers and Yorkies since they have very high maintenance coats, especially for long coats. We start from a young age exposing them to the sound and feeling of hair clippers. We regularly brush hair & clip nails. Daily brushing is a must to avoid a matted coat. You need to keep your puppies rear-end short and clean, so there is no build up that causes it not being able to poop. Find a great groomer that you can visit on a regular basis. 

Feeding

Activity

Puppies love to play, but try to keep playtime at roughly 30 minutes and not play too hard. Make sure the puppy has time to rest so it doesn't get exhausted and lose their appetite. Never leave children unattended with the puppy, and only holding the puppy when sitting on the floor. Always have a firm grip on your puppy at all times when holding them to prevent the puppy from obtaining serious injuries from falls that can be fatal. Never leave a puppy unattended on higher surfaces like bed, couch or stairs.

 

Don't allow your puppy to jump!

Puppies love to jump especially when playing, but you have to understand that their joints don't touch yet. None of their bones are fitting tightly together or have a true socket under the age of 6 months. So it’s important to avoid big jumps and bouncing, long walks and hikes until their joints are better formed around 9-12 months of age. Excessive activity can have a severe impact on their forming joints. Once your puppy is fully grown you have plenty of time to play and engage in higher impact .

Health

Vaccines

Your puppy will come with all age appropriate vaccinations, de-worming, micro-chipping and completely vet checked before going home. Please stay away from dog parks, pet stores and keep your puppy off the ground until all shots up to 20 weeks are given and immunity is strong. This is to ensure your puppy's safety when being exposed to potential bacteria and diseases. It's your responsibility to continue to give your puppy all rounds of necessary vaccinations before exposing them to other dogs, dog parks and the outdoors.

 

Teeth

Biewers and Yorkies are prone to dental diseases. Their teeth tend to be more susceptible to plaque build up, tooth decay and gum disease. To keep your puppies teeth clean, you’ll need to train them to accept regular teeth brushing to maintain healthy clean teeth. It’s very common for dogs in this breed to have teeth that tend to be overcrowded in a narrow jaw. At your spay/neuter appointment the vet will take care of any  left baby teeth and professional teeth cleaning as needed.

 

Halter 

Please only use a halter leash for your puppy. Their small trachea can be damaged by regular collars.

 

Spay - Neuter 

You can spay/neuter your puppy anytime after the age of 6 months, with the ideal age being 12 months when your puppy has finished growing. We recommend speaking to your vet to decide together when it's the best time for your puppy.

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