We eagerly anticipate your arrival! It's critical to maintain our puppies healthy and our house in good shape so that future puppies can thrive.
Did you know that the parvovirus (which can kill puppies who haven't been vaccinated) can attach to the bottom of your trouser leg or shoe without you even realizing it? Pets with active parvo virus frequently visit big-box pet stores (Petco, PetSmart) and dog parks, contaminating the locations.
Rules for Gotcha Day
1. Do not stop at any pet stores before arriving at our house. If you forget anything that your dog can't live without, place an online order and have it delivered. Alternatively, ask me; I may have what you require and can save you money on the purchase.
2. Please do not visit a dog park, petting zoo, or animal adoption center before coming to our house.
3. Please reschedule your visit if you are unwell and infectious.
4. If you have little children who do not follow regulations, please do not bring them to puppy pick-ups. We don't have extra employees to deal with youngsters, and puppy pick-ups are usually extremely chaotic. A designated adult to supervise youngsters and a designated adult to collaborate with us on the puppy will be required.
How to greet your puppy
You only get one shot to create a good first impression! Follow these easy guidelines to help you and your puppy get off to a fantastic start. Unfortunately, we've seen some owners get so delighted that they terrify their puppies. Make certain that this does not happen to you! For a bigger printable picture, click here.
Things to do before Gotcha Day:
Here are just a few
reminders of things that need to be done prior to Gotcha day:
***Please Note, you MUST order your food prior to Gotcha Day***
All Yorkie Puppies are Eating
Small & Medium Breed Puppy Food
(Click on picture to order)
2- NuVet Supplements
We LOVE these. Our dogs have done so well on them and they can stay on them for a life time. FDA Approved. We have ours autoshipped so we don't forget to order them.
(Click on the picture to order:)
3-Bernies Perfect Poop
Fiber, Pre/Pro Biotic, Digestive Enzymes. Our dogs have done amazing on this,
your puppies have been on this since day one.
(Click on the picture to order Discount Code: Setareh to save 20%)
4. Vital Pet Life Salmon Oil
Great for skin & Coat
https://www.vitalpetlife.com/collections/skin-and-coat Use code SETAREH to save 20%
5- Activate your 30 Days of Trupanion Pet Insurance
To safeguard your pup, it is highly recommended that you join up for Trupanion. You've made a significant investment, and this will safeguard you against any accidents, illnesses, or injuries that your puppy may suffer. Your pup comes with 30 days of complimentary Pet Insurance through Trupanion. All you have to do is activate it within 24 hours of receiving your puppy. Details will be emailed to you as well as in your puppy's go home packet.
Overview of the Go Home Day Offer for buyers outside of Florida and California:
· 30 days of coverage with no obligation
· Immediate coverage, waiting periods are waived
· $250 deductible and 90% coverage, no payout limits
Overview for Florida Buyers:
· 50% coverage with NO deductible, no payout limits
· Immediate coverage, waiting periods are waived
· 30 days of coverage with no obligation
Overview for California Buyers:
· Waived $35 enrollment fee
· Immediate coverage, waiting periods are waived
· You pick the deductible to determine what the premium is
No matter where you live, their coverage for accidents and illness is the same. No waiting periods, no payout limits, and immediate peace of mind coverage with a full Trupanion policy.
Your offer is time sensitive—YOU must activate within 24 hours before or after go home. You will be provided the pet’s vet records.
Codes exept if you live in Florida or California. Click on the Flyer Below:
6- Sign up for Baxter and Bella Training Program
7- Make Final Payment Arrangements (this is typically done by 8 weeks unless other arrangements have been made)
After deposit remaining balance is $2000.00
Please visit this page to pay:
If you are planning on bringing cash at pick up please let us know ahead of time
8- Contract & Warranty
Read the Contract on the website so that you are familiar with it. You don't have to print it off, just make sure to read it and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
9- Make a Vet Appointment within 3 days of Gotcha Day
You are making an appointment for a Puppy Wellness Visit (NO vaccinations or deworming treatments will be needed. ) Make sure to bring the Health Examination Certificate that we gave with you. Our qualified veterinarian will provide your puppy's first two series of immunizations, as well as a bordetella for kennel cough. You will be given a Health Examination Certificate to give to your veterinarian so that they are aware of what has been done and when it was done so that they can proceed with the next steps. Vaccinations are essential for preserving and establishing immunity in your puppy's body against certain illnesses. Remember to consult your veterinarian about heartworm/flea/tick prevention in your region, and to follow your veterinarian's recommendations for proper and timely deworming. We use and recommend VCA Lakeview Animal Hospital in Bountiful, Utah 801-298-2314
10- Time to join our private group for Setareh Yorkie Owners
We share stories, ask for advice, plan yorkie parties and more
11- Puppy Items I recommend
12- Videos with tips and tricks to watch before and after you bring home your puppy
These are from Jeanette Forrey at 4E Kennels, they are excellent and I highly recommend watching all of them.
Playlist on YouTube for new puppy owners: https://youtube.com/playlist...
Power 3 Series (three things all clients should do with their puppy: https://youtube.com/playlist...
Meeting Your Dog's Needs in Order: https://youtu.be/wFioj26Hk78
How To Effectively Correct Your Puppy: https://youtu.be/mAQt6SK-UGU
The Problem when your puppy things her name is "no": https://youtu.be/gv1_UluWQyE
Too Much space is a problem: https://youtu.be/H8OgRMf8h-s
Excellent videos For dealing with issues:
How you handle fear matters: https://youtu.be/X4VVUcDhB6w
Help! My Puppy Growled at my child: https://youtu.be/WK3n9FOV-9Q
5 Mistakes we make when socializing our new puppy: https://youtu.be/ZzlCR36v4fQ
How to prevent resource guarding and gulping: https://youtu.be/icxoiuoBTJ4
Bringing home a puppy when you have other pets in the home: https://youtu.be/vMw4WzloENQ
5 ways to prevent separation anxiety in your puppy: https://youtu.be/DMigH56Aqls
5 Biggest Mistake made when raising a puppy: https://youtu.be/C2o8KVvLIcg
13- Have you puppy proofed your home? Caught up on sleep?
Read this to help make the transition a little smoother.
Puppy Go Home Information
14- Puppy Care Information
If you haven't already please visit our Puppy Homecoming Prep webpages
Click for your Puppy Care Packet
( ** You will be getting a Puppy Home Guide with over 80 pages of information at pickup this is just an abbreviated version of info for you to review of the most important stuff!)
15- Learn about the paperwork that will be going home with your dog
16- Address and how to enter Setareh Yorkies home
Click here to get our Address and how to safely enter our home
17- Get the word out
I've only ever done business with what I've learned about my own principles, beliefs, and integrity. I take delight in providing excellent service and raising healthy, sociable family members. A personal reference from your family, friends, and business acquaintances, as well as total strangers whom your yorkie will undoubtedly introduce you to, is the finest praise I can receive. Even great are excellent evaluations. A positive review on Facebook, or Google is always welcome, as are texted testimonies or entertaining images, as well as nice words. Don't forget to tag me on Facebook and Instagram.
Setareh Yorkies on Google
Stuff to bring to pick up your new puppy:
Whether picking up your puppy in person or greeting them at the airport, here is a list of a few helpful things to bring with you:
It is really better to travel with the puppy in a secure travel crate
in case of an accident. -but i usually end up with them in my lap
What Comes with your Setareh Puppy:
You will receive a puppy kit with your new puppy, we
provide the following:
1. A Sample Bag of Puppy Feed (Life's Abundance Small & Medium Breed Puppy).
2. A bag of dog biscuits/treats that your puppy loves
3. A 6 day supply of NuVet Vitamins
4. A blanket with mom's scent on it
5. A record of Puppies Vaccinations & Deworming
6. Our Puppy Manual "A Helpful Guide for you and your new Yorkie"
7. A 1 Year Health Guarantee (with option to extend up to 5 years)
8. Puppy's 1st collar
9. Microchip with registration
10. 30 Days of Complimentary Pet Insurance.
Tips for Driving with a new puppy
The trip to their
new homes will most likely be the most traumatic time
the puppies have ever had. We've known about this day for a long time,
but there's no way to tell them about it until it happens. Some puppies
adjust to the shift better than others. Allow your puppy to feel secure
and protected by being gentle and caring. Make this a peaceful and
If your journey home is longer than 2 hours, pack a water bottle and a small dish to keep your puppy hydrated. Bringing a beach towel or anything to place your dog on is a wonderful idea, especially if they become anxious and car sick. Wet wipes are also an excellent "just in case" item to keep on hand. If your journey is longer, you may need to pull over and let your puppy out. Very clean settings, particularly churches, are recommended. Please do not stop at busy gas stations, motels, or other congested areas. Bringing extra disposable pee pads to spread out in your car is another alternative for stopping. It is essential that at least two of you are in the car on the way home. One person should concentrate on driving while the other concentrates on the puppy. We recommend keeping the puppy in your lap while driving so that he or she feels safe. Some folks also like to have a kennel set up so that the puppy has another choice throughout the journey. You'll probably want to keep the bully stick in your puppy's backpack so he may gnaw on it while traveling. It would be beneficial to have this on hand if you acquired a snuggling dog.
Keep your automobile's air conditioning as cool as possible to keep your dog comfortable and avoid road sickness. A smooth ride is also advantageous. Continue driving if your pet falls asleep. The only time you should stop is if your puppy is becoming agitated and squirmy. In that situation, he or she may need to use the restroom. On the day of pickup, your dog will have only eaten breakfast. Before you depart, make sure your puppy does pee in our yard. This will assist you in getting closer to your destination.
It's fine to feed your puppy on the walk home from your hand so that they don't become too "empty." The first day should be spent mostly hand-feeding your puppy in order for him to learn your scent and correlate it with food (which is the highest valued item for a dog). If your puppy doesn't eat well the first week, don't worry. Allow them to take their time. Some people eat well, while others barely eat at all. They know what they require and will most likely consume less as a result of the shift. After the first week, the appetite normally improves.
After Puppy Comes Home:
Your pet is entering an unknown environment with strangers. Do not just leave them on the floor to explore. They should not have full access to the house. Take them to the location you've chosen for elimination and allow them plenty of time to do so. Then take them to where their food and drink will be prepared and attempt to persuade them to sit while you prepare their meal. Take them back to the elimination area when they've finished eating. You can show them the cramped quarters where they'll be staying. Hopefully, you've already puppy-proofed the kitchen or any other areas where they'll have access. Unless your family room and kitchen are connected, kids shouldn't have access to more than one area until they are older and can be left alone. Have a basket full of toys they can grasp and play with (I prefer a non-chewable, low rubber bucket) that you can use to divert their focus away from chewing unsuitable stuff. When they are not in their crate or secure playpen area, they must be observed at all times.
Your puppy may get nauseated or car sick as a result of their automobile journey. They'll be extremely thirsty if they were drooling in the car, which means they'll want to drink a lot more than normal and, of course, need to urinate a lot more than usual during the first several hours.
Introduce them to the rest of the family after that. Allow the puppy to approach each individual and smell them before giving attention (ideally on the floor). It is critical that the puppy be returned to its owners rather than being picked up by strangers. Puppies will leap on you and bite you. You and your children will need to know how to turn their backs on the puppy when necessary when roughhousing and/or leaping is included. Tranquil will be instilled in the dog by a calm household and children. Running and being ecstatic will inspire the puppy to do the same.
If your puppy will be meeting another dog at your house, be sure to introduce them in a neutral location such as the sidewalk in front of your house. However, avoid regions where there have been a lot of dogs, as the puppy's immune system is still susceptible to parvo and other infections. Inside, make sure all of the present dog's toys are put away so that they don't become jealous if the new puppy pounces on one...which they will. Always keep more toys, snacks, and other items than pets so they don't compete for the same thing. Your new puppy will need to be fed separately from your current dog. If you presently leave food out all day, begin practicing picking it up when your cat or dog has finished eating so that they are accustomed to eating at mealtime when the new puppy arrives. The puppy can eat in its box, but it's crucial to keep an eye on how much it eats and make sure it doesn't consume other pets' food.
Your puppy is accustomed to being in the company of its littermates, parent canines, and family members. They'll be a little lonely without their family and will want to be near you. To avoid feeling lonely, keep their crate and/or playpen close to you. Because you can't sleep over their wailing, relegating them to the basement laundry isn't good for your pet. In our present house, they are used to music, commotion, and news, so play anything gently in the background if they appear to be lonely. Short crate sessions when they can hear you nearby are wonderful practice for lengthier crate sessions while y Allow them to calm and rest while praising them, then let them out according to your timetable. Obviously, if you know they need to go potty, don't put it off. You're away from home. When you reach home and kids start to grow excited, don't rush to console them.
Patience, consistency, and positive reinforcement are essential for your puppy's development. Puppies enjoy routines, and sticking to one can help you succeed. Right now your puppy is used to being free fed, this should continue until they are 4 months old. Then until they are six months, your puppy will require three meals per day; after that, it can be reduced to twice daily. You may start this as early as 4 or 5 months of age by gradually reducing the midday meal while boosting breakfast and dinner to compensate. Eventually, a fast exercise session with sweets will totally replace the noon meal. To aid toilet training, keep them on their current food for at least the first few months, and if you must transition, do so carefully over a three-week period.
When your puppy first wakes up, soon after eating or drinking, during and after playtime, and just before night, he or she will need to go pee. Take them out to eliminate, and if they potty, praise, praise, praise. As a treat, you may bring them in for supervised play.
Your puppy will most certainly need to urinate at least once throughout the night in the beginning, most likely about 2:30 a.m., and potentially twice. Make this a one-time task. Take them outdoors without pausing to play, eat, or drink anything, congratulate them for going, and then return them to their box. You want them to know that waking up in the middle of the night isn't a sign of disrespect, but that you realize they have to leave. Once they're back in their box, try to ignore any objections if you know they've gone, but be aware that they may have peed but not pooped, necessitating a second trip. Carry them outdoors during the first few weeks to avoid any unintentional pauses on the way out the door. Slowly move them away from the door, so they have to hold it while waiting for you to open it and allow them out to the toilet area. They will eventually be able to come out of the container and wait until they are outside. They will gradually sleep longer and longer until they are able to sleep through the night without needing to go pee.
Stress & How it can affect your puppy & Treatment
If your puppy is anxious or has lost their appetite (for example, due to carsickness), give them "force feedings" by forcing them to eat from your hand, a spoon, or a syringe until they feel better. Just like you would with a sick child.
If it doesn't work, try mixing some tasty canned food with the dry food; if that doesn't work, try simply canned food or a piece of chicken. Gerber baby chicken in the jar and Gerber baby rice cereal in the box can also be combined to produce a "gruel." Mix in enough puppy milk or goat's milk (not cow's milk) or water to moisten. It is important to consume some nutrients. I also recommend purchasing a bag of "Stella & Chewy's Chicken Freeze Dried Dog Food" in case your puppy loses his or her appetite and refuses to eat. This nearly always works! They're also wonderful for training!
Nutra-Cal or Forti-Cal are available at pet shops or online (several brands available, syrup is fine also in a pinch). It's especially critical when the puppy is anxious and doesn't eat or eats badly. If needed, you can administer 2-4ml of Mega-Cal four times a day. I recommend giving a glob 2 times a day for the first week as a preventative for hypoglycemia. It provides the vitamins and nutrients that puppies require to be healthy. If your puppy doesn't lick the MegaCal off a spoon, don't worry.... Open the puppy's mouth and apply some on the roof of his mouth like peanut butter using your finger or the syringe I supply. It melts practically instantly, ensuring that the puppy is not choked.
Give 3 or 4ml of Forti-Cal to your dog if he or she is having trouble waking up, is shaky, or has watery eyes. Repeat. If there is no improvement after 20 minutes, repeat the procedure and consult a veterinarian right away.
This "period" of weak appetite normally only lasts a few days, after which you will see your child returning to the food bowl. Even if they've been eating the hard puppy kibble, they could prefer a soft canned meal or a little moist kibble now. We've adopted the "Whatever Works" mindset to just get kids to eat again. Small bits of cooked chicken, canned food mixed with a little cottage cheese, or plain fat yogurt are some of our favorites. On this mixture, I've recovered a lot of pups and dogs. A bag of "Stella & Chewy's Chicken Freeze Dried Dog Food," a can of cooked chicken, and powdered puppy milk or goats' milk are all essential.
Then they go back to eating dry puppy food one day. There's no need to rush; just make sure they get the nourishment that a developing puppy requires. They may have soft stools at this time due to the shift in nutrition from their typical diet (little bit of canned mixed with the dry kibbles). When they return to their usual diet, this should improve.
Call your vet IMMEDIATELY If you observe any of these signs in your new puppy:
LONG-TERM APPETITE LOSS (Greater than 8 hours in a brand new puppy)
EXTREME WATER CONSUMPTION and/or urination every few minutes
WEAKNESS, EXCESSIVE SLEEPING
VOMITING, DIARRHEA, EXCESSIVE STRAINING WITH BM
RUNNING EYES OR NOSE (puppies can have clear drainage from their nose and eyes, but if it turns yellow or green - be concerned)
SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN BEHAVIOR SNEEZING, COUGHING
It's never a bad idea to administer MegaCal/NutraCal before and after any stressful event, such as a vet visit or a wash for the first week.
It's simply a phone call or an email away to reach out to me. I value your tiny one just as much as you do.
Watch for Diarrhea!
Please consider getting a "titer" drawn to determine whether or not your adult dog need it. I don't believe any canine, including people, requires annual vaccines for the rest of their lives.
You must protect your puppy from these infectious diseases until the "puppy immunizations" (6, 8, 12, 16 weeks or thereabouts) are completed, but it is also critical to maintain your dog's socialization with other pets and humans. If you have any friends or relatives that have vaccinated and healthy animals that you may visit, it is fantastic (and safe). Classes for puppies are highly recommended and a lot of fun!
Tips for Surviving the First Night with your new puppy
Tips for the First Year of Your Puppy's Life
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