What to expect when you're expecting a WAAP puppy


What to expect when you're expecting a WAAP puppy


Welcome to the WAAP Family!  I've been in your shoes many times and I completely understand it's a hard decision to choose a breeder.  Thank you for choosing us.  

All of our puppies are sold from the wait list, so obviously you have a few months before puppy comes home.  It's time to start reading a great puppy training book!  It doesn't matter what book you choose, they are all good.  For bird dog training, we recommend the DVD set by Perfection Kennels by Jon Hann.  

When puppies are born you are added to a private Facebook page where I post pictures and videos at least a couple times a week but sometimes everyday.  This page never closes.  You literally get to watch all littermates continue to grow (as long as y'all keep posting pictures).
     

Time to buy supplies!

Crate (start with size medium).  THIS IS COMPLETELY UP TO YOU!   Some people believe in school of hard knocks, pee outside. More power to ya!  I'm old and need to sleep at night, go to church and lunch and not worry about puppy.  Your puppy is taught to sleep in their crate with bedding, play in the play area and do your business on Kennel Care Wood Chips.  All you're doing is buying time for their bladder to grow.  Here's a great example of what we would do for 1 eight week old puppy.  This is not for the litter.  


Puppy pad for crate, we use Primo Pads.  This is the only dog bed in the world that our GSP's won't chew up. primopads.com  Before you order the pad, make sure to buy the wire crate.  The dimensions of the crate will be on the box.  You need those numbers to order your Primo Pad.  

Puppy collar  At puppy pick day, you will be able to put a collar on your puppy.  We recommend DogIds.com.  They are a great company with great customer service.  The size needed is 5/8 inch x 10 inch.  Waterproof Soft Grip Scruff Tag Personalized.

Non spill attachable water dish from Revival Animal .com.  Buy the 2 quart stainless steal flat side pail HERE. This goes in their crate, will last a lifetime and is spill proof.  Buy a two way hook at any hardware store. 


Orijen Puppy Large Breed (purple bag).   This is an award winning food and literally the healthiest kibble on the market, closest to the raw diet.  Petflow.com will deliver the food to your door for free however please consider finding this food at your local distributor.  You're supporting your neighbors who work there, tax dollars to your community etc.  Your puppy comes with their first bag of food provided by me (sold to you $15 cheaper than what you can buy it for).  This guarantees you will feed at least 1 bag before changing their diet.  After the first bag of Orijen you're allowed to feed any food you choose.  If the cost of Orijen is too much, please consider Acana Free Range Poultry for about the same price as any good quality food out there.  It's made by Champion Foods, the same maker as Orijen.  It's approved for all life stages including puppy.  For food storage I recommend the Food Vault, sold in many sizes.  I recommend the 25lb vault because it fits your 25lb Orijen Puppy or Acana food perfectly.  Available at .Chewy.com

Zymox Otic for ears.  This is the #1 product on the market.  No cleaning necessary.  Simply apply the drops and you're done.  This controls mites, fungus and bacteria.  Available at Chewy.com.

NuVet vitamins (as mentioned under Reserve Your Puppy) 
This is a requirement and no puppy goes home without at least a 1 bottle purchase.  These are your vitamins for your puppy, ship them to your house.  Order at nuvet.com/80373 or by calling 800-474-7044 order code 80373.  50% of all dogs will DIE of cancer if they live out their lives.  Don't let this be your loved one!  This is an antioxidant based, human grade vitamin.  Antioxidants fight free radicals in dogs just like they do humans.  Puppies are exposed to huge amounts of toxins during their first 6 months of life due to immunizations, heart worm preventative and flea ointments/pills.  Think about it... You're giving your dog a flea pill (pesticide) so powerful that it will go through their skin to kill fleas.  The least we can do is give them an antioxidant vitamin to help their immune system.  

Toys We accept toy donations that you can buy from Chewy.com or Amazon and ship directly to my house.  On puppy go home day, we encourage you to take the toys home that you purchased for your puppy.  We call it a donation because if the toy was destroyed or lost, then thank you for the donation!