Getting Ready for Your New Puppy

Welcome to the wonderful world of owning a pup from Horizon Labradors!! We are so happy you have decided to become part of our family by adding a new puppy to yours! Our lines go back to some of the most well-known kennels in the world. Through the years we have practiced selective breeding which has produced puppies with not only a wonderful temperament, sound genetics & working ability, but also the good looks of a beautiful Labrador. We are very proud of our dogs & we are on our 3rd, 4th & even 9th generations in some of our lines. All of our dogs are AKC registered, and all our parents come from CH English lineage. 

Below are your quick link buttons to help you get everything you need to bring your new baby home. Feel free to message me with any questions you may have. Text Tammy 706-436-1192

Helpful Information:

Puppies are picked in the order deposits are received. Sometimes people choose right away from pictures, & you are welcome to do that when it's your turn to choose. For the ones that need to visit, you can plan to come after the puppies are 6 weeks old, we do not allow visitors to touch the puppies until the puppies receive their vaccine at 6 weeks old. Puppies can go home at 8 weeks, but no later than 9 weeks (unless other arrangements are made). After 9 weeks you will incur a $10 per day boarding fee.

Final payment for the puppy is due at pickup.

The final payment will need to be paid in:


PayPal (

Venmo (@Tammy-Boleman)

Zelle (Tammy Boleman 706-436-1192)

Please note: Credit cards are processed through PayPal therefore it will have a 4% charge added to the total. 

You will receive a flash drive in your puppy packet that will have all your puppy's pictures since birth, it also has pictures, health clearances & the pedigrees for your puppy's parents, along with pictures & pedigrees for their lineage.

We have a Facebook & an Instagram page.  We are really enjoying our new group on Facebook where you are able to see puppies/dogs from your dog's pedigree & communicate with other Horizon Labradors puppy families.

You can find all these pages under the name Horizon Labradors.

AKC Registration

Your puppy has an AKC registration application, AKC does charge $39.99 to record your dog's name in their record books.

When you register your puppy with the AKC you will receive:

A frameable AKC registration certificate & your dog's name is recorded in the AKC registry.
Complimentary 30 day trial AKC Pet Healthcare Plan.
A certificate for a complimentary first vet office visit.

Eligibility to participate in AKC events.

All puppies come with a limited registration (no breeding rights) full registration is sometimes available for an additional fee. If you are considering full registration, please let me know asap.


We use the AKC REUNITE PREPAID microchip. After you get your puppy home please transfer the chip to your name, just visit their website & choose the option enroll today, , it is PREPAID so there will be no charge to transfer the chip unless you want to order the stainless steel collar tag which is an option for an additional fee of $6.95. From there you can set up an account and add all your information. It will ask for your veterinarians information so make sure you have that handy before you log on. If you have any questions or need any help, please don't hesitate to ask.


Set your dog up on a feeding schedule. Feed at or as close to the same time every day. Put the food bowl down for 10-15 minutes. When the time is up, take the food up. Your puppy is eating 2 times a day, 7 am & 7 pm. When your puppy leaves, they will be eating 3/4 cup each feeding. Success is a clean bowl, if they aren't eating all the food they may need less food. 

Typically we feed

1 1/2 cups a day from 6-9 weeks old

2 1/4 cups a day from 9-12 weeks old

3 cups a day from 12-15 weeks old

after 15 weeks we may go up to 4 cups a day it all depends on how the puppy looks, if you can see ribs the puppy needs more food, if you are seeing a belly when they are laying down then they need less food.

Use the guide on the back of your dog food bag to know how much is recommended for your dog each day, keep in mind the amount of food will need to increase as your dog gets older & during a growth spurt time.

We choose to feed our dogs and proudly recommend TLC Puppy Food. Delivering the ultimate balance of quality meats, animal fats, vitamins and minerals, TLC Puppy Food provides everything your puppy needs to develop into a strong, healthy and energetic dog. We have used this formula for over 5 years now.  

We change our puppies over to TLC Dog Food at 1 year old.

NuVet Plus is not just a vitamin. It's an immune system builder with a precise balance of vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, amino acids and high-potency antioxidants. That's why it works so well through all three stages of a dog's life.

We use the NuVet vitamins with our puppies and our adults.

Your puppy with come with 3 vitamin wafers at pickup, break each one into 4 pieces that will give you 12 pieces total. You will start with 1/4th of a wafer in the AM, once your puppy has made their adjustment to your home, you may begin to increase the vitamin wafer to 1/2. After a few more days you can go to 3/4 wafer & then onto the whole vitamin wafer.

For younger dogs (under 2 years old), it strengthens their immune system, while building and strengthening the cardiovascular, skeletal and nerve systems.

For dogs in their prime (age 2-8), it improves the luster of their skin and coat while protecting against allergies, skin and coat problems, staining from tears, digestive problems, etc.

For older dogs (over 8 years old), it helps reduce and eliminate arthritis, tumors, premature aging, cataracts, heart conditions, diabetes and many types of cancer, while extending the life and improving the vitality of most dogs.  

NuVet also has a joint vitamin that dogs need as they age. We start ours on NuJoint at 5 years old. 

You may order directly from the manufacturer by calling 1-800-474-7044 and using Order Code: 75134, or ordering online at . By using auto ship you can save an additional 15%.

Dosage is 1 wafer per day.

To the long life and health of your dog!


All puppies are up to date on all age appropriate vaccines and deworming. We have a 2, 4, 6 and 8 week deworming program as well as a 4 week parvo vaccine followed by a 6 week all in one vaccine. All puppies will also already have their first monthly Nexgard Spectra flea/tick/heartworm and intestinal worm preventative at 8 weeks of age. If pups stay longer than 8 weeks, they will stay up to date on all vaccinations and worming dates.


We are super excited to announce that we have officially partnered with BAXTER & BELLA and their exclusive online puppy school, providing pet parents Lifetime MEMBERS ONLY Access to everything needed in order to achieve better animal ownership and experience the very best in canine companionship, including all of their training methods, materials and resources! If you are a dog owner we totally recommend giving them a try and when you enter HORIZON at checkout, you will save 25% instantly!