Getting Ready for Your New Puppy

_____1. Register your puppy's microchip. It is prepaid for lifetime enrollment. AKCREUNITE.ORG and follow the instructions at the top, ENROLL YOUR PET TODAY. ENROLL now online at or by calling 800-252-7894

_____2. Register your puppy with AKC. Come up with a unique name that is all his/her own. You can either fill in their AKC paperwork & mail it in or you can follow the directions at the top of your puppy's AKC registration papers. You will see a 5 digit pin number that you will need. If it's asking for an additional code, this would only be required for full registration, so you can skip that section. Use my code AKCBWH to get 10% off your puppy's AKC registration when you do it online. If you'd like to speak to someone call, 919.233.9767 ***AKC does offer Pet Insurance & you will receive 30 days of coverage free when you register your puppy.***

_____3. You will receive an offer for 30 days of Trupanion pet insurance free of charge. You must activate the offer within 24 hours of bringing your new puppy home. We do require you to have insurance on your puppy & we recommend Trupanion because it is immediate coverage. Call 855-266-2156 PROMO CODE: BR1HL9215 Trupanion is available by phone 24/7.

_____4. Your puppy is eating TLC puppy food. If you have the food already, you are off to a great start. If not, you will want to order it ASAP so your puppy doesn't have to make the transition to your home & a new food, this could be too much on your puppy's system and could cause diarrhea. Your puppy is eating 2 times a day, the amount right now is 3/4 cup each feeding. 7am & 7pm are the approx. times I am feeding. I do wet the food because of group feeding they tend to eat very fast. Your puppy is capable of eating it dry so try that first, if your puppy doesn't want to eat it dry you can add some water & let it sit for a few minutes and try again. As the puppy grows you will continue to increase their food per instructions on the bag. We hope you will continue to feed the TLC food as we have tried many different brands & are very impressed with the TLC food. Puppy parents can contact TLC's knowledgeable Pet Service Team Mon-Fri 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM est by phone at 1-877-328-8400 or email at to answer any questions you may have. Autoship is available & recommended.

_____5. Your puppy is already taking the NuVet Vitamins. If you have the vitamins already, once again you are off to a great start. If not, you will need to go ahead & order them. You are given 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. All of our limited registration puppies have our 2 year guarantee, however for those that continue them on NuVet we will extend this guarantee to 3 years. There is a pamphlet in the puppy package that shows all the benefits your puppy receives from the vitamins. If you'd like to speak with someone, you may call NuVet at 1-800-474-7044 to order, you must give them our code which is 75134. NuVet also has a joint vitamin that dogs need as they age. We start ours on NuJoint at 5 years old. Save 15% with the convenience of Autoship.

_____6. Call your veterinarian and schedule their first vet visit. Your puppy has received all 4 puppy shots but still needs to get the rabies shot.

_____7. We are so happy to announce we have partnered with Baxter & Bella to offer you a training alternative, online puppy classes where you can work on training your new puppy in the comfort of your home. To get started, visit their website, and when you enter our discount code HORIZON at checkout, you will receive 25% off your lifetime membership, making your total cost $178.50, an incredible value for unlimited lifetime training! If you'd like to speak with someone, call 435-787-9000

(Special Notes) If your puppy has diarrhea that doesn't clear up within 1 day or continues to get looser then you should take your puppy to the vet to rule out parasites. Worms, coccidia & giardia are very common in young puppies and will need to be treated sooner rather than later. All of these parasites can multiply when the puppy is stressed.

(Special Notes) Any increase whether it be food, vitimin wafers or treats can upset their tummy, if your puppy has diarrhea you will need to cut back on whatever you increased. All increases need to be done slowly.

(Special Notes) Please do not spay/neuter before 18 months of age. Spay/Neuter delays the closure of growth plates on long bones if the spay/neuter is done before the growth plates have closed. With a large breed dog the growth plates may not close until 18 months of age. If your dog is spayed or neutered before 18 months you will void your puppy's guarantee.