Benji and Lizzie's Mom
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Jersey
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I am not a breeder but as a puppy owner I appreciated the support and information and process of adopting a puppy from a reputable breeder.
My breeder invited us to visit her home many times until we could bring Benji and Lizzie home. She really is very generous with her time and she is available by phone, e-mail to all her puppy owners 24/7.
She provides a folder full of information: pedigree, testing, health care visit to the vet, schedule of all the shots, food and feeding information, grooming, crate and potty training tips etc. All her pups are potty and crate trained before they go to their furever homes..usually at 10+ weeks.
As soon as she approves you for her puppy, she sends a list of "To do": purchase of basic essentials, information on "puppy-proofing" the house etc.
If your breeder crate trains her puppies and if you are able to visit her, I recommend you leave the crate for your puppy with her. Your puppy will be crate trained in the same crate and the puppy will be already familiar with it when it comes home to you.
Last edited by Poornima; 04-20-2009 at 03:32 PM.