Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Re: Puppy Checklist
I actually have a couple of nail clippers (one for the dogs, a smaller one that I use for the cats/rabbits/guinea pigs that should be perfectly puppy-sized), and a couple of brushes/combs that I can use on the little guy. Though, Luc is a dog that I can't clip his nails on my own - he freaks out - apparently, a shelter dog thing - that, combined w/both dogs having dark nails, means I usually take them in to get their nails done instead since I worry about cutting the quik.
Do you wash your puppy regularly? I hadn't thought of that. If nothing else, it'd be good to get him used to it.
We're going car camping for 3 days at the end of June, and then doing a 5.5 day canoe trip in Temagami in mid-July - since he might not be housetrained yet and I'm not having accidents in my new tent (I got a tarptent! Swoon! ....b/c I don't already have enough tents), I figured a soft-sided crate will be perfect, and can fit in a canoe pack.
I'm looking for puppy classes - I found a trainer I'm interested in that's close by, but the class starts June 4, and I'm in Montreal at a FR trial June 6-8 (though now I'm watching the Grand Prix on the 8th w/the bf), so he's coming home after that weekend. I'm hoping they'll add in another class, if not, I will probably find somewhere else.
Luc 10.5 yo GSD
Neb, husky/terrier/lab? X, DOB 18.4.2008
Cats Mitch RIP; Lear; Esme (refugee)
Nikolai & Eco the bunny couple extraordinaire