Owl Creek Kennels

Puppies and Pet Furniture

Simple DOs & DONTs to follow for your new puppy

  • DO read the contract and make sure you understand all terms and can 100% agree to your responsibilities and the terms
  • DO set up your autoship for the dog food with Life's Abundance before reveiving your new puppy
  • Do be on time to pick up your puppy....wheter at a meeting place or at the airport
  • DO communicate with your breeder when you receive your new puppy
  • Do schedule a vet appointment as soon as you have made arrangements to receive your new puppy to avoid missing contract deadline of 48 hours for wellness check
  • DO visit with your vet to plan on finishing all appropiate shots and set up an appropriate worming schedule for your area
  • DO keep your new puppy seperate from our other pets (quarantine) for at least 30 days
  • DO play with your puppy , but give it lots of rest! 15 minutes of play to 45 minutes of rest
  • DO keep youre new puppy in a small enclosed area with enough room for bed and easy access to food and fresh water
  • DO pay attention to what your puppy eats. NO table scraps and know what foods and houseplants are poisonous
  • DO communicate directly with your breeder about any issues and for updates and pictures. Your breeder is your best resource for advice/help with your new puppy
  • DO keep food and fresh water available at all times for your new puppy
  • DO brush/comb, blow dry and clip nails of your new puppy on a regular basis
  • DO keep the hair clear around the anus to prevent plugs
  • DO use positive reinforcement for training
  • DO make a small play area outside for potty training
  • DO learn the "puppy shuffle"...keep feet on the floor with a little puppy
  • DO remember to register them with your city, if applicable
  • DO remember to register their microchip information


  • DON'T get a new puppy unless you are fully prepared to properly care for and are ready for the time commitment
  • DON'T get a new puppy unless everyone in your household is in agreement about getting a new puppy
  • DON'T take your new puppy to the store, to the neighbors, to the pet store, groomers, etc. This is a new baby and just like human babies they need rest, withno interruptions. Your new puppy should be confined/protected and kept as stress free as possible! Moving away from its siblings into a new unfamiliar surrounding is stressful on them and the stress can ignite hypoglycemia and allow opportunistic, otherwise dormant parasites to release into their gut and could have very serious consequences!
  • DON'T leave your new puppy unattended in the yard
  • DON'T change the puppy's food or give it any non-approved treats
  • DON'T leave your puppy or dog in a hot car ...not even for a few minutes
  • DON'T allow your child to handle a puppy unsupervised
  • DON'T put tiny puppies on beds sofas or chairs where they can fall off