Healthy Puppy Checklist
- Veterinarian - some people prefer a regular veterinarian while others want a holistic vet and others simply go to their local Humane Society. Choose whichever you are most comfortable with. It's just like choosing a doctor. You can speak with them on the phone or even schedule a short "get to know you" appointment before even bringing your puppy in. I'd recommend at least calling and asking a few questions, to get a feel for them over the phone.
- Shots - most puppies come with their first round of shots which they should receive around 6-8 weeks old. You can get a very detailed list of vaccinations below.
- Spay or Neuter - you can really do this at any age, but most recommend doing it when your puppy is between 6-9 months old.
- Microchip - a tiny glass capsule the size of a rice grain can be injected into your dog's skin. The average one time cost of $45 is well worth it to preserve your dogs safety should she go missing.
- Dog trainer - there are many around online and offline. There are also some great books available. This website can give you lots of the info you'll need as Sheepadoodles are such intelligent dogs. But it never hurts to get some more help if needed.
- Groomer - ask friends, ask your breeder if they live close by, google it or even try watching a few online tutorials if you are the DIY type. Sheepadoodles coats are pretty easy to care for as long as you stay on top of it. The bathing and brushing can be easy to do at home, but it's highly recommended that a professional do the cutting.
- Dog walker - (if necessary) Find someone reliable that you trust. A great way to find someone that is going to be dependable is through a website with profiles like care.com or dogwalker.com.
- Pooper Scooper - google is probably the best way to find one in your area.
Printable Healthy Pup Checklist