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Go Home Packet

At pick up you will receive a folder containing: 

  • Medical Report

  • Microchip Information

  • Trupanion Registration Information

  • 2 Week Puppy Schedule

  • Copy of Contract

Medical Report

Your puppy's medical report will include the Vaccination and Deworming history. 

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Microchip Information

Your puppy will be microchipped. 

I have already paid the lifetime registration fee. 

Go to buddyid.com and select "Register Now"

Trupanion

All Shadow Mountain puppies go home pre enrolled with Trupanion. 

Families must call and activate this offer within 24 hour of the puppy going home. (day before, day of, day after)

2 Week Schedule

HIRE A TRAINER. We cannot stress enough how important it is to set your puppy and family up for success the moment the puppy comes home. 

We provide a schedule to help get you through the first 2 weeks after bringing home your puppy.  

Your puppy has been introduced to crate training. The key to crate training is consistency. Stick with it and be as clear as possible with the puppy. Remember, they don't understand English. 

Crate training is important because it sets the foundation of a well behaved dog. Not only does it keep him safe, he will learn independence and learn the proper toys to play with. Also, it makes potty training much easier!

Key Crate Training Tips:

  • In the beginning, your puppy WILL cry when they go into their crate. Have your sheet ready to pull down as soon as they start protesting. 

  • Keep a few toys and yack cheese in the crate.

  • If the puppy doesn't stop crying after a few minuets, say "QUIET" in a deep momma dog voice. You can also slap the top of the crate. You need to be firm. 

  • It is normal to leave the sheet down every time they go in the crate the first few weeks. We want to be consistent. 

  • Do not take the puppy out of the crate if he is protesting. Only let him out if he has settled down. If he starts crying after he has been quiet, then he has to go potty. 

  • Do not talk to him while he is in the crate. Do not allow your children to stick their fingers in the crate. This taunts the puppy.