Puppy Care

Congratulations on your decision to add a miniature schnauzer to your life!

There are some things you will want to do to get ready to welcome your miniature schnauzer puppy as a new member of your family into your home. You’ll want your Miniature Schnauzer’s transition from our home to your home to be a smooth one. You can make this happen with a little advanced planning. Some things you will want to do are buying some pet supplies, doggy proof your environment, and choose a good veterinarian. Below is some helpful information.

Basic Supplies:

Victor Dog Food for Active Dog and Puppy
NuVet Plus K-9 Powder
NuVet Plus K-9 Wafers

Food Dish
Water Dish
I.D. Tag
Dog Toys
Chew Toys
Baby or Child Safety Gate

Grooming Supplies:

Dog Shampoo
Dog Conditioning Shampoo

Pin Brush
Metal Comb
Nail Clippers
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Flea, Tick, & Heartworm Preventative

Puppy Proofing:

You can keep your miniature schnauzer puppy safe by looking at your home and yard from a dog’s point of view. To do this get down on all fours and look around. Look for things such as loose electrical wires, cords dangling from blinds, and other things that could be chewed on or could cause harm to your miniature schnauzer. Whatever you see your puppy will see too!

  • Keep household cleaners, chemicals, medicines, and other personal products out of the puppy’s reach.
  • Put all household plants out of reach that are dangerous to dogs: poinsettias, azaleas, rhododendrons, dumb cane, Japanese yew, oleander and English ivy, to name a few.
  • Store breakable items safely out of the way.
  • Hide or cover electrical cords so your puppy won’t chew on them.
  • Safely store antifreeze, engine oil, laundry detergents and lawn chemicals.
  • Keep kids’ toys off the floor, since some parts may be small enough for your puppy or dog to swallow.
  • Use a cover and/or protective fencing if you have a pool or a hot tub.
  • Inspect your fence thoroughly. If there are any gaps or holes in the fence you will need to fix them.

Additional puppy proofing tips

Choosing a Veterinarian:

A good veterinarian will be your dog’s next best friend. It is important to find a veterinarian whom is knowledgeable and one you feel comfortable with. The American Veterinary Medical website at www.avma.org will have the names of veterinarians in your area. You will need to take your new miniature schnauzer puppy to a licensed veterinarian within three business days. We do require this in order for our health guarantee to be valid.

Housebreaking your Miniature Schnauzer:

Miniature schnauzers are highly intelligent and are easily housetrained. Please click on the link below for great advice on how to housebreak your miniature schnauzer.

Housebreaking a Puppy Potty Training Guide

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