McNeil Labradors


Doís & Doníts Of Raising Your Puppy

*  DO house the puppy in a crate or kennel/run of adequate size when not directly supervising
*  DO teach good house manners including housebreaking (See Housebreaking & Crate Training)                      
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DO attend Puppy Kindergarten Obedience Class and follow up with a Beginner Obedience Class
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DO practice obedience commands daily
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 DO take the puppy with you wherever and whenever possible
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DO expose the puppy to car rides, other animals, stairs, sights, sounds, and situations of everyday life
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 DO take the puppy over different surfaces such as carpet, wood, concrete, sand, gravel, or plastic, whenever possible
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DO keep your puppy leashed when not in a confined area such as a fenced in yard
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DO inform your breeder of any problems with health, behavior, fears, etc. IMMEDIATELY

 

*  DONíT let the puppy play hard with older dogs.  This includes running/exercising with other dogs during its vulnerable months of structural development, through at least 12 months of age
*  DON'T feed food other than what your breeder recommends.  Abrupt changes in diet can cause digestive upset
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DONíT tie the puppy to a stationary fixture at any time
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DONíT allow the puppy to be loose without supervision
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DONíT allow the puppy to jump up or down from heights until mature
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DONíT let the puppy go up and down stairs without supervision or play on slick surfaces
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DONíT let the puppy play with cats that have not been de-clawed
 


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Statesville, NC 28677
 
 
 
 

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Last Updated:  January 29, 2008

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"We give dogs time we can spare, space we can
spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's
the best deal man has ever made." - M. Facklam