AKC Registration - This form
will be marked limited unless other
arrangements have been made.
* Puppy's health record -
Puppies will be current on vaccinations
and preventative puppy care.
and Conditions contract
* Resource materials on the care of your
puppy, feeding, house training,
and other puppy essentials.
- Favorite toy
- Fleece blanket with
the scent of his mom on it.
- Compressed rawhide
you may want to purchase before you pick up your
* Puppy food .. Nutri Source Small to
Medium Breed Puppy is what your puppy has been
* Non porous, non tipping food and water bowl.
* Crate if you plan to crate train .. If you get the
wire type you can get one that will fit your adult
shih tzu .. get a crate that comes with a dividing
panel so you can make it smaller while house
training. Many of the wire crates easily fold
down flat and are carried like a suitcase.
* Light weight
collar and light weight leash.
* ID tag
* Puppy shampoo
* Brushes and
combs. Many Shih Tzu people like the slicker
brush .. my dogs prefer to be groomed with a
comb. You will find what works best for you.
* Nail clippers
cleaning supplies, paper towels and puppy pads.
* Chew toys
like using an exercise pen. This can be
set up and used in a variety of ways. It
can be used to confine your puppy to an area
when you are unable to give him total
attention. Once he gets a bit more trust
worthy in his house training, it can be used in
your home to give him more freedom to play, but
still keeps him from wandering around and
possibly getting himself into puppy
mischief. These exercise pens are
relatively inexpensive and easy to handle.
* If you are looking for a good
resource book I recommend:
How to Raise a Puppy You can Live With
by Clarice Rutherford and David H. Neil
Do keep in mind this book is geared to
breeds that likely
show more behavior problems than a Shih Tzu, so
don't let it
scare you. But it will help as you raise your
Tzu to have these
general principles in mind.