top of page

Puppy Curriculum - Week by Week

Weeks 1 & 2
Close, round-the-clock supervision
Daily weights to ensure weight gain
Vet visit for exam and tail dock
(applies to poodles only)
Deworming (every 2 weeks)


Week 5

Daily cuddle sessions
Short, supervised visits with approved visitors
Sanitary and nail trim
Pictures & temperament evaluations

Week 3-4
Daily cuddle sessions

Moved to larger puppy pen with toys
Nail trim

Start of Potty Training

Week 6

Daily cuddle sessions

Puppy selections

Introduce dry kibble and water bowl

Nail trim and deworm

Week 7

Daily cuddle sessions

Vet exam

1st shots, fecal test, deworm

Bath & shave/grooming


Week 8

"Gotcha Day"

Buyer education/go-home folders

Breeder follow-up

bottom of page