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Puppy Day!

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Today is the big day... I will be getting my little beagle pup late this afternoon. I will get pictures up as I said in another post, that is if I don't spend all of my time with my pup.

I actually had a few questions for those of you who got their beagles at about 8 weeks. The first is should I wait a few days before I give her a bath. The breeder has her outside in a kennel so, I imagine she wont come home that clean. I worry that if I give her a bath right away, she will hold it against me and associate me with the terrible, terrible bath.

Another quick question is how much did you feed your beagles at 8 weeks. I've read that you should feed young puppies up to 4 times a day, but I'm not sure how much to feed her. The breeder already has them eating solid, hard food.

Those are the only two questions I can think of right now, but if anyone else has any tips, pointers, or advice I could use anything right now. I'm nervous but, really excited too...
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We have never bathed any of our dogs. When they are flthy we wipe them down using shampoo in luke-warm water. Let your pup settle in before doing anything drastic. Ask the breeder about the food. A slow change will be needed whatever happens. probably best to continue feeding what the pup is used to.
Have you a cosy bed for your pup? A hot-water bottle under the blanket (just warm not hot) will comfort her. A ticking clock nearby also helps. Your pup will be very lonely when taken away from her brothers and sisters. Lots of love and attention from you will help her settle. Dont have too many people visit to see the new member of the family, until she has settled in. Good luck and we also look forward to photos.
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