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**Puppy Package

* 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.
* Guarantee 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 chew

Items you may want to purchase before you pick up your puppy

* Puppy food .. Nutri Source Small to Medium Breed Puppy is what your puppy has been eating.

* 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

* Deodorizing cleaning supplies, paper towels and puppy pads.

* Chew toys

* Some people really 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.