Carlsbad Cotons
An Experienced Home Breeder
of Quality
Coton De Tulears

Carlsbad Cotons

32572 Caminito Rosado

Temecula, CA 92592-1262

Ph.858-442-9748

CarlsbadCotons.com

 

Your New “Coton De Tulear” Puppy

 

Congratulations on your new family member. The purpose of this document is to give you some suggestions on the care, feeding and training of your little one.

 

Care: The care of your pet starts with your choice of Veterinarian. This is not an easy decision to make and should be done based on five things:

 

1...The type of care he or she would provide. Is it aligned with the care you want your puppy provided with? Is your dog just another dog or will they customize their care giver practices to your puppy’s particular needs?

2...How do you feel when you talk with the Vet. Are they paying attention to your concerns or are they tactfully blowing you off?

3...How do you feel when you walk into their office? Is it a pleasant place to visit or is it all business?

4... How does the Vet interact with your puppy? Do you get that the Vet really cares about your puppy or the money the puppy will generate for him or her over the years?

5...When selecting a Vet act as though you are looking for a pediatrician for your newborn!

 Once you’ve made your Veterinary choice, talk with him or her about immunizations. Do not over immunize your puppy. For example, if you are not going to be taking your dog to the woods then why immunize it for Lyme disease? Find out if the amounts of immunization used is based on the average puppy’s size or customized for your puppy? Have your Vet give your puppy Benadryl prior to any immunization to minimize any possible allergic reaction. Our female Cézanne had an allergic reaction to one of the immunizations, so it is a good idea to do so to be safe! In a previous litter, one of our males (the petite) had a severe allergic reaction to swallowing a bee. Quick thinking on his owner’s part saved his little life, by rushing him to a Vet Hospital. While there is no way to predict whether a puppy is allergic to bee stings, you should be aware of the possibility. No other owners have reported any allergic reactions from bee stings or interaction. This should be another topic you should discuss with your Vet.

 

Grooming: should take place on an as needed basis. Ours are groomed every two weeks professionally and we will occasionally bathe them in between if necessary. If you keep their coats at full length they will obviously require more grooming and brushing. Brushing should take place at least 2-3 times a week at full length. Do not let it get away from you or the dog will pay the price and he or she will learn to hate brushing time rather than look upon it as a good time to spend with you. If you choose to use a professional groomer, stay away from a high volume business. Use a small volume groomer and your puppy has less of a chance in catching something from one of the other dogs.

Recommended products: Perfect Coat shampoo & conditioner or Nature’s Specialties bluing Shampoo with optical brighteners. Perfect Coat rinse. Gold Medal Pets tear stain remover. Get a flea comb to help with the eye stains and a good pin brush that feels good to you.

 

Exercise: Your dog will need plenty of exercise. Walk them at least 3 days a week and you will have a more stable and better behaving pet. This will also help socialize your companion. Stay away from parks and areas that are frequented by other dogs until your puppy is fully immunized. Ask your Vet for his or her recommendation on when it would be safe to go to a park etc… As a puppy just walk them until they get tired. As adults walk them until you get tired.

 

Feeding: We recommend you feed your puppy “Life‘s Abundance All Life Stages.” Please go to our website and click on the Life’s Abundance page for more information on available products or copy and paste this URL in your browser: http://www.lifesabundance.com/Catalog/ProductDetail.aspx?realname=20068776&ProductID=101200(Pet_Base)  There is also “Nature’s Variety” raw frozen Beef medallions that we recommend you give your pet as a supplement daily. We use it only as a supplement and not as a replacement to the Life‘s Abundance. I would recommend giving the puppy 1 medallion per day and two as an adult. DO NOT feed your dog table scraps! There are a multitude of foods that we can eat that are harmful to your dog. Never feed your dog directly from your plate even if the food is one the dog would be alright eating. This will only create a dog that begs every time you eat. Besides Life‘s Abundance, your dog can eat certain vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, cucumbers and kidney beans. Cottage cheese and kefir are also healthy for your pet and can be easily mixed into their Life‘s Abundance. Some fruits are also good for your pet. Mix it up! Variety is as good for them as it is for you. Never feed your dog candy or chocolate of any kind!

 

Vitamins @ Amazon.com: “Canine Tabs Plus” Advanced Vitamin & Mineral Supplement from Pet MD (365 Chewable Tablets). One each morning will give your puppy what he/she needs to keep them healthy. Treats we give them are “Zuke‘s. Ours love the Salmon flavored. Your puppy loves them and they can be bought at PetSmart or other pet stores.

NUBZ is a great dental chew for your puppy/dog and is available @ Costco or online.

 

Care & Feeding When First Arriving Home: Your puppy is currently getting a supplement called "Nutri-Cal for Puppies" twice a day after eating his/her meal. I would get one tube and continue giving it to him/her until the tube runs out. Serving size is about an inch long and we just pry the mouth open and squirt it in (available at PetSmart).

 

 Training: We highly recommend a professional trainer assist you in training your puppy. This can be either in group classes or private one on one sessions. For best results the training collar should be high on the dogs neck and not be allowed to slide down. They are more responsive when the collar is high rather than lower on the neck where they are heavily muscled. We also recommend watching the Dog Whisperer TV show aired on the National Geographic Channel. You should become the pack leader!

 

Here are a few helpful hints on helping you be the pack leader:

1...Do not allow your puppy to mouth you. This is a form of domination on their part. To correct this problem take your thumb and forefinger and flick the puppy under the mouth while he or she is mouthing you. At the same time say “No Teeth.” The flick is exactly the same as if you were flipping a coin. The flick should be delivered quickly and with enough force to get the puppy’s attention. Continue the flicking process until your puppy stops the behavior. You may have to be pretty forceful with the flick if the behavior persists. It must recognize that every time it mouths you or your clothes there is a consequence. This procedure must be practiced by all members of the family. Dogs live in the moment so never correct your dog for a behavior that they are not in the act of doing. So if your puppy mouths you and runs away, do not chase it down and flick it.

2...Never strike your dog. This will not improve its behavior but rather make it fearful of your touch! Not a good thing!

3...To potty train your puppy, you should put down food and water on a regular schedule. 4 times a day to start and eventually twice a day. Allow your puppy ½ hour to eat and drink then pick the water and food up. Watch your puppy eat and drink and within 15 minutes of the time they finish do one of three things:

1...Take your puppy for a short walk until they do their business

2...Put them on a pad and encourage them to go. They may not stay there so keep them in the area of the pad until they are ready to go. Make sure they are on the pad when they go and be sure to praise them when they finish. Verbal praise or a treat will work wonders.

3...Take them outside on a leash to the grass or area where you would prefer he or she defecates. Always praise your puppy for a job well done! If you commit yourself to this process, your puppy will be potty trained in 10 days.

4…Always take your puppy out to potty after they awake from a nap or sleep.

 

When walking your dog, never let your dog walk in front of you. This is another form of domination. If you allow your puppy or dog to pull you or lead you during a walk, he or she thinks they are taking you for a walk! The dog’s withers should be even or behind your left leg with your dog walking along side you on your left side. When you stop your puppy should learn to sit with a verbal command of “Sit” and eventually automatically. You can release your dog from the sit position with the verbal command of “OK.” This is when your puppy or dog would be allowed to run around and explore the area around him or her. Before you resume your walk, bring him or her back to you with the “Come” command. Make him or her sit, adjust the leash and then resume your walk.

 

 Things you will need: For potty training your puppy we recommend a roll of 2” masking tape with the Simple Solutions 23” x  24” or larger pads. These pads are not as waterproof as you might think so make sure you place them over a tile or linoleum surface. Your puppy is familiar with the use of these pads. It will be up to you to fine tune your puppy on your preferences with regard to doing its business. If your puppy chews or shreds the pad then spray an alum and water mixture or the juice from a jar of chili peppers lightly over the pad. This will not hurt the puppy but will usually deter them from chewing or shredding the pad.

 

Midwest Life Stages Folding Metal Dog Crate 22” x13” x 16” two door crate is recommended with the Snoozy Model# 2000 crate cushion size 23” x  16”. Our dogs love theirs and the puppies have had a lot of time in their parent’s crates! Throw away the divider and only use cheap towels as the crate pad until the puppy is potty trained. Available on Amazon.

 

Flexi 1 Long retractable leash. Stay with this brand only as the other similar products just do not last!

 

The above mentioned items can be purchased at PetSmart.

 

Angel Eyes with antibiotic to control eye staining. Follow directions closely. Another good product for eye staining is NaturVet Tear Stain Supplement.

 

Suggested reading material: Scared Poopless by Chiclet T. Dog & Jan Rasmusen special order from Barnes & Noble or Borders. Food Pets Die For by Ann Martin

Cesar’s Way by Cesar Millan available at Costco for $14.95. Coton De Tulear by Wolfgang Knorr @ Amazon.com.

 

In closing: With your purchase you are now part of the Carlsbad Coton Family. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions you might have. We would appreciate an occasional email and digital photo of your puppy, so we can track their growth. We will also post them to our website! Our next litter will be here shortly. So if your experience with us was worthwhile, then we would appreciate recommending us to those who will ask you where you got your puppy.

  

Sincerely,

 

Tweed & Victoria Fox           

Carlsbad Cotons

Carlsbad Cotons
32572 Caminito Rosado
Temecula, CA 92592-1262
Ph.858-442-9748
CarlsbadCotons.com

Your New “Coton De Tulear” Puppy
 
Congratulations on your new family member. The purpose of this document is to give you some suggestions on the care, feeding and training of your little one.
 
Care: The care of your pet starts with your choice of Veterinarian. This is not an easy decision to make and should be done based on five things:
 
1...The type of care he or she would provide. Is it aligned with the care you want your puppy provided with? Is your dog just another dog or will they customize their care giver practices to your puppy’s particular needs? 
2...How do you feel when you talk with the Vet. Are they paying attention to your concerns or are they tactfully blowing you off?
3...How do you feel when you walk into their office? Is it a pleasant place to visit or is it all business?
4... How does the Vet interact with your puppy? Do you get that the Vet really cares about your puppy or the money the puppy will generate for him or her over the years?
5...When selecting a Vet act as though you are looking for a pediatrician for your newborn! 
 Once you’ve made your Veterinary choice, talk with him or her about immunizations. Do not over immunize your puppy. For example, if you are not going to be taking your dog to the woods then why immunize it for Lyme disease? Find out if the amounts of immunization used is based on the average puppy’s size or customized for your puppy? Have your Vet give your puppy Benadryl prior to any immunization to minimize any possible allergic reaction. Our female Cézanne had an allergic reaction to one of the immunizations, so it is a good idea to do so to be safe! In a previous litter, one of our males (the petite) had a severe allergic reaction to swallowing a bee. Quick thinking on his owner’s part saved his little life, by rushing him to a Vet Hospital. While there is no way to predict whether a puppy is allergic to bee stings, you should be aware of the possibility. No other owners have reported any allergic reactions from bee stings or interaction. This should be another topic you should discuss with your Vet.
 
Grooming: should take place on an as needed basis. Ours are groomed every two weeks professionally and we will occasionally bathe them in between if necessary. If you keep their coats at full length they will obviously require more grooming and brushing. Brushing should take place at least 2-3 times a week at full length. Do not let it get away from you or the dog will pay the price and he or she will learn to hate brushing time rather than look upon it as a good time to spend with you. If you choose to use a professional groomer, stay away from a high volume business. Use a small volume groomer and your puppy has less of a chance in catching something from one of the other dogs.
Recommended products: Perfect Coat shampoo & conditioner or Nature’s Specialties bluing Shampoo with optical brighteners. Perfect Coat rinse. Gold Medal Pets tear stain remover. Get a flea comb to help with the eye stains and a good pin brush that feels good to you.
 
Exercise: Your dog will need plenty of exercise. Walk them at least 3 days a week and you will have a more stable and better behaving pet. This will also help socialize your companion. Stay away from parks and areas that are frequented by other dogs until your puppy is fully immunized. Ask your Vet for his or her recommendation on when it would be safe to go to a park etc… As a puppy just walk them until they get tired. As adults walk them until you get tired. 
 
Feeding: We recommend you feed your puppy “Life‘s Abundance All Life Stages.” Please go to our website and click on the Life’s Abundance page for more information on available products or copy and paste this URL in your browser: http://www.lifesabundance.com/Catalog/ProductDetail.aspx?realname=20068776&ProductID=101200(Pet_Base)  There is also “Nature’s Variety” raw frozen Beef medallions that we recommend you give your pet as a supplement daily. We use it only as a supplement and not as a replacement to the Life‘s Abundance. I would recommend giving the puppy 1 medallion per day and two as an adult. DO NOT feed your dog table scraps! There are a multitude of foods that we can eat that are harmful to your dog. Never feed your dog directly from your plate even if the food is one the dog would be alright eating. This will only create a dog that begs every time you eat. Besides Life‘s Abundance, your dog can eat certain vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, cucumbers and kidney beans. Cottage cheese and kefir are also healthy for your pet and can be easily mixed into their Life‘s Abundance. Some fruits are also good for your pet. Mix it up! Variety is as good for them as it is for you. Never feed your dog candy or chocolate of any kind!
 
Vitamins @ Amazon.com: “Canine Tabs Plus” Advanced Vitamin & Mineral Supplement from Pet MD (365 Chewable Tablets). One each morning will give your puppy what he/she needs to keep them healthy. Treats we give them are “Zuke‘s. Ours love the Salmon flavored. Your puppy loves them and they can be bought at PetSmart or other pet stores. 
NUBZ is a great dental chew for your puppy/dog and is available @ Costco or online.
 
Care & Feeding When First Arriving Home: Your puppy is currently getting a supplement called "Nutri-Cal for Puppies" twice a day after eating his/her meal. I would get one tube and continue giving it to him/her until the tube runs out. Serving size is about an inch long and we just pry the mouth open and squirt it in (available at PetSmart).
 
 Training: We highly recommend a professional trainer assist you in training your puppy. This can be either in group classes or private one on one sessions. For best results the training collar should be high on the dogs neck and not be allowed to slide down. They are more responsive when the collar is high rather than lower on the neck where they are heavily muscled. We also recommend watching the Dog Whisperer TV show aired on the National Geographic Channel. You should become the pack leader!
 
Here are a few helpful hints on helping you be the pack leader:
1...Do not allow your puppy to mouth you. This is a form of domination on their part. To correct this problem take your thumb and forefinger and flick the puppy under the mouth while he or she is mouthing you. At the same time say “No Teeth.” The flick is exactly the same as if you were flipping a coin. The flick should be delivered quickly and with enough force to get the puppy’s attention. Continue the flicking process until your puppy stops the behavior. You may have to be pretty forceful with the flick if the behavior persists. It must recognize that every time it mouths you or your clothes there is a consequence. This procedure must be practiced by all members of the family. Dogs live in the moment so never correct your dog for a behavior that they are not in the act of doing. So if your puppy mouths you and runs away, do not chase it down and flick it.
2...Never strike your dog. This will not improve its behavior but rather make it fearful of your touch! Not a good thing!
3...To potty train your puppy, you should put down food and water on a regular schedule. 4 times a day to start and eventually twice a day. Allow your puppy ½ hour to eat and drink then pick the water and food up. Watch your puppy eat and drink and within 15 minutes of the time they finish do one of three things:
1...Take your puppy for a short walk until they do their business
2...Put them on a pad and encourage them to go. They may not stay there so keep them in the area of the pad until they are ready to go. Make sure they are on the pad when they go and be sure to praise them when they finish. Verbal praise or a treat will work wonders.
3...Take them outside on a leash to the grass or area where you would prefer he or she defecates. Always praise your puppy for a job well done! If you commit yourself to this process, your puppy will be potty trained in 10 days.
4…Always take your puppy out to potty after they awake from a nap or sleep.
 
When walking your dog, never let your dog walk in front of you. This is another form of domination. If you allow your puppy or dog to pull you or lead you during a walk, he or she thinks they are taking you for a walk! The dog’s withers should be even or behind your left leg with your dog walking along side you on your left side. When you stop your puppy should learn to sit with a verbal command of “Sit” and eventually automatically. You can release your dog from the sit position with the verbal command of “OK.” This is when your puppy or dog would be allowed to run around and explore the area around him or her. Before you resume your walk, bring him or her back to you with the “Come” command. Make him or her sit, adjust the leash and then resume your walk.
 
 Things you will need: For potty training your puppy we recommend a roll of 2” masking tape with the Simple Solutions 23” x  24” or larger pads. These pads are not as waterproof as you might think so make sure you place them over a tile or linoleum surface. Your puppy is familiar with the use of these pads. It will be up to you to fine tune your puppy on your preferences with regard to doing its business. If your puppy chews or shreds the pad then spray an alum and water mixture or the juice from a jar of chili peppers lightly over the pad. This will not hurt the puppy but will usually deter them from chewing or shredding the pad.
 
Midwest Life Stages Folding Metal Dog Crate 22” x13” x 16” two door crate is recommended with the Snoozy Model# 2000 crate cushion size 23” x  16”. Our dogs love theirs and the puppies have had a lot of time in their parent’s crates! Throw away the divider and only use cheap towels as the crate pad until the puppy is potty trained. Available on Amazon.
 
Flexi 1 Long retractable leash. Stay with this brand only as the other similar products just do not last!
 
The above mentioned items can be purchased at PetSmart.
 
Angel Eyes with antibiotic to control eye staining. Follow directions closely. Another good product for eye staining is NaturVet Tear Stain Supplement.
 
Suggested reading material: Scared Poopless by Chiclet T. Dog & Jan Rasmusen special order from Barnes & Noble or Borders. Food Pets Die For by Ann Martin
Cesar’s Way by Cesar Millan available at Costco for $14.95. Coton De Tulear by Wolfgang Knorr @ Amazon.com.
 
In closing: With your purchase you are now part of the Carlsbad Coton Family. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions you might have. We would appreciate an occasional email and digital photo of your puppy, so we can track their growth. We will also post them to our website! Our next litter will be here shortly. So if your experience with us was worthwhile, then we would appreciate recommending us to those who will ask you where you got your puppy. 
  
Sincerely,
 
Tweed & Victoria Fox
Carlsbad Cotons

Carlsbad Cotons
32572 Caminito Rosado
Temecula, CA 92592-1262
Ph.858-442-9748
CarlsbadCotons.com

Your New “Coton De Tulear” Puppy
 
Congratulations on your new family member. The purpose of this document is to give you some suggestions on the care, feeding and training of your little one.
 
Care: The care of your pet starts with your choice of Veterinarian. This is not an easy decision to make and should be done based on five things:
 
1...The type of care he or she would provide. Is it aligned with the care you want your puppy provided with? Is your dog just another dog or will they customize their care giver practices to your puppy’s particular needs? 
2...How do you feel when you talk with the Vet. Are they paying attention to your concerns or are they tactfully blowing you off?
3...How do you feel when you walk into their office? Is it a pleasant place to visit or is it all business?
4... How does the Vet interact with your puppy? Do you get that the Vet really cares about your puppy or the money the puppy will generate for him or her over the years?
5...When selecting a Vet act as though you are looking for a pediatrician for your newborn! 
 Once you’ve made your Veterinary choice, talk with him or her about immunizations. Do not over immunize your puppy. For example, if you are not going to be taking your dog to the woods then why immunize it for Lyme disease? Find out if the amounts of immunization used is based on the average puppy’s size or customized for your puppy? Have your Vet give your puppy Benadryl prior to any immunization to minimize any possible allergic reaction. Our female Cézanne had an allergic reaction to one of the immunizations, so it is a good idea to do so to be safe! In a previous litter, one of our males (the petite) had a severe allergic reaction to swallowing a bee. Quick thinking on his owner’s part saved his little life, by rushing him to a Vet Hospital. While there is no way to predict whether a puppy is allergic to bee stings, you should be aware of the possibility. No other owners have reported any allergic reactions from bee stings or interaction. This should be another topic you should discuss with your Vet.
 
Grooming: should take place on an as needed basis. Ours are groomed every two weeks professionally and we will occasionally bathe them in between if necessary. If you keep their coats at full length they will obviously require more grooming and brushing. Brushing should take place at least 2-3 times a week at full length. Do not let it get away from you or the dog will pay the price and he or she will learn to hate brushing time rather than look upon it as a good time to spend with you. If you choose to use a professional groomer, stay away from a high volume business. Use a small volume groomer and your puppy has less of a chance in catching something from one of the other dogs.
Recommended products: Perfect Coat shampoo & conditioner or Nature’s Specialties bluing Shampoo with optical brighteners. Perfect Coat rinse. Gold Medal Pets tear stain remover. Get a flea comb to help with the eye stains and a good pin brush that feels good to you.
 
Exercise: Your dog will need plenty of exercise. Walk them at least 3 days a week and you will have a more stable and better behaving pet. This will also help socialize your companion. Stay away from parks and areas that are frequented by other dogs until your puppy is fully immunized. Ask your Vet for his or her recommendation on when it would be safe to go to a park etc… As a puppy just walk them until they get tired. As adults walk them until you get tired. 
 
Feeding: We recommend you feed your puppy “Life‘s Abundance All Life Stages.” Please go to our website and click on the Life’s Abundance page for more information on available products or copy and paste this URL in your browser: http://www.lifesabundance.com/Catalog/ProductDetail.aspx?realname=20068776&ProductID=101200(Pet_Base)  There is also “Nature’s Variety” raw frozen Beef medallions that we recommend you give your pet as a supplement daily. We use it only as a supplement and not as a replacement to the Life‘s Abundance. I would recommend giving the puppy 1 medallion per day and two as an adult. DO NOT feed your dog table scraps! There are a multitude of foods that we can eat that are harmful to your dog. Never feed your dog directly from your plate even if the food is one the dog would be alright eating. This will only create a dog that begs every time you eat. Besides Life‘s Abundance, your dog can eat certain vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, cucumbers and kidney beans. Cottage cheese and kefir are also healthy for your pet and can be easily mixed into their Life‘s Abundance. Some fruits are also good for your pet. Mix it up! Variety is as good for them as it is for you. Never feed your dog candy or chocolate of any kind!
 
Vitamins @ Amazon.com: “Canine Tabs Plus” Advanced Vitamin & Mineral Supplement from Pet MD (365 Chewable Tablets). One each morning will give your puppy what he/she needs to keep them healthy. Treats we give them are “Zuke‘s. Ours love the Salmon flavored. Your puppy loves them and they can be bought at PetSmart or other pet stores. 
NUBZ is a great dental chew for your puppy/dog and is available @ Costco or online.
 
Care & Feeding When First Arriving Home: Your puppy is currently getting a supplement called "Nutri-Cal for Puppies" twice a day after eating his/her meal. I would get one tube and continue giving it to him/her until the tube runs out. Serving size is about an inch long and we just pry the mouth open and squirt it in (available at PetSmart).
 
 Training: We highly recommend a professional trainer assist you in training your puppy. This can be either in group classes or private one on one sessions. For best results the training collar should be high on the dogs neck and not be allowed to slide down. They are more responsive when the collar is high rather than lower on the neck where they are heavily muscled. We also recommend watching the Dog Whisperer TV show aired on the National Geographic Channel. You should become the pack leader!
 
Here are a few helpful hints on helping you be the pack leader:
1...Do not allow your puppy to mouth you. This is a form of domination on their part. To correct this problem take your thumb and forefinger and flick the puppy under the mouth while he or she is mouthing you. At the same time say “No Teeth.” The flick is exactly the same as if you were flipping a coin. The flick should be delivered quickly and with enough force to get the puppy’s attention. Continue the flicking process until your puppy stops the behavior. You may have to be pretty forceful with the flick if the behavior persists. It must recognize that every time it mouths you or your clothes there is a consequence. This procedure must be practiced by all members of the family. Dogs live in the moment so never correct your dog for a behavior that they are not in the act of doing. So if your puppy mouths you and runs away, do not chase it down and flick it.
2...Never strike your dog. This will not improve its behavior but rather make it fearful of your touch! Not a good thing!
3...To potty train your puppy, you should put down food and water on a regular schedule. 4 times a day to start and eventually twice a day. Allow your puppy ½ hour to eat and drink then pick the water and food up. Watch your puppy eat and drink and within 15 minutes of the time they finish do one of three things:
1...Take your puppy for a short walk until they do their business
2...Put them on a pad and encourage them to go. They may not stay there so keep them in the area of the pad until they are ready to go. Make sure they are on the pad when they go and be sure to praise them when they finish. Verbal praise or a treat will work wonders.
3...Take them outside on a leash to the grass or area where you would prefer he or she defecates. Always praise your puppy for a job well done! If you commit yourself to this process, your puppy will be potty trained in 10 days.
4…Always take your puppy out to potty after they awake from a nap or sleep.
 
When walking your dog, never let your dog walk in front of you. This is another form of domination. If you allow your puppy or dog to pull you or lead you during a walk, he or she thinks they are taking you for a walk! The dog’s withers should be even or behind your left leg with your dog walking along side you on your left side. When you stop your puppy should learn to sit with a verbal command of “Sit” and eventually automatically. You can release your dog from the sit position with the verbal command of “OK.” This is when your puppy or dog would be allowed to run around and explore the area around him or her. Before you resume your walk, bring him or her back to you with the “Come” command. Make him or her sit, adjust the leash and then resume your walk.
 
 Things you will need: For potty training your puppy we recommend a roll of 2” masking tape with the Simple Solutions 23” x  24” or larger pads. These pads are not as waterproof as you might think so make sure you place them over a tile or linoleum surface. Your puppy is familiar with the use of these pads. It will be up to you to fine tune your puppy on your preferences with regard to doing its business. If your puppy chews or shreds the pad then spray an alum and water mixture or the juice from a jar of chili peppers lightly over the pad. This will not hurt the puppy but will usually deter them from chewing or shredding the pad.
 
Midwest Life Stages Folding Metal Dog Crate 22” x13” x 16” two door crate is recommended with the Snoozy Model# 2000 crate cushion size 23” x  16”. Our dogs love theirs and the puppies have had a lot of time in their parent’s crates! Throw away the divider and only use cheap towels as the crate pad until the puppy is potty trained. Available on Amazon.
 
Flexi 1 Long retractable leash. Stay with this brand only as the other similar products just do not last!
 
The above mentioned items can be purchased at PetSmart.
 
Angel Eyes with antibiotic to control eye staining. Follow directions closely. Another good product for eye staining is NaturVet Tear Stain Supplement.
 
Suggested reading material: Scared Poopless by Chiclet T. Dog & Jan Rasmusen special order from Barnes & Noble or Borders. Food Pets Die For by Ann Martin
Cesar’s Way by Cesar Millan available at Costco for $14.95. Coton De Tulear by Wolfgang Knorr @ Amazon.com.
 
In closing: With your purchase you are now part of the Carlsbad Coton Family. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions you might have. We would appreciate an occasional email and digital photo of your puppy, so we can track their growth. We will also post them to our website! Our next litter will be here shortly. So if your experience with us was worthwhile, then we would appreciate recommending us to those who will ask you where you got your puppy. 
  
Sincerely,
 
Tweed & Victoria Fox
Carlsbad Cotons

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