I will be scanning in go home packages this week and emailing everyone. This will cut down on questions during pick weekend. You will get copy of contract, food sheet, and insurance papers. I highly recommend you sign up for the free insurance for 30 days. You can always switch later. This does not cover shots. Only emergencies. I test all my parents. I run a 150 genetic tests on all. I test hips, heart, and eyes. We have yearly exams. But this doesn’t mean something can’t happen to a pup. I often compare it to babies. If you think of the last 10 babies born that you know I bet you can name at least one that has an allergy, needed braces, broke a bone, or has a condition. I raise healthy happy pups but anything can happen. And not everything is genetic. Or testable. I do everything humanly possible but insurance makes choices easier when it comes to needing something done. Also puppies love to eat things. Over the years I’ve spend $1300 and $2800 to open up an adolescence dog for eating something and it became a blockage. So I highly recommend the insurance. I’ve sent pups home and a month later they scaled a baby gate and broke a leg. Another ran into wooden steps and broke their hip. Both had insurance. I’ve raised over 100 puppies. This is only 2%. But trust me those vet bills would have been huge with out the insurance. Another thing is hip issues and over exercising. I will send home an appropriate exercise sheet. Environmental factors equate to half or more of all hip issues in dogs. It’s not just genetics. What you do those first 6 months are important. No long walks. We call them sniff and strolls. That’s it. If you need to tire out a pup you can do it mentally too. Not just physically. Have them search for treats. Practice sit and stay and wait.