So you got a new puppy.

What to know?

Well, congratulations on welcoming your newest addition to your family. Its exciting! 


But as with any new live animal there are always tips and tricks. Of course every pet is not a one size fits all and there are so many opinions and thoughts on properly raising a dog. 


So while we aren't always right, here is what works for us and we thought we would share.


Feeding - We recommend Farmina dog food. It works for us. Our dogs go good on it, they have a nice coat. We recommend you feed the suggested amount on the bag. Twice a day feeding and scheduled. We do not suggest free feeding. Puppies are small and they are like babies. They eat... they go... So that is totally up to you but that is how we do it. 


WATER - On this line we also don't leave water out when ever. They are given water with their food and maybe once extra. Goldens are water lovers and will drink and drink endlessly. Again, they drink, they go. But use your best judgement. Those hot summer days you may need to make adjustments accordingly. 


TOYS - Goldens are known for eating their toys. Just swallowing them. Well a rope in the digestion system is no fun and no fun vet bill. We highly recommend you stay far away from rope toys and stick to chew proof toys they cant destroy but are also fun. Some ideas are below:


GEAR - We are proud to partner with () and recommend their made in the USA Leashes and collars you can. They are a great product. 


Training - There are so many ways to train a puppy. So lets break it down. 


Potty trainin We do not recommend leaving your puppy out and unsupervised. Small puppies can easily be carried away by large birds of prey, They are also mischievous and can get into all sorts of fun things. So until your puppy is properly trained we suggest you put them where you can see them or safely in a puppy pen or crate when you are away.he crate is a safe space not a punishment. When you wake up, take them outside. Feed/water - wait 15 and back outside. As you get to know your puppy you will better learn how long their digestion cycle is and know when they need to go back out. Again one size does not fit all.


Gentle Puppy - we use the words yes and no. We teach our pups that when they misbehave we are firm and redirect attention but they know with the tone of our voice that No is not good. We do not hit our dogs. Yes means pets, praise and lots of love. Good behavior they get yes and a pet. Bad behavior is a firm no. 


Puppy safety: We do not recommend leaving your puppy out and unsupervised. Small puppies can easily be carried away by large birds of prey, They are also mischievous and can get into all sorts of fun things. So until your puppy is properly trained we suggest you put them where you can see them or safely in a puppy pen or crate when you are away.





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