ZAK GEORGE TRAINING VIDEOS
All of my puppy families use these with a lot of success.
WHAT DO YOU NEED THE DAY YOU PICK UP YOUR NEW PUPPY?
1. Paper towels
2. Beach towel or blanket
4. Plastic bag
5. Small crate if you already have one. I
wouldn't advise you to spend money on
one if you don't already have one. Some
people use laundry baskets. The puppy
will grow out of this crate so fast that is a
waste of money. If you have someone that
can ride along and hold the puppy that is
the best way. Less stressful on the puppy
and you in the long run. If you have a long
trip you may want a crate.
6. DON'T TAKE YOUR PUPPY OUT TO
POTTY ANYWHERE THAT MIGHT BE
COMMON GROUND FOR OTHER PUPPIES
OR DOGS! Parvo is a wicked disease and
will kill a puppy within a few days. Parvo
can be found everywhere but definitely in
rest areas, puppy parks, pet store areas,
fast food grassy areas and even at your
Veterinarian's office. It can be found
everywhere but those are the most
common places. It can live in the soil for a
year. Please be VERY careful with your
7. Please bring a leash and collar. You may want to bring a bowl and bottle of water if you have a long trip.
8. BUY or borrow a smaller plastic orwire crate for now and then the 42"LARGE CRATE with a divider so it will grow with your puppy.
9. PUPPIES ARE EATING:
Purina Pro Plan
Savor, Shredded Chicken & Rice Puppy Food
Places like Chewey.com, Tractorsupply.com
I start all my puppies on Purina Pro Plan Puppy Shredded Chicken and Rice Formula. Keep your puppy on this until one year old and then transition to the Purina Pro Plan Sport (26/16) formula.
Your puppy is a large breed dog and its bones and joints are not fully formed until that time. This dog food is recommended by 6 different veterinarians. It is very confusing to know what dog food is best for your precious pet because of the grain free manufactures marketing hype which is confusing to the consumer. FDA is doing research to find out why grain free dog food is linked to DCM (dialated cardiomylopathy-heart condition). Until they have finalized their research vets are recommending that all breeds of puppies and adults be taken off of grain free. if you have any questions please talk to your veterinarian. They are the professionals. If your vet is not aware of the diet related DCM you may very well want to switch vets because all vets are receiving information on how to treat it.
YOUR ONE YEAR GENETIC GUARANTEE WILL BE VOID IF:
I am telling you right now that if you change your puppy to a grain FREE dog food you very possibly could either shorten your dogs life, cause irreparable damage or possibly cause death. Why not be safe and just not put them on it until this is resolved.
Please continue your puppy on this. All my adults and puppies
are started on this and continue the rest of their lives.
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42" or 48" Crates with Divider
My puppies through adults are all on NuVet Plus. I thoroughly believe in this product and recommend you use it throughout your puppy's life. Please read about it on the site.
GET A 48" CRATE WITH A DIVIDER
“Real-feel” pulsing heartbeat and heat source mimic being part of a pack, working to ease loneliness, fear, and separation anxiety.
Great for indoors when potty training so you can grab them quickly. Especially good for the open concept homes to keep them close.
GOLDENDOODLES ARE VERY BIG CHEWERS!!! SOCKS AND UNDERWEAR ARE THE FIRST TARGETS. Many of the toys on the market are made so cheaply and will only cause problems for your dog. BOWEL OBSTRUCTIONS are expensive and deadly so pay very close attention what your puppy is putting in its mouth. PLEASE BEWARE!!! Buy good bully sticks, deer antlers, KONG TOYS etc.
You will never regret investing in this brush. You won't need it for a while though. A soft brush for now. It is a slicker, but with curved ends that lifts the hair.
Great tool for neutering/spaying. Don't make them wear the cone of "shame"
YOUR PUPPY WILL WEIGH BETWEEN 10-15 LBS
The Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Harness with Steel Nesting Buckles Enhanced Strength is a crash-tested dog car harness that keeps your dog safe while riding in the car. It has been designed as a dog safety harness, not a converted walking harness. The all-steel Nesting Buckle System is based on the engineering for harnesses used by rock climbers and linesmen ensuring strength and safety. With five adjustments points, it’s easy to get a near custom fit for any dog, regardless of size and proportions. The chest pad reduces stress on the trachea and sternum while dispersing kinetic energy across the chest of the dog. This is important during those rare but dangerous impact crashes. The chest pad and straps are also very comfortable, making this dog car harness great as an everyday walking harness. For maximum crash protection and to limit excursion, you should use the included carabiner to attach the harness to your car seatbelt system. If your dog cannot tolerate this level of restraint, you can also use the included 10-inch dog seat belt tether to provide a bit more range of movement.
Broad, padded chest plate for extra protection and comfort
Compatible with any vehicle seat belt system
Includes a carabiner and 10-inch dog seat belt loop
Functions as an auto or walking harness, providing ultimate comfort by reducing stress on the trachea and sternum while dispersing kinetic energy across the chest of the dog
Five adjustment points for a perfect fit on all shapes and size
REQUIRED STARTING AT 25 LBS
Do not buy from Amazon because it could be a knockoff.
New Puppy (Shopping) Checklist
The information contained on this site is in no way intended to replace that of proper veterinary advice, diagnosis or treatment.It is meant to provide resource, so that we can better understand canine health related issues.
Paper towels (a lot of paper towels :)
Old Towels for Crate
Once puppy is reliably crate trained, a "real" crate bed can be used.
Old Blanket or Towel(s) to cover wire Crate
Cotton balls for cleaning ears
Acrylic (Fake) Nail file, cardboard with sandpaper type, for smoothing nails
Hydrogen Peroxide (to induce vomiting, if necessary)
Plain Greek Yogurt to put on your puppy's dog food each day.. for probiotic.
or 100% Pure canned Pumpkin (from the baking isle of your grocery store)
Pumpkin is a good source of fiber. When puppy has diarrhea or constipation, a tablespoon or two with every meal for several days should help alleviate symptoms. Freeze excess in ice cube tray.
Try baby supply stores - generally more choices and cheaper than pet stores (Beware that horizontal bars provide a foot-hold for climbing puppies. Also consider spacing between bars, as some times it is large enough for little puppies to get caught)
General from your Pet Supply Store:
Nature's Miracle (gallon size) or similar stain/odor neutralizer
Bitter Apple (bitter taste deters dogs from chewing on things like furniture.)
Pooper Scooper & bags
Food and water bowls (stainless steel or ceramic)
Storage bin for dry food
Adjustable Nylon collar w/plastic clasp
10 - 14 inch (25 - 35 cm) size for standard or medium Doodle puppies,
(e.g. See http://boomerangtags.com for their flat collar tags for adjustable collars. They also sell collars with tags included for the smaller sized dogs).
6 foot (1.8 m) leash
15 foot (4.6 m) or longer (up to 50 foot (15 m)) training leash(es)
Wire Crate for crate training
Double door folding crate with divider (we've heard good things about both Midwest and Precision brands)
Medium - L or XL - Standard Sized Doodles need at least a 42 inch (1.07 m) crate
Travel Crate for car until puppy is big enough to wear a car harness
Food and Treats:
It is best to start with the same food the breeder was feeding.
Soft & tiny treats work best for training. Pieces of cheese, hotdogs, or homemade Liver Training Treats (recipe)
Good Chews and Toys:
Medium or Large Kong Toy
Stuffed Dog Toys w/ squeakers
Balls (squeaky rubber balls)
Rope toys (e.g. Booda bones)
cow tendons or bully sticks for chewing
cow ears for chewing
Pin or Slicker brush
Medium tooth Comb
Blunt tipped curved blade scissors
Puppy Conditioner / Grooming Spray
Ear Wash solution
Plier-style nail clippers w/nail guard
Blood Stop Powder
Bell to hang by back door if doing bell training.
Helps with house training, they learn to ring the bell to alert you that they need to go out. Some use large craft bells, some use cow bells.
Ownership & Training books
Recommendations include: Watch Zak George Training videos on youtube.com
REQUIRED: Make vet appointment that is required within 72 hours after picking your pup up for wellness checkup.
TRUPANION 30 DAY FREE PET INSURANCE IS REQUIRED. DO NOT CALL, BUT GO ONLINE BECAUSE THE CUSTOMER SERVICE REPS AREN'T FAMILIAR WITH THE BREEDERS PROGRAM. DO NOT SIGN UP ANY EARLIER THAN 24 HOURS PRIOR TO PICKUP, BUT DO IT BEFORE YOU GET HERE TO PICK UP YOUR PUPPY AND SEND A COPY OF THE CONFIRMATION TO ME BY EMAIL.