Getting Ready to Own a Dog
1 PLEASE PUT OUR EMAIL ADDRESSES IN YOUR CONTACTS SO OUR EMAILS DON'T GO TO YOUR JUNK MAIL.
GENERAL INQUIRIES: [email protected]
BOOKINGS AND APPOINTMENTS: [email protected]
PAYMENTS & NUTRITION: [email protected]:
HELP WITH TRAINING -
AFTER PUPPY HAS GONE HOME [email protected]@gmail.com
Here are some important points:
It’s very important that you read through this info so that you are prepared and that you’ve done the educational element we were require.
We require you come for your "6 week educational visit" so we can be sure you have done the proper education and reading to be equipped to care for your puppy.
At both visit and pick up appointments - any questions can be answered at that time-please.
We reserve the right to refuse selling a puppy if we feel the education has not been done.
READ ENTIRE WEBSITE: It’s very important to do your research and understand the commitment and the work involved and how to raise your puppy properly and train it. IT IS MANDATORY TO DO THE EDUCATION AND READY NECESSARY TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN BEING A DOG OWNER.
Why the visit?- We want to meet you! Also it’s a bit of an interview and discussion about the prep reading you’ve done.
According to the list of closures of non-essential businesses, animal care facilities are allowed to be open.
We are following the guidance of global health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on preventing the spread of the Coronavirus.
The Ontario government allows you to come visit/feed/and care for your animal - it’s the best interest of the animal. Animal care is considered essential.
THE EDUCATION VISIT IS MANDATORY.
WE WILL NOT BE SELLING YOU A PUPPY IF YOU DO NOT SHOW UP.
If you can't come to the visit - call Lin.
3 WATCH FOR VIDEOS:
Watch your email for videos along the way! We will do videos of pups when time allows.
4 WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR YOUR APPOINTMENTS:
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE ENTIRE WEBSITE AND THE 12 STEP SHEET - BOTTOM OF PAGE SO YOU ARE PREPARED FOR YOUR VISITATION EDUCATION MEETING
DON'T CALL FOR APPOINTMENTS -
TYSON WILL BE REACHING OUT SOON
WITH APPOINTMENT DATES AND TIMES BY EMAIL
PLEASE BE PATIENT AND WAIT FOR HIS EMAIL.
*** PAYMENT: DUE AT 6 WEEK EDUCATION VISIT ****
We are accepting C A S H O N L Y for payment
• NO Etransfers - too many issues.
On arrival- pull into parking lot. Approach the office- ring bell to notify Tyson that you have arrived. He will call on you when he is available.
-Just a reminder that pick up appointments are ***30 MINUTES ONLY***.
***. IF YOU ARE LATE - you have MISSED your appointment and you will have to RESCHEDULE *** Please be on time and respect everyones allotted appointment. PEOPLE WHO DO NOT FOLLOW OUR RULES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND THEIR RESERVATION FOR A PUPPY WILL BE CANCELLED.
5 TAKING PUPPY HOME SAFELY:
You are required use a harness (Extrasmall) & SEATBELT LEASH IN CAR
We offer these items in our boutique
6 Here’s tips about Getting ready for a puppy.
When you get a new puppy, it’s only natural to want to simply hang out with them and play and cuddle all day. Unfortunately, there are a number of things that you need to do in those first few days and weeks — both to make sure that your new pup stays healthy and to establish good behavior patterns. A holistic approach will extend your dog’s life and build better health. To build immunity - Avoid antibiotics. Use a probiotic and vitamins for life to help Balance yeast build up in ears and feed plain yogurt daily.
PUPPIES COME WITH:
A great socialized personality; a 2 Yr Guarantee; First vaccine shots; Dewormed, Parasite prevention info, Puppy Care info package Collar, Leash, Toy, foot wiper, Pee pad for car, Breeder support and education
• DEWORMER FOR FIRST WEEK
• PROBIOTIC TO HELP WITH STRESS STOOL
7 PET INSURANCE - ACTION REQUIRED!
Once you know your appointment date and time – call TRUPANION INSURANCE COMPANY – for 30 DAYS FREE PET INSURANCE-
has to be ACTIVIATED BEFORE YOUR PUPPY GOES HOME. TRUPANION
Call 855.266.2156 | Code: BR1LR92220
Or visit TRUPANION.COM to activate coverage
8 PURCHASING DOG ACCESSORIES:
We offer a first year starter package containing safe holistic products, treats and doggies accessories The package contains: A year supply; handmade on the ranch; all natural products.
- we can ship or you can pick up - order on our boutique site.
We offer everything you will need for your puppy - toys; crates; seat belts leash; harness and all of the products you will need for a puppy.
You will need soft toys - for only when you are with your pup. They can be shreaded so they are a choking risk. You will need a sweater or coat; food bowls; toy bin; dental care; tick puller; grooming tools. A dog bed is needed for training. A play pen should be used to keep the puppy from roaming the house. Training treats can be bakery items or meat treats. Use a different treat for toilet rewards than treats for training "sit" or "stay" commands.
You will need boredom busters like a KONG; puzzle balls or snuffle matts; lick matt. See article on website about boredom busters.
9 TRAINER: HIRE ONE TO TEACH YOU IN YOUR HOME - NO CLASSES UNTIL AFTER 4 MONTHS – You Tube has great videos to learn how to train your pup.
10 SPAY OR NEUTER- register now on Ontario spca website for spay or neuter at a reduced price – should not be spayed or neutered until 1 year of age. Growth plates aren’t in place until then. It also helps prevent cancer in future by allowing natural hormone to occur.
11 VET VISIT
YOUR DOG HAS HAD FIRST SET OF SHOTS – (DHPP) which is recorded in your vet record DO NOT GO TO THE VET FOR ONE MONTH NO SOONER THAN 30 days (avoid stress – and reducing immunity) Next Shots/Vet Visit: (12 to 16 weeks)
Follow local laws for licensing your dog and vaccinating him for rabies at 4 months Check with your local animal shelter or humane society for information regarding legal requirements, where to obtain tags and where to have your pet vaccinated at a rabies clinic.
12 FOOD AND FEEDING
DO NOT FEED WHEAT!!! OR RAW!!! Don't forget to order dog food! TLC is a holistic food - made in Ontario- delivered to your door FREE automatically anywhere in North America. We’ve tried lots of foods. This one works best. ***NOT FEEDING TLC Dog Food VOIDS YOUR HEALTH GUARANTEE***
* Don't forget to order dog food!
* It's this WHEAT-FREE holistic food that we require you to feed – It is made in Ontario- delivered to your door FREE
* How to order?
* Web: www.tlcpetfood.com
* About the food… https://www.tlcpetfood.com/dogfood/#whytlc
* Phone order – 877 328-8400 COUPON CODE FOR $5.00 OFF 69658-1025
* WE REQUIRE YOU TO FEED the TLC puppy and later dog food. Your health guarantee is void if you feed a different food.
* It works as the best diet for this type of dog; better than raw diet or more expensive foods.
* This breed doesn’t tolerate raw food well at all. It’s too rich.
* Read the “Nutrition” articles. It explains about food allergies and wheat.
* We have done a ton of research on what to feed as the best nutritionally balanced food to our dogs. Golden retriever and Labrador retriever breeds DO NOT TOLERATE WHEAT, CORN, FILLERS, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOURS OR COLOURS.
* They can have minor to major allergic reactions to an improper diet. Your dogs immune system develops as a pup. It’s is compromised if fed an improper diet. This can reduce the overall health and lifespan of your dog.
HOW MUCH TO FEED YOUR PUPPY?
FEED A PUPPY maximum 2 to 3 CUPS DAILY –
BREAK DOWN INTO 4 MEALS PER DAY TO PREDICT TOILET TIMES.
Don’t feed food or water after 8 pm.
After your dog is toilet trained, leave the dog bowl available so your puppy can free feed – grazing dogs don’t usually have food aggression.
FEED DAILY PROBIOTIC & VITAMINS FOR LIFE
All dogs benefit from daily probiotics, which aid digestion & modulate the immune system. Probiotics produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which inhibit the growth and activity of harmful bacteria, such as E. coli, Salmonella ETC.
13 STRESS STOOL
Loose stools result from a new environment from stress. We send home a weeks worth of probiotic- continue with a probiotic for life.
FEED A PUMPKIN MIXTURE TO SOOTHE. NOT EATING MUCH IN THE FIRST 24-48 HOURS IS NORMAL
TO SOOTH A LOOSE STOOL– UP TO 2 WEEKS MAKE A MIXTURE OF ONE CAN OF CANNED PUMPKIN AND ADD 2 TABLESPOONS OF DE (Diatomaceous Earth) add FLAKES OF CHICKEN or beef boulion or eggs -freeze in ice cube trays – offer 2 cubes per day for first week – then a few each week for life.
14 FLEAS & TICKS
Do not use drops or pills from the vet. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) on the skin weekly helps keep fleas and ticks off your dog. Also use a NATURAL pest spray when going for walks. For internal parasites - DE ¼ teaspoon in a tablespoon of pumpkin weekly. YOU NEED A TICK PULLER!
15 TOILET TRAINING
Use a bell on a string and use your pups paw to ding it before going outside for a toilet break.
Reward with praise and a meat treat when the pup toilets when you take it out.
We suggest a doggy door bell and meat treat reward system to help you toilet train your puppy. Also -a doggy toilet will save your lawn.
We suggest a harness for walking your puppy until 4 months to avoid neck strain and better train-ability on leash.
We suggest sit stay come commands be started right away using their name frequently - reward treats should be different from toileting treats.
Take your puppy out every 2-4 hours. Any longer than that and she just won’t be able to hold it. Putting a set time (and place) to this activity also teaches her that this isn’t just
something she can do whenever and wherever she feels like it. Use a doggy doorbell, dinging it with the puppies paw when you take it out on a leash to toilet.
A doggy toilet
can be easily made to save a messy yard – a wood box – like a sandbox – with no bottom – 4’ x 6’ – fill half way with sand – top with pea gravel. Use a bucket with lid and small gardening shovel to scoop each time. Compost bucket contents when full. Bleach pea gravel each season- let bleach soak 2 hrs-rinse with hose.
Best times to take your puppy outside is:
-When you wake up
-right before bedtime.
-Immediately after your puppy eats or drinks a lot of water.
-when your puppy wakes up from a nap.
-physical activity promotes bowel movements
-before or after entering the crate.______________
Be loyal to and patient with your faithful companion
Make sure the expectations you have of your dog are reasonable and remember that the vast majority of behavior problems can be solved. Remember, not all "behavior" problems are just that; many can be indicators of health problems. For example, a dog who is suddenly growling or snapping when you touch his ears may have an ear infection.
Nipping or mouthing-
It's not always easy to convince a new puppy not to bite the hand that feeds them, pets them, or plays with them, for that matter.
When puppies play with each other, they use their mouths, so they may also be inclined to bite or "mouth" your hand during play or when being petted. This is rarely aggressive behavior meant to do harm, but it is a difficult habit to break unless you encourage your puppy to try an acceptable alternative behavior. The goal is to redirect your puppy's energy onto acceptable chew toys, and to teach them to be gentle when a hand is in or near their mouth.
THIS VIDEO WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PUPPY NOT TO BITE.
Read all the articles on the website to be fully prepared:
Uncooked- frozen Cow bones from the butcher are part of the diet and teach self entertainment as well as reducing stress from the chewing action. Puppies NEED bones to chew.
It is a myth is that dogs should never be fed bones. I suspect that these myths came from the same people who came up with the idea that our dogs should eat nothing other than kibble made of wood chips, corn and meat by-products.
Chewing on the right kind of raw bones is the equivalent of a good dental cleaning, it removes plaque buildup and prevents gum disease!
Raw bones provide a highly digestible source of calcium, phosphorus and other minerals, however, based on the HairQ Test results of hundreds of dogs, feeding bones is not enough to provide all of the needed minerals. That is why we insist on TLC pet food because it has the correct ingredients.
Feeding bones makes the stomach muscle layers stronger, which prevents bloat.
Bones also have a cleansing effect as they provide roughage in the diet and bulk for healthy bowel movements.
Feeding raw bones also prevents anal gland problems. The bowel movements after feeding bones are harder which helps express anal glands and get rid of toxins.
Chewing on raw FROZEN COW OR LAMB bones keeps him occupied.
A dog’s teeth need to be monitored regularly to ensure she can eat properly.
18 CRATE TRAINING
Getting into a routine One of the most important things you need to do for your puppy right off the bat is to establish a routine. Though it will be difficult initially for you to decide on a routine that will work for you, your family, and your puppy, don't wait too long to figure it out.
GET A DOG WALKER IF YOU ARE AWAY ALL DAY.
The crate is the dog’s DEN. Not a punishment. The space should be reduced so the puppy does not toilet in the crate. Just enough space to go in- turn around and come back out. About 8” to start.
Crate should be 42” deep. It’s his bedroom. Place to retreat. Cover with blanket. Door uncovered.
Crate training uses a dog’s natural instincts as a den animal. A wild dog’s den is his home, a place to sleep, hide from danger, and raise a family.
The primary use for a crate is housetraining. Dogs don’t like to soil their dens. The crate can limit access to the rest of the house while he learns other rules, like not to chew on furniture. Always put a COW BONE in the crate to chew. Nothing else!!! No food, water, toys or blankets
Never use the crate as a punishment. Your dog will come to fear it and refuse to enter it. Don’t leave your dog in the crate too long. A dog that’s crated day and night doesn’t get enough exercise or human interaction and can become depressed or anxious. You may have to change your schedule, hire a pet sitter, or take your dog to a doggie daycare facility to reduce the amount of time he must spend in his crate every day.
Time in a crate should not exceed age- 2 months = 2 hours 4 months = 4 hours; 6 months = 6 hours; 8 months or older – maximum of 8 hours. No food, water or soft toys should be in the crate. Bones only. The process of Introducing a puppy to a crate is very important. Go slow. Let him explore it on his own. Put a treat inside to encourage him. More info on how to start crate training is on our website. “Training tips”
19 COLLAR vs HARNESS:
The dog’s collar should not be tight; it should fit so two fingers can slip easily under his collar. Remember: HARNESS only for leash walking a puppy until at least 4 months.
WALKING YOUR DOG
When you're off your property, keep your dog on leash
Even a dog with a valid license, rabies tag and ID tag should not be allowed to roam outside of your home or fenced yard. It is best for you, your community and your dog to keep her on a leash and under your control at all times. Do not take your infant puppy off your property until after 4 months of age due to lack of immunity. Puppies under 4 months should be walked using a HARNESS – not a collar.
Give your dog companionship
A fenced yard with a doghouse is a bonus, especially for large and active dogs; however, dogs should never be left outside alone or for extended periods of time. Dogs need and crave companionship; they should spend most of their time with their family, not alone outside.
Give your dog enough exercise to keep him physically fit (but not exhausted)
Most dog owners find that playing with their canine companion, along with walking him twice a day, provides sufficient exercise. Walking benefits people as much as it benefits dogs, and the time spent together will improve your dog’s sense of well-being.
Exercise and play
Starting to think you’re never going to have any fun with your new puppy? Well, you can relax, because it’s also important to build time for exercise and play into your schedule.
Ideally, you want to begin your pup’s day with exercise before she has her first meal. After breakfast, try a pack walk followed by some bonding or play time. You’ll repeat this general routine throughout each day. Exercise, meal, exercise, bonding, meal, and so on.
By creating a good schedule for your puppy and starting small with tasks like feeding times, potty times, teaching keywords, and exercising and playing, you will not only save yourself innumerable future headaches, you’ll also ensure that your new bundle of joy grows up to be the best that he can be.
20 PAW WAX
Other contaminants such as road salt can be avoided by using a NATURAL PAW WAX. It’s a barrier to prevent salt being absorbed into the body.
21 BATHING SWIMMING GROOMING
Professional Grooming at every 2 – 3 months; Nails should be trimmed monthly; Regular brushing of hair is a must to avoid tangles; Bathing with water only anytime; Dog soap- no more than once per week. Teach your puppy to swim in the bathtub right away. If your dog swims in a salt water pool you must rinse the dog afterwards as salt is not good for dogs.
22 HOLISTIC APPROACH
A combination of food choice, avoiding using chemicals, and over medicating our puppies with toxic flea drops. Also We DO NOT do any altering or invasive procedures such as microchipping – which is a health risk due to high rate of tumor and paralysis. We suggest a name tag instead. CALL TLC PET FOOD FOR A FREE -name tag. Read website to understand about toxins; unsafe foods and plants for your dog.
23 CANCER PREVENTION: raise your puppy as “green” as possible - holistic approach will keep your dog healthier in the long run. Retrievers have known skin allergies and digestion sensitivities. Do not use food with any wheat or a raw diet. It is very important to use SAFE products on these hybrids. Do not use toxic drops for fleas and ticks. No plastic bones or raw hide.
24 DELIVERY of your pup: (contactless) $1 per km one way. (if you live 50km away its $50)
• DOG PARKS are breeding grounds for bacteria and illness
• DOG PARKS – be careful of other poorly trained abusive dogs and feces not scooped
• PUDDLES, STANDING WATER, FECES are main sources of illness in dogs
• SWIMMING POOLS – Chlorine and SALT are harsh on your dog’s skin – rinse well.
• ANTI FREEZE for your car (GLYCOL) will kill your dog
• CHEWING GUM/ MINTS/PEANUT BUTTER Can Contain XYLITOL WILL KILL your pet.
• HOLIDAYS BRING CHOCOLATE! WATCH YOUR PET.
• SUMMER HEAT DEHYDRATION – GATORADE OR PEDIATRIC ELECTRALYTES
• DO NOT LEAVE YOUR DOG IN VEHICLE ALONE.
• BE KIND TO YOUR DOG - STRESS LEADS TO DEHYDRATION WHICH LEADS TO DEATH.
• INFANT PUPPIES HAVE LITTLE OR NO IMMUNITY TO DISEASES, BACTERIA OR PARASITES – KEEP THEM AWAY FROM PUBLIC PLACES & OTHER DOGS
• Be aware that cocoa, chocolate, milk products, grapes, onions, AVOCADO and other human foods are toxic.