1. Please take the time to train your new pet in obedience. If you are unable to train your new pet, we highly recommend bringing them to a professional trainer. A well trained, obedient dog is much happier and so will you be! Dogs LOVE to please their owners and by being taught what is expected of them, thrive on following those directions. We have read multiple Dog training books. A recent one is a favorite.  It is easy to follow, clear, and to the point. It is called 'Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer' by Adam G. Katz. We train our dogs as time allows. As we are often very busy with puppy socialization, dog, puppy, & cattle chores, we know only too well how short a 24 hour period can be!! Our dogs have been taught basic obedience and as time allows, we hope to teach them even more!!

2. We highly recommend supplementing your canine family members diet with fresh/frozen meat, fish, eggs, safe bones, etc. Please, FIRST, verify any diet with your dog's Veterinarian.  There are many reasons why some diets will work better for some dogs than others.  We have fed much Raw meat, bones, eggs, etc. in alignment with the studies showing the immense amount of nutrients that the pet receives from this kind of diet.  HOWEVER, there is also a possiblity of Bacteria being transferred with Raw food diets, and these risks must be considered by yourself and your vet prior to feeding them such.  While we have been lucky enough to only experience the positive aspects of raw feeding supplements, there have been studies showing that bacteria can be transferred to your pet and to yourself from raw food diets. PLEASE NOTE: Whichever diet you feed your new puppy/dog, it is ESSENTIAL that you ONLY feed them what is their required amount! Overfeeding/growing too fast and/or letting your puppy/dog run down stairs or go on furniture/elevated surfaces where they hop down from will cause excess stress on the joints, which could result in Dysplasia of the Elbows/Hips Completely unrelated to Genetics.

3. Fresh air, exercise and sunshine!! The GREAT OUTDOORS! Can we say more?! Please try to spend MUCH time outdoors with your new pet/s! Although each of these breeds adjusts very well to a more sedentary lifestyle indoors, the pros, health benefits, and enjoyment of spending as much time as possible outside are endless! You will find that as the dogs LOVE spending time outdoors in a pond, in the forest, in the lake or rivers, you will LOVE listening to the AMAZINGLY THERAPEUTIC sounds of nature!! A bird singing, the grasshopper song, leaves rustling in the breeze, waves crashing on the shore, water flowing over the rocks, wind blowing through the pine needles in an amazingly quiet winter forest, cattle moo-ing softly to their young, frogs croaking in the pond, etc. etc. And if you are unable to hear these things, there is the same amount of beauty and smells that give the same therapeutic benefits to all! We spend VERY much time outdoors!! Even in the -20 degrees F, my son & other boys were out playing hockey (with good gear of course), and stated "It didn't even feel very cold" :) In the spring-summer-fall, it is very common to find us all outside literally from sun up to sun down, almost the entire time!!

4. Bring your new pet to your own Veterinarian as soon as possible after bringing them home. Even if you choose the more natural 'minimal to no vaccines' route, it is essential that your new pet is followed in health throughout it's life by a veterinarian. Do NOT overfeed your dog. Choose a rigid feeding program and follow it. It is very important that your pet gets the right amount of vitamins, minerals, food and not too much of them.

5. We highly recommend continuing to crate train your new pet. While they may be almost 100% crate trained here, some take a little longer to complete their crate training and will need another week or two of intermittent crate sessions to completely learn to love their quiet/peaceful time in the crate. There are many sources on the web about proper crate training and chapters in dog training books. Please study these methods, it is important that you do it correctly. While they are here, we do wonderful amount of socialization to the crate utilizing the Elite Program called 'Puppy Culture'. Crate training your puppy aides in much quicker potty training, gives them a safe cozy place to rest, and is very useful in traveling and other situations!! It is wonderful when they quietly love their crate for a little nap etc! It keeps them safe in certain situations and is beneficial in so many ways!

6. Regarding Health Testing, etc,: We are in the process of completing Genetic Testing on our Breeding Dogs. The Testings will be noted under each dog on our Canine Family Members' page, as they are completed and/or have with Parental clearances. This may raise Puppy adoption fees, & we thank you for being willing to pay a higher fee for known genetically cleared parents at that time. Our dogs have all been purchased from Health Tested bloodlines, and they have all been EVERYTHING HEALTHY thus far! We are so happy that we took the many, many hours and weeks and months to find high quality Breeding potential puppies so that we start with the best to give your new family member the best chance at a wonderful healthy life! Now to make the most of this, it is a vital responsibility for the adopter to monitor food intake and jumping/hopping down/going down stairs activities until about 2 years when the bones/joints are fully developed. And then continue to monitor proper food intake for the life of the dog. We thank you greatly in advance for this!!

Health & Diet of Golden Retrievers

7. Please feel free to ask us Any questions you may have at all! And also to update us with photos and/or videos of your puppy/dog!! We Love to see photos and videos of puppies/dogs we have brought into this world or retired from our home to your loving home!! We wish you, your family and your pet/s true Happiness and Love!

English Golden Retriever Information  Golden Retriever ICT Information  Link to More Wonderful Holistic Information

The Puppy Food We Use

We recommend that you use whatever Puppy food that you are familiar & comfortable with. You will receive a bag of our current puppy food to mix with yours, to aide with the transition. There are Many good quality Puppy Foods out there, including Science Diet which is also a favorite. Our puppies & dogs have done very well on these two Diamond/Diamond Naturals - which is simply why we continue to use them. Your Veterinarian is a good source to verify and get further recommendations on Puppy Food for your specifc puppy, requests, & situation.



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