BRINGING HOME YOUR NEW PUPPY
Prepackaged puppy kits available for your convenience. Click here for details.
Snuggle Puppies will help your puppy settle in easier. Click here for details.
You will need the following supplies for the car ride home: Metal or plastic crate if traveling alone, adjustable collar and leash (8-12 inch collar), a bath size towel, a roll of paper towels, toys (appropriate for large breed dogs - not plastic squeaky
toys), a bowl to offer a drink of water if your ride will be more than three hours long. Appropriate crate sizes - Under 30 lbs. - 24"L x 17"W
31-50 lbs. - 30"L x 19"W
Over 50 lbs. - 36"L x 23" W or larger
You will also want to purchase quality dry kibble food for your puppy. Fox Creek Farm feeds "Life's Abundance" premium health food made with select ingredients, including high-quality chicken and catfish meals, whole grains, nutritious vegetables and fruits, omega fatty acids, and much more. It does not contain corn or wheat products, artificial flavors or colors. We highly recommend that you continue feeding Life's Abundance to your puppy. However, if you wish to feed a different brand, we suggest you buy a 40 lb. bag of Life's Abundance to avoid a change in diet during your puppy's transition to its new home. Life's Abundance is not available in retail stores. You can order your first bag by using the menu tab to the left. Your food will be shipped directly to your home within a few days. You will receive a discounted price if you set up an account to have food automatically shipped to you for future purchases. The All Stages dry food is for minis and mediums and the large breed puppy food is for standards.
You should make an appointment with the vet of your choosing within 5 days of
your puppies arrival. A slicker brush and a metal comb are appropriate tools for the
regular grooming necessary to keep your dog's coat from matting.
Bell training is an effective way to teach your puppy to ask out.
By hanging a bell at the door and taking the puppy's nose to ring
it and then immediately opening the door, the puppy quickly learns
to ring the bell to ask out. Here is a link to buy the bells:
You will receive with your puppy: record of deworming and vaccinations, warranty, puppy care tips, list of poisonous foods for dogs, copies of both parents' pedigrees and their health clearances, letter from exam by our vet, application to register your puppy with GANA (www.GoldendoodleAssociation.com ), application to register your puppy's microchip, a sample of the litter used in our litter boxes to sprinkle in a small area of your yard, and a blanket with the litters' scent.
It is a good idea to have a first aid kit on hand for those unexpected and unplanned times when there is an injury. Here are links to lists of supplies to have on hand: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1677&aid=2881
We are one of the founding breeders of the Goldendoodle breed, the creator of the mini Goldendoodle, and founder of the Goldendoodle Association of North America, Inc. (www.GoldendoodleAssociation.com ). Our experience cannot be duplicated!
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Amy Lane of Fox Creek Farms was a contributor to both of these books. The book by Alan Kenworthy has a guest chapter written by Amy Lane.
RECOMMENDED READING MATERIALS
This book has photos of a few Fox Creek Farm F1B minis. Kathy has trained several Fox Creek Farm Goldendoodles and has used them in "The Today Show" segments as well as training DVD's and magazine articles. Click here for information to purchase "Dog Sense".
Other Recommended Reading