Puppy Preparation

Dunbar Academy All-Access Pass

Ian Dunbar (world renown trainer) offers online training videos, books, and DVD’s.  The introductory cost is $1 for your first month and $20 a month thereafter for access to all of Dr. Dunbar’s books and videos, plus over 100 hours of dog behavior and training seminars and workshops.  This is a great value for families needing training help without having to leave your home for classes.  The entire family can take part in the training session.  You will also be invited to the Dunbar Facebook group where you can ask questions and communicate with Dr. Dunbar and other families seeking training assistance.   

Housebreaking/Puppy Care and Training 

This page will give you the basics for crate training and general training.

Important Information on Puppy Socialization

This link is a video about the importance of socializing your puppy during the imprinting stages.

Recommended Reading/Videos to Answer Typical Questions

I have several books I recommend you read before you receive your puppy.  I have made a few videos that should answer most of your questions.

Supply List/Snuggle Puppies

This link provides you with a clickable shopping list (Amazon) to help you purchase all the supplies you will need before you bring your puppy home.  Snuggle Puppies are worth their weight in gold as they help your puppy sleep better at night.

Order Dog Food

Life’s Abundance is a top quality food that is grain, dye, and preservative free.  Check out the other items offered by Life’s Abundance which include treats/rewards, chew items to keep your puppy busy, shampoo, supplements, and even human items!


This link will address many commonly asked questions.

Recommended Trainers/Boarding Facilities/Groomers

These are all recommended by Fox Creek Farm Goldendoodle owners.

Puppy Proofing Your Home

This link gives you lots of information about preparing your home for your new puppy including things that are toxic to dogs.