Let’s face it, life with any K9 can be difficult or trying to say the least.
We are going to talk puppies today, Golden Retriever Puppies to be exact, as that has been our specialty for more than 27 years.. These amazing little creatures turn our lives upside down in so many ways. They are so sweet, smart and full of love.
It is such a joy raising Golden Retrievers on so many levels. From the moment they are born these little puppies are full of energy and curiosity.
Don’t get me wrong. I am certainly not trying to discourage anyone from adding this amazing breed to your family. In fact we highly recommend it… In caring for your new puppy “we will call him Rover”, there are a few things to keep in mind.
From the time Rover is whelped he is consuming everything he thinks would taste good or be interesting to have in his mouths. We start with making sure mom has the best diet and nutrition to provide the best quality milk for them beautiful puppies.
As Rover starts to go outside to potty train he will start to take everything into his mouth out of curiosity. This is where the problem starts. See many people do not realize just like with feeding quality food, it eventually must come.
Your puppy “Rover” is doing great on his quality puppy food, then you go outside and Rover starts to eat old leaves or maybe some Maple Helicopter seeds. This all looks great to Rover but upsets his stomach and causes diarrhea.
Now he has done it! Look out, its not going to be fun. An apt with your veterinarian my be needed. We recommend our families use a leash and harness for the first 4 months they have their new puppy as it gives you an easier way to train Rover with the needed support and key words of “No, Leave It”… Also you will become a professional at the open mouth and sweep the tongue routine.
When its all said and done little Rover will be a well trained and love member of your family. Looking back you will see he was well worth the experience.