Information for new puppy owners
YOUR NEW PUPPY
When you arrive home with your new puppy, he/she will want to wee every 15-20 minutes be prepared and have an area with newspaper or a puppy pad ready, keep putting the puppy on the area every 15 minutes, when the puppy wakes up put the puppy on the toilet area and also after the puppy as eaten, once your puppy has been the toilet praise him/her, this is a quick way to house train.
Your puppy will sleep quite a lot, you will need to have a place where he can sleep in peace away from children picking him up, probably the same place where he will eat is food, such as a pen.
Feeding your puppy, if any food is left after 20 minutes, pickup and wait for the next mealtime to feed, this will stop your puppy from becoming a fussy eater.
Leaving your puppy when you go to bed, your puppy will probably howl a few times during the night for 2-3 days, or longer, it is best to ignore if you possibly can, going down stairs to see if he/her is ok only prolongs the situation, you can move the dog crate into your bedroom temporary, this will make the puppy fell more safe and secure because he can see you, once the puppy as become accustomed to his new environment and surroundings you can then start moving the crate to different places within your home.
Leaving your puppy during the day, leave a radio on and give the puppy a different toy to play with as they soon get bored with the same toy each day.
Socialising your puppy is very important, get your puppy used to traveling in the car.
Whilst you are waiting for the puppy inoculations, socialise him/her by taking the puppy to visit the family and friends, get him used to travelling in the car.
Invite people and children to your home, keep socialising, the first few weeks are the most important time for socialising and teaching your puppy.
Once your puppy as settled into your home and as learned his/her name you can start training basic commands just one at a time, make sure that the rest of the family uses the same command so as it doesn’t confuse the puppy.
Basic Commands teach the puppy to a small piece of healthy treat and then praise.
Come, Sit, Down (lie), Stay, Off (if jumps up you)
Never smack your puppy for doing anything naughty, just change the tone of your voice so that the puppy understands the difference, the puppy will soon learn
When your puppy is allowed to go out for his walks at first it is best to take him round the streets, so that he gets used to the noise of traffic and other noises.
4 and half to 5 months of age you can take him/her on to the fields well away
from the roads and let the puppy off the lead, teach him/her to come back with
a treat and praise, this is the best age to train off the lead. Remember well
away from roads and farm animals.
Train your puppy as much as you possibly can whilst he/her is young, remember treat, praise, and normal voice when the puppy is good. If naughty change tone of voice so that the puppy knows he/her as done wrong.
RETRIEVER PUPPY NATURAL RAW BALANCED
A.M Approx. 8oz of Raw Tripe.
(Feed at room temperature)
1 heaped teaspoon of Wheat Bran (helps the anal glands empty naturally)
A half level teaspoon of Herbal Vitamins contains vital minerals and antioxidants for growth, health, coat and bone and is a flea deterrent.
Add 1 heaped teaspoon of Natural Goat's Yogurt.
Half teaspoon of cod liver oil in winter, replace with olive oil in summer.
Lunch 1 Raw Duck Neck.
As the puppy grows give larger quantities of meat.
At 6 months of age reduce the meals to 2 a day, follow the adult diet.
Only leave food down for 20 minutes, if not eaten, pick up and wait until the next mealtime, this will stop your puppy being a fussy eater.
Give your puppy a raw beef marrow bone occasionally, they love them, and they are the best tooth cleanser ever.
ADULT DIET FROM 6 MONTHS OLD
AM 1-2 RAW DUCK NECKS
PM APPROX ONE AND HALF - 2 POUNDS OF RAW TRIPE OR OTHER RAW MEAT.
ADD 1 HEAPED DESSERT SPOON OF WHEAT BRAN (FOR ROUGHAGE)
1 DESSERT SPOON OF NATURAL GOATS’ YOGURT
ADD 1 LEVEL TEASPOON OF HERBIE WELLBEING VITAMINS
ADD 1 TEASPOON OF COLD PRESSED SUNFLOWER OIL IN SUMMER, REPLACE WITH SEVEN SEAS COD LIVER OIL IN WINTER
ADD WHEN AVAILABLE COOKED VEGETABLES THESE MUST BE MASHED WITH A POTATO MASHER
DOGS CANNOT DIGEST CHUNKS AND WOULDN’T BENEFIT FROM THE NURTIENTS OF THE VEG.
AS A TREAT GIVE A WHOLE CARROT OR A RYVITA BISCUIT.
BUYING YOUR DOG FOOD
TRIPE IS AVAILABLE FROM PETS AT HOME STORE CALLED NATURES MENU, IT IS IN A 2kg BAG AND IS FROZEN, THIS IS A HOME FRIENDLY TRIPE SO NO BAD SMELLS.
FROZEN CHICKEN NECKS FROM PETS AT HOMES AND OTHER RAW FROZEN MEAT THAT YOU COULD GIVE YOUR DOG FOR A CHANGE.
BRAN & COD LIVER OIL FROM HOLLAND & BARRET
TIPS ON AN EVENING POUR THE FROZEN TRIPE/MEAT INTO A PLASTIC CONTAINER AND SEAL WITH LID. THE FOLLOWING DAY IT WILL BE THAWED READY TO ADD THE SUPPLEMENTS TO.
IF YOUR DOG LEAVES ANY OF THE FOOD PICK UP AND THROW AWAY, DON’T FEED AGAIN UNTIL NEXT MEALTIME.
FEEDING YOUR DOG, A NATURAL DIET WILL KEEP HIM/HER AILMENT FREE AND HAPPY ALL ITS LIFE, NO VET BILLS.
HERBIE WELLBEING VITAMINS CAN BE BOUGHT FROM MYSELF; OR YOU CAN PURCHASE THEM ONLINE FROM;
If you have the space a large puppy pen is ideal for sleeping and eating, it is also in ideal place to put him/her if you must go out.
If you can purchase vet bed from a large pet store, this is a blanket for the puppy to sleep on, it is very warm and if ever there was a toilet accident the bedding does stay dry at the top.
For the toilet training you can purchase a puppy tray this is designed to hold a puppy pad in place, this is a good item to have to teach toilet training.
Puppy Toys beware of rubber as they can soon chew and destroy and eat parts causing problems.
Good toys to buy are deer antlers, empty cow hooves, rope toys, balls, puppies do get bored of the same toys, give the puppy a new toy most days and pick up the other toys for one of the other days.
Brushing your puppy start whilst the puppy is young a soft brush is ideal, once the puppy gets older regularly brush the coat, this will rid any loose fur.
Bathing your puppy, make it fun by giving him/her a treat whist in the bath, bathing every few weeks is fine if you need to, use a very mild shampoo such as Johnson’s baby.
12 Jan 2017
In the United Kingdom it is the law to have your dog microchipped and wear an identification tag when in a public space. Failure to do so can result in a fine of up to £5,000.
There has been some confusion with owners about whether dog tags are still required since the 2016 microchipping law came into force. The answer is: you need both.
Below we will outline the requirements owners need to follow in more detail.
On 1st April 1992, the UK passed a law named The Control of Dogs Order 1992. The law made it a requirement that any dog ‘while in a highway or in a place of public resort’ must wear a collar tag that displays:
Name of the owner (initial and surname)
An up-to-date address of the owner (house number and postcode)
It is not a requirement to include a phone number, but this is recommended in case your dog gets lost.
Example:J Bloggs59, EN66 3DD
Or a more detailed version:Mr Joe Bloggs59 Pond Rd. Camden EN66 3DD 0208 888 8888
It is not a requirement to include your dog’s name on ID tags.