All puppies : $1800. including taxes and fees. A 10% discount will apply to second puppy & 5% for referrals. The deposit to reserve a puppy is $200. Once you reserve a puppy I will send you a puppy pack with a 10 % off certificate towards the purchase of your puppy supplies at Rens Pet Depot with a list of recommended items!
Please provide your mailing address at this time if you would like to receive the Rens puppy pack.
What type of food is the puppy eating?
With so many foods out there, how do I know which one is the best for our puppy? Your puppy has been eating a high quality food called TLC, we will supply you with a puppy kit containing important information about this food, we highly recommend you continue feeding TLC, your new puppy will receive superior nutrition using TLC. The puppy won't grow too fast and put undo stress on its joints and because of TLC's high digestive properties the 'out-put' (stool) is less. TLC is a whole life pet food so you never need to worry about changing foods and the upset tummy and loose stools that come with switching. We can provide you with a sample of TLC plus we have 8KG bags for sale. Please visit www.tlcpetfood.com for more information. Feed the puppy three times a day for the first few weeks then twice a day after that, never feed a dog just once a day.
When a puppy is becoming an adult, he experiences a growth spurt. He suddenly begins growing bigger, faster. If he is not fed the right food or the right amount of food, this sudden growth can lead to problems such as improper bone growth. This can make him bow-legged or give him joint damage and arthritis at a much younger age.
To prevent this, the first thing you should do is to make sure your dog gets the right kind of exercise during this growth period. Without exercise, muscles weaken and do not give bones the support that they need. On the other hand, you do not want to take your puppy running while he's still developing, because this will actually put even more strain on his bones and joints. Instead, take him for walks each day on even terrain. Don't walk him for longer than 20 to 30 minutes; smaller dogs may tire out faster. Supervise any children with your puppy during this time as well, as things like playing fetch excessively or children riding on the dog can cause sprains and injuries.
During a puppy's growth spurt, the amount of food you feed him can make a big difference in his health. Treats are fine, but only a little bit at a time. Only about 5% of a puppy's diet should be made up of treats, and even that is a bit too much. Remember, treats can encourage your puppy to repeat a behavior, so never reward him for an inappropriate behavior such as whining or scratching. Never feed your puppy (or dog!) table scraps; doing so can cause an imbalance in his nutrition and cause diarrhea, vomiting, or worse. TLC carries a health biscuit that can be used as a reward or treat, just break into smaller pieces for training or give whole as a healthy snack.
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Q. How does the process of choosing my puppy work?
A. Families will put a deposit on a certain litter depending on the size of puppy they want. Puppies will be chosen in order of deposit, if you are # 6 and only 5 puppies are born then we wait for the next litter of your choice. If color, gender are important then the odds go lower and you may have to wait longer for the puppy of your choice which means a # 6 could get bumped up to a # 5 if # 5 moves to the next litter. Puppies can be chosen at 8 weeks old, if you can not visit in person then they will be chosen by pics, I will do my best to describe personality but don't worry they all have great personalities and depending on training, disciplining etc. will depend on how they turn out.
Q: What shall I bring when I pick up my puppy?
A: You should bring a water bottle and bowl if your trip is longer than 1 hour as well as a small collar and leash for potty breaks and paper towels just in case the puppy gets car sick. We send puppy home with his/her blanket which has his/her moms and siblings scent on it to make the transition from our home to yours less stressful. Taking puppy home in a crate can be very stressful so if you are picking puppy up by yourself I suggest and small laundry basket, that way puppy is safe but you have access and puppy can see you and will feel a lot more secure. Make puppies first introduction to the crate a happy time.
What kind of supplies will I need at home?
A: You will need a crate if you are crate training, an x-large for standards a large for mediums and a medium size for minis, bowls, collar, leash, teething toys, puppy pads or newspaper, a pin brush, nail trimmers, scissors with rounded ends for trimming around eyes, ear cleaner, cotton balls, a bottle of bitter apple spray to spray on shoes, wooden furniture etc. treats for training, a spray bottle with half vinegar and half water to cover up the sent of accidents, a spray bottle of "Pink Solution" (a natural non-toxic all purpose cleaner that is safe to use around pets and children available here at Goldenbelle Kennels) a hot water bottle and a stuffed animal for sleeping with.
When is the next vet appointment?
Your puppy will have received his/her first set of needles will be dewormed and will have a health certificate, the next vet visit should be scheduled no later than four weeks after the first set of needles, and then four weeks after that for the third set and a rabies shot. Your vet will discuss flea and heartworm prevention at the time of the first visit. A Veterinarian should be lined up ahead of time in case of an emergency.
Should I enroll my puppy in puppy classes?
Being a dog trainer myself I feel it is a very good idea to sign up for puppy classes so you can learn proper training techniques and catch any behavior problems at a young age and learn to correct them before the puppy gets older, (small cute bad habits turn into big problems) besides they are a lot of fun and very important part of bonding with your new pup. I have tried many different training methods and have found that rewarding positive behavior threw clicker training works the best. www.clickertraining.com I do start training your puppy at a very young age with age appropriate training, your puppy will be introduced to the crate and housetraining will be started. Puppies are introduced to the come, sit, stay, heel commands.
Can I take my puppy to the park?
Not until a week after the second or even the third set of vaccines, until then the puppy should get enough exercise on short walks and playing in the back yard.
Can I take my puppy jogging with me?
No, a dog should not be run until he is done growing at 18 months old. Jogging puts too much strain on growing joints and can cause hip dysphasia and other joint and hip problems. Walks and playing fetch for short periods of time is sufficient exercise for a puppy.
What do I use to clean my carpet if the puppy has an accident?
Mix half vinegar and half water in a spray bottle and spray on the spot after you have absorbed the worst of it up and rub in a circular motion, the vinegar gets rid of the smell so the puppy will not revisit that same spot. You will also need to clean the area so it will not stain, the best product to use is "Pink Solution" a natural enzyme cleaner that is non-toxic and great for you and your puppies health now and when he gets older this organic, biodegradable and non-toxic cleaner is a leader in its field will make a world of difference in your life and your puppies life it will not cause problems like liver, heart, kidney problems as well as will not cause cancer in your pet like most household cleaners containing chemicals will.
How often do I bath the puppy?
Only about once every two months or when needed, use a mild puppy shapoo, brush about three times a week and keep the hair trimmed around the eyes, trim the nails (only the tips) and check the ears for any hair and smell them, if there is an infection present you will be able to tell by the smell and a dark waxy substance will be present, you will need to have the ears checked by a vet and he will give you some special ointment to get rid of the infection, if everything looks good in the ear then go ahead and clean the ears with a ear cleaner but first pull the ear hairs out with your fingers, tip: add a drop of essential tea tree oil to your light mix of pink solution and use as a ear cleaner.
What can I give my puppy if he/she gets loose stools from the water or food changes?
The best way to firm up loose stools is to feed the puppy some pure canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filler) about a ¼ cup three times a day for a day or two, you can take the puppy of dog food for the day and feed boiled chicken along with the pumpkin, if the stool does not firm up or it becomes even looser take a sample to the vet.
What should I expect when I come to pick my puppy up?
The day has finally arrived, it's time to pick-up your new puppy. The kids are excited, Mom and Dad are excited, even the family and neighbors' are excited but this can be a very stressful time for a young puppy who's world as he knows it is about to be turned upside down, puppy's that are stressed are more susceptible to viruses and anything else that they may otherwise just fight off so I have a few suggestions to make the transition less stressful on the puppy. I think it would be helpful to explain to the kids and friends that the puppy will need to rest and not to expect to much from the puppy at first. A bit of playtime out in the yard will also help him adjust to his new surroundings, just let him wonder around and sniff things without being picked up and carried around to much. Young puppies need undisturbed sleeps and will often wonder away to try and find a quit place to sleep behind a couch or in a corner, so by providing a safe, quit sleep area like in a covered crate placed away from high traffic areas you will be doing your puppy a big favour, it may not seem like it at first since he/she will cry in protest but its just like the old saying goes "they don't know what's good for them" but the day will come that puppy will accept his crate as his den and will seek it out on his own for quit time. Add a little bit of corn syrup, honey or sugar to the puppies water for the first few days to help keep his blood sugars up, a stressed pup wont each as much as he should and could get hypo-glycaemia which requires attention immediately. Please note that hypo-glycaemia is more common in a toy breed especially one that is taken from mom too soon, this is not the case with our puppies but its good to be aware of it.
Hypoglycemia simply means a low blood sugar. Glucose is the form of sugar found within the bloodstream. Glucose is formed during the digestion of foods and it can be stored within the liver in a storage form called glycogen. Most instances of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in the puppy are the result of inadequate nutrition; either not enough or poor quality (indigestible) food. Excessive exercise may also cause the body to use up more sugar than is available.
What are the symptoms?
A puppy with hypoglycemia will lack energy. Glucose (sugar) is the fuel the body burns for energy; without it the puppy is listless. In severe instances, the puppy may even seizure, since glucose is necessary for the brain tissues and muscles to function. These hypoglycemic episodes will cause the puppy to fall over and appear weak or comatose.
What is the management?
If a puppy is listless due to low blood sugar, it is imperative to immediately provide sugar. Karo syrup, maple syrup, corn syrup or honey are excellent sugar sources and should be placed on the puppies tongue right away, if the puppy does not respond please seek veterinary help as well as to keep feeding the syrups.
The Standard Poodle is an active, intelligent and elegant-appearing dog, squarely built, well-proportioned, moving soundly and carrying himself proudly. He still retains his ability as a gundog and swims well. Intelligent and eager to learn makes him popular in obedience trails. Steady, smart and loyal he will do anything an owner could wish for including obedience, shows, tricks, hunting and retrieving. A happy good-tempered dog that makes a good family pet. Favored among asthma suffers because of his woolly coat. Originally bred as a retriever and flushers of birds the breed became quite popular among French aristocracy and was designated the national dog of France.
Golden Retriever’s are a powerful, active dog, sound and well balanced. An ideal sportsman’s companion, family pet, an excellent gundog, guide or service dog. Golden's love to swim and should be allowed to do so whenever possible. Though he will adapt well to a kennel environment, he prefers human companionship and is not happy in solitude.
The Labrador Retriever is a strongly built, very active dog. Wide over the loins and strong and muscular hindquarters. The Labrador Retriever is good natured, loyal and hardworking. He should never be aggressive. He makes a good gundog and domestic pet. The Labrador was brought from England to Newfoundland Island, Canada in the early nineteenth century. He worked collecting fish that fell out of the nets. He was also used as a retriever for water birds.
Labradoodles & Goldendoodles
The Labradoodles was first intentionally bred in Australia in the 1970s and has its roots there as a guide dog for allergy sufferers.
Some animal experts believe cross breeding -- either for one generation or for several -- uses the best characteristics of two dogs to create one super dog.
Mixed-breed dogs are healthier; They aren't as likely to have these inherited problems.
I have not met another dog as gentle, intuitive, caring, and intelligent as the Labradoodles and the goldendoodle.
The first generation (F1) standard size Goldendoodle was the first to be bred. It is a standard Poodle crossed with a Golden Retriever. Most first generation Goldendoodles either are non-shedding or shed lightly, and are compatible for most families with mild allergies.
The backcross (F1B) Goldendoodle is produced by crossing an F1 Goldendoodle with a Poodle. These dogs will have a higher success rate for non-shedding, and are recommended for families with moderate to severe allergies.
Goldendoodles are an intelligent and obedient family companion. They are everybody's friend and devoted to their family. They are friendly towards children, other dogs and pets, and easy with strangers.
The estimated date of birth or even the estimated time your
puppy will be ready to be picked up is just that, a
estimate, in the breeding world things do not always go
according to plan, false pregnancies are a very common
occurrences among dogs, that is how they help each other
raise the alpha females pups in the wild, after a heat, dogs
go threw pregnancy whether they are actually pregnant or
not, they will act pregnant start to get a belly and even
produce milk, there is no pregnancy test for dogs like we
have for humans the only way to tell is to get a ultra sound
done at the end of the pregnancy that might not show
anything anyway. If the dog is pregnant things can go wrong
during birth, pups can be lost. Then its the wait to see if
the puppy is strong and healthy enough to survive those
first very crucial weeks. Even after breeding for 25 years I
can not predict the outcome of a breeding.
"The risk of parvo increases for a breeder each and every time the breeder allows the general public to come into contact with their puppies and dogs, regardless of their age"
I have always been open to visits and would like to keep my policy of allowing visitors but there have been some misunderstandings lately that I would like to clear up, when visiting please keep in mind that this is our home, if your intention is to just see puppies and see what adult doodles look like, act like or test your allergies then this isn't the place to do that. There is a wealth of information on the internet and if you would like to see doodles in person and get to know their personalities as pet doodles not intact breeding doodles just Google doodle romps in your area, you will find hundreds of doodles and proud owners that would love to talk doodle all day with you if you have the time.
We have to protect our puppies and dogs from harm not put them in harms way and unfortunately that's what you could be doing if you are just "kennel hopping" to see who has the cutest doodles. I want to place my puppies with someone who has the puppies best interest at heart and that includes the puppies parents best interest as well.
Humans can track in various and serious dog diseases that could be devastating to the puppies and dogs. Your more then welcome to come and visit us to see where your puppy is coming from before placing a deposit but any unvaccinated puppy and their mother will be in a bio-secure area, families can visit the parents and puppies after the puppies have had their vaccine.
To insure the health of your puppy visitors are not allowed in the maternity area. Strangers viewing and walking in this area excites and upsets the Moms and puppies.
Following these guidelines allows us to provide overall kennel safety and healthy puppies.
There are large amount of reported cases of Parvo Virus in Canada and the U.S. Parvo Virus is a highly contagious disease that can be carried from kennel to kennel or from parks, vet offices, pet stores, etc. on your shoes, clothing, skin and can wipe out a whole kennel in a matter of a few days. The dog flu is also on the rise and is similar to kennel cough. These are both very highly contagious diseases that could have disastrous results in a litter of puppies therefore we must ask that you not visit any other kennel, pet store, dog park, vet office or anywhere else that there may be ill dogs. By ticking off the yes box on the application you agree to these terms. If you need to speak to me first please give me a call 519-528-5180. Thank you for your co-operation in keeping our breeding dogs and puppies healthy.