Yes we got him at Pet Land, I will never get a dog from them again. We have been very happy with him. He sleeps thought the night, he goes outside. Not sure what to work on next.threefsh said:Did you buy the puppy from "Petland"? They are known to sell puppies from mills... :'(
I truly hope your puppy grows up healthy and free from any genetic issues. Please have a vet (not one recommended by the pet store, but one you've researched and picked yourself) check him THOROUGHLY for internal parasites, kennel cough, ear mites, etc. I would have them do a complete blood and fecal test to make absolutely sure he is healthy. Puppies from mills tend to have all sorts of health problems that may not show up right away.
Would you settle for this, instead?.... also guaranteed to wake you up and alert, for a whileLyra said:I've always fancied a dog that would bring me a cup of coffee in the morning
Never to early to start working on basic commands They learn fast!bjm442 said:Yes we got him at Pet Land, I will never get a dog from them again. We have been very happy with him. He sleeps thought the night, he goes outside. Not sure what to work on next.
Post of the year. Love your work.Gunnr said:You start out your puppy by establishing your end goal 2 years from now.
For a hunting dog prospect it's all fun and games geared at awakening the basic instincts, and throwing in "games" that will later transition to training.
Games like hide and seek with a bird wing, fetch on the kitchen floor with a rolled up pair of socks and a wing inside. Basic leash work, even though he may only take one or two correct steps. Begin the heel training by shuffling along the kitchen floor on your knees with the pup and playfully encouraging him along. There are a zillion variations to these games, but the key is understanding that you are creating a picture in his mind. Each picture becomes a series of pictures and over time he puts the pictures together in a sequence that is a patterned response. When it clicks, in year or so, it's incredible. A light just turns on in their eyes, and "they get it".
Training for a bird dog starts on day one.
The first few weeks though, he does nothing wrong. Every success, no matter how small, or brief has to become the biggest thing in the world. Every failure is ended with a laugh, some playtime and affection. Design the games to ensure his success, and never end on a bad note.
Hello,Well, with everything being said. I think you should pass the word on and not buy from this Breeder...
P.O. Box 276
West Point, IA 52656
USDA # 42-A-1362
That is where Charlie come from. Since Charlie was at the pet store for 7 weeks the price was $699. Plus all his shots are done and we got a free visit to the local vet. I have to resize the picture and i will put them up.
On a side note... We were at the pet store to price out food, toys, etc.. We know a breeder for goldens and was going to get one in April. But that day we came home with him.