New Buyer Info

Documentation from NAR Puppies to New Owners

  • If you are purchasing a Golden Retriever, you will receive AKC papers that also include 30 days of insurance once you register the puppy

  • If you are purchasing a Goldendoodle, you will receive a CKC paper

  • Shot record that includes deworming schedule

  • Contract/bill of sale that includes health guarantee

    • **If the puppy is shipped, we will have the new owners sign the contract and send it electronically before shipment.

  • Purina Pro Plan folder and booklet that includes coupons for puppy food

  • My Puppy Guide booklet

  • Rabies vaccination certificate and tag if 12 weeks of age or older

  • Health certificate completed by vet

  • Prepaid lifetime enrollment microchip information from AKC Reunite

***If your puppy is being shipped, we will mail the paperwork to you so that it doesn't get lost on the flight.

Advice for New Puppy Owners

  • The puppies will receive their 6 week shot, but depending on when the puppy will be coming to you, he or she might still need his or her 9 week and 12 week shots. You will receive a shot record that will show all of the vaccinations that your puppy has received. We also give intranasal Bordetellas at 7 and 10 weeks of age. When the puppies turn 12 weeks old, they can also receive their rabies vaccination. You will need to schedule an appointment with your vet to complete these vaccinations. Our vet also recommends completing another 5-way vaccination at 16 weeks of age. Please do not allow your puppy to be on public ground where other dogs have been until they have received all of their vaccinations. Parvo can live in the ground for years where infected dogs have gone potty. Symptoms of Parvo are vomiting, diarrhea, and being lethargic. Parvo is highly contagious and can be fatal. Please also keep your puppy away from other dogs until they are fully vaccinated if the other dogs are not up to date on their shots.

  • Ask your vet which dewormer they recommend. They should recommend a monthly heartworm preventative that will also take care of worms such as roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms. Ask your vet if they also provide a heartworm preventative that guards against whipworms also.

  • Flea and tick medicine is also highly recommended, and we suggest using K9 advantix. This is a liquid that goes on the body of the dog and is waterproof. It repels and kills fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. Infected mosquitoes biting your dog causes heartworms, so it's important to use K9 Advantix to repel them. Fleas cause tapeworms when a dog chews at his or her skin where the flea is and ingests the flea. We do not recommend giving any type of flea and tick medicine that the dog will eat by mouth as it could be very harmful to your dog and have major negative side effects.

  • It is normal for your puppy to not be excited about eating during the first few days as they are adjusting to their new environment. Once they get comfortable in their new home, they will start eating regularly again. You can try hand feeding, soaking their kibble in warm water, and providing different types of wet food such as Royal Canin Puppy Appetite Stimulation canned dog food. They really enjoy wet food! It is important that your puppy does eat and drink the first few days because if they do not eat within 12 to 16 hours, they can become lethargic and weak which could result in health problems. A vet has also recommended cooking chicken with a touch of salt and mixing it with rice.

  • If your puppy sleeps a lot, this is not something to be concerned about unless when they are awake, they seem weak and dizzy, not eating well, and if they are having diarrhea. Puppies can sleep around 18-20 hours a day, so please do not be alarmed if they seem to be sleeping too much! Puppies need sleep as they are rapidly growing and developing!

  • If your puppy is having loose stools, you can add 1 tablespoon of pumpkin puree to their food or just feed it on a spoon, and it should resolve the loose stools in a day or two.

  • Please educate yourself on signs of Hypoglycemia if you have a toy or petite puppy. It is a sudden drop in sugar level. The stress of travel, not eating well, and a new home can cause this, but it is usually only the first day or two. The first signs are staggering or “drunken” walk. If this happens, you will need to get their sugar level up as quickly as possible. Light corn syrup is the best remedy. If they experience an episode, dip your finger in the syrup and stick it in their mouth. They will usually lick it right up and should recover in a few minutes. If not, please contact your vet immediately as this can be life threatening.

  • Litter Box Training: We use Vibrant Life paper pellet cat litter and a cat litter box to train the puppies to use a litter box. You can continue this training at home if you would like, but in order for your puppy to remember to use the litter box, there will need to be a litter box in every room that the puppy is allowed in so that he/she remembers to use it. You will need to place the litter boxes in low traffic areas. If the puppy has an accident, they will go there again if they smell any trace of urine or poop on the floor. We recommend cleaning the area with vinegar or liquid pet odor eliminators. If they poop outside of the litter box, place the poop inside the litter box to help get the smell started. If you would like to train your puppy to go outside to potty, you can place some of the litter outside and take the puppy to it each time to help them transition. Please remember that your puppy should not touch the ground or dirt until he/she has had all of the required vaccinations. We recommend buying a strand of bells to hang from your doorknob and have the puppy ring the bells each time you take him/her outside so that the puppy learns to ring the bell when he/she needs to go potty. You can find the strand of bells on Amazon. The link below tells how often you need to take your puppy outside to potty and gives you specific times to take them.

  • A great webpage that provides a lot of information for potty training your puppy is at the following link on the AKC website: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-potty-train-a-puppy/ The more consistent you are with potty training, the sooner they will learn.

  • Here is another great resource from the AKC website that provides information about crate training: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-crate-train-your-dog-in-9-easy-steps/    

  • A loud fan or soft, calming music can help your puppy sleep at night. A snuggle puppy is also a great tool to use for helping your puppy stay calm and sleep as it contains a heartbeat and allows for the insertion of a heat pack that stays heated for 24 hours. This can be purchased on Amazon.

  • Please purchase an ear wash solution to put in your puppy’s ears after each bath to help prevent ear infections. We like to use VetWELL ear cleaner, and you can find it on Amazon. We do not recommend frequent bathing as it can dry out their skin and strip their natural oils which they need for a healthy coat and skin. Your Goldendoodle puppy will need to be brushed frequently to help prevent matting. We recommend taking your puppy to a professional groomer about every three months.

  • Your new puppy will need something to chew on. We do not recommend raw hides as they stay undigested in the stomach for a long time. For teething we recommend ice cubes, frozen gumabones, wet tea towel that is tied in a knot and frozen, carrots, natural smoked bones, real marrow bones, nylabones, big denta kongs, and elk antlers. Just be sure to supervise them at all times when they are chewing on these items.

  • We also recommend feeding your puppy in his or her crate as this will help the puppy stay focused on the meal and helps them see the crate as a good place that they enjoy being in.

  • Treats for training: we recommend tiny pieces of string cheese or the Turkey and Berry chewies from Life’s Abundance broken into small pieces.

  • Goat’s milk and scrambled eggs are great for weight gain.

  • If your puppy has to travel a far distance, we recommend using Greenies Pill Pockets and place a half of a Benadryl tablet in it per 10 lbs and give to your dog to help relieve motion sickness and calm their anxiety. This is recommended by a vet.

  • The puppy will come with a small bag of food that we have been feeding them, and we would advise you to mix this food with the food you would like to feed them so that their stomachs will not be upset