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Site updated nov 2017


Goliath Saintberdoodles  

Question & Answer 

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​Q) What should I buy/do to prepare for bringing my dog home? 

A) You should have a safe place for puppy to go when you come home...A safe haven away from areas where he/she could get hurt and away from stairs.. or any small objects he/she could choke on as well as any chemicals he/she could get into....You should have already purchased puppies food and bowls for water and food, his or her bones and any treats...potty pads.... a bed to sleep on and crate if crate training....a Collar and leash....puppy safe cleaner for any clean up of accidents.....Do not use bleach...

Q)What kind and size of crate is best?

A) The best crate is a large metal crate not enclosed with any plastic around it....The best is to get one that comes with the divider so as your puppy grows you can remove the divider and he/she will have more room....this cuts down on having to purchase another crate as the puppy will grow out of his or her crate quite quickly....NEVER USE A PLASTIC AIRLINE CARRIER CRATE....There is not enough ventilation for longer hours in and the puppy could heat up fast in them....these are for shipping in only... 

Q) What brand of food/treats/chew toys is best?  

A) We feed Farmina N/D puppy food.....For Treats we like Benny Bullies Liver Treats as well as Pure Bites Dehydrated chicken or Liver....Puppies favourite bones and #1 Recommended are called "Tarter Buster" or Tarter off the Bone.

Q) How do I potty train my dog?

A)The best way to start your puppy on potty training is to have a potty pad that has been dipped in a bit of the puppies own urine  or stool scent and place down at or near the door you will be using to take the puppy out for potty...The puppy will smell the pad and his/her urine on it and go back to the same spot.....this is used for a short transition period until the puppy has a routine of going outdoors to potty...ideally the goal is to have the puppy learn to go outdoors to a predetermined spot picked by you...this is done by always taking the puppy to the same spot to go potty when you take him/her out....Always praise the puppy when he or she goes potty where you want them too....As the puppy gets older he/she can hold her/his bladder longer than when just a young puppy.....when the puppy is young you can count on a lot more frequent trips to go outside potty....leave one of the puppy's stool in the predetermined spot, and when you take the puppy there the smell of his/her stool will stimulate the puppy to go potty there.....

Q)How much food should my puppy get every day?

A)We leave food and water down at all times 24/7....this breed only picks a bit of food at a time throughout the day.....if you were not to have food down when your puppy went to look for a few more pellets and found nothing there he/she would be hungry....not having enough food and proper nutrients throughout the day will not only cause health problems but also behavioural issues.... where the puppy would feel he/she has to eat really fast the next time in order to get food....not only does this wolfing his/her food down quickly cause possible bloating, but also could cause food dominate issues where the puppy becomes protective of the food dish, and could possibly growl at you or your kids or other family pets in order to stop you taking the food away from him/her......if they know that they have access to food at all times and will not have a need to try to hurry to eat or to dominate over the food bowl..... 

Q)Is it okay to give my dog human food for a treat?

A) We give human food as treats or food....please note do not feed Grapes onions or Chocolate, these are toxic to dogs.....Do not feed bones that will splinter....It is best to purchase Tarter Buster Bone ( the beef Knuckle that seems to be the best for not splintering) ......do not leave a puppy or a dog unattended with bones or toys....

Q) What do I need to do to take care of fur and nails?

A)The amount of grooming will depend on the puppy's hair coat and length of hair ...  if your puppy is a wavy or curly coat you will need to have your puppy or dog groomed every six to eight weeks to keep him or her looking their best.... Regular brushing especially behind the ears or on the legs....   during the winter months where snow can pack onto their fur it is important to keep the puppy brushed out in order to prevent the puppy's hair from matting..........Nails should be trimmed every six to eight weeks....

Q)When do I need to take my dog to the vet for first time after bringing home?

A) It is recommended that you take the puppy to your vet within the first 48 hours of bringing your puppy home....this is part of the breeders contract for your protection and ours that you know you have purchased a healthy puppy...

Any tips how to best socialize my dog with other dogs?

In my family, do I need to have a "master" figure established for the dog, and if so, how?

How do I train if my dog is nippy with people and/or furniture?

Q) Does my dog need to be in crate in car? 

A) Most families do not put their dogs in a crate in the car....to prevent your puppy from coming up to the front seat  while you are driving we recommend purchasing a harness with a seat belt attachment to buckle the dog into the seat buckle....this will prevent the puppy from jumping into the front and distracting you while you are driving.... 

Is it ever too hot or cold to walk the dog? 

Q)We have a cottage, will the dog know how to swim?

A) This breed can swim....with regards to the Saintberdoodle...... but not all puppies will swim....some will wade in the water and some love swimming....it depends on each individual dog and if they have been introduced to the water at a young age....however they  all love a kiddie pool to splash in the summer....with regards to the Goldenmountaindoodle they all seem to love swimming and can spend hours in the water....

Q)Do dogs need life jackets when boating?

A)We recommend a life jacket in the boat for your dog, especially a young puppy if you are out in the boat and quite a distance for him or her to swim to shore....

Q)How do you train dog to go off leash and come when called?

Many trainers train differently...we will just tell you what has worked for us....

A) We have found the quickest way to train your puppy/dog to come when called is to always have on hand their favourite treat.....we boil chicken breasts and sprinkle just a pinch of garlic in....with this we can refrigerate or freeze it to keep on hand....adding the garlic is the smell that entices them to do pretty much what ever you want....you will be amazed at how fast they run back to you when they know you have that treat available...  every time you call their name and they come quickly praise them in an excited voice for coming by saying good boy or good girl ( using their name as well) and them reward them with the garlic sprinkled chicken breast...do not use to much garlic it can be toxic to a dog only just a pinch for scent to entice them is recommended....

* We know that at all times you cannot have a treat with you, so what you do is start out with the garlic chicken treat for a week or so or until they have mastered coming quickly to you...once they have this down then every other time skip the treat but keep up with the praise....this way they will not know which time they are getting the treat or not and keep them still wanting to race back to you in hopes of their reward....if all of a sudden there is never a treat the puppy or dog may decide it is not worth racing back to you so quick for...even as adults reward them with a treat every once in a while to keep instilled this excitement for returning to you...remember it is always with lots of excited  praise telling them good boy or good girl,  do you train your dog....puppies and dogs like humans love to be told they are doing a wonderful job....

There had at one time been a study done on the nature of chimpanzees...trying to determine learned reward based skills and what would, and how far would the chimp go for food reward ........in the study they placed a container in front of the chimpanzee with a handle on it....the chimp would press down the handle and out would come a treat...at first they allowed the treat to come out every time....the chimp would sit and push the handle and out would come the treat...the study then cut down the amount of treats coming to less and less over a period of time......what they found is that even though every time the chimp pushed the handle and a treat did not come out he would still stay at it and try....after a while the chimp who never had a treat come out gave up, but the chimp who had the occasional treat  come out still kept at it trying and did not give up ....nature seems to dictate that in both human and animals we are programmed to fall under this reward based system....





Q).....Why do I have to wait so long for pictures and What are the advantages to reserving a puppy with a deposit before they are even born, or soon after?

A) First pick, second pick and down, or even a chance to pick, is why....You can choose before the puppy pictures get sent to other family's without deposits in to choose from, or the pictures get posted on our website....

Puppy picks reserved with deposits already in place are our priority ....Families who have Deposits in are priority picks....

If you have not received pictures and are waiting what seems awhile for pictures it is most likely because you have not reserved with a deposit for right to first viewing of puppies to choose from.....

If you are waiting for pictures we ask you to "Please be patient."....once our families with their deposits in have picked their puppies we will try to get pictures sent off to you right away....

Pictures are first sent out to families with deposits in PLACE to choose their puppy.....After that we will send out pictures to families who have not given a deposit and we will also post pictures on our website.