How To Buy A Puppy
Here at Gold & Silver's Pets we strive to provide a healthy, well socialized, puppy that will spend the rest of their life with you and will become part of your family.
So we understand it is a big decision to add a new bundle of joy to a family.
Here are a few tips and benefits we provide that will make the transition a little easier for you and the puppy.
Socializing is the number 1 aspect in training a puppy.
We are a family of 7 with the youngest being 12 and we spend a lot of time with our puppies from the day they are born until the day they become your family member.
We have a 60 acre family farm with cows and horses where our dogs and puppies get to run around and meet other animals.
We normally don't do much training before the puppies are 10 weeks old, that way their brain is more fully developed and they can remember a lot better.
The puppies are born on washable Lennypads then moved to cedar wood shavings (the cedar scent being flea and tick repellent) around 5 weeks old where we pick the feces out daily so the puppies stay clean and they will be very easy to potty train.
An easy way to potty train a puppy is to have a fenced in yard or a play pen where the puppy can be free (a lot of puppies would rather go to the bathroom when they are not on a leash)
We do offer crate training after the puppy is 10 weeks old for an additional $75 if the puppy is still here.
What Comes With My Puppy
Health Guarantee/Puppy Contract
We offer a 1 year health guarantee that states the puppy needs to be examined by a licensed veterinarian within 7 days of taking the puppy home.
It covers anything that is hereditary (passed on from the parents).
All of our dogs have been examined and approved to breed by our veterinarian, and a few of them are OFA certified which is what we are aiming for.
The puppy will be dewormed 3 times by 8 weeks old.
And have 1=Neopar (Parvo) vaccine and 1=5-way Vaccine (which includes Distemper and Parvo) by 8 weeks old.
A copy of all the records will be provided.
The puppy will be Microchipped and we provide a form from akcreunite for you to enroll the microchip in your name.
We will provide a small baggy of the food enough for a few days until you get to the pet store.
We recommend the puppy being on puppy food until it is 15 weeks old then switch to adult.
Puppy food has a lot of calcium in it therefore if it is fed to a growing puppy longer than 15-18 weeks of age it makes their bones grow faster than their bodies and they may get bowl legged or have problems later in their life.
The puppy will not be Spayed or Neutered when you take it home.
We strongly recommend getting a puppy fixed no sooner than 6-8 months of age.
That way they can handle the surgery a lot better and the dog will be healthier and can mature a lot better.