Glenbern Golden Retri‚Äčevers

Puppy Basics

things to consider before getting a puppy.

Is a puppy right for you or perhaps an older dog would be a better fit?  There may be many reasons why you are considering....

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preparing for your puppy - items you will need

Necessities before Puppy comes home. My recomendations & some suggestions
After many years and trials with products, these are some...

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puppy health and Considerations

Vaccines, deworming, parasites, diarrhea all the lovely stuff that goes with puppies explained. The appropriate age for spaying and neuturing large breed dogs.

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what to expect when puppy comes home

On pick up day remember to bring paper towels, a garbage bag and something to lay across your lap or back seat.  Some golden retriever puppies...

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parents HEALTH TESTING - WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

You should see information/proof about Breed Specific health testing on breeding dogs.  What does it mean and why it's important.

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When should i spay or neuter my puppy

Myself like many breeders and some veterinarians prefer to let large breed dogs mature before taking the sex hormones away (spaying/neutering)...

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puppies from conception 
to birth

Have you ever wondered how long it takes from breeding to whelping (giving birth) & your puppies development in the womb.  Follow your puppies progress .....

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puppy development from birth to 8 weeks of age

The weekly stages of puppy development from birth to 8 weeks of age.


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critical periods of puppy 
development up to  4 yrs. old

What your puppy is thinking and doing at different developmental stages might explain the quirky, unreliable, strange 
behaviour.

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training & behaviour
information

The importance of getting things right with your new puppy cannot be overstated.
From housbreaking to crate training to proper socializaton...

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about the golden 
retriever

The history of the golden retriever breed.  It's origin, the breed standard in Canada, United Kingdom & USA...

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pet insurance and the costs of owning a dog

I highly recommend pet insurance for at least the first 2 years of your puppies life.
They run into things, fall off of things and eat things they shouldn't....

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Confirmation / obedience 
Dog Sports

Fun things to do with your dog and understanding what some of it means.  Confirmation, Obedience.....


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DOG / PUPPY FOOD &
NUTRITION

The needs of puppies is different then mature dogs. Whether you decide to feed raw, kibble or homemaded it should all be balanced.........

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recommended clubs /
training facilities

Recommendations for Doggy Daycares, Training facilities, Boarding Kennels, Dog Sitters....



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