We are located just west of Columbus, Ohio; only minutes from Dublin and Hilliard.
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Recommendations for Your Puppy We realize this page is rather long but it is VERY importaint that you read all of it. Taking on a dog is a very big commitment that cannot be taken lightly. Feeding: At Pleasant Valley Doodles we feed our dogs Evanger’s brand dog foods. Another great dog food that we often use is Fromm. Don’t forget NuVet Supplements. As a dog breeder, animal health is our top priority. That’s why NuVet Plus immune system builder is required as part of your pet’s Health Guarantee. To assure your puppy gets off to the right start, they have been enjoying NuVet Plus every day as a treat (they love the taste). Continuing this daily regimen is the easiest and best way to keep your pet on the path to perfect health! This is not just a vitamin. It’s an immune   system   builder with a precise balance of vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, amino acids and high-potency antioxidants. That’s why it works so well through all three stages of a dog’s life. NuVet is not available in stores , and is only available to the general public with an order code from an authorized pet professional. For   your   convenience , you may order directly from the manufacturer by calling 800-474-7044 and using Order Code: 74719, or ordering online at www.nuvet.com/74719 . You can also save an additional 15% and assure you never run out of NuVet by choosing the “AutoShip” option at check out. Please order prior to picking up your pup! Please don’t feed human food to your puppy. You should also avoid cheap dog treats or chews. Our vet recommends “Bully Sticks” or “Himalayan Dog Chews”. They last a long time and are especially good for when they start to shed their puppy teeth at 12 to 16 weeks. These can both be found at Pet People stores. Rotate toys so they have variety and don’t get bored. Look for “Tuff Tested” toys. Deer Antlers split down the middle are great, too. Treats You’ll want to reward all of the great behavior of your new puppy! Treats that are low in calories, grain free, natural, healthy and that taste great are the best ones to choose. Here are some recommendations: Zukes – only 3 calories each. They come in many flavors and grain free. These are wonderful for rewarding behavior and dogs LOVE them. Fruitables – between 3.5 and 9 calories. These are made in soft and crunchy versions in delicious varieties like pumpkin blueberry, and pumpkin mango. Your dog will love them! Lickety Stick – only 1 calorie in 10 licks. This looks like a roll on deodorant, but is a treat/reward for dogs. They lick it and it dispenses a chicken flavored liquid. Wellness Venison Jerkey – 4 calories. These are tender pieces of venison jerky and can be torn into smaller pieces. Dogs love them!! Note: Be sure to read labels. Do not buy any treat or food with Red Dye! Most dogs have an allergy to this and it causes the hair to fall out. Your job: Your job is to socialize your puppy, train them, care for them and keep them safe and healthy at all times. Your first job is house training which should take no more than 2-3 weeks. After your puppy is house trained and vaccinated, we strongly suggest obedience training. This will help you enjoy your puppy to the fullest for a lifetime. Please keep your puppy away from dog parks and public areas with dogs until your puppy has been fully vaccinated! Crate Training: We always recommend crate training your dog. Dogs naturally seek out the safety of their den. The crate should only be big enough for them to stand up and turn around in. Any bigger and they may take to making messes in them. There are crates available with adjustable dividers so their space can be expanded as they grow. Never scold your dog and punish them by putting them in the crate. You want it to be their safe place to sleep and rest in. Keep small children away from the crate when the dog is in it. Leave the door open when ever your dog is out of the crate so they can learn to come and go any time they want. You may be surprised how often they get in it. You have a long time to go before you can teach them what they can and cannot do in the house. Do yourself a favor, crate train your puppy right away. It may be your furniture you save.
Training We highly recommend Mark Frederick of Dog Haus Training for training your puppy. He has a lifetime of experience training dogs and he comes to your home to work with you and your puppy one on one. He intimately understands different personalities of dogs and the training will be specifically designed for your puppy. At the end of each training session, he’ll create a video for you on an Ipad or video camera so you can review all of the information he went over with you. Mark Frederick – 614-595-2406 www.doghaustraining.com
Fencing A physical fence is recommended for your new puppy. However, if you live in a community that does not allow physical fencing, we strongly recommend you use Lance’s Hidden Fencing. Not only is Lance a dog trainer (now only for the purpose of training for the invisible fence), but he has a price that can’t be beat, he has the best customer service you’ll find in the industry and he has a containment guarantee. Lance is an Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner from 2007-2011 and he has been a National Super Service Award Winner! Lance’s Hidden Fencing: 614-276-2760 www.fencebylance.com
Spay and Neuter Here are some suggestions on places to spay or neuter your puppy. This needs to be done when they are 6 months old. No later.
Spay & Neuter Clinic (614-761-7551) 2752 Sawbury Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235 Sawmill & I-270 (West Side close to Ford dealership) Free puppy kit which includes 1 free frontline and 1 free heartguard. Heartguard is $5/mo will only dispense one or two at a time because puppy needs to be weighed each month to adjust dose. Heartworm testing begins at 1 year of age. Visit 1: 9-10 weeks Distemper & Parvo = $22 Distemper, Parvo & Bordetella = $33 Visit 2: 12 – 13 weeks Distemper, Parvo & Rabies = $26 Distemper, Parvo, Rabies & Bordetella = $37 Spay/Neuter at 4-6 months 3-40 lbs 41-70 lbs Spay $86 $118 Neuter $74 $96 SOS (614-396-8707) sosohio.org 691 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43229 Located at I-71 and 161 (West side of I-71 – close to RR tracks) Spay/Neuter after 2 months of age Spay - $85 Neuter - $65 At time of spay/neuter: Rabies - $6, Distemper/Parvo - $8, Bordatella - $12, Microchip - $25 Rascal Unit (614-771-7729) rascalunit.com 5830 Britton Parkway, Dublin, OH 43016 Located next to Walmart Distemper/Parvo = $10 Rabies = $7 Bordetella = $10 Office visit = $10 Spay/Neuter: 20-40 lbs 40.1-60 lbs 60.1-80 lbs Spay $55 $60 $70 Neuter $45 $50 $60 *other weights and prices on website