Frequently asked questions
How do I reserve a puppy?
To addDeposits can be paid for by personal check, paypal or cash. No puppy can be held without a deposit. Deposits are nonrefundable but may be used on another litter if there isn't a suitable puppy in the litter you place a deposit on. Click here to place a deposit. You have one year to use your deposit. a new question go to app settings and press "Manage Questions" button.
Do you have references?
Yes, I have several pages of happy customers. Check out our facebook page for previous customers also.
How long have you been breeding dogs?
We have been breeding since 2001. All of our purebred dogs are AKC or CKC registered sometimes both. We are in good standing with both registries.
How do I pick out my puppy after I have placed a deposit?
Once the puppies are born I will email pics of the new puppies to the people that have paid their deposit or post them on this site. Those people will be allowed to choose first. I will then allow the general public to choose from the remaining puppies. Puppies must be chosen by 5 to 6 weeks to allow the next in line to get to choose. Gender must be chosen by 3 days old.
What happens to your adults that are no longer having puppies?
How do I schedule an appointment?
Please fill out an application form. Click here for more info
Do you do any health testing?
Our sires and dams are chosen for their excellent health and sweet temperaments. Our adult dogs are regularly groomed, vaccinated, and loved. We perform genetic testing on our adults such as VWD, DM, Pra/Prcd, News, DB/RD based on breed necessity. Which is why we guarantee the genetic health of our puppies for life for these diseases. If the parents are clear so will the puppies.
Can I come see my puppy after it is born?
Yes. Not until they are 6 weeks old though and have been vaccinated for the first time. They are susceptible to many canine diseases at this age, especially Parvo.
What is Parvo? What are the symptoms? And how did my puppy get it?
Dogs that develop the disease show symptoms of the illness within 3 to 10 days. The symptoms include lethargy, vomiting, fever, and diarrhea (usually bloody). Diarrhea and vomiting result in dehydration and secondary infections can set in. Due to dehydration, the dog's electrolyte balance can become critically affected. Because the normal intestinal lining is also compromised, blood and protein leak into the intestines leading to anemia and loss of protein, and endotoxins escaping into the bloodstream, causing endotoxemia. Dogs have a distinctive odor in the later stages of the infection. The white blood cell level falls, further weakening the dog. Any or all of these factors can lead to shock and death. The first sign of CPV is lethargy. Usually the second symptoms would be loss of appetite or diarrhea followed by vomiting.
How do I pay the balance owed on my puppy?
I am going on vacation the same time my puppy will be ready for pick up. Can you keep my puppy until we get back?
All puppies left after they are 8 weeks will incur a boarding charge of $15 per day or $100 a week. Once you have paid a deposit to reserve an older puppy you are responsible for the boarding fee. Housebreaking is $300 per week.
Can you reccomend a trainer?
What vet do you use?
What comes with my puppy?
What will I need before I pick up my puppy?
What dog food do you use? and how can I find it in my area?
Taste of The Wild dog food http://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/ bison and venison puppy formula
If I wait until a puppy is older can I get it for less money?
Some people believe an older puppy is somehow worth less than a young one. This is not true. An older puppy is already working on crate and housebreaking. They also have received more of the vet recommended puppy booster shots. As a breeder I have more money and time invested in an older puppy, thus making them more valuable.
Do you offer dog training?
No, Please contact www.georgiadogtrainer.com
When does my puppy need to be paid for?
Puppies must be paid for in full by 8 weeks of age. You may send a personal check as long as your pick up date is at least 10 business or 14 days from when I receive the check.
What is the difference between English and American Golden Retrievers?
How long will it take to housetrain my puppy?
The amount of time it takes to housetrain your puppy is primarily dependent upon you. Do it right and it shouldn't take long at all - perhaps just a few weeks. Dogs, like babies, are unique - some "get it" right away and others don't. The key, though, always - is you.
What is the best way to potty train puppies?
Are there other training options?
I live in a high rise and can't get my puppy outside for potty training. What are my choices?
People that live in cities, apartments, and high rises often train their puppies to relieve themselves using training pads, as described above. The only difference is that the pads are used all the time instead of for a transition phase.
How long can puppies "hold it" during the day?
All dogs are different, but generally, puppies as young as 8-9 weeks can control their bladders and bowels for up to seven or eight hours, if necessary. We would never recommend leaving a puppy unattended in a crate for that long, however, and encourage working people to come home during their noon hour or find some
What is the "psychology" behind housetraining a puppy?
What is the most important thing to do when housetraining?
My puppy does great sometimes, but is still having too many accidents. How can I get him to be completely potty trained?
Until your puppy is accident-free, he is not housetrained. Even though you thought you were about done with this stage, you must go back to the same level of monitoring and training (even if it means repeating crate training) you were doing at the beginning of the training, except you need to do a better job this time around since something didn't work. Be patient. Don't lose your temper. You'll get there. The better you do, the better your puppy will do.
What can I do to curb nuisance barking?
The first and most important step is to properly identify the cause. Barking is a perfectly normal behavior and dogs bark for many reasons. However, excessive or nuisance barking may be due to boredom or loneliness. For some dogs, it is a "learned" behavior, reinforced and rewarded with attention or treats that owners mistakenly think will pacify the dog. Determine the events that trigger nuisance barking and remedy the situation. If that is not feasible, a bark control device may be an option.
How do bark collars correct nuisance barking?
There are 3 correction methods: tone, stimulation, and citronella spray correction. They are all based on the same principle. The collars activate when your dog barks and introduce a corrective stimulus that disrupts barking. Your dog will then associate this correction with barking and learn to curb nuisance barking.
What bark control products are available?
How effective are bark collars?
The time it takes to curb nuisance barking will vary from pet to pet. A survey conducted by PetSafe concluded electronic training devices, including bark collars, are effective. Over 2/3 of the 1,025 dog owners responded that their dogs' overall behavior had, in fact, improved since using the electronic equipment.
Will my dog need to wear a collar forever?
No. Once training is complete, you should be able to remove the collar, though retraining may be necessary with some dogs. Complete training instructions are provided with each collar.
Which bark control device is right for me?
There are two basic models: automatic units and handheld units. Both are equally effective but their applications differ. Remote units, such as bark collars, are ideal when inappropriate barking occurs when the owner is absent or when barking takes place in random or unpredictable locations. Handheld units are effective when the owner is present to correct the barking.
Are Citronella collars as effective?
Many customers are satisfied with the results from spray collars. Our favorite for consistent training and control are the electronic collars.
Are stimulation collars safe?
Absolutely. They are used by thousands of pet owners every day. Multiple stimulation levels let you choose the lowest level needed to correct behavior. Some units allow for a very low "warning" correction and then increase stimulation level only if barking continues.
Will other dogs barking set off my dog's collar?
No. All our collars sense vocal cord vibration to initiate correction.
I have a sensitive dog; will I be able to use a bark collar or will it hurt her?
All training collars, including bark collars, are designed not to hurt or punish your pet. The correction stimulation is comparable to the static generated from walking through carpet. We recommend the PetSafe Deluxe Collars as they have a patented technology that detects vibration and sound to ensure precise activation. Safely control your littlest dog's big barks with the PetSafe Deluxe Little Dog Bark Control Collar.