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Old 07-30-2011, 09:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The following are some of my favorite sites to share with information to new puppy owners to prepare for the puppy. Feel free to add your own!

http://www.camelotshepherds.com/Puppy's%201st%20Week.htm

http://www.gsdhelp.info/puppyOURS/thepuppyprimer1.html

http://www.schutzhund-training.com/puppy_tips.html

http://www.vonfalconer.com/articles/2/article/3

http://www.worldclassgsd.com/Tips_Resources_For_German_Shepherds/House_Breaking_Your_Puppy.htm

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These are great! I am dying waiting to get a puppy in the spring, but articles like this help hold me over and prepare me for puppy parenthood!
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which food are you starting ur pup on? im getting my first GSD next week!! so excited.. shes only 8 weeks and finding a good food for her seems impossible. everyone has different opinions.
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I don't know yet, I plan on talking to my breeder about it. I'm pretty new here so I don't know my way around the boards that well, but I'm sure you could find a thread that would give you some food for thought (ha ha). Or just start your own thread with your specific questions. I'm in not position to give advice yet, I'm here to learn! I'm so excited for you though. I wish I was getting mine that soon!
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But I am thinking a high quality dry, large breed puppy food.
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It depends when you introduce the clicker if at all. It’s possible without it depending on your daily training if any. Nice video, but it’s a no brainer. Treats can replace clickers in a heart beat as long as it's consistent. Now do we have to treat until our dogs get old, no way. That is you, the owners, to figure out.

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which food are you starting ur pup on? im getting my first GSD next week!! so excited.. shes only 8 weeks and finding a good food for her seems impossible. everyone has different opinions.
We are getting our GSD at the end of April the Breeder will have him started on Nutro Natural Choice large breed puppy food and we plan on keeping him on it. It's a bit pricey but these dogs are worth every penny of it! It helps keep their coat shiny too.
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I would ask the breeder what your puppy is started on. Our puppy was started on kirkland puppy food and even though we know feeding just a straight puppy food is bad we got a bag of it for when he comes home and will switch him to the all life stages version when he is finished with the puppy food so he can have a more steady growth. I would suggest you keep your pup on whatever the breeder weaned them onto for atleast one bag they already are adjusting to a new home/family and so much more changing food shouldn't be another stressor too.
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one of the most helpful things I do with a new puppy is leash them in the house. I use an old six foot length of clotheline and attach it to thieir collars. No more running around the dining room table with no hopes of catching the little bugger. Also good for when new people come into the house, no jumping, etc. I don't hitch him to anything, he just drags the leash around with him.
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We're getting our first GSD next week and he will be 8 weeks
I was skeptical about feeding the raw diet at first but then I read about it on one of the forums on here. It's worth the read if you are unsure about what to feed your new dog
http://www.rawdogranch.com/


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