|01-20-2013, 11:07 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: St Petersburg
From 0 to puppy ready!!! (Also anyone from Tampa Bay?)
First I want to thank everyone who helped me in the choosing a breeder board. (This is so exciting!)
Now I am searching the forums and making a list to get ready for the puppy!
I need everything from food feedback to a good vet and training classes near Tampa Bay!
• Food: our breeder told us that she has seen many problems from chicken, and to stay away from it and gluten... So we are looking at:
Nature's Variety, Solid Gold, California Natural, Wellness, The Honest Kitchen Keen Dehydrated Dog Food, Orijen Regional Red Grain-Free, Blue Buffalo lamb and rice. And there is Costco generic with lamb and rice.
• Need training classes, I think i want to do group lessons so puppy socializes. I trained a cat dog commands, so unless I am having issues I should not need a one on one.
I mostly want to go somewhere with pup to get him used to being everywhere with me, the car etc..
• Any clubs near Tampa?
• What chew toys to get?
• How many harnesses will it take to go from 8 weeks to full grown? I like the Julius k9 harness type especially since we will be near water allot and I like that handle on top.
I don't even know where or how to start shopping!!!
Wanted to post in case someone already has a good list =)
All of you are the best! toss your ideas my way!