Black Butte Retrievers


GETTING READY FOR PUPPY

PUPPY FOOD

​​We first discovered ProPac dog food when we purchased Porter from a breeder back East. To our surprise, the food is actually sold through a distributor in our neighbor state of Washington. The great thing about this food, is that even though it is not yet carried in major pet food stores, your local feed store can order it in for you or you can get it on www.chewy.com. And in case you are wondering, we get no kick backs for recommending this food, we just love this product and it's VERY AFFORDABLE price! To read more about ProPac CLICK HERE.


For new puppies who need an extra boost and start eating at a young age, we like to put them on Royal Canine Puppy Formula. This is a very pricey, extremely rich food, so we don't recommend it for puppies over 8 weeks who are maintaining a healthy weight on ProPac. 


NEW CRATE & TOYS
​​We are HUGE advocates of crate training for use during both day and night time hours. Although we do love our wire kennels for our adults, we ask that all new puppy owners purchase a hard sided plastic crate for dogs between 25-40lbs, depending on the size of your puppy. This style of crate serves many purposes.

  1. It feels safer for puppy and 


TYPES OF COLLARS

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FIRST DAYS HOME

THE DRIVE HOME
first discovered ProPac dog food when we purchased Porter from a breeder back East. To our surprise, the food is actually sold through a distrib


INTRODUCING PUPPY TO THE HOUSE & EXISTING PETS


FOOD & WATER

first discovered ProPac dog food when we purchased Porter from a breeder back East. To our surprise, the food is actually sold through a distrib


DAYTIME POTTY TRAINING
first discovered ProPac dog food when we purchased Porter from a breeder back East. To our surprise, the food is actually sold through a distrib

NIGHT TIME POTTY TRAINING
first discovered ProPac dog food when we purchased Porter from a breeder back East. To our surprise, the food is actually sold through a distrib


DAILY SCHEDULE



BRUSHING & BATHING


KIDS & PUPPIES




ONGOING TRAINING & BEHAVIOR

SAFE TREATS
first discovered ProPac dog food when we purchased Porter from a breeder back East. To our surprise, the food is actually sold through a distrib


RULES FOR THE FRONT DOOR


BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION TOOLS


JUMPING/LICKING/BITING


SOCIALIZING PUPPY


HUMAN FOOD


SPAYING/NEUTERING


TRAINING (PINCH) COLLAR vs. HARNESS

WALKING PUPPY & INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER DOGS



HEALTH & SAFETY WARNINGS

OUTINGS, TRIPS & DOG PARKS 
Age: 8 weeks - 4 months

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Age: 4 months - 9 months


Age: 9 months - 16 months


Age: 16 months + 



GOOD vs. BAD VACCINES
first discovered ProPac dog food when we purchased Porter from a breeder back East. To our surprise, the food is actually sold through a distrib



FOOD TRANSITIONS





Puppy Training & Behavior