In their upbringing, we train our pups to go to the bathroom on wood shavings. We find that it is a successful beginning of the potty training process. For more information on how to utilize this, please bring it up with us. We like Mallard Creek among other brands.
To facilitate potty training, we find that having a box near where you want them to go to the bathroom helps. When the pup is drawn to the scent, they can be escorted to a safe location to go to the bathroom.
Doctor Foster and Smith Collar
If you find that your collar is not staying secure, we have found that a metal clasp works very well. Available in different colors and with an embroidered option, we have had good luck with these.
An alternative to the collar is the family suggested brand CollarTags. These are potentially safer than tags that can be easily pulled off and consumed.
These can be found at their website here:CollarTags
Metal or chew proof Crate
For those that want to crate train their puppies, please keep in mind that your young one will be growing quickly over the next several months. If you plan for your dog to continue their crate use, it is advantageous to purchase a crate with a separator that can expand as they grow in size. When in use, it is imperative that the dog have adequate, but not an excess of space.
Stainless steel bowls
We highly suggest stainless steel bowls instead of plastic, specifically at this age, as they are chew-proof and easily washed. They can be found at any food supply or dog merchandise shop.
Dog friendly Shampoo
There are plenty of shampoos that work well with golden retrievers' coats. We use a variety of products, but have yet to find one that we feel is superior. If in question of quality, a quick search online tends to be a good indicator. We like to use Bio-Groom products. For their 'Super White' shampoo: Click here