There has been a major outbreak of Parvo Virus in many localities. This is a very deadly disease.
Please do not bring your puppies anywhere where an un-vaccinated puppy/dog may be able to run until he/she has had the full series of puppy vaccinations! This includes puppy kindergarten classes no matter what the training facility says. Your puppy is at risk until fully vaccinated!
I feed my dogs Nutri Source large breed dog food. It is a highly rated 4 paw dog food that has never had a recall.
If you are considering using a different dog food for your puppy/dog, please look at the protein/fat as recommended on my contract for growing Golden Retriever puppies and check this dog food recall list to make sure your food of choice is not on it.
I highly recommend Victoria Stilwell's training methods. She has a show on Animal Planet called It's Me or the Dog. She also has a book with the same name. This is her official website:
"Dog Training With Victoria Stilwell - YouTube" This Teacher's Pet series she makes is excellent and free. :) They are extremely helpful with training your new puppy with her Positively method. (I couldn't do a direct link, sorry!)
You can also use her site to see if there is a certified Positively trainer in your local area. :)
When looking for a puppy class and dog trainer, look for one that uses positive-based training. I also LOVE clicker training! It is amazing how fast a puppy/dog can learn using this method. Don't worry, you won't need to carry a clicker around with you for the rest of your life. It is something that is used to initially teach a new concept/word. Then it is slowly phased out... just like treats.