How long will my puppy live?

    A puppy's lifespan varies by breed and size, but below are some agreed upon averages.
            - Toy (15-18 yrs.)
            - Mini (14-17 yrs.)
            - Standard (12-15 yrs.)
            - Toy (13-17 yrs.)
            - Mini (12-16 yrs.)
            - Standard (10-15 yrs.)
    Golden Retriever:
            - Standard (10-12 yrs.)
    Bernese Mtn Dog:
            - Standard (6-9 yrs.)

    How big will my puppy get?

    A puppy's size is heavily dependent on breed and the size of the parents. Sizes range from small to large with select breeds.
    All weights listed are approximate and not guaranteed.
            - Toy (10-25 lbs.)
            - Mini (25-45 lbs.)
            - Standard (45-85 lbs.)
            - Toy (4-24 lbs.)
            - Mini (25-40 lbs.)
            - Standard (41-85 lbs.)
    Golden Retriever:
            - Standard (50-80 lbs.)
    Bernese Mtn Dog:
            - Standard (60 - 105 lbs.)

    How often should I feed my puppy?

    Here at Diamond Royal, we recommend feeding twice a day. Morning and evening. However, depending on the breed and size, the frequency of feeding may need to be more or less. This will help your puppy get on a schedule, which will be important for potty training.
    ♦For more info on puppy feeding fundamentals, Click HERE!

    Why is crate training important?

    Crate training gives dogs a sense of security and safety and helps give owners greater peace of mind. Crate training is an essential part of housebreaking puppies, as dogs don’t like to soil their sleeping quarters. They learn to hold their bladder while they’re in their crate, so you won’t have to clean up messes.

    How do I potty train my puppy?

    1. Know the general triggers for pottying.
    2. Teach your dog to potty immediately when going outside.
    3. Set a timer so you do not lose track of time.
    4. Interrupt accidents that do happen in the house with a non-angry, verbal “eh,eh.” Then immediately take your dog outside to finish his business.
    5. Regulate water.
    ♦For more information on potty training, Click HERE!

    What food should I feed my puppy?

    We recomend feeding a good quality kibble that promotes healthy development. Here at Diamond Royal we recommend Nutrena Loyall Life® All Life Stages. It offers super-premium nutrition that supports your furbaby from puppyhood all the way to senior. As a wholesome option, it’s always free from by-products, corn, wheat, and soy.
    ♦For more info on Loyall Life All Life Stages, Click HERE!

    5 common questions new puppy owners may have

    1. Why Doesn’t My Puppy Like Being Picked Up by My Kids?
    Most children are unaware of the signals that dogs send when they don’t like
    something or are trying to get away. So by picking a puppy up, the kids are
    unwittingly forcing the dog into an uncomfortable or even painful situation.

    2. Is It Cruel to Leave My Puppy With Someone Else While I’m on Vacation?
    As long as you trust the person caring for your puppy and you provide
    food, collar, leash, and chew toys, your puppy will be fine and will be
    very excited to see you when you return.

    3. Why Does My Puppy Attack My Clothes When I Get Dressed?
    It sounds as though your puppy is trying to get you to play with them.
    If they do this again, don’t engage. If you push them away or chase them as
    they will think that you are playing a game.

    4. What Do I Do If My Cat Doesn’t Like My New Puppy?
    Don’t allow your puppy to “insist” on playing with the cat or chasing it.
    Your puppy doesn’t understand your cat’s communications, so you have to
    intervene on the cat’s behalf.

    5. The Vet Said Not to Take My Puppy Outside, But Now They Have to Go Potty!
    It is okay to take your puppy outside to potty. Until your pet has had
    their last set of vaccinations, avoid areas commonly used by other dogs;
    carry your puppy if you can’t.

    ♦More information on these topics can be found HERE!

    Why doesn't my puppy like being on its back?

    Forcing them onto their back is forcing them into a vulnerable/submissive position.
    This causes unnecessary stress in a new puppy as they struggle to get off their back.
    Once your furbaby trusts you completely, they will be more at ease to lay on their
    back in your arms and be ready for all the belly rubs you can give them without stressing them out.