Congratulations!

We, at Happy Go Puppy, are delighted to have helped you purchase the newest member of your family. We hope they give you the joy they have provided us over the past eight weeks. 

Whilst your puppy was with us, they have been living with their parents and siblings on our farm in Victoria. As such, they have been a much loved member of our family, and we would love to hear from you regarding their progress as the weeks, months, and years pass.

If for any reason you cannot keep your puppy, we ask that you please contact us to rehome them.

Quick Tips

Feeding

Your puppy will need to be fed 3-4 small meals per day until their stomach…

Socialisation

Socialisation and training our puppies training begins when they are…

Vaccinations

Your puppy was given its first vaccination when they were 6 weeks old…

Flea & Worming

Fleas and worms can be very difficult and frustrating to deal with when…

Desexing

There is a lot of literature regarding desexing your pet, but there is a…

Starter Kit

You can purchase a puppy starter pack from us which includes puppy food…

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Feeding

From the moment your puppy began to feed independently, they were fed Black Hawk Puppy Food. Your puppy will need to be fed 3-4 small meals per day until their stomach is able to hold more food. When your puppy is approximately 6 months old, you can reduce the feedings down to twice a day. If you choose to change your puppy’s diet, it is recommended you speak with your vet who will be able to ensure your puppy is on the right nutritional track.

Socialisation and Training

Our puppies training begins when they are still with their mother, so they are very keen to learn and please. As they have been very heavily dependent on their mother over the first eight weeks of life, a majority of their skills come from their mother. Toilet training, and basic commands such as; “sit”, “stay”, “come” etc… are taught as soon as they arrive at their new home.

Puppy preschool is an excellent and safe way to provide social contact for your dog. It also teaches your puppy good manners and basic obedience. It also educates YOU on the development and basic care of your puppy. These classes are usually run through your local vet. We recommend you ask your vet when yourself and your puppy can start! For anyone in the local region we recommend Kelly Mathrick 0431 258 290.

We socialise and start basic training with your puppy before your puppy joins you in your home. We bring them inside and outside, away from their living areas, when possible in order to allow them to get used to different environments. They have all had human contact with people of different ages ranging from infants to the elderly, in order to socialise them with any age group.

Vaccinations

Your puppy was given its first vaccination when they were 6 weeks old. Your puppy will need another when they are 12 weeks old, in order to give it its best protection before socialising with other dogs. This date will appear on your certificate as well as the puppy information sheet we give you. These vaccinations protect against Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper, and Canine Hepatitis.

It is recommended adult dogs receive a booster annually in order to protect them from potentially fatal diseases.

Flea and Worming

Fleas and worms can be very difficult and frustrating to deal with when your beloved pet has them. It is recommended you speak with your vet regarding the best treatment for your dog. We use Drontel Allwormer for worm treatment, and Simparica for flea, mite, and parasite treatment. Both of these treatments will cover your puppy against fleas, and all worms for four weeks as per the instructions issued by the manufacturer.

Desexing

There is a lot of literature regarding desexing your pet, but there is a big debate as to when you should desex them. The RSPCA released a research report, “Early Age Desexing of Dogs and Cats” (2010)(Click here to read this article. ), regarding early age desexing (before 5.5 months). They state it is a practice primarily occurring in animal shelters and is relatively uncommon in private practices. Within the article, they outline the benefits of early age desexing and explain the process. However, there is evidence from Torres de la Riva, Hart, Farver, et. al.,(2013)(Click here to read this article.) that early age desexing in Golden Retrievers has the potential to cause a greater risk of hip dysplasia, and lymphosarcoma, for dogs who underwent early age desexing. It is worth reading both of these reports and have a discussion with your vet with regards as to when to have your dog desexed.

Please keep in mind that we offer a $100.00 desexing voucher if you have your puppy desexed within the first 12 months of its life.

Puppy Starter Pack

You can purchase a puppy starter pack from us which includes puppy food and a blanket. We suggest the following for a complete puppy starter pack:

  • Puppy Food

  • Blanket

  • Food bowl

  • Water bowl

  • Collar

  • Leash

  • Name tag

  • Chew toys

  • Shampoo

  • Comb

  • Brush

  • Nail Clippers

  • Waste control bags

  • Bag holder

  • Training pads

  • Bed

  • Kennel/Crate

  • Car restraint/Carry crate

Additional Information

If you still have questions regarding your puppy which has not been covered, please feel free to contact us. If you would like further reading information, we recommend these websites: 

  1. My New Puppy: A Comprehensive Guide (by Black Hawk).
  2. Setting Schedules And Developing A Routine For Your New Puppy. 
  3. Your Dogs Welfare Needs. Agriculture Victoria (Please look through this whole website. It gives a lot of important information regarding the ownership of your pet.)
  4. The Smart Puppy and Dog Buyer’s Guide
  5. The Smart Puppy and Dog Buyer’s Checklist

We truly wish you all the best with the new member of your family. We hope you will keep us informed of any progress in the future.

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As our darling puppies are loved by so many families we ask that you provide your details so we can add you to our priority waiting list.

Thank you, Erin, and Happy Go Puppies for our beautiful Millie.  When we chose Millie, Erin initially sent us short videos so we could see what a little rascal we were getting. Erin then allowed us to visit with her several times prior to taking her home with so that we could bond with her.  It became quickly evident that Erin is a very caring and knowledgeable breeder.  Her main focus is the long-term happiness and welfare of her puppies.  

After having lost our Cavalier, Rosie, we thought nothing could replace her.  We were certainly wrong.  Our darling Millie has been the most wonderful addition to our family.  She brings us so much joy.

During our regular vet check-ups, our vet constantly comments on how good and solid Millie’s bone structure is, especially her knees.  She has a wonderful stance and brilliant teeth.  Millie is a highly intelligent puppy, quick to learn and easy to train.  She has a loving and gentle personality; coupled with a cheeky and energetic playful nature.  She loves to run and play fetch.

We highly recommend Erin and Happy Go Puppies to anyone that is seriously looking for a well-bred and healthy puppy.  Two of our friends have also bought puppies from Erin after seeing how wonderful Millie is.

Keep up the good work.

Andie and Stewart

We had a fantastic experience purchasing our puppy, Ralph, from Erin at Happy Go Puppy. Not only was the communication prior to collecting our new family member extensive and warm including photos, videos, and face time calls, the communication afterward from his health and welfare to toy recommendations and tips on how to keep him still for a photo was also so impressive. Ralph is a smart, playful but gentle Groodle who has toilet trained and learned other commands very very quickly. He loves to be around our children and be part of the family and will retrieve a ball for as long as you will throw it for him. We would not hesitate to recommend Happy Go Puppy and in fact, have done so to friends!  

Candice Perus

RSPCA Donation

We proudly support the RSPCA. For every sale, we donate a portion of the proceeds to RSPCA