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Our new puppy comes this weekend. We bought Costco puppy food because it had a high rating. Anyone have experience with it? What do you all feed your Doods?

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Comment by Debbie & Trixie on February 15, 2014 at 2:35pm

I started Trixie on the leash at 8 weeks or so...the earlier the better I think!  They don't quite understand what the heck you're doing at first, but the catch on pretty quickly.  We feed the Costco version of grain free based on our vet's recommendation...it's called Nature's Domain.  So far, so good.

Comment by Jane Anderson on February 15, 2014 at 1:10pm
Thanks. Will get him started on the leash. I love Maine. We have family in Unity. They have a vinyard there called Younity Vineyards.
Comment by Beverly and Eli on February 15, 2014 at 12:39pm

Right away, along with potty training. Eli flipped at first but staying firm helped.

Comment by Jane Anderson on February 15, 2014 at 11:52am
Porter is now almost 13 weeks old and doing well. He weighs in at about 17 pounds now. We have our kitchen blocked off, but allow him in the living room when we can watch him. He barks at us from the kitchen which isn't a good thing. We are working on that. I buy beef marrow bones and they keep him busy for at least 30 to 45 minutes. What age do you start leash training?
Comment by Beverly and Eli on January 20, 2014 at 6:50am

Jane, did your new puppy come home?? Let's see pictures and tell us how it's going!

Comment by Molly in Orillia Ont on January 19, 2014 at 10:04am

Good Sunday morning to you all ..........

Molly has been eating Costco dog food too.  Here in Canada, the food is packaged under the Kirkland label - adult dog food.  In previous posts, I mentioned how Molly had food allergies when she was younger so now she only gets the Costco food, the oatmeal treats that I make and the 'odd' store-bought special treat.

Comment by Andrea O'Brien on January 19, 2014 at 10:01am

We mix our girl's food and have forever - bigger kibble and small kibble (it's actually for puppies) and the past 3-4 years we've been paying about $70 dollars a bag for each!  We just recently changed out the smaller kibble to a Costco brand food.  No problems.  We had also heard good things about it and checked the rating.  You know, the more you think about it, likely any bagged, dry dog food probably can't be all that great no matter what you pay.  Nothing is in it's original format!  Let's face it it's dried out mystery meat bits, ground, cooked, compressed, bagged in plastic.  Yikes. If we had the money, time and energy, we likely should be buying groceries and cooking for them all the time.  In a perfect world.

Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on January 18, 2014 at 2:55pm

Jane, did you get your new Baby?  Would love to see some pictures.  We feed Pemon Pedigree Adult Complete and it seems to work out fine.

Comment by Kathy, Elliott & Spencer on January 15, 2014 at 8:56pm

You must be so excited for the weekend to come. Only the beginning of such a wonderful relationship and so much fun! Concerning food, I have read good reviews on the Costco food and my friend swears by it. I think you just do your homework, make your decision by your own criteria, and see how puppy does with it. Looking forward to baby pics!

Comment by Laura , Marley and Oliver on January 15, 2014 at 7:49pm
I know how exciting you must be ! You can't imagine all the love, smiles and laughs he/she will bring you...can't wait to see pics! Marley eats Iams puppy health.

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