Thanks for the response!!How old is the puppy? I would be inclined to feed whatever the breeder is feeding for at least the first few days as the puppy will be upset enough being away from its littermates without also changing the food. When you start to switch the puppy, add a little more of the new food every day until it is eating just the new food.
It was born December 22nd so it is slightly over 3 months old.
I will hold off on giving him the new food, the breeder was feeding it Natural Holistics (Natural being the brand) which I believe is similar to the food I would like to offer.
Another few questions.
The Dog really likes to get up and lick my face for some reason. I had been getting him down and telling him a firm and confident "no" and distract him to do something else. Can I dissuade this behavior or is it something important for the dog to do? I don't mind if he licks my fingers but I would prefer if he didn't lick my face.
We have set up a pen for the dog that includes his water dish, toys, training pads and his kennel. Is it good for me to play with him in the pen to get him used to it? I know you should reinforce calm behavior in the kennel but is okay to inforce play time in the pen? When should I start putting him in the kennel? I should do it when I am home for a few minutes at a time to get him used to it. Should I be putting toys in the kennel also?
Sorry for all the questions but I want to do this all right.