The most wonderful part of getting your new puppy is knowing you now have years with your new best friend. It’s importatnt to make sure both you and your new puppy speak the same language! Consistant training may be the single greatest gift you give your new puppy. It will not only bring you closer, but it will reinforce that you are the pack leader. The three things a puppy or dog need the most are; exercise, discipline, and affection (in that order). Having a puppy can be overwhelming, but with some patience and guidance, you both can live the best possible life together. Below are some recources that can help guide you through the steps of speaking the same language as your dog. There are multiple ways to effectively begin training your pup! Online videos, group training classes, private training classes, and board and train programs. For training facilities near you, research both training classes and board and train programs in your area.

1) Online Video Suggestions:



You’re super close to bring your fur baby home and we want to inform you on the products we use and recommend. The most important thing in your dog’s diet is a high-quality food. We feed all our puppies Nutri-Source Small to Medium Breed or Large Breed depending on size of puppy. We highly recommend you feeding this until your puppy is at least one year old. Although you can switch to another food of your choice, Nutri-Source has many adult recipes as well. Nutri-Source has retailers all over the U.S. Go to the link provided to find your nearest retailer.





Besides food, the next most important thing in your dog’s diet is a vitamin that is going to give them the other nutrients they need that isn’t found in their main food. We highly recommend NuVet Plus. Nourish your precious pet with a treat they love! NuVet Plus helps OPTIMIZE health. Even the highest quality dog foods are cooked, and as a result, the heat minimizes nutrients. While they do provide macro-nutrients, NuVet Plus is cold processed and provides rich micro-nutrients that optimize health.  It’s a treat they love. NuVet Plus is a full spectrum immune system builder; not a vitamin. It’s filled with synergistic blend of anti-oxidants, amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and more designed to promote healthy cells and to help the pet’s immune system at its peak.  Healthy cells = healthy pets! NuVet Plus is natural; no artificial flavors, artificial fillers, artificial binders, or grains. This gives it superior absorption and utilization in the body, allowing the ingredients to be more effectively absorbed through the cellular walls.  NuVet Plus is sourced & manufactured in the USA in an FDA registered, human pharmaceutical laboratory; almost unheard of in the pet food & pet supplement industry. This assures the very highest quality, potency and purity. In other words, what you see on the label is what you get, exactly.  Studies have shown that products manufactured with less controls, don’t always provide what it says on the label and may contain harmful ingredients. NuVet Plus ingredients are natural and human grade. So, called “animal or feed grade” allows for a manufacturer to include by-products, chemicals, fillers and meats from dying or diseased animals; something NuVet Labs would never allow or condone. NuVet Plus is perfect for outwardly healthy dogs. By keeping the immune system functioning at peak performance the pet is better equipped to stay healthy. For puppies and kittens, it helps to boost their still maturing immune system – critically important! Note: A pet that appears healthy may not be. Taking NuVet plus daily can help eliminate this potentially dangerous situation. NuVet Plus can help your pet deal with environmental conditions, including pollutants in the air, pesticides and more. The powerful antioxidants found in NuVet plus can help combat the free radicals resulting from the environment. NuVet Plus is safe! It’s virtually 100% water soluble and food based, making it almost impossible for a pet to overdose. It’s also safe to take with medications. NuVet Plus really works! View the testimonials, found at NuVet Plus comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee (60 days) or your money back. We feed NuVet to our puppies starting at 5 weeks of age. We highly recommend that you keep on giving it to them after they are placed in their forever homes. (We include a 3-day supply of NuVet in your puppy bag. You will receive this when you pick up your puppy. This 3-day supply can be used to tide your puppy over till you get more; however, we highly recommend that you place an order through NuVet before you receive your puppy.)

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Here at Finney Ranch our goal is to give our Forever Families the Longest-Healthiest- Happiest life with their precious new puppy. Of all the items you purchase for your pup, NONE is more important than quality food and NuVet Plus immune booster. Your pup is most vulnerable when going to their new home. Please continue to protect your puppy’s still maturing immune system and order before pick up.  It’s a treat they LOVE for $16 a month.  Let’s optimize the health of your precious pet:  Click here to learn more or order:





Throughout the training process it’s great to have a treat option to give your fur baby. Nutri-Source has a good selection of different flavors of training treats.




Other Basics

  • Food and water bowls (We recommend stainless steel- avoid plastic as it can leach into the food/water.)
  • Bed
  • ID tag and collar
  • Puppy waste bags (For those walks)
  • Crate/Kennel or Exercise Pen (If you plan to crate train your puppy) (Midwest is a great brand…Puppy Playpens and Exercise Pens are a great choice or just a regular wire kennel. Stay away from plastic as they tend to chew on the sides.)




  • Puppy pee pads (If you plan to train your pup indoors)
  • Paper towels and spot cleaner (For those accidents)
  • Toys (Teething toys, balls for fetch, and plush toys or ropes for tug of war)
  • Shampoo and conditioner (We recommend NuVet brand…make sure to not use human products on your dog)




  • Dog brush and comb
  • Nail clipper
  • Dog tooth brush and toothpaste (We highly recommend doing this….it will really improve the health and well-being of your dog. It is super important to start this at a young age as the older they get the harder it can get)
  • Ear cleaner (NuVet makes a great one)




We are excited for your journey with a Finney Ranch puppy and want to make the first few weeks go as smoothly as possible. If you have any questions, we are ALWAYS here to help. 🙂