Firstly, Congratulations on deciding to get yourselves a Puppy! Wether you've already purchased the new addition or not, I hope you've done your research! Many first time puppy owners who I speak to were under the impression that a puppy comes 'ready made' or will be easy to train into a the 'perfect' dog (I'm laughing as I write this...). Please be realistic. It's going to be tough, hard work, costly and tiring. But hey, it'll be worth it! I offer a 'prepare your home for your new puppy' service which goes over all these things as well as tips and how to puppy proof your home. Full details can be found on The Dog Training page.
Before you buy your puppy, please consider and think about the following;
Do you have an idea on how much approximately your puppy will cost to buy?
What is considered too cheap so it raises a concerns about why this person has puppies for sale?
Is the breed you want the right breed for you?
Are they a reputable breeder or re-homing centre?
Have you researched what food you want to feed your dog? Most people will just stick with what the breeder suggests without checking out if there's better alternatives.
Legal requirements such as Microchipping and ID tags. Microchipping is a legal requirement for puppies by 8 weeks of age unless a Vet has issued an exemption certificate for welfare reasons. The new regulations came into effect in April 2016. The fine for having your dog microchipped could be up to £500. Make sure you cover everything!
Spaying and Neutering options. Have you decided if you should or not, at what age and at what cost?
Do you work long hours? Have you looked into local Dog Walkers or Pet Sitters that can look in on your puppy whilst you are working and at what cost? Can you budget for it? So many people re-home their dogs because the dogs are on their own for too long and they can't afford the help.
What preventative measures will you take to cover your dog against fleas, worms and ticks?
Have you researched your puppies first vaccinations?
Dental hygiene is a big thing that many people forget. Healthy teeth make a happy dog!
Insurance? Do you want to take out cover for your pet? Insurance is not a legal requirement, it is optional.
Puppy Training. Have you looked at the cost & availability of local trainer or are you going to go it alone?
The initial set up of your home is also very important. Food & water bowls, beds, leads, collars/harnesses, toys, puppy pads (if you wish to use them), crates, stair gates to puppy proof the house and grooming supplies such as brushes & shampoos.
There are so many things that people do not consider when buying their first dog. Please make sure you are equipped to take on the responsibility.
Puppy Farms are on the rise, do you know the warning signs that you may be buying from someone who dabbles in these cruel places?
A reputable breeder will ask questions about you, your home and your set up. They will have the mother (& possibly the father) for you to see, they can provide the correct legislation, they are happy to give advice and will answer all questions confidently. They will also let you return the puppy if things don't work out.
A puppy farm breeder will not let you see the mother, they will most likely ask to meet you somewhere with the puppies, the puppies will be relatively low cost, they may look ok on sight, but health issues will soon become apparent. They may dodge your questions and will not ask you any questions regarding your home set up.
If you suspect a possible puppy farm, please inform the RSPCA, the police or your local authority.
Welcome to Breakfast at Tinkerbell's.
We are an online vegan dog bakery operating in Ferndown, Dorset and offer delivery to the surrounding areas for a small charge. All products are handmade from scratch using dog safe ingrediants which are all gluten and dairy free. Our products contain a variety of fruits and vegetables making them a healthy choice for your dog.
Our products are all suitable for dogs 6+ months unless stated otherwise in the description.
The majority of our treats can be frozen.
If your dog has any allergies, please let us know and we can advise you on all of our ingrediants.
Our treats are not for human consumption and should be given alongside a balanced diet.
To order, text 07311 936680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are open Monday-Thursday 8am-5.30pm
Delivery charges are as follows:
Ferndown, West Moors, Wimborne, Three Legged Cross & Verwood
Ringwood, Wimborne, Winton & Moordown
Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and surrounding areas
We also offer a no contract monthly subscriptions for £20 plus P&P.
This includes 10 bags of treats of your choice, a free gift every 3 months*, a present for your dog on their birthday and discounted products on selected days exclusive to subscription holders only!
*This benefit is active after 3 months.
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Treat Bags (4 for £10)
-Bonkers Banana & Oat Treats 210g £2.85
-Wagging Walnut & Apple Delights 184g £2.80
-Ultimutt Carrot & Peanut Butter Goodies 205g £2.75 (suitable for under 6 months old)
-Staying Pawsitive Sunflower Snacks 136g £2.65
-Sassy Sweet Potato Pieces 152g £2.50
-Puppy Potato & Carrot Pieces 152g £2.50 (suitable for under 6 months old)
-Furtastic Fruit Bites 150g £2.70
-Canine Carob Bone-Appetite Bites 96g £2.55
-Barkworthy Brown Rice & Parsley Pieces 129g £2.45
-Calming Treats £2 per 100g
Doughnuts, Cookies & Pops
-Pup Pops £1 each
-Doggy Doughnuts (2) £4
-Ruff Week Carob Cookies 167g £2.80
-Canine Carob Crunchy Balls (8) £4
-Carob Cupcakes (2) £2.50
-Carrot Cupcakes (2) £2.50 (suitable for under 6 months old)
-Apple & Vanilla Cupcakes £2.50
-Large Peanut Butter filled Cupcake (1) £3
Build your own party box containing treats, cupcakes or anything you fancy!
Build your own cake for whatever the occassion, whatever the budget!
Doggy Ice Cream
-Strawberry £3 (suitable for under 6 months old)
-Peanut Butter & Banana £3 (suitable for under 6 months old)
-Mixed Berry & Soya Yogurt £3
-Chocolate Chip £4
-Cucumber £4 (suitable for uder 6 months old
Seasonal Ice Creams:
-Pumpkin & Ginger (October Only) £3
-Cranberry, Apple & Cinnamon (December Only) £3.50
'Mind, Body & Soul' Gift Boxes
£25 plus P&P
These beautiful boxes make the perfect gift for any dog. The contents comes packaged in a gift box tied with a ribbon containing:
-100g of our calming bites
-1 x crystal
-1 x unscented soap bar
-1 x enrichment tug toy
-1 x 30cm x 30cm comforting 'blanket' which is a great item to use alongside calming spray
-10% off voucher for Breakfast at Tinkerbells.