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e-mail me your completed questionnaire and I will call you back.
Proud Canadian Member of the CKC, AKC, Leonberger Club of Canada and the Leonberger
Club of America
Potential Puppy Owner Questionnaire
(please copy and paste into the body of your e-mail, answer and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Are there any obedience schools in your area? 2 Where will your dog live, in your
home or a dog house outside, and/or will you kennel train your puppy? 3 Is your
yard fenced or do you have a pen for your puppy? Dimensions of area______? 4 Is your
first preference a male or a female. Why? 5 Is there one special area of activity
you are interested in pursuing with your Leo? 6 Have you ever titled a dog in conformation
or a performance event or done therapy training? 7 Are you interested in breeding? 8
If so Have you bred before? 9 Describe your idea of a perfect canine temperament:
The more I know what your experience is the more I am able to offer you a puppy that
will fit best with you and your family. Please describe the training methods you
would use to a)potty train & b) leash train your dog so he/she does not pull on
Why have you chosen the training methods you would use?
The following are questions on training that are fairly in depth. I do not expect
that everyone will be able to answer all of these questions but the more you can
tell me about what you know, the easier it makes my job to know who will best fit
with which puppy. If there are questions that you cannot answer, now is a good
time before the puppies arrive to do some reading . It is always in you and your
puppy's best interest to be as educated as possible.
10 How do you introduce your puppy to your children and what do you do to reinforce
that all human members of your household are considered Alpha to your dog.
11 Have you ever owned a dog that became reactive to other dogs, barking or growling
and lunging for no apparent reason?
12 What did or would you do about such a reactive dog?
13 What would you do to prevent this problem from occurring in a dog/puppy in the
first place? Please be specific.
14 How would you teach a puppy to heel?
15 How would you teach a puppy not to pull on a leash?
16 How is teaching "heel" and "not to pull" two different things?
17 How would you prevent a puppy from becoming food (ball, toy, space....aggressive? Give
me as many possible techniques as you can think of.
18 How often and for how long would you have to use these training techniques on
a puppy that displayed any of these possessive behaviors?
19 Would you ever use these techniques on a puppy/dog that did not display any of
these behaviors and why or why not?
Again, It would be helpful for me to assess your understanding of dog behavior
to give as many examples of such behaviors and techniques as you can.
20 Do you know if there are some puppies that are more prone to the above behaviors
than others and why?
21 If so, what would be the prime training tool you would use to prevent future problems
from ever starting?
22 Do you know what an Alpha roll is and where, why or if it would be appropriate
to use it?
23 When would a pinch collar be appropriate to use on a dog?
24 Have you ever owned more than one dog at the same time?
25 If so please explain the dynamics of your dog pack. ie: which dog was the Alpha
dog and give me examples of their behavior to show how you know this?
26.Do you know the optimum protein level a giant breed puppy would need for optimum
27 What is the ratio of calcium to phosphorus that should be present in food for
giant breed puppies?
28 What are the problems that occur if protein levels and calcium phosphorous ratios
are not adhered to in the first two years of a puppy's diet?
29 What is one of the first signs the diet is causing problems in the puppy's growth.
30 What are the causes of hip displasia and degenerative elbow disease other than
31 Do you have any concerns and questions for me? Or is there more you would like
me to know about you?
32 Your name: 33 Your phone number and Your email address: 34 Your mailing address City
Zip/postal code 35 How did you hear about Little Mountain Leonbergers?: 36 Have
you met any Leos in person? 37 Whose Leo? 38 What breeds have you previously owned? 39
What other pets do you have currently? 40 Are any dogs intact? 41 How long at current
address? 42 Do you own or rent your home? 43 How many people live in your home? 44 Ages
of children, if any? 45 How many hours of extra curricular activities are you involved
in per week?
46 Do you have any Senior Citizens or special needs family members? 47 Have you ever
considered an older dog instead of a puppy? 48 Have you ever attended obedience classes?
If yes please provide the name and or type of training you took.
GENERAL INFORMATION In order to have your leonberger puppy grow to his optimal size
and bone structure there are specific food requirements for your puppy for a minimum
of two years. If You choose to follow our recommendations you have a choice of a
dry kibble or you may feed a raw diet. Your pup must also be neutered no earlier
than 18 months. I guarantee their hips and elbows but only if the above conditions
are adhered to.
Please note, I am very reluctant to consider families with babies under one year
old. I am certain it would be a great fit to have a baby and a Leo puppy grow
to be life long pals, but I also know that both babies and puppies need intensive
care and training at these tender ages. When it comes to who gets the attention
that is in short supply, hands down it will be the baby. This is not fair to the
puppy and many behavior problems can develop. I know there is the rare super family
that can make this work but you would have to show some pretty convincing arguments
for me to change my mind. The best argument of all that you can show me is that
you correctly answer all the above questions.
If you've made it this far and are still hanging in there I know you will make a
great Leo companion.
Please scroll to the bottom of the page for information on where to send your questionnaire.