Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
Q2: WHAT AREA OF KANSAS CITY DO YOU SERVICE?
Newman's Dog Training services the Kansas City area within 20 miles of the Plaza. If you are outside that range, please don't hesitate to reach out to us, we will try to help if possible! Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee we will service your area.
Q3: WHAT KIND OF DOGS DO YOU WALK / TRAIN?
All ages, all breeds!
Q4: HOW OLD DOES MY PUPPY HAVE TO BE TO START TRAINING?
We suggest starting to train on day one when the dog comes home. It is easier to teach good behavior than to modify bad habits.
Q5: DO YOU HAVE PACKAGES AVAILABLE IF I WANT TO PURCHASE MORE THAN ONE ITEM?
We have training packages and walking packages - they are sold separately.
Q6: WHERE DO YOU SHOP FOR PET ITEMS? PET FOOD?
We love to shop local stores in Kansas City including Tail Waggin PetStop in Crossroads, Brookside Barkery and City Pets in Westport. If we don't have time to stop at a store I use Amazon. Trader Joe's also has great affordable dog treats.
For pet food, we use Taste of the Wild for our dog!
There are so many options when it comes to dog food - the easiest things to look for and/or stay away from are as follows.
Things to look for:
- Specific meat meal, “chicken meal” “Lamb meal”
- Colorless food, just brown and boring
- Grain free is best. Grains are just fillers and not important in their nutritional needs. If you are going to have grains then all listed grains must be quality ingredients such as rice, barley, oats, etc.
- Check that all fat sources are specified. Look for chicken fat, olive oil, canola oil, flax oil, etc
Things to avoid:
- “Meat meal”, We want to know what meat we are feeding them. Stay away from By-products. Gross, this is everything we can’t eat but is unregulated for dog food. EX: talons, feathers, bones.
- Food coloring. It isn’t good for us, it isn’t good for dogs.
- Stay away from dog foods that list excessive grains and fillers among the first few ingredients on the labels. e.g. ground whole corn, corn gluten meal, wheat gluten meal, soy bean meal, etc.
- Avoid dog food brands that contain non-specific fats, such as "meat fat", "poultry fat", "vegetable oil", lard, etc.
Q7: WHAT OTHER TIPS DO YOU HAVE?
You should feed your puppy three scheduled meals per day and not leave food out. Meals should last 15 minutes or less. What comes in on schedule goes out on schedule!
At six months of age it is appropriate to switch most puppies to adult food and go from three meals per day to two structured meals per day. Free feeding is not good idea at any point in your dog’s life. Scheduled meals provide structure.