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Potty Training to Use Litter Box

Posted on Mar 22, 2019 | 0 comments

Potty Training to Use Litter Box

We are often asked how we “train” our puppies to use a litter box, what kind of litter box do we use and what kind of litter. First off, we don’t have to train our puppies to use the litter box.  They have all learned on their own. Here is how it happens: At about 10 days or so of age, the puppies begin to crawl or wobbly walk AWAY from their sleeping area to urinate.  IF the dam is not close by to clean them herself that is.  It is just natural instinct to keep their sleeping area clean. We used to start out by putting paper potty pads around the sleeping area but they had...

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The Puppies’ 4th week

Posted on Mar 6, 2019 | 0 comments

The Puppies’ 4th week

Half way through the puppies fouth week! I just can’t believe they are a month old now. In this week, we help the puppies to start building a conditioned emotional response (CER) to the clicker. Using a little bit of raw ground turkey or beef on my finger tip, they gain a “reward”to the sound of the clicker, preparing them to learn crucial behaviors such as pay attention, to make eye contact, etc. Here’s a quick overview of all our puppies learn beginning at four weeks: Recall (“Come.”) is one of the most important commands any canine can learn because sometimes it can save...

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Lace & Gable Puppies 3 weeks old!

Posted on Mar 1, 2019 | 0 comments

Lace & Gable Puppies 3 weeks old!

  The “storm” litter is 3 1/2 weeks old! Learning how to play – with each other and with toys.  Teeth just starting to break through the gums or just about to.  Developing personalities, enjoying the enrichment activities we provide. The third week of the puppies’ lives began the critical socialization period, and now the real fun begins. Things are going to begin flying fast and furious at us as far as developmental periods and windows of opportunity go,the first 12 weeks of life are the most important for socialization. My core task as a breeder is to teach puppies...

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We Provide the Paint, but You are the Artist

Posted on Jan 10, 2019 | 0 comments

We Provide the Paint, but You are the Artist

As Breeders, we provide the paint but you, the new family – are the artist! So often, people think that if they just pick the right breeder, puppy life will automatically be perfect.  This is not a totally true statement.  In the real world, it doesn’t really work like that.  Finding a good breeder is more like an investment and not  quite so much an outcome. Think of yourself as an artist.  Every artist knows that the paint is simply potential; if you do nothing with it, you don’t have anything to show for it except for dried paint.  A true artist appreciates quality paint, and is...

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Two Brown Puppies Born!

Posted on Aug 20, 2018 | 0 comments

August 18th and 19th Paris had her puppies!   Two gorgeous brown puppies!  One male and one female.   Both already spoken for. The male looks to be a silver beige – light brown already and white between his toes and pads of his feet.   The female is VERY dark.  We thought she was black until the next morning. The sire of these two lovely ones is our Living Water Genteel Romancer “Gable”  who is a silver beige and Paris is a Cafe au Laite.  

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