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Critical Learning Period For Puppies

Posted on Feb 4, 2017 | 0 comments

Critical Learning Period For Puppies

The Last Two Weeks of the Critical Learning Period For Puppies   The puppies are just a couple of days shy of 9 weeks old and are leaving or being scheduled to leave with their new families. While it is a very bitter/sweet time for us, it is a time of great excitment and more new learning experiences for the puppies and their new families. The new families are going to have their puppies for the last two and half to three weeks of the  “CRITICAL LEARNING PERIOD” (the critical development/learning period for puppies is from 3 weeks to 12 weeks of age). While I personally do...

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I Loved Them First!

Posted on Jan 21, 2017 | 2 comments

I Loved Them First!

Dear past and future puppy owners, I loved your puppy first. I thought of you – future owner, years before you even realized you would one day have one of my puppies.  I planned for and cared about your puppy long before you started thinking of adding a Poodle to your family.  I thought and […]

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Dear past and future puppy owners, I loved your puppy first. I thought of you – future owner, years before you even realized you would one day have one of my puppies.  I planned for and cared about your puppy long before you started thinking of adding a Poodle to your family.  I thought and prayed about your future with that puppy; before you even knew there would be one. There were hours upon hours spent researching lines for the grandparents and parents of your puppy, going over breeders and pedigrees and health records, choosing not only my own companion but looking for a dog that...

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Puppies – The First Few Days Of Life

Posted on Dec 10, 2016 | 0 comments

Puppies – The First Few Days Of Life

Canine newborns perceive the world very differently than we do. They are  born deaf and blind. They can only feel their way around. Their most important sensory perceptions at birth are detecting a heat source- their dam’s and littermates’ and their sense of smell. You can watch them moving their heads back and forth until […]

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Canine newborns perceive the world very differently than we do. They are  born deaf and blind. They can only feel their way around. Their most important sensory perceptions at birth are detecting a heat source- their dam’s and littermates’ and their sense of smell. You can watch them moving their heads back and forth until they first,detect heat and crawl towards it. The most important help you can provide is making sure the surface they crawl on is soft, warm and gives them some traction. Puppy’s well-being during the first few critical days rests upon being warm, (but not too hot) fed and...

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Our Goal as a Natural Rearing Breeder

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 | 0 comments

Our Goal as a Natural Rearing Breeder

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason Extracted from the book: Natural Rearing: Breeding & Raising Dogs The Way Nature Intended “The goal of the natural rearing breeder is to produce truly sound puppies — mentally and physically. This means producing dogs with natural immunity. Natural, (or innate), immunity is part of a homeostatic, balanced state of the […]

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By Dr. Jeannie Thomason Extracted from the book: Natural Rearing: Breeding & Raising Dogs The Way Nature Intended “The goal of the natural rearing breeder is to produce truly sound puppies — mentally and physically. This means producing dogs with natural immunity. Natural, (or innate), immunity is part of a homeostatic, balanced state of the body. Natural immunity occurs when the body’s biological defenses work together to fight infection or dis-ease, keeping pathogens in balance and preventing unwanted biological invasion. This type of immunity is a pre-existing and natural...

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Do I need to worm my puppy?

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 | 0 comments

Do I need to worm my puppy?

Most likely,  you do NOT need to worm your puppy.   In fact, most puppies and dogs have been “wormed/dewormed” too much!  Is that even possible? We have been told that puppies should be given a wormer by the time it is only three weeks old and then again a week or two later, at […]

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Most likely,  you do NOT need to worm your puppy.   In fact, most puppies and dogs have been “wormed/dewormed” too much!  Is that even possible? We have been told that puppies should be given a wormer by the time it is only three weeks old and then again a week or two later, at least three times before the puppy ever leaves the breeder.  The fear of having our puppies immune system compromised and weakening them to the point of contracting a virus or worse – dying has been instilled in us by veterinarians, drug companies, the media and of course by dog breeders. We are told...

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Enriched Environments For Puppies

Posted on May 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Enriched Environments For Puppies

Enriched Environments For Puppies Did you know that your puppies will have larger brains and be more emotionally stable if they have been raised in enriched environments? We have been providing an enriched environment for our puppies for the last 15 years and our puppy families are always telling us how special and smart their […]

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Enriched Environments For Puppies Did you know that your puppies will have larger brains and be more emotionally stable if they have been raised in enriched environments? We have been providing an enriched environment for our puppies for the last 15 years and our puppy families are always telling us how special and smart their puppies are! We use the Puppy Culture Program for raising our puppies which is based on creating enriched environments for puppies. Let’s talk a bit about enriched environments for puppies and how important they are The Brain Garden Animals raised in enriched...

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