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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 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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Growing & Learning

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Growing & Learning

Puppies Growing and Learning at 4 Weeks of Age At 4 weeks of age now, the puppies are spending more time out of the box while awake – getting more exercise – Exercise builds strong, healthy minds as well as strong, healthy bodies.  🙂 We will be setting up the exercise pen in front of […]

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Puppies Growing and Learning at 4 Weeks of Age At 4 weeks of age now, the puppies are spending more time out of the box while awake – getting more exercise – Exercise builds strong, healthy minds as well as strong, healthy bodies.  🙂 We will be setting up the exercise pen in front of the whelping box tomororw so they can just crawl out of the box to play and exercise when ever they want to from now on. Sofie has pretty much decided she is done nursing them and they are doing great with their raw ground meat with a little bit of spring water, goat milk or goat yogart. I have...

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Puppies Turn 4 Weeks Old Today!

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Puppies Turn 4 Weeks Old Today!

  Today the puppies turned 4 weeks old! They met their first people outside of my husband and me with one of the “people” being a lovely young child who is learning how to gentely interact with a puppy. She and her parents will be back in a couple of weeks to see how well […]

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  Today the puppies turned 4 weeks old! They met their first people outside of my husband and me with one of the “people” being a lovely young child who is learning how to gentely interact with a puppy. She and her parents will be back in a couple of weeks to see how well we can match up the perfect puppy for their family. The puppies did amazing and everyone had so much fun! They are still being exposed to at least one new toy and one new experience every day. One of their more recent new exposures was to a litter pan with paper litter to go potty in – so much cleaner...

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Importance of Sounds & Music for Puppies

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 | 0 comments

Importance of Sounds & Music for Puppies

I posted a couple of pictures yesterday of the puppies listening to the different noises on a recording on my iPad in their whelping box.  I thought I would tell you a little more about the importance of exposing them sounds at this age. My goal is to balance the three types of sounds to […]

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I posted a couple of pictures yesterday of the puppies listening to the different noises on a recording on my iPad in their whelping box.  I thought I would tell you a little more about the importance of exposing them sounds at this age. My goal is to balance the three types of sounds to create emotional stability and low stress levels in our puppies: Ambient Environmental “Centering” sounds. Harmonic/Classical Music A recent study has shown that classical music has a de-stressing effect on shelter dogs, and guess what?  Hard rock music has the opposite effect. So we play a soft,...

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More on Critical Socialization & Enrichment

Posted on Dec 28, 2016 | 0 comments

More on Critical Socialization & Enrichment

The third week of the puppies’ lives begins 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. “Socialization” of puppies (or dogs), […]

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The third week of the puppies’ lives begins 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. “Socialization” of puppies (or dogs), I beleive is one of the most commonly misused words, most likely because socialization in human sociology means a life-time learning. However, when we speak of puppies, the window of “socialization” is fixed/specific. You see, puppies can only...

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Three Weeks Old!

Posted on Dec 26, 2016 | 0 comments

Three Weeks Old!

After their lunch time nursing, I put my iPad in with the puppies and play “sounds” for them. Thunder storms, Fireworks, Sirens, and many, many more. Usually they just curl up and go to sleep to the sounds but yesterday they all associated the sounds with the iPad and gathered around it to listen more […]

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After their lunch time nursing, I put my iPad in with the puppies and play “sounds” for them. Thunder storms, Fireworks, Sirens, and many, many more. Usually they just curl up and go to sleep to the sounds but yesterday they all associated the sounds with the iPad and gathered around it to listen more intently. lol It looked like they were all watching TV or something. They are three weeks old today! Please share if you liked this Follow Contact...

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