The Reserved List For Our Spring List Is Full

The Reserved List for a puppy from Selene and Chianti litter (Due the end of January) is Full at this point.  However, a back up list may open once the puppies are born. Selene has a little “puppy bump” showing now so I have begun to increase the amount of food she is getting every day. …

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Now We Wait – Breeding Took Place/Puppies Planned

We had three successful breedings between Chianti and Selene the week of the 20th, 22nd and the 24th of November! We have two spots left on our reservation/waiting list for a puppy from this litter. We are expecting Reds, Browns, Blues, Creams/Apricots and possibly blacks along with a parti colored puppy or two! Now we …

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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 …

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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 …

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7 Weeks Old & Testing Aptitude

Today was a big day for the puppies!  Turning 7 weeks old means going through the testing exercises and matching up our observances of the puppies with test results to help determine which puppies will be the best fit for each family. We use the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test. I look at these testing exercises …

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5 Weeks Old and Beautiful!

The puppies turned 5 weeks old this morning! They are getting better about using the litter box to go potty in and now that we have set up the exercise pen for them, they can jump in and out of the whelping box to play, explore and stretch their legs more often. I have shaved …

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Powering Up The Clicker

We have begun to work with the puppies individually for a few minutes at a time with a clicker and a little bit of ground beef rolled into tiny balls. First, we “click” and then we give the treat – classically conditioning the puppies to respond to the sound. The puppies learn in a pretty …

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