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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 …

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Dr. Jeannie with one of her Standard Poodle Puppies

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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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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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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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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New Book – Natural Rearing

New Book – Natural Rearing: Breeding & Raising Dogs The Way Nature Intended   My new book – Natural Rearing: Breeding & Raising Dogs The Way Nature Intended covers my Natural rearing dog breeding and raising practices – my experiences, education and research.   Pre-Publishing Sale until January 31, 2016 20% off the cover price!

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