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Time For Lights Out Even Though It's 8 am.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

This shot shoes how diverse they are. They have beautiful markings which they get from their dad.
Here's a closer up view to show the details in their coats.

We finally got number eight at about 7:30 in the morning, so twelve hours of labor. DeLa is a Rock Star. Now it's time to put all fresh new bedding in the box and clean the whelping area and utensils. We try to get Mom out to tinkle if she will leave her babies. It's not unusual for them to not want to, then we just put down potty pads. Whatever momma wants momma gets.

These babies are perfect and we don't have any concern for any of them, but we like to be safe so we stayed until the Morning shift arrived so Momma wouldn't be left alone.

For the next four weeks we weigh the puppies at least twice a day in grams, then we act accordingly if one isn't seeming to thrive. Sometimes this means days and days of round the clock NG tube feeding until the baby gets stable. It's a lot of work but it's worth it. We have an exceptionally low mortality rate compared to breeders nationally. Every one of our puppies is worth any extra effort needed. I'll have to tell you about Ox in another blog.

As long as the puppies remain healthy and thriving we begin implementing a program called Puppy Culture at three days old. This sets our puppies up to be calm, polite, well adjusted, even tempered, fun loving and mostly crate trained by the time they are eight weeks old and ready to go home. This is where I really get busy because puppy development is my special area. If you don't really love it you can end up doing more harm than good so all our employees are vetted on the job to make sure they not only can do the job but have the right temperament to work with the babies. We only use positive reinforcement for all of our dogs and it has really paid off. The handful of adult dogs that live on campus are our best friends. We're encouraged by the owners to spoil them in anyway we want. We can even bring them over to our houses for sleepovers. It's their favorite, and chicken nuggets.

I love talking about our program. If anyone has any questions please ask. Even if it's just something weird you're curious about. We have a lot of very funny discussions at work.
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    Puppy Culture is a brand, you can Google it. It is very specific neurological and behavioral activities that begin at 3 days old through at least 8 weeks, and up to 20 weeks for puppies enrolled in our training programs. Canine neurologists have able to detect to nearly the day when a puppy should be exposed to specific stimulus and training. This allows the puppies to learn things in a few tries rather than a few months, when a puppy is just a few months older. There is a window when they are very young where their brains are just little sponges. In addition there are blocks of days throughout the program when the puppies are more susceptible to fear so we have to take great care to protect them from becoming frightened. They are exposed to new people and animals at see specific times to ensure the best socialization skills possible for a dog. Every single day has specific activities and stimulation. I evaluate each puppy every day both in a group and individual time and take very specific notes. Finally,at six weeks I coduct an individual personality test on each puppy. I compile all the info and create a little resume hopefully describing each dogs personality as specifically as possible. This is for the future owners to use when choosing a puppy. Some people really want a certain look, but we try to impress the fact that all of them are adorable but choosing the right fit for the family is the very most important thing. There a lot of doodle breeders out there but few who implement Puppy Culture. It's designed for any breed. no matter what your favorite type of dog, people in the know, search for Puppy Culture puppies. We send our puppies all over the U.S. because of our program. It is a lot of work and as a result we need to employ a full time staff at all times to take exceptional care of our puppies. It's worth it though when people pick up an eight week puppy that has the confidence, manners and disposition that our puppies do. Thank you for asking. I love to share.
    794 days ago
  • SPICY23
    What does 'Puppy Culture' training entail? Are there specific training steps and goals? I can tell you love what you do.

    Peace and Care
    794 days ago
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