Puppies, Puppies, Puppies

Wow, puppies are a full-time job but totally worth it when you see a puppy connect with their forever family.  It is so hard to see them go but so much easier when you see the  love their new families have for these little babies.  So far all of the puppy families are repeat poodle owners, a testement to this wonderful breed.  That helps so much because I know they understand how to raise, train, and care for their poodles. We have had several families come close to taking two puppies because they can't choose but in the end the matches are made in heaven for everyone.  It's so amazing to see how owners gravitate to the personalities and traits that match their lifestyle and family.  They seem to instinctively pick the best fit for them out of the litter.  The one that loves to play fetch, the one that loves to sit on your lap, the one that gives kisses all the time (well that's all of them but some more than others), the expert at figuring things out and so agile for the agility family. It doesn't get any better than this.  Meanwhile the training continues.  Potty training is a priority and we are seeing great success.  We've woken up to three straight days of clean bedding and the puppies now know that they can "ask" to go out.  They do a little congo line out the door to their outside play area for lots of morning playtime before the heat sets in and they come inside for their nap.  We do weekly grooming, clipping face and feet, and nail care.  They have always been fed Fromm puppy and their coats are shiny and beautiful. 

Each puppy's individual personality and traits are coming out and that is fun to see.  They all love to be with us and flock to our feet when we go outside to play with them.  We have worked really hard using the "yelp" training technique to teach them manners so they learn not to chew on us or bite.  We also give lots of praise when we see them do something good so they know we are happy and they should do it again.  They are such an intelligent bunch and so willing to please. 

One of our pups is already chosen for an AKC show home and we evaluated the ramaining puppies and see at least two great show prospects in that group, a male and a female.  That is so exciting because we'd love to see them go to UKC or AKC show homes and eventually contribute to the breed.  With parents with such sweet personalities we are very supportive of these puppies going to approved show homes to see if the judges agree with us.  Their granddaddy has produced quite a few AKC show champions so it's not surprising these pups are looking so nice.

Well, I'm off to do more puppy care and to get more puppy kisses.  Have a terrific day!

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 We do not use a name for our training because it is a program developed from years of dog ownership and training.  We live with our puppies 24-7 and they interact with us like family pets, As a result they are handled, trained, and cuddled throughout the day.  We believe in healthy sunlight so our puppies do get a few hours of outside play a day when old enough to absorb that precious vitamin D and work their little bodies into healthy, happy athletes. 

We introduce them to various people, including children, household noises and activities like vacuum cleaners, TVs, cooking, and adult dogs.  They always have toys and stimulating features in their indoor play area and we do larger play features like steps, 'dens/caves', water pool, hanging mobiles, balls, and lots of toys in their outside area. 

Puppies are evaluated at the time of birth for conformation and at 8-weeks for structure and temperament to determine the best future home and expectations for each puppy.  We reserve the right to pick of the litter for both sexes so commitment of puppies to their new owners will not happen until the 8-week evaluation based on Pat Hasting's protocol is completed. 

Puppies are vaccinated using the guidelines recommended by Dr. Jean Dobbs.  When the puppies are young we wash and dry once per week and start grooming for clean faces and feet at 4 weeks old.  Whenever we are cuddling with our puppies we massage their feet, play with opening their mouths, and prepare them for vet visits and handling.  Our puppies stay with us for at least 10 weeks and from 6-10 weeks we do crate training which give the puppies their own place to call home and rest.  This also helps the puppy learn potty training.  We will try to honor requests  for starting specific training during the last 2 weeks the puppy is with us and we know which puppy will become part of your family.

To give the puppy the best chance of being a valuable and loved member of your family our contract requires that our puppy owners enroll their puppy in an obedience class and complete the class course before 8 months.  Owners are also to continue the Jean Dobb's vaccination protocol and take their puppy to a Veterinarian within three business days after they pick up their puppy from us. Every puppy goes home with an thick educational folder, a toy and towel scented with the littermates and dame, a 4-day supply of their food, collar and leash, and their vaccination and vet record.  We are always available for any questions you may have but remember, we are not a vet, so call your vet first with any health concerns.  

We guarantee the puppy from genetic health issues per OFA's guidelines for 1 year from birth.  We reserve the right at all times and under all circumstances to choose to either refund 1/2 the treatment costs (minus insurance reimbursement) not to exceed the purchase price of the puppy or provide you with a replacement puppy if the puppy is returned to us.  That will be the guidelines and extent of our liability for any issues attributable to genetics health.  When the puppy leaves us it will have 30-days of health insurance coverage and we require that you continue to maintain that insurance to cover the diagnostic and treatment costs for your puppy whether due to genetic health issues or other issues or our genetic health guarantee is nullified and you will have no recourse. All my dogs are insured.

We will always be available to provide a home for your puppy if you cannot keep it.  Our protocol is strict for rehoming so you can rely on us.