An in depth look at how we raise our pups!
Our dogs are ALL part of our family, no exceptions. They are bred under our supervision, fed the best food we have found, and are loved beyond measure. We practice Puppy Culture with our pups, which gives your new baby a great start in life. It helps to socialize puppies from the moment they are born, so that when they go to their new homes they are well adjusted and acclimate to all new environments easily! We start potty training as soon as the pups start opening their eyes and walking, there's a lot of work to be done when you get your new pup and anything that we can do to help that process along is so important to us.
Starting from the beginning.. We carefully select our pups that will be used for breeding, it's important to make sure that a dog that is intended for breeding comes from a healthy bloodline and they have no genetic defects that they could pass onto their offspring. Our adult dogs are fed Pro Plan Performance 30/20 and our puppies are weaned onto Purina Pro Plan Lamb and Rice puppy food. We are huge believers in the NuVet suppments and all of our puppies are started on it at the time of weaning (we start with the food topper and move to the wafers before they go home. All of our dogs and puppies receive only natural/healthy treats that we know are safe for them. Our Mama's whelp in our bedroom (or wherever they are more comfortable) and stay in our bedroom so we can monitor Mama and pups until they are about a week old. At that time we move the whelping pen to our living room where they are exposed to all of the normal hustle and bustle of our family. At four weeks we move them to our climate controlled kennel where they have access to go out to our covered artificial grass runs to play and go potty as they please, this helps immensely with the potty training process once they go home to their new families! We allow our pups to go home at eight weeks, on the rare occasion that a puppy is just not ready to go at eight weeks we reserve the right to keep the pup until we feel it is time and the pup is ready to join his/her new family. Our puppies receive their first vaccination at 6-7 weeks, we dock tails and remove dew claws when pups are 2-3 days old. Our pups are wormed on a regular schedule as well. We encourage new puppy owners to continue training their puppy with Puppy Culture, we feel this program is a wonderful way to train, bond, and learn to live with your new addition. All of our puppies go home with a registered Microchip from AKC reunite.