Our puppies are raised in our home, not in a kennel setting. They are the center of attention for the 8 weeks that they are in our home until they they go to their new homes.
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Puppies each wear a different colored collar so we can tell each puppy apart. Puppies are weighed daily the first 2 weeks of life and then at least weekly after that. They stay in their whelping box for approximately 4 weeks, during this time they are checked multiple times daily, held, cuddled and loved.
Puppies are vet checked at 3 days old and dewclaws are removed,
Day 3- 16 each puppy is given daily early neurological stimulation as part of the Puppy Culture method of socialization. Documented benefits of ENS include:
Improved cardio vascular performance
Stronger heart beats
Stronger adrenal glands
More tolerance to stress
Greater resistance to disease
Puppies are given daily Puppy Culture stimulation exercises, introduced to a variety of new toys, lots of new textures, sights and sounds.
They are wormed at 2, 4 and 6 weeks of age.
At about 3 weeks old puppies are introduced to goats milk and puppy mush. They learn to use puppy pads too.
At about 4 weeks old, puppies graduate to the "big puppy" playpen. There, they have lots of room to learn and play!
They quickly learn to use the potty box at the end of playpen; this not only helps keep the playpen clean, it expedites potty training when they go home.
About 5 weeks old they are introduced to their puppy play gym which they absolutely love. It has a ton of new toys on it that they continue to play with and explore in the following weeks. Toys are added and exchanged often to keep it interesting.
At 6 weeks, weather permitting, puppies get to venture outside for very supervised adventures on our 5 acre property - experiencing lots of new sights, sounds, and smells, Also at 6 weeks, puppies receive their first set of puppy vaccines.
Puppy Cuiture activities continue along with other socialization methods that help to create a well rounded puppy. They get daily toy rotation, lots of ground and one on one play and cuddle time. When I am not with the puppies, they are on a 24/7 surveillance camera that allows me to check in on them during quick errands and throughout the night. Between 7 and 8 weeks old puppies have a well puppy visit with our terrific vet and get microchipped in preparation for them to go to their new homes.