WHELPING PUPPIES 101 – PART 1


I love raising puppies! For over 25 years I bred and exhibited purebred dogs; now, for more than a decade there have been no puppies. I confess that I miss holding the warm, furry, wiggly little bodies and watching them grow and develop. There are days when the desire to raise just one more litter […]

SOCIALIZING PUPPIES DURING THEIR FIRST WEEKS OF LIFE


Puppy’s First Weeks Are Most Important Dog behavioral studies have determined that the first twelve weeks of a dog’s life are vitally important because the puppy’s experiences during this time will affect his emotional responses as an adult dog. Those experiences begin, most importantly, with the breeder. From birth, when the puppy can neither see […]

ENGAGING GAMES YOU CAN PLAY WITH YOUR PUP


There are a lot of fun but easy games that you can play with your young pup or dog. The games below are not only entertaining, but some can actually be useful outside of a game setting. They can also help him learn to work with you and develop a closer bond. Hide and seek […]