So You Want to be a Breeder?


by Phyllis A. Holst, MS, DVM For someone like myself who was never very good at drawing pictures, painting, or making figures out of clay, who never seemed to be able to catch on to music and could only sing a tune after hearing someone else sing it first—where is that creative outlet that we […]

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 […]

The Breeder’s Role in Puppy Development


Clarice Rutherford, along with most other experts on dog behavior and development, believes that the formation of a solid personality in a dog begins shortly after birth, and has a lot of evidence to prove it. In How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With, Claire explains that the need for human attention begins […]