Lily Has Puppies!!

Lily whelped 8 beautiful puppies October 11. Six boys and two girls. I’m sorry for the delayed posting but I had a hip replacement September 29 so we have been very busy!!! Anyway, mom and puppies are doing well. You can see more about the parents on my “New Litters” page. Meanwhile, here are some … [Read more…]

Uno, now Junot, Still Needs a Home!

We are looking for the perfect home for this little guy. He has lots of energy but will settle down and cuddle too. He weighs about 6 pounds…will likely be about 9 pounds as an adult. This is Marlis pup born April 19. It wasn’t until he was about 8 weeks old that we began … [Read more…]

Fresh Air and a Warm Winter Breeze! A Video

Click on this post’s headline to view the viedo. Puppies are 5 weeks old now and able to enjoy the wonderful weather in Southwest Florida. It took a few minutes to get accustomed to this new environment but pretty soon they were enjoying their picnic and the fresh Florida air!

Boy Are We Busy!!!

Puppies are growing by leaps and bounds. So much has happened over the last few days I don’t know where to begin. We removed the rails in the whelping boxes because the puppies were big enough that mom would khow if she happened to sit on one of them….and, there is a lot more room … [Read more…]

More from Avidog!

Here are the next few puppy nurturing steps on Avid Dog. 7.  On Days 3-16 do Avidog’s Early Scent Stimulation. Things like leaves, bark or wood. An orange peel or banana…we let them smell banana.  Fresh evergreen or flowers…we introduced jatropha blooms from our patio. Fresh herbs…we introduced basil. 8.  Give pups a floor with … [Read more…]

Big Day Today

Today was a big day. I introduced the puppies to what I call kibble mush. It is the same dry dog food that my adults get but it is soaked in water and then mushed up like potatoes. It is about this time that the puppies show an interest in their momma’s food. When that … [Read more…]

I Learn Something (or a lot of things!) New Every Day

“The time in every puppy’s life, from 3 to 16 weeks, is often referred to as “the sensitive period.” The things that breeders and new puppy owners do, or do not do, are important and have the power to greatly influence the kind of dogs their puppies will become. During this time you literally have … [Read more…]

Video of Maxi’s Pups at Two Weeks Old!

This is when the fun begins! Puppies are 2 weeks old now, making sometimes sweet coos, sometimes puppy challenge growls and wobbling around on their little legs. Noses are black now as are some of the pads on their feet. Soon their eyes will open and a few days after that the fog will clear … [Read more…]