HOW WE CARE FOR OUR PUPPIES
EARLY NEUROLOGICAL STIMULATION (ENS)
We oversee the birth of our puppies and assist when necessary. Our pups receive ENS from days 3-16, which involves applying gentle stressors for short periods of time to help improve their stress response when they are older.
We strive to socialize our puppies daily from birth until they go to their new homes. The puppies are frequently exposed to physical and sensory stimuli, such as various sounds, smells, and feel of different textures, in a safe and fostering environment. They also get to interact with our children, starting at 4-5 weeks of age. They have an indoor and outdoor play area where they learn to build confidence, and work on their agility and coordination while having fun. When the weather is warm outside, they play in their kiddie pool and learn to build confidence with water.
We start introductory potty training the puppies at 3-4 weeks old on synthetic grass with the intent of easing the transition of potty training to real grass later on. We do not train them to potty on pee pads.
We start introductory crate training at 5 weeks to give the pups some experience before going to new homes. Individual crate napping starts at 7-weeks. The pups are trained in 18" crate for 20-30 mins at a time for several times a day. The puppies do not sleep in the crate at night.
Puppies start on gruel at 3 weeks of age and by 6 weeks they are completely weaned from mama's milk. By the time they go to their new homes at 8-weeks of age, they are eating solids three times a day.
HEALTH & GROOMING
We regularly deworm our pups, trim their nails, bathe & blow dry, clean their ears, wipe their gums and teeth, and brush their coat. They will have their first vet exam, have their initial shots, and microchipped before getting picked up by their new families. They will go home with a one year health guarantee.
With the prevalence of the Canine Parvovirus in our area, as well as many other areas in California, we never place our puppies directly on the grass nor on the ground in our yard. They are always in an area that is clean and safe, and within our control. We also do not allow visitors to our home prior to Gotcha Day as the parvo virus can be easily carried around on clothes and on shoes. With the fragile immune system of young puppies, it is just not worth the risk.
We test our puppies at Day 49 using the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test.