Important dates for Mugo's Litter:
Temperament Testing will take place the week following February 11th. We request for you to patient and give us until February 18th at the earliest to discuss placement. All information regarding placement will be either placed here on the blog or be sent in email form. All blog entries will be shared to the Facebook page as well. Pick up of puppies will be after February 25th.
We will contact each one of you directly to place puppies and schedule a time to pick up.
Congratulations Mugo and Perch!
Right now, Mugo is spending most of her time in the whelping box caring for her babies. The puppies are unable to regulate their own body temperature and are born deaf and blind. At this stage, they are extremely dependent on their mother.
This past Tuesday, we went on our 1st adventure; a trip to the veterinarian for dew claw removal and tail docking. Ashley went in with the puppies and Lawrence and Mugo waited in the car. It was a quick trip and we were back to resting and eating in no time…
As usual, Mugo is taking her job quite seriously, not allowing ANY dogs in or near her puppies. She cares for them perfectly and she keeps herself very very clean in the meantime. (Check out our video on Facebook of Mugo cleaning her beard in the snow, it's very cute).
Mugo's pups will begin gaining thier vision and hearing over the next week or so. Right now, they are making lots of different purring and cooing noises that can be heard around the clock.
Mitten has found a great spot for herself directly infront of the whelping room door JUST IN CASE she is needed for any assistance. Mugo doesn't seem to mind Mitten being there.
When the Mugo's pups are two weeks old, we will begin preliminary potty training lessons as well as learn how to play.
"Training Your Superdog" - Author; Gwen Bailey
Fun Games to Teach Dogs
Bringing a Second Dog into the House
Natural Approach to Fleas
Essential Oil Use for Dogs
Dog Food Advisor
How to Deal with Puppy Crying and Separation Anxiety
Dog Nail Trimming the Right Way
Trimming Your Dog's Nails
Crate Training: The Benefits for You and Your Dog
To Crate or Not to Crate?
Using Temperament Testing to Choose the Right Dog for your Family
How to Socialize Your Puppy
AVSAB Position Statement On Puppy Socialization
Pre-Puppy Preparation- Whole Dog Journal Article
The Misty Method- Potty Training Starts with your Breeder
How to Potty Train your Dog in 7 Days (this will take much longer for pups)