My puppies are 100% German bloodlines. These bloodlines have the BEST temperaments! The parents are AKC registered, temperament tested, Schutzhund titled, and certified free of hip and elbow dysplasia. My puppies are guaranteed for health. They are socialized with all ages of people, vet checked, dewormed, and microchipped. I start them in house training, crate training, and basic commands. I also advise and help when needed in further training. I will give first vaccinations at 7 weeks and they will be ready to go to their new homes at 8 weeks.
TRAINING YOUR PUPPY
I teach my puppies how to learn by using a clicker. Before you leave with your puppy, I will demonstrate it. A clicker is included in their take home bag. You can continue teaching behaviors with the clicker, although they can learn without it.
I also start their lesson on not jumping on people. But you MUST continue what I demonstrate when you take them home. It is something you will be working on until they are a year old or so.
Another behavior I address is preventing food and/or possession aggression. This is easily done with pups under 12 weeks, but much more caution is needed when attempting with older dogs.
I start the puppies on housebreaking at 3.5 weeks of age. I use potty training pans in their whelping area. Since I am around them most of the time, it is easy for me to constantly place them in the potty area, especially when they wake up from a nap. I use the term “Go potty”. I also use this command when I take them outside. By the time they go to their new homes, they know what the command “Go potty” means. It is a great start to housebreaking.
Socialization is very important. I have been socializing the puppies since they were 4 weeks old. They have been around every age of persons as well as assorted adult dogs. It is very important to continue this. A puppy’s personality is formed in their first 12 weeks. Your goal is to introduce them to as many situations and people as possible before they hit 12 weeks. You should definitely include situations that you know they will encounter in their lives. For example, a couple that is planning on having children in the future should definitely have their puppy around young children, being careful that neither child or puppy accidently hurts the other. Or if you think you might get a cat in the future, you should try to introduce your puppy to some amiable cats. BUT PLEASE BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVERWHELM YOUR PUPPY! Please don’t introduce more than one situation a day and nothing so noisy or busy as to frighten them. They are babies.
And, of course, I am always available to consult when any problem arises. I encourage my puppy buyers to contact me whenever they have questions or think they have an issue.