We pre-register all puppies through AKC. This is to ensure registration is completed properly and that our kennel name is properly displayed on the dog's registration. You will complete an Ownership Transfer through AKC online once you take your puppy home, this is an easy online process.
By the time puppies leave our care they have received the fist round of vaccines (Distemper, Adenovirus 1 & 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, and Bordatella) and have been dewormed at least every 2 weeks alternating with Safeguard Fenbendazole and Pyrantel Pamoate. They will have a wellness check with our veterinarian to make sure they are in good health, check for physical abnormalities, and are parasite free.
We microchip all puppies with an Indigo ISO Microchip. We prepay microchip registration fees with AKC. We require that buyer's register their microchip as soon as they pick up their puppy. This ensures the puppy's chip is effective in the event that they get lost or separated from the buyers. Without registering the microchip online the chip is not traceable to the owners. We can complete this process when we submit your puppy's AKC registration once you have provided all necessary contact information.
Puppies leaving with a transporter must have their microchip registered before they leave my custody.
Our contract includes a 26 month Health Guarantee for your puppy against genetic diseases and hip and elbow dysplasia. Read over our contract for more details.
Litters are raised inside our home. We transformed the spare bedroom into a whelping room with vinyl fence dividers and kennel door panels. Whelping areas are 5'x6'. By raising them inside the house we can easily monitor their condition, temperature, and maintain a clean, sanitary puppy space.
We practice ENS in the first stage of our puppies' lives. This conditions them to different sensations, surfaces, pressures, temperatues, etc. Allowing for more confident and adaptive puppies.
We utilize the Puppy Culture Program in raising our litters. Puppy Culture is a guide for early socialization and teaching pups things like how to handle corrections, stress, recall, crate training, leash walking, and more..
Crate training is a process and does not happen in one night. It varies by puppy but can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. In order to speed up this process and make it much smoother for our buyers we start crate training here. We keep a few small crates in the whelping area with beds and encourage puppies to sleep in the crates and see them as a comforting safe space. If you will be staying in a hotel with your puppy the day that you pick them up please let us know well in advance so that we can help make travel easier by crating your puppy alone.
As soon as puppies are up and walking (approximately 3 weeks old) we begin litter box training with a combination of puppy pads and pine pellets. This allows easy cleanup in the whelping area and aids in housebreaking. We transition to solely using puppy pads by the time they leave for an easy transition to housebreaking with the new owners.
We expose pups to a variety of surfaces, sounds, and obstacles and use food to encourage them to explore and navigate these challenges. Our goal is to produce confident puppies who can navigate through a variety of environments with ease.