Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Monday, 30 January 2017
What I need from you is the dates and times you will be here to pick up your little fur balls. Anytime after February 20th is good. If you could please send me TWO dates and times that would suit you, then I can get all this organized before I go away. For example: "I can pick up my puppy on either Thursday Feb 23 at 3:00PM or Saturday Feb 26 at noon."
After noon is always better for me as I do all the chores in the morning and get finished around lunch time. If you need to come early in the day due to travelling issues, that's fine. I will work around you. Plan on spending 2 hours here. There is a lot of info and paperwork. It may not take that long, but... plan on 2 hours. I will need to be paid in full before the puppy leaves here. A certified cheque, cash, email money transfer are all good. Personally I like the email money transfer but not everyone is comfortable with that, and that's ok.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with PICK UP DATE in the subject line as soon as possible.
I will let you know which time you have when I have all people's dates and can schedule everyone.
Some of the outakes!
Saturday, 28 January 2017
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Enjoy the pictures Guys!
Monday, 23 January 2017
Sunday, 22 January 2017
Saturday, 21 January 2017
Thursday, 19 January 2017
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Friday, 6 January 2017
Puppy's First Night to First Year
Note: The purpose of the puppy program is to condition the puppy to learn, and that learning and doing things are fun. The program aims at preventing problems rather than correcting problems later. This purpose of "puppy program" must be fully understood. Therefore, DO NOT attempt to program any puppy until you are familiar with Clarence Pfaffenberger's "The New Knowledge of Dog Behavior".
Day 0: Puppies whelped
Day 3: Start taking puppies outside on a clean blanket for a couple of minutes a day, then take them inside again.
The First critical period, Days 1-21
Newborn puppies are undeveloped. They do not hear or see. Their senses of smell and touch are functioning. The puppies should be handled a little bit, like for weighing every day. Subject the puppies to small amount of stress, e.g. different undercovers, cold temperatures. Also, they can be conditioned to certain smells at this age.
EEG (Electroencephalograph) tracings show that the puppies waking brain-wave pattern is identical to their sleeping brain-wave pattern. This means that they do not have true consciousness - and they will remain so until the 20th day of their life. While their "conscious" brain cannot yet be programmed, this is not so with certain reflex pathways in their spinal cords (work researched since Pfaffenberger's book). The first reflex which can be conditioned is the pannus (or cutaneous) muscle reflex. Conditioning of this reflex, so that it becomes abolished, or inactive, or non-responsive to human touch, begins it critical period at Day 14 and finishes at Day 28. We call this "The Critical Period of Touch Conditioning".
Cutaneous muscle, under the skin, all over the body, will twitch (startle response) when skin is touched, throughout life, by human beings of whichever sex do not take part in touch conditioning. In adult dogs (over 4 months), we see this as a dog which will not stand still and be willingly touched (examined) by any men, or by any women, whichever it lacked in its conditioning in this period of 14-28 days. This is the dog (or bitch) which has to be shown "only under female judges" or "won't let a man touch him/her". No type of later "training" will reliablybring a touch-shy dog out of this too frequently seen behavior fault. So do not fail to program your puppies for both male and female touch! This is imperative for pets, show trials, guides, police, etc.
Take the puppies outside on a clean blanket for a couple of minutes each day.
Day 9 - Day 12: Eyes open during this period, but puppies cannot focus, nor is there any conscious awareness of anything "seen".
Day 11 - 13: Ear canals begin to open for function, but are not "hooked up" for conscious interpretation of sounds. No sound conditioning is possible until day 23.
Day 14: Begin touch conditioning. This is done by having a man and a woman each handle each puppy for 2-3 minutes twice daily. Handle head, muzzle, neck, body, legs, and tail. Touch and rub back against hair gently. Remember to wash hands first!
Day 15-21, week 3: The puppy goes through a lot of physical changes. The baby teeth erupt at about 15 days. Do touch conditioning and expose the puppy to mild stress. Take the puppies outside every day.
Day 20: On this day all puppies brains are slowly (some faster than others) awakening. Begin observing continuously. Note which of each sex "wakes up" first. Mark these two, for example by cutting a small patch of hair on their backs, or marking with nail polish.
Day 21: CONSCIOUS LIFE BEGINS NOW. Touch conditioning. When you do your touch conditioning on this most exciting day, watch the faces! For the first time they react consciously to your presence. You have looked at the puppies many times, but today you are seeing them as never before.
Thursday, 5 January 2017
Wednesday, 4 January 2017
The temperature ranges from 75-85F in the whelping box. Too hot for Mom sometimes. They also have the pressure sensitive puppy heater that covers half of the floor of the box. It is at 101F. The temperature of a dog.
I trimmed the puppies nails today. The first of a lifetime. The trick to nail clipping is simple. Mark it on your calendar once a month and you will never have a problem. It's when we, (which includes me) forget and leave it for several months. Your puppy will have no bad experiences here so it's up to you to continue!
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
With so many mouths to feed, Cruz appreciates a little help. Mr Lt Green drank approx 65 mls of home made formula. 65x8=520s. Over half a litre per feeding! And that's on top of what Cruz gives them. And they eat every 2 hours on average! It takes me about 2 hours to feed the litter, including burping. So if it wasn't for Cruz, I'd finish number 8 and just start again on 1!