Hi, I understand you’re interested in a puppy! I’ve carried on my family tradition of breeding healthy, well socialized babies for other families to enjoy! In the last few years especially, I have greatly enjoyed my puppies, and am so grateful to have them, so I fully understand your desire to as well.
Poodle crosses are the ideal house dog, in my opinion. They are energetic enough that they love children, and don’t get tired of attention, ever.. and they are cuddly but not clingy. Their coats are lower maintenance, and low/no shedding. They do require some exercise, definitely need walked or an area to run sometimes, but they are not a working breed of dog that requires constant stimulation. If you feel that this would be a good match for your lifestyle, then I would be happy to meet you and set up a puppy play date!
Before they leave my care, they receive their first round of vaccinations, four rounds of puppy dewormer, and a health certificate from the veterinarian. They are socialized with kids, cats, other dogs, and ponies, chicken, and various other animals as well.
The pups start their life at my house in the whelping box in my dining room. We follow ENS protocols for the best start possible! They are then moved to a setup where they learn their early crate training indoors. As soon as their eyes open and they become mobile, I take them with their mom in the car to visit my parent's house a few times. They become acclimated to motion early on, and different people handling them. Then around 5-6 weeks of age, I begin to take them to my parents house most days to spend time socializing with the children, and dogs and other animals, and learning the ropes outdoors on my parent's farmette. This seems to be the best thing for adaptable pups, giving them exposure to new things socially, while in a safe environment- keeping them safe from common contagious canine diseases. At around 7-8 weeks we go to the vet for our puppy vaccinations, and then we pretty much stay home and focus on training most days. We play with the neighbor kids, have some visitors and learn how to use the doggy door, and complete their crate training, early obedience and early leash training. By 8-9 weeks, they will be ready to go to their new homes, and used to many different scenarios, noises and people, which is the ultimate goal with a new pup.
I feed a raw food diet to all my dogs, supplemented with Pawtree brand dog food (much easier if I go on vacation). The puppies are introduced to raw foods early on, which gives them a fantastic healthy start and good immune function. Then I transition them to dry food or whatever their new family ihas decided to feed.
Sorry to include so much detail, but I like to give a thorough idea of how I socialize and feed, and why. I had purchased a beautiful particolor pup from a show cocker spaniel breeder and had her shipped from out west to my house, and as it turns out, she had never been socialized at all.. sadly she is still scared of people to this day.. so I have seen first hand the effect that poor socialization can have, even with perfect bloodlines, and a great diet.
Contact me, I'm interested in hearing your questions and your thoughts!
L @ Cooper Family Cockapoos
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