Raising Our Puppies

Our puppies are home reared, this means they are actually born and raised in our house. I only breed a small number of litters a year which ensures the puppies all get individual attention. At the first interview you will be introduced to both parents, all our dogs live with us as part of our family, we do not believe in putting our dogs with host families.

Our puppies are born in my bedroom so that I can monitor their progress and their mum feels quiet and safe as our house can be very busy. When they are two weeks old they will be moved into the kitchen where they will stay until they leave. Our puppies are played sound effects from two weeks old, whistle fed from three weeks old and taken out in the car at this age also. We also do not pick our puppies up unless they are sitting first, when they are seven weeks old they are checked by our vets, Acorn House, and providing they are happy the puppies will leave us soon after.

We will ask you to participate in our antenatal class (see gallery) which is given by Jill Ridgers, puppy trainer for Canine Partners. This class is to enable you to continue the training we have already started and to give you confidence when you take your puppy home. We will of course both be there to continue providing any help you need. We will also ask you to have bought a book called The Perfect Puppy by Gwen Bailey.

Take a look at the Life At Home photo gallery to see my home.