How we raise our babies...part #1
Birth stars the journey for new life. Mom has the pups under our care. Any problems out of our knowledge base are handled by a team of wonderful vets that are available to us 24/7.
After birth we make sure momma is healthy, healing from the birth, has plenty of food, always has lots of clean, clear water, warm/dry/clean, all of the attention she wants, has milk for her pups, but most importantly is HAPPY.
Pups are marked with a collar for ID if needed. We weigh pups every 12 hours to be certain each is thriving.
The timeframe may seem odd but this is a VERY important stage to start puppies to fulfil all of their future potential.
Pups are born blind, deaf, and cannot regulate their body temperature. Eyes open approx. day 14, ears approx. day 21, and the need for warmth continues into the 5th week.
BUT...a great breeder knows what to do to make this period count.
Early Neurological Stimulation, Early Scent Introduction, daily weighing/handling, nail clipping, mom having an escape route, activating the glucocorticoid receptor gene (if mom doesn't), starting a sleep nest (first early stage in house training) and learning human scent is all introduced in the beginning of the pups' life.
Avidog, Puppy Culture, Bio Sensor programs.
This begins the transitional period in the puppies' lives. Eyes and ears are beginning to function. Pups start taking their first meaningful steps.
Tactile stimulation begins, cuddling by humans continues, we start to expand their world by increasing area slightly everyday, pups visit different areas of the house for a few moments everyday, and once pups startles to a sudden sound we move on to the next stage.