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According to an article by Dr. Carmen Battaglia as well as research from the U.S. Miltary, it was learned that early neurological stimulation exercises could have important and lasting effects on puppies and adult dogs. Timshell Farm and The Monarchy employ these daily exercises in pups beginning on Day 3 of their lives. This coincides with the "1st period" of rapid neurological growth and development, which begins on the third day of life and lasts until the sixteenth day. The development of this "Bio Sensor" program and the results of research can be found on this website under the Tab entitled "Puppy Prepardness." Under the same tab, you will find a detailed description of the exercises along with pictures to demonstrate the tactile stimulation. This Bio Sensor program easily fits into our established puppy rearing process and supports our values. This does not replace our early socialization program. If you have any questions about this program for our newborns, please contact either Timshell Farm or the Monarchy. Thank you.
With the new input I have decided that as soon as my puppy is "trained" hoping Melanie is right thAt they can hold it overnight when they go home, I will just use it as a back up bathroom only,on our enclosed back porch where we could just let him/her out in bad weather or late at night. I have another crate for sleeping that a neighbor is giving me. I appreciate all the comments. I am learning so much before I even get my puppy. I will be very ready.
Just wondering if anyone out there uses an Indoor Potty System. What are the pros and cons?We will be posting one to this site soon but also want to start a discussion regarding the kinds that are out there and what works and what doesn't?Continue
Hi Melanie,I just want to say how Glad and Lucky I am to have found your site. You cannot imagine how wonderful Emmy is.. She loves everyone (and every dog friend) she comes in contact with. She finally met her cousins Maggie the golden and Kody the lab on the vineyard this past weekend, and had her first run on the beach with them (she is only 5.5 months old). And believe me, she kept up with them!!! First time she was off-leash, and she had a blast!!! I was having heart attacks, but she was fantastic and stayed right with them. I assume all of your Cavachons are like her, but I have never had a more lovable dog. Thank you so much!I hope your winter was fantastic (and warm)...I can't wait until she can go swimming this summer, since she already had a taste of it and Loved it!!! Thanks so much,KarenContinue
I've heard that Bitter Apple Spray helps discourage chewing, on all the wrong things.Has anyone else used this and do you have any other suggestions to help with this?Continue
As a breeder, the topic of teeth cleaning comes up often enough. I am wondering what methods are used to clean your dog's teeth? Do you clean your dog's teeth? How often?Research has already documented that poor gum health, decaying teeth, general poor mouth conditions can contribute and lead to other diseases and of course large Vet bills.The article below is taken from the AKC site and is offered here for discussionAccording to a recent study, 78% of dogs over the age of three suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common health problem affecting dogs.* February is Oral Healthcare Month. To celebrate, here are some tips, tools and factsBrushing: Start by brushing with one piece of gauze wrapped around your finger. Later you can graduate to a soft bristled toothbrush. Never use human toothpaste as some contain an artificial sweetener called xylitol, which is very toxic to dogs. No toothpaste is necessary; however, dogs prefer the flavor pastes made…Continue