HOW WE RAISE PUPPIES AT THE SPOTTED DOG

Excitement of Birth

Once our poodle is bred, we spoil her rotten by augmenting her kibble with scrambled eggs, cooked hamburger and veggies. This augmentation gives her added calcium and healthy calories which translates to healthy babies.

At about seven weeks into her pregnancy she is also allowed to sleep in our bedroom at night so she can let us know when the puppies are coming. We attend to the birth of each puppy to make sure the placenta is fully off and the baby is breathing gurgle free. We handle our puppies numerous times a day. We make sure the babies feel warm, have a strong “wiggle” and are getting their turn to nurse. The babies are tended to around the clock for the first 48 hours to make sure they are nursing well and are off to a good start.

 

Puppy Socializing Program

If you have researched poodle breeders and how they socialize their puppies you may have heard of bio-sensory training. The purpose of this training is to give early neurological stimulation that has important lasting positive effects and creates superior dogs.

Bio Sensory trained personnel hold puppies upside down, right side up and on their backs. They tickle their toes and put them on a cold rag. That is five specific stimuli that are repeated once a day.

Please visit the AKC website to read more about the importance of early bio sensory training.

We call our sensory training by a different name – it’s called the “17 Grandchildren Puppy Socializing Program”. Our trained personnel range in age from 18 months old to age 20. Our older grandkids start our training at 4 weeks. They do the “holding, cuddling and nose kissing” exercise for our new pups. Some of the younger grandchildren take turns doing the “upside down hold” exercise by holding our puppies upside down for five seconds, and sometimes longer. Then an older trainer steps in to help them turn the pup right side up again. Then the older grandkids do the “hold puppy on its back” exercise sometimes wrapped in a blanket and sometimes directly on their knees. For our grandchildren who live far away they do their training by telecommuting – also known as FaceTime. They provide the “not afraid of loud noises” exercise by FaceTiming us. They love squealing their love to our pups, with loud expressions of their desire to hold and squeeze them. Our trainers, like the professionals hired by some breeders, are available 24/7 when they come to visit Nana and Grandpa. When our grandkids are not available, we take over the training ourselves. Though, we have to admit that our specialists do the best job. Of course, all of this training is done with the help and supervision of our five daughters, their five husbands and oh yeah – Nana and Grandpa.

 

 

Nutrition

As a dedicated moyen poodle breeder, we feed our poodle adults and puppies Life’s Abundance. Many responsible breeders partner with dog food companies in order to procure affordable dog food for their dogs and puppies and to highlight the benefits of the company’s product.

We were so impressed by the quality and high standards of this dog food and the amazing testimonials from the customers and field representatives of this company that we decided to make the switch to Life’s Abundance. It is one of our goals at The Spotted Dog to not only improve the quality of our dogs, but to also offer our customers beautiful, healthy, and sweet-tempered puppies & dogs that they can enjoy for many years to come.

Life’s Abundance is holistically balanced and provides the nutritional harmony that’s important to help your canine achieve and maintain optimal health.

Made for all life stages, this recipe contains only the finest ingredients, like …

• A proprietary blend of vitamins & minerals
• High-quality protein from chicken meal for strong muscles
• An antioxidant system including vitamins C & E
• Prebiotic fiber & guaranteed probiotics
• Omega-3 fatty acids for healthy skin & a shiny coat
• Calcium & phosphorus for healthy teeth and strong bones
• Dietary fiber to help maintain a healthy digestive tract

To be the best dry dog food, this premium kibble contains …
• No artificial flavors or colors
• No corn, wheat or corn/wheat glutens

Life’s Abundance food is more nutrient-rich. While leading brands stockpile tons of food for months on end, this healthy dog food is made in frequent batches and remains in our care until it is shipped to your doorstep. When you buy Life’s Abundance dog food, your sweet pup will benefit from the strict inventory controls and product safety considerations that are second-to-none. Put your K-9 on the path to wellness. Provide them with a recipe for a long and happy life.

Life’s Abundance contains NO by-products, NO corn, wheat, NO soy, NO artificial colors/flavors, NO artificial preservatives. Feeding this healthy food will help give your pet a long and healthy life! And if that isn’t enough, it costs LESS per serving than other premium dog foods & will be shipped right to your door! We love it and more importantly, our DOGS all love it!

There has NEVER been a recall of this holistically formulated food and it is produced in limited runs on a weekly basis, minimizing periods of storage and helping to deliver the freshest-possible product. While leading brands stockpile tons of food for months on end, Life’s Abundance is made weekly in small batches. Fresher food is more nutrient-rich! You can be assured that your new puppy will benefit from their strict inventory controls and product safety considerations that are second-to-none. This is why Life’s Abundance cannot be found at your local store!

Recommended Transition Guide:
Day 1-2: Feed ¼ Life’s Abundance and ¾ of the old diet.
Day 3-4: Feed ½ Life’s Abundance and ½ of the old diet.
Day 5-6: Feed ¾ Life’s Abundance and ¼ of the old diet.
Day 7: The transition period is over and you can feed the recommended amount of Life’s Abundance.

If you have any questions about feeding or transitioning to Life’s Abundance Holistically-Formulated Food, please contact us . . .

 

Health Care

All of our puppies get a clean bill of health from Yakima Valley Veterinary Clinic and come with a 1 year guarantee against genetic defects and disabling diseases.

We deworm our puppies every two weeks starting when they are four weeks old until they go to their forever homes. All puppies get worms and ours are no exception. The worms come right through the mother’s milk and puppies must be treated by deworming. They start their puppy shots at eight weeks which must be administered again at twelve weeks and sixteen weeks. We feed our puppies the very best food and give them the correct health treatments to insure they go to your homes healthy and ready to thrive.

 

Michelle Hall – Monday through Saturday 8:00am – 7:00pm Pacific Standard Time

We are closed on Sundays

Email – michhallwa@gmail.com