About our Litters
Our puppies were born and raised inside of our home. I slept in the room where they were at, at 1st with mom and puppies with me right nearby their whelping box and then we moved them into the living room where I slept on the couch. We raised well-adjusted puppies following “Puppy Culture” program from birth to 9 weeks. We also did neurological stimulation from day 3 on. You can view these exercises here. They remain the center of attention until they go to their selected homes at 9-10 weeks old. Regular nail trimming done by my husband begins a few days after they are born to help them get used to their feet being handled. Once they are old enough, we take them outside several times a day for playtime with adults, visitors, and young adults, sometimes children. We do sitting exercises, and they have learned their names for coming to us. We make sure they hear the sounds of traffic going by, pans being dropped, sirens, gun shots via YouTube, Thunder via Youtube to get them used to loud sounds. I brush them regularly so that they get used to that sensation. Before going home, they have had several baths. Bearded Collies are smart and many of them have learned where to potty, whether outside while we are playing or inside on a large area that gets cleaned often. They will have had several trips to the vet for various visits. We have been approved and vetted through “Good Dog,” and you can read about how they make sure that we are good breeders. You can pay for your puppy via Good Dog if you so choose. All puppies go home with dewclaws removed, and their 1st vet checkups, 1st shots, deworming and microchips. We follow Dr. Dodd’s protocol for vaccinations as closely as we can, and you must follow what is applicable in your state. All new owners are expected to vet their puppy checked at their vet’s withing 7 days of receiving the puppy and are expected to follow through with all vaccinations and can titer to make sure your dog then has immunity for all the years of his life. We expect you to continue brushing, combing and playing with feet, trimming nails (if you aren’t comfortable to do it, please take to someone who does). All the effort we took to help your puppy socialize needs to be kept up once they turn 4 months old and are FULLY protected from parvo. Please do the brushing and grooming often so they get used to it, even baths! Please enroll your puppy in obediences classes and make sure you can start as close to that 4 month mark, so they get more social time and become obedient dogs. With my own dogs, I have them do so a sit, a down, some trick for them to get their meal. I was once taught in training our dogs that nothing in life is free, and it makes it so motivating for the dog and time to bond with them. I’ve provided a link for you to find your local Bearded Collie Club. Please consider joining as they can be so much fun for your dog and you. Beardie folks are great to spend some time with and your dog will LOVE IT! You can ask them questions many times and learn so much!
About Our Litters
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Our puppies were born and raised inside of our home. I slept in the room where they were at, at 1st with mom and puppies with me right nearby their whelping box and then we moved them into the living room where I slept on the couch. We raised well- adjusted puppies following “Puppy Culture” program from birth to 9 weeks. We also did neurological stimulation from day 3 on. You can view these exercises here. They remain the center of attention until they go to their selected homes at 9-10 weeks old. Regular nail trimming done by my husband begins a few days after they are born to help them get used to their feet being handled. Once they are old enough, we take them outside several times a day for playtime with adults, visitors, and young adults, sometimes children. We do sitting exercises, and they have learned their names for coming to us. We make sure they hear the sounds of traffic going by, pans being dropped, sirens, gun shots via YouTube, Thunder via Youtube to get them used to loud sounds. I brush them regularly so that they get used to that sensation. Before going home, they have had several baths. Bearded Collies are smart and many of them have learned where to potty, whether outside while we are playing or inside on a large area that gets cleaned often. They will have had several trips to the vet for various visits. We have been approved and vetted through “Good Dog,” and you can read about how they make sure that we are good breeders. You can pay for your puppy via Good Dog if you so choose. All puppies go home with dewclaws removed, and their 1st vet checkups, 1st shots, deworming and microchips. We follow Dr. Dodd’s protocol for vaccinations as closely as we can, and you must follow what is applicable in your state. All new owners are expected to vet their puppy checked at their vet’s withing 7 days of receiving the puppy and are expected to follow through with all vaccinations and can titer to make sure your dog then has immunity for all the years of his life. We expect you to continue brushing, combing and playing with feet, trimming nails (if you aren’t comfortable to do it, please take to someone who does). All the effort we took to help your puppy socialize needs to be kept up once they turn 4 months old and are FULLY protected from parvo. Please do the brushing and grooming often so they get used to it, even baths! Please enroll your puppy in obediences classes and make sure you can start as close to that 4 month mark, so they get more social time and become obedient dogs. With my own dogs, I have them do so a sit, a down, some trick for them to get their meal. I was once taught in training our dogs that nothing in life is free, and it makes it so motivating for the dog and time to bond with them. I’ve provided a link for you to find your local Bearded Collie Club. Please consider joining as they can be so much fun for your dog and you. Beardie folks are great to spend some time with and your dog will LOVE IT! You can ask them questions many times and learn so much!
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