Our puppies are genuinely nurtured, loved and cared for long before their very first breath and years before their conception with various levels of age-appropriate training.
Diet - Along with a well-balanced high quality locally made kibble. We use a variety of specially selected meats, fish, poultry, fruits and vegetables for their regular well-being and our unique approach to prenatal care. With our holistic approach to our dogs and their puppies, they are always in excellent shape in body, mind and spirit.
Delivery (whelping) of our puppies into the world is always done as a duo - Mike and I are always together by our dog's side, and remain there for the following few weeks. We are fully hands-on and whelp our babies together. Once the puppies have completed their miraculous journey into this world, we dedicate all of our time to them so we can carry out our constantly active approach with thepuppiess. We begin two weeks of sleeping in opposite shifts to dedicate around-the-clock loving care to mum and her new arrivals. There are many benefits to the puppies and moms having this kind of attention and immediate care, and we have only lightly touched on all the ongoing precautions we take.
Our puppies come socialized and stimulated - Neurological stimulation started young is proven to impact the neurological system by kicking it into action earlier than would be normally expected, the result being an increased capacity that later will help to make a difference in its performance. Some proven assets are a more excellent immunity to disease, high tolerance to stress, increased cardiovascular performance (or heart rate), powerful heartbeats, and heartier adrenal glands. They also have a higher capacity to learn quickly. Studies have shown stimulated pups were more active and more exploratory than the littermate not stimulated.
We always ensure our puppies are expertly socialized - Our friends, family, neighbours and Tiny Teddy adults play an essential part in this daily routine. It's adorable and a significant part of the puppy's upbringing and learning process. With our adult dogs always beside us, we all work as a team, so our puppies learn, play, develop and flourish in numerous ways. We have a deep bond with each of our puppies and always do what is best for each puppy. We have devoted our lives to raising our Zuchons and invested a great deal in our puppies and their fabulous parents. It takes a great deal of experience, time, energy and finances to raise a puppy right and keep the parents pristinely maintained.
Being socialized doesn't only refer to interacting with other people and pets - We also make sure they are exposed and rotated through different toys. Rope-based, stuffies large and small with and without stuffing, flip and roll away toys, balls of various sizes, balls and toys that speak, squeak, crinkle, snap, bark and cock-a-doodle-do. Snuffle mats and problem solving puzzle based. Bones, chews & jerkey, various foods and smells. Encounter different experiences such as boating (age dependant) or vehicle trips on residential streets, highways and logging roads. Unusual sounds like keys dropping, doorbells, vacuums and school sounds. Different surface experiences (dependant on the puppy's age) like hardwood, tile, stone, cement, carpet, grass, patio, gravel bark mulch. Various play centers encourage exploring, climbing and investigation with slides, stairs, tunnel, and holes. We have an entire room dedicated to storing these various supplies and more.