Welcome to Our Puppy Blog!

Welcome to our blog! I am a small hobby breeder of Schnoodle puppies. My Schnoodles are a cross of the White Schnauzer with a Red Poodle. These dogs do not shed, are great for allergy sufferers, are friendly and easily trained.

We have 4 breeding females and sell our puppies face to face as required by APHIS rules for hobby breeders.

Our breeding dogs are from purebred Akc lines and the Schnoodle puppies are registered with ICA (the registry for Designer breed dogs.)

They will be vet checked, have their first set of shots, and be Ugodog Puppy Toilet Trained. But this is just the beginning! Read through our posts to see the special care and attention we give our litter. You will enjoy watching our Growing Puppies!

We sell our puppies through our Waiting list. We do not post them on the blog for purchase. If you wish to be contacted with updates on the next litter email me at GrowingPuppies@gmail.com

Update: We are so excited for our winter puppies. I also hope for a litter in Summer 2018.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Fear Imprint Period ---8-11 weeks

"Experiences a puppy perceives as traumatic during the time from 8-11 weeks are generalized and may affect him all his life. It is a fact that a dog is most likely to develop an avoidance response if subjected to physical or psychological trauma during these four weeks."

DO NOT ever try to scare your puppy.  This is not cute or funny.  It will not make him a  better dog.  Do things gradually to allow your pup to become accustomed to different things without any stress.

It is worthwhile to slowly introduce your puppy to things like 

the vacuum cleaner
the grooming tools
umbrellas and hats
car rides

So run the vaccum cleaner, for short periods of time from a distance, so that you do not stress him.  Over time, bring it closer.  Blow your pup with a blow dryer so he is use to grooming noises.  Brush and groom your puppy even when he doesn't look to need it.  Take him for short rides in the car.   Open umbrellas slowly.

Be aware of who you are introducing your puppy to.  Supervise your puppy with children...and adults.  Be careful around people who do not like dogs, or are not experienced with them.  A neighbor of mine came to my door when our first dog was a puppy.  He put his arms up and acted like a bear to try and intimidate our little Toby.  I didn't realize at the time that he was so bad with dogs, or I never would have allowed him near my puppy.  After just a few instances of this time....my puppy grew to despise my neighbor and be wary of other men as well.

Taking the extra effort during your puppies first year of life to give him the best socialization experience that you can give him, will help him grow into a dog that is confident in any situation. 

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