Archives for August 2014

Potty Training your new Brittany puppy

Potty training is one of the most frustrating parts of owning a new puppy. Young puppies haven't developed bladder and bowel control and often give little to no warning that they are getting ready to eliminate. We've worked with some basic crate training, which helps puppies develop a "den instinct."  Puppies don't want to soil their den, but they don't immediately recognize that your whole house is their new den. Here are some of the top things you can do to make house/potty training your [Read More]

Think like a puppy

The pups are heading to new homes. It's exciting for everyone and a big change too! We encourage new puppy owners to think like a puppy. It takes some time for your new pup to settle in. For his or her entire life, they've been surrounded by 9 other puppies. Their mom (and grandparents) have been there. The same 2 people are caring for them. Sure they've had visitors and played with kids, but for short amounts of time. Everything is new for your puppy. While we try to expose our pups to as [Read More]

New Puppy Checklist – Part 2

Here' the second part of our new puppy checklist. Again, we don't get compensation for any products recommended on this page. Grooming Brushes - We use a couple of different brushes on our dogs. For regular grooming, we use a natural bristle brush. We recommend brushing your dog once per week, more often if they are spending a lot of time in the field. Regular brushing has a couple of advantages. First it helps keep dog hair out of your house. Secondly, it's bonding time with your puppy. It [Read More]

New Puppy Checklist – Part 1

It's about that time. Pups are heading to their new homes. We put together this checklist of things we've found helpful over the years and we personally use on our dogs. We don't get any compensation from the products we recommend on this page. Crates & Bedding Kennel/Crate - Dogs like kennels! You're pup may take some time to get used to it (though all our pups have some level of crate training before they leave), but in the long run, you'll both be much happier with a dog that has a [Read More]