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.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bringing your puppy home

It is an exciting day to bring a puppy home, but it does come with its moments of anxiety.  Hopefully if you know what to expect ahead of time, these anxieties can be relieved somewhat.

First of all, when the puppies ride home, it is not uncommon for them to cry or whine.  Just driving in the car itself is something new.  When I took the pups to the vet, a few of the pups complained very loudly in the car.  They just were not sure about the motion of the vehicle.  On a long car ride, your puppy might also get car sick.  So be prepared with a towel for him to sit on.  It is recommended that you come with a companion so that someone can drive and the other person can hold the puppy.  This makes it a little easier on the pup.

Your puppy will miss his littermates a bit as well.  He is probably not crying for his Mom since Dixie has not been hanging out much with them for several weeks now.  She does romp with them sporadically during the day....and she may let them nurse once or twice a day for a couple minutes...but she has been separating herself from them naturally.

Let your pup be near you as much as you are able and you will quickly replace his litter.

It is hardest for the puppy at night time, because he has always had a furry friend to curl up with.  Do not sleep with your dog...that is a bad habit that can also lead to behavioral issues.  Do not lock your pup up in a basement or laundry room if he whines or cries...it will only add to his anxiety.  The best thing to do, is to tether your puppy to your bed, so that he can be near you, smell you and hear your breathing.  As long as he is tethered, it is unlikely he will soil your rug.  Remember pups naturally keep their bedding clean.  Being close to you is comforting to him, and will help him bond to you.  He will go to sleep much easier.  If he seems happy in his crate, then you could also crate him in your room.

If the puppy has been sleeping quietly for several hours in the night and then wakes up and starts crying again....chances are he needs to use the potty.  You will need to take him out to relieve himself...in time you may reduce his night time liquids....his bladder will mature a well....and then he will sleep through the night.

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