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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 3 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!.............. Growing.Puppies@yahoo.com

We sell our puppies through our Priority Waiting list. We do not post them on the blog for purchase. If you wish to buy a puppy, you may email for more information. I get a lot of emails about the Schnoodles so I ask for your patience with the response.

Update: I have a litter coming in May. I am taking names of people now. I also expect to breed another female for a Fall litter. Contact me at www.growing.puppies@gmail.com for more info.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

About Litter box training of Puppies

Here are Papillon pups with a litter box option.
   I've been educating myself more and more about litter training a new litter of puppies.  I am so excited about it!
    The litter training does not replace outdoor potty training, but it gives the puppies a better alternative when they can't get outside.
    The advantage for the new owner is tremendous.  If he or she has to go to work, and cannot be home to let the puppy out to the potty, the puppy is already in the habit of using the litter box, instead of the corner behind the living room chair!  For winter puppies, it is so much easier on the owners, then trudging their puppy out in the cold, ice and snow.  Even in the summer, if your puppy needs to use the potty at night, this is a great alternative to a middle of the night routine.
  Of course as time goes on and your puppy bladder matures, it is likely that most people will not need the litter in the house too much. So the regular potty training is still important.
    If you are thinking of trying litter training with an older dog, I understand many people are not too successful.  But for puppies given litter as an option at 5 wks old, the use of litter is very natural.
    There is a great post, Forever Litter Box Training, that shows the litter box training with Papillon puppies.
     I can't wait to litter box my Schnoodle litter since it will be so much cleaner for me than messy newspaper.  The problem with newspaper lining in pens, is it doesn't absorb very quickly, so pups get pee all over their paws, and the ink on the newsprint also gets on the paws.  I will still continue outdoor potty schedules with my litters, since most owners will prefer an outdoor potty spot.  But having a litter box alternative will save everyone involved a lot of house breaking frustration.

3 comments:

  1. I've been training all of my dogs indoors since 1979 and my current two lhasa apsos are using a dog litter box successfully. I have some videos showing them using it. This is a great way to go. No more bad weather walks.

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  2. Thanks so much for this imput! I am REALLY excited about doing litter box training. Can you email me your video, or do you have a blog I can link to?

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  3. Absolutely Mary. This video is right on my homepage of my dog potty training website. Both of my dogs take turns at the litter box.

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