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.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Teaching your puppy to follow you

During the first several months that you have your puppy you will notice that your puppy likes to follow you about.  This is a natural protective instinct in all puppies.  It is important that you capitalize on this important time to teach your puppy that you are the leader.

Take your puppy to a safe place.  If she starts to walk away from you, run in the opposite direction.  Praise her when she catches up.  Walk about casually, and let her get distracted.  When she isn't looking try to hide from her.  That is what I did with our dogs.  They learned very quickly that I would ditch them, if they didn't pay attention.  (they hate that)  Of course I waited for them to get older before I started actually hiding from them.  Now I know that where ever we go, they will not try to run away.  They always keep close by even on long wooded walks.
Shy in a the back yard

When the puppies are boarding with me I take advantage of this time to teach them that they need to look out for their leader.  I live in a very safe place for this excercise.  We are over a mile from any kind of road traffic....and our own backyard is at least an acre, fenced on 3 sides.  So every time I take the puppies out for a walk, I walk them off leash and up our back yard path.  It is a long walk to our back gate.  The puppies are insecure in this unfamiliar area and keep so close to me that I have to be careful not to step on them.  But the important thing is they are learning to follow me and let me be the leader.

Look at the ears on the pups...you can see they are not too confident!

The gate is getting close now...and the puppies still are keeping their eye on me.

Our gate is in the back corner of our yard.  I built it nice and tall...so bears and foxes wouldn't come to visit.
Just outside our gate, the woodland path is wide and safe.
I can see right away that the puppies are sticking to me like glue, so after trying this for a few days I am confident I can take them on longer wooded walks.

(on the left)  Maya does not want me to get behind her.

The 300 acres of woods behind our house is far from vehicles.  The path is nice and large, and the puppies stick to it.  It is the middle of the day, the larger wild life is laying low.   We have a nice easy walk through the woods and the puppies enjoy follow along with me, Toby and Dixie.

 Look at Maya....she just sits and waits every time I go to take a picture.  That's a great habit Maya!

Maya is not going anywhere without me!

Morelka likes to play with Dixie

Little Pups in the Big Woods

Our dogs absolutely love the chance to stretch their legs!

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