Our New Puppy Room and Tools

Our New Puppy Room and Tools

Check out our new puppy room and a dozen tools we used to make raising our recent litter much easier! Our most recent litter was the first one raised in our new home, with its separate puppy room. In fact, this is the first time in 40 years that we had a room in our...

Dogs Don’t Have Due Dates, They Have Whelping Windows

Dogs Don’t Have Due Dates, They Have Whelping Windows

Recently, I heard about a litter supposedly born prematurely. The breeder said the pup were born on “Day 59, four days before their due date.” This statement prodded me to tackle the concept of due dates in dogs because that concept causes both undue stress and inappropriate inaction in dog breeders, and often the loss of puppies.

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Early Scent Introduction for Neonate Puppies

HOW TO START YOUR PUPPIES ON EARLY SCENT INTRODUCTION Neonatal puppies, from 3 to 16 days of age, are ready and able to smell their world. You can take advantage of this to improve their adult scenting ability by doing Early Scent Introduction with your litter. It’s...

Canine Physical Therapy

There are many types of non-traditional therapies that benefit dogs! Canine sports medicine and rehabilitation is a relatively new specialty in veterinary medicine. Physical therapy (also called physiotherapy) has long been used for humans to help...

The Importance Of Weight Control For Breeding Animals

Other than an accidental breeding a/k/a an “oops litter” most people plan their breedings well in advance. Some of the early plans include choosing a stud dog and deciding what method will be used to do the breeding. One other early plan that you need to...

Oh, What Fun! Avidog’s Adventure Box

Most women love to shop at Bloomingdales or Nordstrom, but sadly for my mom, my favorite places to shop are Ace Hardware, Lowe’s and Home Depot. The reason for my quirky shopping preference is my obsession with puppies. I am always looking for ways to...

Do You Have Barking Puppies? Teach Them To Be Quiet!

How cute is it when you walk into a room full of barking puppies jumping on the side of the pen saying “Pick me, pick me!”? Don’t you love that your new puppy is so excited to see you that he barks and jumps when you walk in the room? How bad can barking...

What is Avidog’s Tagline?

When you first hear the question you might be thinking "Avidog - Helping People Create Healthy, Stable Canine Companions" or "Avidog - Making The World A Better Place For Dogs." Although we do believe if everyone would follow Avidog's breeding, rearing and puppy...

How Badly Do We Need to Know?

Would you knowingly expose your puppies to a known cancer-causing agent? Would you trust claims that this product is safe for use in puppies despite NO research supporting this claim? Would you use it just because other breeders have done so for years...

Avidog International II, LLCWe combine science, art and over 40 years of dog breeding experience to create, develop and present puppy rearing courses, programs and equipment for puppy owners and dog breeders.

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Highlands, NC 28741