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...

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

Dogs Don’t Have Due Dates, They Have Whelping Windows Why breeders and vets need to use “whelping windows” not “due dates” to predict when puppies will be born! Recently, I heard about a litter born prematurely. The breeder said the pups were...

One Easy Way to Improve Your Breeding Success

One Easy Way to Improve Your Breeding Success Improve your dog’s fitness! Instead, breeding dogs need to develop strength, balance, proprioception and flexibility. Stud dogs need core, rear and front strength in order to mount and tie a bitch. They need balance and...

Bowls, Biofilms, and Pyometra

Bowls, Biofilms, and Pyometra Lately, I’ve been thinking about biofilm. I know, it’s an odd topic. Several bloggers have been making seemingly outlandish claims relating biofilm to a huge array of dog problems. To check these claims out, I had been digging...

Be Ready to Go!

Be Ready to Go! How to Prepare to Evacuate Your Dogs in an Emergency Natural disasters requiring evacuation, from fires to floods, seem to be be more common these days. If you are a dog owner or breeder, you must prepare to evacuate your dogs, as well as your...