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

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 born on “Day 59, four days before their due date.” This...

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 proprioception to hit their mark during a...

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 into biofilm when I came...

How To Teach Your Dog To Take Pills

Dog Training One of the biggest challenges a dog owner faces is to teach your dog to take pills, happily and willingly. At some point during every dog’s life, it’s likely it will need to take pills, such as antibiotics, supplements or pain medication. Teaching a...