The puppies have had so many visitors the past few weeks! They have met lots of new people and children, even other puppies. They are not afraid of any of it. They are now being individually crate trained at night, they go through the doggy door, next is collars. WE are going over grates, bridges, tarps, wobble boards, and playing with singing dancing, noisy toys, chasing ducks, all kinds of things. Next weekend we do the personality tests and match them to new homes, can't believe how fast the time went. Didn't get one of the pups? It's ok, we have more coming soon. Please check the site for details.
Scooby has a new home! Unfortunately it wasn't a co-own home but he went to a wonderful pet home. Stephanie and Scooby will have a great life together!!! He will live mostly on a ranch in Montrose, Colorado where he will get to do lots of fun things. Now on to his friends: Shaggy is so sweet and laid back. He's the largest in the litter weighing in at 7 lbs at 6 weeks plus 1 day. We are really liking his attitude, attentiveness and structure and may want him in a co-own home for future breeding. Fred is a silly boy - I think we messed up the names of the boys - the characters in the cartoon - Shaggy should have been Fred - mature, serious and Fred should have been Shaggy - silly and active. Fred weighed in at 6 lbs 2 oz. Of the girls, Scooby Dee is quite a character. She figured out how to jump in the food bin and get a few bites, then jump out - the boys are still trying to figure out how she got that done as the smallest in the litter, weighing in at 5 lbs even. She did not let Scooby Doo get away with anything while he was here. Velma is between them all in activity/energy level. She's afraid of nothing, active but has a great off switch. She weighed 5 lb 10 oz. Daphne is gorgeous and sweet - more laid back of the girls but a bit afraid of new things so we are working on her confidence. She does like to chase the ducks though. She weighed 5 lb 9 oz.
The whole litter may have homes but we won't know until we do the personality matches. We have plenty of deposits but that doesn't mean they will match so there could be a pup left over after next Friday - I will update the site so check that out if you are interested.
Scooby had his personality evaluation yesterday! He did super! He was afraid of nothing with great recovery time. He's a great dog to keep in our breeding program, now if we just had a potential co-own for him in mind. He and his 'gang' has had so many visitors this week. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday so far... and now Monday and Thursday of next week. We look forward to finding the right home for Scooby and are in the process of that now. The other litter does not take any harassment from him. They are doing super too, very social and bold pups. Maybe there will be another Echo in that litter for me??? Chatter got a clean bill of health from the vet and is ready to try this again! Continue to check out site as we have more litters coming soon. We have some co-own contracts to fulfill and will be doing more of those in the next 2 years than litters at our house. I will be visiting those litters on a weekly (or more) basis and working with the pups along with the super co-owners I have to raise them.
Scooby is doing great - he is working well with clicker training and more than willing to sit for a Scooby snack. We are stacking him on the grooming table, checking his teeth, trimming his feet, etc. He's comfortable on it. He has gone to strangers homes and met several strange dogs with no concerns. He's quite the social little boy. My kids want to keep him, my dad wants him - yes everyone loves Scooby but... he has several homes picked out - I'm sure one will be the right match for him.
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