How Morekos pups are raised. The importance of doing it correctly.
Handling is performed daily from birth.
and worming is given every 2 weeks.
2 weeks is the first worming and when the eyes and ears open. Now the pups are starting to explore the world around them. They will be kept in a clean and toy enriched environment, that will help develop personalities and allow for exploration and fun.
Each puppy will be given some basic training (remember pups are not robots and more training will be needed throughout their life) and they will be introduced to a puppy crate for when confinement will be needed in the future, eg. stays at the vet, dog clubs, etc. Crate training (when taught correctly) helps a dog develop independence by teaching the pup that it is ok to be alone for short periods, thus, helping to minimise the potential for developing separation anxiety. By the time our puppies start to leave for their new homes at 8 weeks they will be used to sleeping individually in their own crates at night.
From 4 weeks the pups will also explore the daytime (outdoor) puppy enclosure. It is designed to expose the litter to many different surfaces and obstacles to help them learn and develop faster, this is where the pups explore while I am working, provided the weather is suitable for them to be outside with mum. The pups are taken on trips to other friends houses and various outings to shops and dog friendly (clean and disease free) venues, to further their socialization.
-above the 'A' litter (6 weeks) during a 'puppy party'
At six weeks its another worming and our first vaccination at the vets. Before this all important check, the puppies will already be used to handling of the face, ears, tail as well as basic restraints that may be needed in a veterinary exam. This helps make the vet a happy place and helps the vet to get everything done efficiently so there is time for a cuddle and a liver treat at the end!
At 7 weeks we invite the official Tattoo officer from the GSDL to give the pups their all important identification, its not the most pleasant experience for the pups so its important to make everything as quick and comfortable as possible. As I am a certified microchip implanter, I am able to administer and confirm each puppy has been chipped in accordance with NSW law.
At 8 weeks old it's time for worming and an application of Advocate for heart-worm, flea and mite protection. For all the 'pet' puppies it is also time to be desexed and another vet trip is planned.