How Morekos pups are raised. The importance of doing it correctly.
Before your puppy leaves to join your family it will have already experienced many different sights, sounds and environments designed to help them adjust faster and be prepared for the next chapter in life.
This is not something all breeders will do and we encourage those looking for a puppy to do their research and understand the difference made by correct puppy raising techniques. Here is a sneak peak at a Morekos puppy from birth to 8 weeks...…
After much planning, vet checks and the highest regards to care and nurturing, the whelping process will begin in my home, under close watch. With vets on standby for any possible problems and round the clock care, each pup is born, checked over and monitored while mum delivers the whole litter. Mum and puppies are kept clean and comfortable in a large heated whelping box, to stay warm in the cold or if it is hot they will be provided cooling, depending on the room temperature. A vet check is performed if there are any concerns for mum and pups.
The whelping box is positioned in a calm but high traffic area to expose the pups to the routines of everyday life, thus they are used to the sounds of TV's, vacuum's, washing machines and even the toilet.
Handling is performed daily from birth.
and worming is given every 2 weeks.
2 weeks is 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.
The pups will now get to 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. 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 at night.
At six weeks its time for their microchipping and then 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 8 weeks old it's pick up time, the pups will receive their parasite protection for heartworm, fleas and ticks and receive another intestinal wormer (provided every 2 weeks).
We provide them with an "Adaptil" collar to assist with the transition from our home to their new home and a puppy pack full of goodies to get them off to the right start.