Raising Our Puppies

*All pups will be born and raised in our home...


*All pups will be handled daily by all of our family members...


*All pups will be exposed to many different sounds, smells and textures to nurture their natural curiosity and confident. This will include custom puppy adventure box play similar to the puppy play center I have in the video below...


*All pups will be exposed to water and birds...well, at least the wings ;)


*All pups will have all ages appropriate vaccinations and worming...


*All pups will have microchips...


*All pups will have Dew claws intact...Yes, intact. We are primarily hunters and up here in the Northeast we deal with lots of ice conditions. I used to prefer mine with Dew claws removed until a few instances happened and some long time guys showed me the light on that subject. They use them! For simple things like holding a bone to chew..or more importantly, to get them out of bad situations.


*All the pups will be familiar with the sound of a cordless dremel used to trim nails.



Puppy activity center video

This is our"puppy activity center" !  While it appears just a playplace,its build for very specific reasons. The heavy hanging objects and toys desensitize very young pups from touch, sound and vibrations created by them before they can experience fear. The dark carpeted platform acclimates them to going into or under dark scary places. This aids in creating far more confident adult dogs! 

" Dew Claws"

Yes ... We leave dew claws on.  A practice we began years ago. We've experienced the difference with them removed and intact. We now see the benefit which we believe far out weighs the risk. This video is a great dramatization of this ...