If you are looking for a breeder, or are a breeder yourself, you may be wondering what kind of care newborn puppies need?
I was very fortunate to come across a wonderful DVD thanks to the ‘A Sheepdog Diary’ blog author who told me all about the ‘Well Balanced Pup’ DVD. and how she is following the techniques for her own litter of pups.
Now, a lot is said about how to help puppies when they come to your house at around 8 weeks of age, but there is very little to help someone who really does want to give their puppies the best start in life from the second they are born. That is why this DVD got me so enthusiastic. Breeder Sue Jones talks about the entire process for any breeder – from birth to 8 weeks of age.
If you are not sure about where to get your puppy from, the DVD will give you an exact idea of the kind of breeder you need to be looking for. It goes without saying that you should never get a puppy from a puppy farm, because they end up with no social skills and are often bred from bitches that are shut away and nervous. It can be hard to know what sort of questions to ask a breeder – ‘Well Balanced Pup’ gives you so much information that you will know exactly what to ask. You can take a proper look at how a decent breeder does their job, and just how seriously they take the job, too. No money-making schemes here!
Although in the DVD there is some amazing footage of collie puppies, you can of course use the same techniques for any breed. Choosing the bred is only part of the choice you make when you pick a puppy, of course! I am always saying that socialisation, done properly, makes for a well-balanced and ‘bomb-proof’ dog that is easy to train and care for. If you want one of those, too, then Well-balanced pup is the place to start.
This DVD was not sent to me to get me to write an advert, and I have not been paid for this review. The welfare of dogs and their owners is close to my heart and I am delighted to be able to help promote such a wonderful work of understanding and true doggy knowledge.
You can visit the Well Balanced pup site to find out more and order your copy. Please share this blog – it may save a family from a puppy-farmed dog.
Puppy photo courtesy of A Sheepdog Diary