We are coming up on week 7 of these AWEsome puppies and they are becoming such wonderfully smart and inquisitive Border Collies. I'd like to think that all of our hard work (and I mean dedicated work from my husband, my adult kids and myself 24 hours a day!) as well as the organized Puppy Culture Rearing Program have contributed to these "super puppies" enrichment.
Here's a list of what we've done (most still ongoing) and what we have planned for these next final weeks so that you'll be updated as well. Hopefully you've all finished or almost finished watching the Puppy Culture DVDs, since that will help you continue our training once they become part of your families! The final chapters, from about 5 weeks on, are most important information for you as you go forward.
Here you go through Awe Border Collies' "journey":
AWE BC/ Puppy Culture:
ENS (Early Neurological Stimulation Birth to 16 days)
(Note-This is a running Blog. Please scroll to the end to see the most recent images added each week.)
Socializing your puppy before completing vaccine protection has always been a balance between safety and healthy behavioral growth. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) asserts that "eventual dog behavior problems stemming from lack of puppy socialization are of much more concern than the chance of your puppy contracting a disease from a public place." The "window of opportunity" for socializing your puppy is from birth to 12 weeks of age. This stage can be the most powerful time to shape his future. Socializing your puppy/dog to new environments continues for a lifetime. Awe Border Collies gives our puppies a great start, with introducing them to lots of safe stimulation and socialization. Your job is to keep up the socializing and exposure to new things every day and to always introduce your puppy to the world in a positive way. Everything that t...
Hugs has a home with a very enthusiastic new friend. Jim sent us a series of notes over the past month chronicling his experiences in guiding Hugs as he grows into his new home.
AWE Border Collies
Note from Jim,
Apparently, I am the oldest member of the group that has adopted your first litter. From some of the pictures, maybe not by a long shot. My idea is to approach your Blog from a Senior’s perspective. People might wrestle with the idea of “am I too old to take on such a responsibility”? Negativism is not my style and never has been (after all, being in sales/marketing all my life was not for naysayers) and I am a realist. Stuff happens! But, that’s true at any age. I have back-up ... a daughter who LOVES dogs and has three of them. That was a big issue in my decision to get Hugs.
Here are some possible titles for the postings Postings, or maybe I'll just document things as they go...