A Better Puppy With Socialization"
"Raise A Better Puppy"
origionally a video. Now by popular demand it is now available
on DVD. Ron Stanfield has been raising
World Class Labrador Retriever Puppies since 1981.
His puppies have been used as pets while many others
have become fine hunting dogs, some of which have
been involved in serious hunt test programs. A few others
were fortunate enough to get to belong to serious field trial
familys and had the chance to win the title of Field
Champion. Other puppies that Ron has raised have become drug
dogs and others have been trained to find bombs,
bodies and US. currency. Even a couple went on to be come
seeing eye dogs. To function at every level the dog
must have self confidence and be socialized to be able to
function in crowds, some crowds may be hugh. Some of
the dogs have to work in stairways and hallways, some may
have to work on tarmacs at airports, in airplanes, in
airports, on trains, boats or with officiers along busy super
high ways. In every case the dogs must be very self
confident and not spooky. You wouldn't want a dog bouncing
around scared of everything while You were
inspecting baggage looking for a bomb.
This program is about 30 minutes long and covers about 20
topics dealing with getting moma ready to breed, or in
the case of an accidental breeding we still want the puppies
to have every chance to be bold, and self confident and
have a chance to grow up to live productive lives even as
pets. We show how we build whelping boxes using rails
help keep momma from smothering puppies in the corner of the
whelping box. We take the mother to the vet prior
to breeding and whelping, We use collars of
different colors to keep track of the puppies that may be the same color
as the others so we can tell who is who all of the time.
We let them drag a short string on the collar so that when the
sibblings grab it the puppies are introduced to the
leash by littermates. We deal with hygene and introduction to
and water. We deal with shot schedules and most all the
aspects of raising baby puppies until they are ready to go to
their new homes. We know that everyone don't raise
sporting dogs and some of the things that we do with our retriever
puppies wouldn't be necessary or practical with every litter.
There are helpful hints through out this program that will
help every newcomer to raising puppies.