- THE PARENTS- Since children tend to act like their parents, we feel the same applies for dogs. The first step is to have the best dogs ever as parents to these puppies (and usually our parents are not for sale. Sorry).
- THE INTERACTION- From the moment the puppies are born, there are at least 2 children holding and socializing with them, which is very important. As I've discovered from raising puppies, being a mom, and a nurse; Nurture always beats nature.
- HEALTH- Healthy puppies are happy puppies. They get their dew claws removed around 3 days old and are vet-checked at 3 days old and 7 weeks old. They receive all their vaccinations. My vet comes right to my house so these pups are not exposed to anything.
- POTTY TRAINING- Potty training is one of the top reasons people don't want a puppy, which is why we try our hardest to start them on potty training while we still have them. I have narrowed down my potty training technique over the years and it even involves fake grass.
- MORE INTERACTION- Socialization is important for all the little kids getting one of our puppies and it so happens that I have three children and all of their friends to get these puppies used to kids. Our puppies are great therapy dogs and wonderful for young children.
- THE VISIT- The last step is to let your family visit our farm and choose your perfect puppy. We live in Northeast Iowa on a 300 acre farm. We love visits and some families come two or three times to experience those early stages of a puppy's life no one ever gets to see.