Patio Poodle Puppy Party


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We had our first patio party for the puppies, one of my favorite excuses to have a litter.  

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A poodle party is one of the best ways to socialize puppies and bombard them with a lot of stimulation.  They are in a familiar environment with enough space to take a break and, most importantly, access to their whelping box area so they can put themselves to bed.  Puppies are able to come and go as the Adults partake in food and beverage.

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Just a whole lot of fun

People are frequently asking me if I use the new and popular puppy rearing protocol called “The Puppy Culture.”  I have to admit that, no, I don’t.  Before Ally was even bred Claudia asked me if I knew anything about this program and/or if I’d like to use it for the litter.  Since I’m always eager to learn new things about dog training, behavior and breeding I said that I’d love to check it out.  It was an eye opener and as I watched the the step by step program, I was able to say… “I do that, I do that… I do that.”   I learned about some exciting new ways to interact with my puppies and, although a number of things were similar to what I do, they were a bit too contrived for my taste.  Many exercises were very orchestrated with fairly ridged training sessions.  I prefer to let puppies learn on their own.  Let them climb and fall and explore and experience without my intervention.

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