Pups then graduate to the puppy room which is 12 x 12. This is where they begin with house training by using the pellet trays. The room is initially divided in half to facilitate them finding the trays.As they grow, I open the room up. They have crates to sleep in and many stimulating toys.
The pups are born in the whelping box in our home where i keep a close eye on them,also using cameras I have in the whelping and puppy rooms.The pups stay there with their mom until they are walking and eating softened puppy food, until about 3 1/2 weeks. The rails in the box keep momma from laying on a pup. There are foam mats and blankets under the pups and momma.
Bathing area and puppy visitation room
During nice weather, pups spend time out on the deck and out in the yard for house training. We also have puppy visits here. Pups also learn to come when they are called. I also work on teaching them to sit on command. There is always something fun for them to be involved in!
What we Feed
We start pups on the Purina One Puppy because it is higher protein and has a small kibble. I then slowly transition pups to either The Purina One Large Breed Puppy or Purina Pro Plan Focus. Both are for large breed puppies. I send home a gallon bag of puppy food with the pup.You can then transition to the feed you choose of the two.