Folklaur Puppies are always born and raised in my home.
Since I am a small hobby breeder, and I breed with the intention of keeping show prospects for myself, all of
my puppies are raised in the best way possible, hoping that my next show
champion will be in the litter. Since, realistically, not all pups will be of
show potential, pet puppies are occasionally available as family companions to
highly screened families. That means that the pet puppies were raised with all the
same care and benefits of my future champions.
The Puppies are born
in a bedroom, next to the bed, where they are closely watched throughout the
day and night.
They are also watched on a baby video monitor. Their eyes and ears are not open
during the first two weeks.
Mom and pups are then moved to a whelping box which is in view from my
desk or on a baby video monitor where I can closely observe them as they are developing.
They remain here until they are ready for weaning and potty box training which
takes place when they are between 3 and 4 weeks old.
The next move is
into our cheerful, clean and
state of the art puppy room where they are still watched in person and on a baby
The custom 1" small wire on the front of the puppy pen gives them a safe but
unobstructed view of the room. They can observe and interact with our adult
dogs, who love to go over and visit the puppies. The pups get to watch the adults
enjoying their evening playtime before going to bed. They see how the big dogs happily go into their crates
to sleep quietly all night and they learn from all of these positive
Working along with a dog's natural "Den Dwellers" instinct,
the desire not to dirty where they sleep, our puppy pen provides them with separate eating/playing/sleeping and elimination areas.
After they have a firm grasp of the concept, a "doggie door",
made of a solid swinging plastic panel, is inserted into the potty box opening.
Our pups go to their new homes already potty box trained and they understand the
concept of having to go through a doorway to another area in which to relieve
The pups are
let out of the pen daily, under supervision, to run around the whole room so they
can explore and play. They are exposed to the activities of everyday life like
the vacuum cleaner, the washer and dryer, going inside the adult dogs' sleeping
crates, ducking under the couch, running through tunnels, etc.
It is a great time
of Enrichment. At the same time, they are
secluded from strangers, germs and other situations that could cause them physical
or emotional harm.
Only qualified and experienced adults and children
are ever allowed
to handle, play and care for our puppies.
pictures frequently so future families can watch the puppies' progress.