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NRBA News Bites

Spring 2017

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In This Issue

 

*NR Breeder Spotlight

*New Articles and/or Posts of Interest

*NR Litter Planned

 

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BREEDER SPOTLIGHT

NR Breeder Spotlight

The NR Breeder Spotlight is here to help us get to know each other better and promote our NR Breeders.   May, 2017, We are Spotlighting: Linda Walker of Sunapee Akitas     How long have you been raising your dogs “naturally”? It’s been about 25 years now, more or less.   How did you get into breeding dogs and have …

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What's New?  

Articles and Posts of Interest

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Heartworm Prevention - Bewareness

Heartworm Prevention - Bewareness

A few years ago, in honor of the U.S.A's National Heartworm Awareness Month, Dr. Will Falconer decided to slightly rename it to: "Heartworm Bewarness Month". I totally love the message in renaming it. Wouldn't it be great if we all begin to call it Heartworm Bewarness month? What do you say, will you join me in getting the word out on the dangers of heartworm medications and the truth about heartworms and how to naturally prevent them?

This the time of year that veterinarians and the drug companies that support each other to put out commercials and send out post card reminders to scare you into getting your dogs on heartworm poisons.

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Puppies Last Two Weeks of The Critical Learning Period

Puppies Last Two Weeks of The Critical Learning Period

 The Last Two Weeks of the Critical Learning Period For Puppies

Some of what I share with my potential puppy buyers

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason

The puppies are just a couple of days shy of 9 weeks old and are leaving or being scheduled to leave with their new families.

While it is a very bitter/sweet time for us, it is a time of great excitment and more new learning experiences for the puppies and their new families.

The new families are going to have their puppies for the last two and half to three weeks of the  "CRITICAL LEARNING PERIOD" (the critical development/learning period for puppies is from 3 weeks to 12 weeks of age).

While I personally do all I can to prepare the puppies for this stage of their lives by raising them with lots of enrichment exercises and socialization, they may still go through a brief fear impact stage after leaving their Dam and siblings.  

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Environmental Enrichment For Puppies

Environmental Enrichment For Puppies

Enriched Environments For Puppies
Did you know that your puppies will have larger brains and be more emotionally stable if they have been raised in enriched environments?

We (Genteel Standard Poodles) have been providing an enriched environment for our puppies for the last 15 years and our puppy families are always telling us how special and smart their puppies are!

We use the Puppy Culture Program for raising our puppies which is based on creating enriched environments for puppies.

The Brain Garden

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Puppy Adventure Box - Great Enrichment Tool

Puppy Adventure Box I am always looking for ways to provide enrichment and learning experiences to my puppies that will develop physical, psychological and emotional health in them. I know that every new experience we give our puppies before they go to their new homes can help them to be the best they can be. So I am often found …

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NR Litter Planned!

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If you have found this newsletter informational and/or helpful, please share it.   

 

If you have an article to share, a litter announcment or would like to see a certian topic covered, please contact us at:

nrbreedersassociation at gmail.com  

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