Puppies – day 1-7

(This post is part of a series of posts, please be sure to read the others to learn all about the Roverchase Service Dog Program puppy raising protocols) The first 7 days of raising puppies are the most wary.  I typically take 4 weeks off of seeing clients or going into the office and workContinue reading “Puppies – day 1-7”

Preparing for Puppies – The arrival

(This post is part of a series of posts, please be sure to read the others to learn all about the Roverchase Service Dog Program puppy raising protocols) Arrival day is always stressful, no matter how experienced you may be whelping puppies!  You hope that all your hard work planning the litter, having the veryContinue reading “Preparing for Puppies – The arrival”

Preparing for Puppies – Maternal health and Whelping setup

(This post is part of a series of posts, please be sure to read the others to learn all about the Roverchase Service Dog Program puppy raising protocols) Prepping for the actual breeding and arrival of puppies begins the day our female comes into season (for pre-breeding prep, please see our previous blog).  We wantContinue reading “Preparing for Puppies – Maternal health and Whelping setup”

Prepping for Puppies – Health Testing

(This post is part of a series of posts, please be sure to read the others to learn all about the Roverchase Service Dog Program puppy raising protocols) Preparing for a new litter of service dog puppies for us begins 6-12 months before the actual breeding occurs. First, we make sure our dogs have hadContinue reading “Prepping for Puppies – Health Testing”