Four weeks old!

Where did the time go?! These adorable fluff balls are a month old! We have two puppies left, for either farm or family homes as these pups seem very well adjusted and moderate in temperament.  Please inquire via phone or email if you would like more information on the remaining pups. I’ll post more pics of the available pups tomorrow.

They are starting to really play now – rolling about, tumbling, prancing and lots of growling! Not to worry, they are just establishing pack order, but it sure sounds funny when they are all growling together.

Individual personalities are starting to develop. I make sure the pups get a lot of personal time with people, both with the pack and each pup on his or her own. As I get to know each one, I also get a chance to do early neurological stimulation, socialization and enrichment experiences, all proven to have a positive cumulative effect on the health and wellbeing of the pups. Plus, it’s fun for the humans too🙂 Win-win!

Five benefits have been observed in canines that were exposed to the Bio Sensor stimulation exercises. The benefits noted were:

  1. Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rate)
  2. Stronger heart beats
  3. Stronger adrenal glands
  4. More tolerance to stress
  5. Greater resistance to disease

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Here’s an example of our grown up dog enrichment exercises -blackberry picking  :)

All the time the pups are growing they are learning because their nervous systems are developing and storing information that may be of inestimable use at a later date. Studies confirm that non-enriched pups, when given free choice, preferred to stay in their kennels. Other litter mates who were given outside stimulation between five and eight weeks of age were found to be very inquisitive and very active. When kennel doors were left open, the enriched pups would come bounding out while litter mates who were not exposed to enrichment would remain behind. The non-stimulated pups would typically be fearful of unfamiliar objects and generally preferred to withdraw rather than investigate. Even well-bred pups of superior pedigrees would not explore or leave their kennels, and many were found difficult to train as adults.

 

 

Two Farms and 7 puppies!!

Lots of news to share here at Dancing Dog Farm! I’ll start with our most exciting news, our Scotch Collie, Dancing Dog Farm Gwynen and our English Shepherd Dancing Dog Farm Levi Jones have had their first pups! All seven arrived hale and hearty on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 19th. We are accepting puppy applications to good homes – we expect this litter will be well suited to small farm work, agility and of course as loving companions.

I’ll be posting photos of the litter here shortly, please get in touch via phone (203/594-6808) or via email at carol@carollakestudios.com

Our other news is that Peter and I will be offering the NH Dancing Dog Farm property for sale, but will bring back some of the farming operations to NH until the sale is finalized. So we’ll be going back and forth to NH from CT quite a bit until then! Wilson has started his own farm on another property in CT – because he loved the name so much he is going to be calling it “Dancing Dog Farm CT”. We wish him the best of luck in his new venture!