September 10, 2013

We Love What We Do

Filed under: How We Raise Our Puppies — klewis @ 6:39 pm

Things are busy here at Lewis Manor Labradoodles, and also very exciting as we have a 1 week old litter in our livingroom, and another on the way this Friday (or whenever Saffron sees fit to welcome her new little puppies into this world :) )!  So, as the air turns crisp this fall in beautiful upstate NY, we have a house full of puppies and are reminded why we love what we do.

We take special care of our momma dogs and closely monitor how they’re feeling and doing; taking their temps, cooking special meals for their ever growing nutritional needs, making sure they have an endless supply of clean fresh water which is changed several times a day, making them feel comfortable (not too hot or too cold), and taking the time to give them a nice rub down massage so they know they’re loved and we’re here for them during this new and demanding short season in their lives.  They love the attention they get, and the first row seat to anything cooking in the kitchen!  We enjoy pampering them, and the opportunity to spend some nice one on one time with them.

In a couple weeks the moms will start slowly spending less and less time with their puppies, preparing them to go out on their own.  During this time, our job with the puppies really starts to increase as we fill in, and start preparing and equipping the puppies to go on to be excellent service, therapy and family dogs.  It is such a joy to teach them about the world, and each of their important jobs in it.  We’ve spent time on these puppies, before they were even born, researching and breeding just the right pedigrees that would produce these intelligent, highly trainable, friendly temperamented, loyal companions.  Then health testing the dogs in these pedigrees to ensure these great puppies that will be produced are also genetically sound, to live long, healthy lives.  Then we spend countless hours with them during the 8 weeks they’re here with us.  We care a lot about our dogs, we enjoy working with the families that get them, and we’re passionate about what we do because we. love. it.

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