Our parents are first and foremost our family pets. They live in our home and we make sure they are ready to be parents, physically and emotionally. Health certifications can be verified on OFFA.org and are listed on their pages. We never perform routine x-rays for puppy counts as it places our moms at risks for cancer as well as their puppies. X-rays are to dangerous in humans during pregnancy and it is estimated to be seven times more radiation exposure to canines than a human. We want to make sure we do what is best by both parents and your future puppy.
Our huskies deliver their puppies in our home in a warm environment. Pictured are puppies on a heating disc which is a very safe way to keep puppies warm. They move on and off as they need warmth. Being chilled is extremely dangerous to newborn puppies so we take every measure to avoid it. We may need shorts and our husky mom's are toasty, but our babies are safe & warm.
We monitor weights closely to make sure each puppy is thriving. We encourage more frequent nursing with puppies if they are not gaining as fast as siblings before ever introducing artificial milk. Giving artificial milk is a last resort and thankfully we have never had to give it yet as it changes the gut and can lead to infection and future disease. We provide a record of weights to families so they can see how quickly their puppy grew over the weeks here.
At three days of age we begin Biosensor Exercises to promote healthy neurological development as supported by research. This has been shown to improve their health, response to stress, and we believe it builds a more confident adjusted puppy. We also incorporate puppy culture principles as they develop & grow.
We use the misty method to help start potty training. We use fake grass pads as potty areas and change linens multiple times a day so they are soon attracted to the grass. Once they are old enough to go outside, they are aware grass is meant to go potty on. This method has worked extremely well for us. Once they are older we place bells on the door and encourage teaching them to ring the bell when they have to go potty.
We monitor growth and once puppies seem ready for more, typically at 3 1/2 to 4 weeks we start providing Farmina All Life Stage Grain Free Chicken dog food. We do not recommend puppy food due to research showing increased risk of joint disease and hip dysplasia because they grow to big so quickly. We encourage families to keep puppies on this amazing food and can offer our breeder discount to make this option more affordable. Investing in nutrition is extremely important in having a healthy long life with your husky.
We leave a open crate in the nursery so puppies are used to choosing to sleep in a crate on their own. This helps ease crate training for many once they enter their new homes. We highly encourage crate training because if your husky is ever injured & you need to restrict activities, it's a very hard time to train them when they are in pain. It's best to make it a safe place from early on.
At eight weeks of age, we prepare to say our good byes and entrust them to the families we have carefully screened. Some puppies may remain for our extended training program until eleven weeks of age. Either way, our hope is the first sixteen weeks are used to establish a very strong foundation for the rest of their life. Our biggest hope is they will be entering their forever home where continued socialization through puppy classes will continue. We encourage you to get the puppy culture DVD which can be purchased on Amazon. The first 4 months are so important in the rest of your huskies life, we want to make sure every day counts. Thankfully the majority of our families become friends and visit us. We have a yearly get together/husky Huddle at our home where everyone is welcome to bring their puppies and see each other. Many friendships have been formed through the love of a Jasper Blues Siberian