Author Archives: Dr. Kiley

Did someone say Beach?

Poor puppies were already for their first swim in the ocean when I loaded them up in the car and told them we were going “CERF ‘n.” In fact, we were heading to the Ophthalmologist  to make sure that no … Continue reading

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What happened?

So, I was just bragging how wonderful these litter black fur balls were doing with housebreaking. I think they must have gotten access to the internet( I will blame red or lime green- the overachievers)and saw that they were not … Continue reading

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The great outdoors

We have been blessed with a mild winter so we have had the opportunity to take small groups outside to play and start “potty training”. Thankfully, the yard is fully fenced, but fitting through the post rails is still possible. … Continue reading

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The Adventure Box

Two long time flat-coat friends of mine let me borrow a ” puppy mobile.” It was an idea that they found in the Whole Dog Journal for puppy enrichment. Puppies undergo what is long been known as a critical social … Continue reading

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New Real Estate

As the puppy grow bigger and more agile, I worried that they would scale over the whelping box which contained them for 5 weeks. I had added an extension to the box by adding a ex-pen( a metal doggy playpen) … Continue reading

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The Babysitter

Taylor’s 1/2 sister, Reagan, has taken over the role as Team Leader/Babysitter. She has been very interested in the babies since they arrived on the 9th. Taylor was very protective of her puppies the first few days and then more … Continue reading

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Four-legged kids meet two -legged kids

Friday  on the 12th, the babies met a Family who recently moved to zionville from Germany with their 13 year old Flat-Coat ,Gizmo. Taylor must have given them instructions on good manners because they behaved like model canine citizens.

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Handling Exercises

At the start of week four, we began putting the puppy on the grooming table so they could get comfortable for grooming, vet exams and agility work. They were allowed to explore the table and learned how to back away … Continue reading

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Food Fest

The pups turned 3 weeks Sunday.  Taylor has begun to stay away from the whelping box more and more as they grow and demand more milk than the bar can deliver. We decided it was time to start the pups … Continue reading

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Shades of Gray

Ok, If you were hoping for a glimpse into the life of Christian Gray, you have the wrong site. On Day 7-10, we began to see the makings of decent eyelid margins. As of day 14, we have our eyes … Continue reading

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