It is just mind boggling the amount of information out there these days about dog food. Today’s blog I’m going to focus on what’s available, how to choose your food and some interesting facts that you may not know about feeding dogs in general. So firstly, lets discuss some pros and cons of dog food. The most common types are as follows:
HOMEMADE Pros • Sky’s the limit when it comes to variety • You are in control of what your dog eats • Dogs usually enjoy the taste better than commercial foods • Ingredients are normally minimally processed and fresh • All the above, can contribute to marked health improvements in your dog Cons • It can be easy to neglect certain necessary ingredients resulting in nutritional deficiencies • Special attention is needed for a “complete and balanced” meal and supplements are often needed. • Takes longer to prepare • Can potentially be more costly
So we are very pleased to announce after much thought and consideration we have decided to keep our (much loved by everyone) beautiful little boy Alaula Blueberry Silver Moon aka Blue. This originally was not our intention and the eventual decision to keep this little boy for our breeding program was, believe it not, a huge decision for us. So keep your eye’s out for this little guy as we hope for big things from him in the future.
Well it has been confirmed Atenta Primrose is pregnant and with the last two litters being boys only, we have had a quite word in Primmy’s ear and told her that this litter, as much as we love her/our boys, we would really love some girls. 🙂 So fingers crossed we are blessed with some girls but ultimately healthy puppies is all we ask. We believe she is approx 4 weeks from whelping so we are busily preparing for more puppies at Alaula.
Have you ever picked up your dog and put him on a elevated surface and he gives you that “Oh may god don’t put me here and certainly don’t leave me here” stare.
Well the training ramp is the foundation of getting our puppies to use and feel comfortable on elevated surfaces. It prepares them for many life situations where they may be lifted up on to vet tables, show tables or even jumping up on the couch, into the car, onto your bed or being in your arms. Many people think that these sorts of elevated normal everyday occurrences are just what dogs do and that its normal for them to just feel happy doing these things.
But did you know that a puppy has to learn feeling comfortable in these situations. That’s where the training ramp comes in handy. We train our puppies on the ramp with positive reinforcements, never literally pushing the puppy to continue and always being there to help them if they are showing signs of fear or uncertainty.
DOB 13/7/2018 CHG & PLL clear by parentage Blackberry – on limited register Black tri male ‘Rumpy’ nbt Microchip no 953010002777414
By the time he leaves he will have had 2nd vaccination, vet checked & regularly wormed. Registered with Dogs NSW Breeder no. 2100083404 Price on enquiry Blackberry will be ready @ 12 weeks – 5th October 2018 (photo 8 weeks)
Blackberry is a ‘Quirky Cuddly Funky Kung Fu Panda’ he would be just as happy being part of family activities as he is doing his own thing. He would suit pretty much any family, he is starting to come out of his shell and show some more outgoing personality. Blackberry tends to like little cuddles often rather than long cuddles, he is getting more adventurous seeking out new experiences. He approaches things in a cautious way unlike his brothers that tend to run in first and then get stuck, but he hasn’t shied away from anything yet, he still has a go at everything we have shown him.
Well our beautiful QLD boys – Alaula Neo 2 Feathers aka Neo and Alaula Blazing Bear aka Jiminy have been thoroughly enjoying their new home in our ‘Sunshine State’ with their forever family. We get beautiful photos and video’s of them going on lots of beach runs and they love spending time going into work with one of their mums. Here’s a couple of our favourite updated photo’s of them. Absolutely stunning boys you melt our hearts.❤❤
Many of people have expressed an interest in our current ‘Berry Boys’ litter,(Tenterpride Phoenix Sun aka Kona and Aaungara Koolaroo aka Mouse) which is great, as they are very adorable boys. However unlike our other litters, this litter is being watched very closely by us, why you may ask?. Well…. let me explain! . The reason these boys have not yet been offered for sale is because 1) being Kona’s first litter we didn’t know what to expect from her and her puppies regarding what type of mum she would become and what sort of temperaments or traits she may have passed to her puppies and 2) although Mouse is a super cute and cuddly dog he can display timidness in certain situations. So mating this pair was a ‘watch this space’ type situation. We are happy to report that although its early days the boys seem to be adjusting nicely to the world even though we have had some hiccups along the way. They are progressing well in their socialisation training and are making great headway with their developmental skills.
So much has happened this week. Firstly the pups are learning to explore and are loving the new enrichment toys in the playpen such as the tunnel and the snuffle mat (which I will expand on next in my blog including how to make your own). Fudge and Blue are also becoming pro’s at navigating the wobble board which is used to help the pups to develop motor skills such as body awareness, balance, muscle condition and strength. The wobble board is also used as a trigger to help strengthen their ‘CER’ (Conditional Emotional Response) which they passed with flying colours with no negative responses at all and loved making the board move.
We also had our first outing into the big backyard. They certainly didn’t love the grass the first time but there is plenty of time for that in the near future.