LadyKin OES Puppies
Home Manual Contract Puppy Application
Before you contact us please read following:
Well I guess you first question is Do you have any puppies to sale?. As we mentioned before we breed dogs for there temperament and improve their appearance - conformation. There is no compromise when we decide to breed dog and bitch on health or temperament. Yes we bread dogs because it is wonderful to share our life with them and we want to make other people happy too. They bring laugh and joy and they give unconditional love every day. We also actively show dogs in conformation.
WE DO HAVE LENGTHY AND VERY STRINGENT PROCEDURE WHEN SELECTING FUTURE PUPPY OWNERS. DO NOT LET US SCARE YOU AWAY. WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR FANCY HOMES, WE ARE LOOKING FOR LOVING PEOPLE WHO ARE COMMITTED TO THE KIND OF HARD WORK OES OWNERSHIP ENTAILS, AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE OES IS SUITED TO YOUR LIFESTYLE AND WILL HAVE THE LOVE, CARE AND UNDERSTANDING THAT THESE WONDERFUL CREATURES DESERVE.
OES IS NOT DOG FOR EVERYONE
We advice anyone interested in OES to do research on bread, talk to owners of OES and at least visit 3 breeders before decision is made where to get dog. Ask questions - more the better. Ask about health, temperament, grooming.....or what every you need to know but you could not find answere
WE CAN NOT STRESS ENOUGH HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS
Keep in mind you will be shearing next 11 - 13 yrs of your life with this creature and this is big commitment
IF STILL INTERESTED IN PUPPY PLEASE FILL OUT APPLICATION FORM AND
E - MAIL IT TO US
GOOD GAMES TO PLAY WITH PUPPIES
The first 16 weeks of life are critical in the development of your puppy's personality. Certainly there is much of personality that is inherited, but much is shaped by experience too, and the people who have custody of young puppies shape those dogs' personalities whether or not they intend to, since puppies learn all the time.
Tug-o'-War, chasing games and rough-housing are not good games for a puppy because they teach her (or him) it is okay to challenge you, as well as raising her level of dominance. Chase games can also trigger the predatory aggressive instinct in your dog (such instinct varies with breed, but it's there to some extent in all dogs, even OESs).
Aggression is probably the most serious problem our doggie friends can have. There are many types of aggression, and most involve a measure of dominance (fear- and pain-induced aggression do not).
If you have a fearful or timid dog you might want to play dominance games to build the dog's level of confidence to that approaching normal, but be very careful not to tip the balance in the other direction!
By keeping your dog's dominance level down you not only gain respect and control but can prevent aggression from becoming a part of your dog's behavioural repertoire. Aggression, once established, is like alcoholism: it can be controlled but never cured.
There are games you can play that are not only fun, they increase your dog's social skills, concentration, and problem-solving abilities:
1. Basic training can be fun, so make training sessions fun sessions, but keep them short.
2. Work on your dog's retrieval skills with a simple game of fetch.
3. Hide & Seek, if played when the puppy is very young, cements bonding, and teaches your dog to use her senses of smell and hearing. You'll need two people until you've got the "Stay" exercise down pat! One holds the pup (Sit! Wait!) while the other hides. The hidden person calls the pup's name and the pup is released (Find Mom!). Keep calling 'til she finds you, then reward her with LOTS of praise and petting. Gradually reduce the volume of your calling until she has to use senses other than hearing to track you down.
4. Make a game out of meeting new people. Walk the dog around the block and get multiple accomplices armed to the teeth with treats to walk around in the opposite direction. You'll meet someone every minute or two. The dog will be told (and made) to Sit! and Wait! as each new person approaches, then the puppy gets rewarded with treats and cuddles. This is the beginning of shaping good greeting behaviour.
5. To increase puppy's problem-solving ability, hide a treat under a tin can (make sure there are no sharp edges) and let her figure out how to get the treat. Once she's got the hang of the game, add another empty can and let her find which one has the treat. Keep adding more cans to get her nose working to the max!
6. Put a loose paper bag over her head (under supervision and in a place where she won't accidentally fall downstairs, into the fire, or off a cliff!). Figuring out how to get it off increases her problem-solving ability. Make certain the bag is not too tight, and that you've added air holes so the dog is not in any discomfort.
If she finds this game too scary, modify it by putting a sheet of newspaper loosely over her head and judge her reactions. You might be able to progress to the paper bag, or just keep it at the sheet of paper level, praising her for playing but being careful not to praise her for being frightened. Should she act scared, tell her to Sit!, make sure she obeys, then praise and cuddle her.
A little imagination and a good dollop of common sense will result in the use of play time to create a smart, well behaved dog instead of a dominant dog who is out of control.
Dr. Sandra Crowne, LadyKin OES
CKC Breeder of the Year1998 & 2001
Home of Canada's #1 OES 1986 & 2003
659 Columbia Forest Blvd
Waterloo, Ontario, N2V 2K7
519 747 1464 or 519 591 1090
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT DEPOSITS UNTIL YOU HAVE APPLIED, BEEN INTERVIEWED, AND WE HAVE APPROVED EACH OTHER, PLUS WE ARE CERTAIN WE HAVE A PUPPY FOR YOU.