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New Puppy Perfect Name

2016-11-22T05:51:29+00:00

new puppy perfect nameOne of the countless questions I hear from new puppy owners is “How do we decide on a perfect name for our new puppy?” There are many great and fun ways to discover your new puppy's perfect name. I’ve gathered together our Top Five ways to discover your new puppy's perfect name. We would love to hear your ideas as well. Please leave a comment in the box below with your idea.

The avenues to discover the perfect name for your new puppy are numerous. These are a few to spark your own ideas. Personality, distinguishing features, pedigree, history, seasons, and family favorites are explained more below.

New Puppy Perfect Name Five Name Discovery Ideas

Personality

Puppies are born with their own individual personality. When we have been

New Puppy Perfect Name2016-11-22T05:51:29+00:00

Bringing Home New Puppy Transition Tips

2016-03-14T21:14:03+00:00

Bringing Home New Puppy The transition of bringing home a new puppy is an important experience for everyone. This includes your new puppy, members of your family, other pets in your home, and visitors you have in your home during the transition time.

Bringing Home New Puppy

The transition of bringing home a new puppy is an important experience for everyone. This includes your new puppy, members of your family, other pets in your home, and visitors you have in your home during the transition time.

Prepare for Bringing Home a New Puppy

As soon as you know you will be welcoming a new puppy into your home, begin to prepare for the transition.  Include members of your family, other pets who live […]

Bringing Home New Puppy Transition Tips2016-03-14T21:14:03+00:00

Home for the Holidays

2016-01-03T11:12:15+00:00

Home for the Holidays Tips for bringing your puppy home to assist in transitionIf you are bringing a puppy home during stressful times, such as the holiday season, remember this can be overwhelming for the puppy. Home for the Holidays is a list of tips to help your new puppy transition to a new home in the midst of the joyful season.

Your puppy is adjusting to being away from the home they have known since birth. Away from their siblings, mom, and the people they have become familiar with. During the holidays there are often lights, toys, paper, excitement, and add to that the additional overwhelm of Christmas morning stress, here are three (3) things to consider to help your puppy through the transition.

Home for the […]

Home for the Holidays2016-01-03T11:12:15+00:00

Early Neurological Stimulation and Rules of 7

2017-08-19T18:43:37+00:00

English Cream Golden Retriever Puppies Foundational Start Routin Wisteria Goldens Ranch Newborn to eight weeks training and socialization schedule.We have developed a routine at Wisteria Ranch which has been in development over the years. We research, consult with amazing experienced people, do more research, implement, evaluate, revise, and implement again. We are consistently striving to provide the best possible lifestyle for our companions and for the puppies who will one day leave us to live in their forever home.

Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS)

Early Neurological Stimulation is a technique to improve the long term ability of dogs to adjust to change and build upon socialization to changing stimuli.The training we follow was researched and created by Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia.

We have combined the Early Neurological Stimulation method with

Early Neurological Stimulation and Rules of 72017-08-19T18:43:37+00:00

Growing Wisteria Ranch 1 Week Life Series

2016-03-14T21:09:48+00:00

Libby-NB-Males-005AGrowing Wisteria Ranch 1 Week Life Series. The first week of life is usually a pretty quiet week. The first few days the mom rarely leaves her puppies, usually only to relieve herself or to eat and drink. The main activity of the puppies is nursing and sleeping.

Occasionally we lose a puppy during birth, but also during this first week. Sometimes, a very small puppy, will nurse and “appear” healthy on the outside, except that it is very small, compared to the litter. It just doesn’t grow. We had a few with these last litters that this happened. We took the puppies to the vet and he said that sometimes they just aren’t full developed inside and since they are smaller, they may be “premature” compared […]

Growing Wisteria Ranch 1 Week Life Series2016-03-14T21:09:48+00:00

Growing Up at Wisteria Ranch – Being Born (Series)

2014-09-07T01:47:18+00:00

Sunny NB Girls 29No matter how many times we have babies here at Wisteria Ranch it is a special time. Whether it is one of our calves being born or one of our English Cream Goldens having a litter — it is always a miracle of birth.

We have been raising Goldens for years, our oldest Goldens being American Goldens, Rusty (13) and Sadie (12). We love the Golden Retriever and are very blessed to be doing something we love.

This past week we had 5 litters of puppies, having this many litters at once is not something that we normally do, but I thought a great opportunity to document and write this journey of English Cream Puppies Everywhere.

We keep things quiet during the birth of the puppies. […]

Growing Up at Wisteria Ranch – Being Born (Series)2014-09-07T01:47:18+00:00

Growing Up at Wisteria Ranch — 2nd & 3rd Week of Life (Series)

2014-09-07T01:44:42+00:00

Honor NB Boys_0258Towards the end of the second week our English Cream Golden puppies’ eyes are beginning to open. This is a gradual process and usually takes about 24 hours to completely open. By the end of the second week usually all the puppies eyes in the litter are open. Even though their eyes are open they still cannot see very well and care needs to be taken not make sudden movements to keep from startling the puppies.

Now that the puppies eyes are open, they are beginning to explore their surroundings. Their legs are very wobbly and keeping their balance is difficult, but each day they improve and get around a bit better.

By the end of the third week the puppies are starting to get teeth, […]

Growing Up at Wisteria Ranch — 2nd & 3rd Week of Life (Series)2014-09-07T01:44:42+00:00

Growing Up at Wisteria Ranch — 4 to 6 Weeks of Life (Series)

2014-09-07T01:44:31+00:00

Holly Pink Girl 4 Wks_0448At 4 weeks our English Cream Golden puppies are moving more freely. They are interacting and playing with each other more. This is the time that we are changing their area, so that they are getting used to going potty away from their sleeping area. We have a puppy area that has a doggie door that leads to grassy fenced yard. The mom teaches them to use the door.

The mom has been very diligent about keeping them and their sleeping area clean. As they grow, it is important to provide them with the ability to eliminate away from their food and sleeping area. Dogs have a natural aversion to soiling where they sleep and play. Keeping this area clean also helps with […]

Growing Up at Wisteria Ranch — 4 to 6 Weeks of Life (Series)2014-09-07T01:44:31+00:00

Growing Up at Wisteria Ranch — 6 Weeks of Life (Series)

2014-09-07T01:43:32+00:00

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Around 6 week is when the most fun begins with our English Cream Golden Retriever Puppies!

The puppies require much more attention at this age and interaction with not only us, but with other environments, textures, and sounds. We begin with introducing the puppies to grass, dirt, tile floors, wood, and concrete.

Going on short walks in the fields and around our house gives them time to explore and check out new environments, while still having the security of their littermates to tag along.

Up until now, we have had crates in their sleeping area and most of the puppies pile into them together. It is during this time that we start putting them into the crates and closing the door for a few minutes each day to begin […]

Growing Up at Wisteria Ranch — 6 Weeks of Life (Series)2014-09-07T01:43:32+00:00