Where has the time gone? We're already half way through 2018. We've been making changes to the website, working with Piper and Sailor's puppies, making preparations for upcoming litters, and the list continues…
We've wanted to create a logo for Wisteria Goldens for a while and finally got it done. We were only going to do some color changes on the website to match the new logo and discovered some issues with our website theme and the inability to make some changes we wanted to. This meant a new theme, new layout, tweaking, fixing broken links (still working on that) etc. What was supposed to be a small addition ended up being a big project. What do you think about our new look? www.wisteriagoldens.com
We have 4 week pictures posted on the website of Piper's puppies and did a quick video this week of them playing with the toy gym: You can watch the video on our website here.
We tested 3 more young adults this week for hearts, hips, and elbows. They all came back with GREAT hip scores, clear elbows, and hearts. We are so excited. We will be introducing our girl Raven (Sunny/Tahoe) and Harper (Piper/Ego) this fall/winter.
Keeva is a Piper/Ego girl that is our daughter Heather's dog. I had kept her for our breeding program. Our grandsons came to visit one weekend and decided she needed to be theirs and of course, took her home with them. She recently passed her Canine Good Citizen test. We will get her on the website soon.
We are planning on getting back to doing more research and blog posts in the near future. It seems that other things have taken priority this past year, but have it on our new schedule to make it happen more frequently.
I LOVE the new superhero picture we received of Arya (Sailor/Ego) from their family. Thought you would enjoy it too:
Until next time,
Billy and Debbie
P.S. We’d like to “officially” welcome all of you who are new subscribers to our weekly Wisteria Tails Highlights Newsletter and Blog Digest. We’d love to hear what information we can provide for you in helping to raise your puppy or keeping your dog healthy and happy.
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We have explored the benefits of providing regular coat grooming and the importance of understanding how to care for your dog’s coat during shedding season (click here to review our previous article). A holistic view of grooming (diet, exercise, not over bathing, and routine brushing/combing) is essential to ensure a healthy coat. READ MORE
Dog vaccinations, like so many other things in our society, are woefully out of date. A great deal of progress has been made over the years, but the uninformed public doesn’t know about it. Unfortunately, many humans become deceived and their dogs become ill. Staying up to date before vaccinating your dog is the greater part of wisdom. READ MORE
Health Risk Vaccination Immunization Testing IFA (immunofluorescence antibody), in other words immunity testing, is a discussion about the importance of testing for immunity before vaccinating. This is a basic overview of the discussion which we highly recommend you discuss with your veterinarian in detail. READ MORE
AKC Good Citizen Program Overview and Resources
This page is about the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program (an overview and resources). A Good Citizen: Find out more about a Good Citizen (and other program titles), Where to find Training/Testing, and how the process of developing ‘Title” skills benefits you and your dog. The AKC offers… Continue Reading
Training Guides: Puppies & Ex PensAn ex-pen is commonly called an exercise pen or dog/puppy playpen. We utilize ex-pens a lot when raising puppies. They are “play pens” that are a protected area to put the puppy in when you are not available to watch them. Connect crates and puppies ex-pens We attach one end of the ex-pen to a… Read MoreGuide List
Most of our previous Training Guides are listed here. We are updating the Guide List again as soon as possible. Many newer Training Guides (Created in 2017) may not be currently on this list. Use our ‘Search my Blog' feature to look up specific topics you are interested in or drop by our Facebook Page and let us know if we can help you find one of our Training Guides.
Leash Training Etiquette
Leash Training Etiquette includes a positive approach method of leash training, questions to ask when selecting the right leash for your dog, and training activity ideas. This is a companion article to Leash Free Training. Leash Training is not intended to punish, tug, pull, or control a dog’s movement.