Here is where life begins for a Paw Pad puppy! The puppies
are born in the house. The nursery has its own heat and air conditioning system so we can keep the room temp just perfect
for the newborns. We also have heat in the floor to keep the bottom of the boxes nice and warm. We have a camera in the nursery,
so that we can watch the mommies and babies from other areas of the house. We sit with each mommy, when she delivers, to assist
in the birth of our babies.
The puppies' Grandparents (Christine's parents) come over
weekly to trim nails and socialize the puppies so that our puppies are well socialized with all ages.
When the puppies are between 5-6 weeks of age, our trainer
comes and temperament tests each puppy and writes out their scores for the families to see, when they are choosing their puppy.
It is one of the tools we use to help families choose a good match.
Once the puppies have had their first shot, the families are
welcome to come and play with them. The choosing day is setup, once the puppies are born. The choosing is at 6 weeks of age
and they are ready to go home at 8 weeks.