Weekly Litter Update - December 17, 2022
The puppies have all started walking, and are just starting to play with their siblings and some toys! They have a sixth sense when mom is nearby, and will jump up from sleeping to find mom for a snack. Puppies are also beginning to respond to sounds indicating that their hearing is in. They have all graduated to their big collars which is exciting! In the coming weeks we'll start to see their personalities show more!
Puppy Weight Tracker
During the first two weeks we weigh the puppies twice a day. After that we transition to a weekly weigh in. In the chart below we only display the average of the two weights for that day.
Puppy Behavior and Training - House Training
Puppies aren't born knowing that we want them to use the restroom outside. It is up to us to clearly communicate our desire, and to encourage that through positive reinforcement. Every time your puppy goes to the bathroom outside this idea is being reinforced. On the flip side, every time your puppy has an accident indoors, it sets him back.
At Oak and Magnolia, we encourage new puppy owners to begin puppy training by designating a spot in your yard as the "bathroom" spot. Every time you bring your puppy out, put him on a leash and direct him to that designated spot. Do what you can to keep him focused on the task at hand, and when he goes, be sure to praise him enthusiastically and maybe even offer a small treat. Then, if it is safe, let him off the leash to explore and play.
Young puppies need to be let outside at least once every one to two hours (sometimes more frequently). You should always take your puppy out first thing in the morning, immediately when you return home, after meals, when he wakes from a nap, and right before bed.
The key to successful and quick potty training is by being attentive and watching your puppy closely. Always, be looking for signs that he is about to go. Signs would include: sniffing the ground intently, circling or stopping play, and freezing in place.
During times when you cannot supervise your puppy, use a crate or exercise pen to help prevent accidents and set-backs.
November 26, 2022 - Litter Birth Date
December 30, 2022 - Selection Day
January 9, 2023 - First Vet Visit
January 21, 2023 - Pickup/Delivery
For selection day we will have pictures of each puppy on our website. Starting 09:00 CST (10:EST) on Friday we will allow the first person on our waitlist to make their selection. Once the selection is made, we will update the webpage and notify the second person on the waitlist. We repeat this process until all puppies have been selected.
Once we notify you that you're up for selection you will have one hour to make a selection otherwise we will move to the next person in line. Prior to selection day if you want to send us your pre-selections in order of priority we can auto-select for you (i.e. 1st choice is Fir; 2nd choice is Douglas; and so on for all five puppies).
If you are hard set on a specific gender or color, please let us know ASAP. If your preference is not available once selection time comes, we can roll you over to our next waitlist for our Spring 2023 litter.
Our waitlist order is as follows:
During their first vet visit, our puppies will be receiving a microchip implant. If you prefer that we do not micro-chip your puppy, please let us know.
For go-home day, we are planning for all of our families to pick-up their puppies (i.e. no delivery's planned - if you are wanting a delivery please let us know ASAP so we can plan) at our location in Lebanon, TN. Right now our pickup window is planned for 10:00-3:00 on Saturday, January 21, 2023. If you need a time outside this window, we will gladly try to accommodate just let us know. Also, please let us know if there is a time frame that doesn't work for you. This will help us with scheduling. Next week we'll place your name next to a time slot so you can begin planning.
10:00-10:45 - Pick-up slot #1
11:00-11:45 - Pick-up slot #2
12:00-12:45 - Pick-up slot #3
01:00-01:45 - Pick-up slot #4
02:00-02:45 - Pick-up slot #5