Here she is, our new German Shepherd puppy named Misty.
It took us searching through hundreds of names, narrowing it down to eight and then voting five times until the four of us arrived at Misty. I would highly recommend our breeder, Monette Demuth in Conifer.
She made sure we knew how to take care of her puppies by providing us with 6+ hours of informative classes. It was a joy to buy Misty from Monette. We are also using Kaleb from The Canine College to do in-home training. I’m amazed at how many people will spend big bucks to get a dog and then not know a thing of how to care for them.
I met a woman the other day saying how her three month old labradoodle was “messing” his crate. I asked her if she had the divider in it and she said no. I explained to her (via what I learned from Monette) to use a divider to give the puppy just enough room to move and lay down so that the puppy won’t have room to mess in it and then take the puppy outside regularly to give her a chance to go potty. Then I asked the woman if she was leaving the dog alone during the day and she said yes.
My breeder said puppies aren’t ready to be left alone for more than 2-3 hours at a time until they are at least six months old. This labradoodle was being left alone for three hours or more at a time. Poor thing, the labradoodle that is, not the woman. “I work full-time.” she said.
I also told the woman that to stop her puppy from biting her was to get lots of toys and a training collar and to keep a leash on her at all times until she gets older. She didn’t know that either!
Please, if you are considering getting a puppy or a dog, please learn everything you can about the care of the dog BEFORE you get the dog. It’s just not fair to this labradoodle or any other dog for that matter.
Please be a responsible pet owner before, during and after you buy the pet. We are so enjoying Misty but she is a lot of work too! Remember, even a rose has thorns.