When puppies are born at true shot, its a big event! Months of planning and preparation all come to ahead when the special day finally arrives and mother nature again bestows upon us the miracle that is a litter of tiny newborn chihuahuas.
Now What !?!?!?
Turning one of those little miracles into a well adjusted, social, stranger loving, dog loving, non-barking, non-chewing, non peeing in your house, little fellow that loves to do whatever you want to do when you want to do it is a lot of hard work! And impossible :) However, we do our best to make sure when your true shot puppy arrives at home he has the very best start in life to become the best companion he can be for you and your family. Did you know puppies start learning the moment they are born? As soon as that sac breaks and they begin to smell the world around them, little puppies are forming impressions that will likely influence their behavior throughout their lifetime. It is essential to the adult life of the pups that the training and socialization begin Day 1 with the breeder. At this time, puppies learn to associate human smell with either positive or negative interactions. From this point on the impact every day can make on a puppy's life is tremendous. As soon as eyes open puppies begin to learn exponentially. Things like varied toys, chewies, sounds, textures, temperature, people, animals, etc. are very important to be gradually introduced to puppies at a young stage in a manner than promotes security, trust, bonding, and of course, an ever present sense of love. In my opinion by the time a puppy is ready to move onto their adult home they should be exposed to strangers, being outside (weather and age permitting), taking baths, getting toe nails trimmed, getting shots, taking medication, all colors shapes and sizes of toys, and sleeping on their own without mom nearby.
A rule of thumb with training a chihuahua is start early! Its hard to do that if you don't even meet your dog until he is 8, 10, 12 weeks old! Therefore that responsibility belongs to your breeder, a responsibility I take very seriously.
True shot puppies are raised in an environment built to provide the best foundation possible to young dogs to ensure they have the best start at becoming a well behaved, well socialized, and well loved companion.
More to come on puppy training at True Shot Chihuahuas!