8 WEEK OLD PUPPY


What to expect when you purchase an 8 week old puppy from dark timber kennels. 


PUPPIES THAT COME FROM DARK TIMBEr KENNELS GO THROUGH A SELECTION PROCESS. THIS IS THE REASON WE ONLY SELL A FEW OUT OF EACH LITTER RATHER THAN EVERY PUPPY BEING PRE-SOLD. THE REASON FOR THIS IS BOTH SIMPLE AND COMPLICATED. PUPPIES START TO DEVELOP THEIR INWARD PERSONALITIES ABOUT 2 WEEKS AND THEIR OUTWARD PERSONALITIES SOMEWHERE ABOUT 4 WEEKS OLD.


THIS IS WHY OUR TRAINING ACTUALLY BEGINS ALMOST AT BIRTH.


* WE START PICKING UP OUR PUPPIES AND HANDLING THEM PRIOR TO THE OPENING THEIR EYES.

* INTRODUCING THEM TO SOUNDS AND STIMULI AT ROUGHLY 4 WEEKS.

* INTRODUCED TO HARD FOOD AT ROUGHLY AT 4 WEEKS OLD

* BEGIN THE WEANING PROCESS AT 4 1/2 WEEKS

* START TO CRATE TRAIN ABOUT 6 WEEKS

* BEGIN THE SEPARATION PROCESS ABOUT 6 WEEKS

* START RETRIEVING AT 6 WEEKS, TRUG, PULL, PLAY AND RETRIEVE

* introduced TO LIVE AND DEAD BIRDS AT 6 AND 8 WEEKS

* started treat training

* up to date on shots and wormings


WE START OUR SELECTION PROCESS BASED ON THE NEEDS AND WANTS OF OUR CLIENTS AND A REALISTIC EXPECTATION OF WHAT THAT PARTICULAR BREEDING IS EXPECTED TO BE. Because of this selection process, we have experienced a very high satisfaction rate and success rate among our puppy placement process.


when we do a specific pairing, we do so to produce dogs for a specific purpose.


Here are some things to think about when picking a puppy.

* Size

* gender

* color

* time frame

* what you are going to be doing with your dog.

       I.e. hunt, house, test or trial

* how many days a year do you hunt

* how many birds do you puck up a day

* any other type of desire, such as running, hunting open water, etc.


This is just a short list of questions we generally ask before we suggest a specific litter, and as always, if you have a question, please feel free to ask at any time.


DARK TIMBER KENNELS