With all the new traffic coming to the website I thought it would be fun to do a little “day in my life” post so you can learn a little bit more about your prospective breeder. I always try to think about what I would be looking for in a breeder if I were the one searching for my next furry family member. This helps me grow as a breeder and enables me to run a better breeding program.
I think if it were me looking for a puppy, I would want to know that the person caring for it for the first 8 weeks of its life is a real person, with real values. I would want a little peak into their life to see if they are an honest, kind, personable, helpful person. I don’t really know. It could just be me, but incase its not…. read on.
My dogs are a HUGE part of my life. As a stay at home mom I get the chance to be with them 24/7 and I couldn’t be more happy about it. I spend my days taking care of my baby and puppies all with Indy and Cookie’s “help”. Even as I write this post Cookie and Indy are both just laying by my feet as I sit at the kitchen table. We literally spend all day, every day together. We load the dishwasher together- well I load the dishwasher, they just try to sneak in a lick or two. We clean the floors together- well I clean the floors, or whats left on the floors after those two have “cleaned” up all of my baby’s left overs. And we relax together after a long day!
We usually go for a walk in the afternoon. Its safe to say that this is Indy and Cookies favourite part of the day. We are lucky to live near Waterton Lakes National Park so we get beautiful mountain views on our walks every day. The route we usually take has lots of horses, cows, sheep, goats and other dogs along the way. Cookie and Indy love meeting up with all their “friends” and find so much enjoyment in smelling all the smells. Speaking of smells, we’ve only run into a skunk once and I’m not sure how, but we were able to escape unscathed.
Some nights we just relax at home and watch The Office on repeat. Our dogs usually hang out with us in our living room. Sometimes playing with each other, chewing a treat, or catching up on their “beauty sleep” (like they need it 😉 ). Indy and Cookie sleep together in their crate in our room. We have an awesome set up, where all I have to do is say, ” Go get in your bed” and in they go. Cookie likes to sleep on her back with her paws in the air. Don’t ask me why.
As for weekends and holidays, we are home bodies. We like to stay local. We try to get out of the house and enjoy time spent together. We love to go to Wally’s beach. Its a little reservoir near Cardston. I like to call it the Caribbean of Southern Alberta. We also take our dogs on little hikes, although there aren’t a ton of hikes around here that allow dogs. We spend time at my parents farm, where Cookie and Indy think they are farm dogs. (Insert crying, laughing face emoji here) We also have a little paddle boat that we take out to Police Lake . Keeping Cookie and Indy in it is a whole other story.
I think that the fact that I only have 2 breeding dogs, and not a huge program is an important part to consider when evaluating my program. I have the time and effort to put into my puppies and dogs and you as a possible client. I’m pretty much always available to answer calls, emails, texts with any questions or concerns during the adoption process, and after. I’ve been through training puppies, and know how hard it can be! I will be a great resource for you to reach out to when you have questions or need someone else’s opinion or advice.
If you are looking for a fantastic family pet, the perfect place to begin would be with a breeder that has a family, and main focus is on families.