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5 weeks
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10/10/2019
Just to clarify, when we talk about a sense of adventure, it indicates a puppy who is relatively fearless and curious. It can also indicate intelligence, but there are some dumb dogs out there who know no fear! The more adventurous a puppy is, the more they want to see new things and go different places. If you want a dog that will just stay home all the time, you do not want an adventurous puppy. If your lifestyle is such that you will take them different places on a regular basis, then you want one that will be comfortable with that. An adventurous dog who does not get enough of that need satisfied, is more likely to work at getting out of their yard and go wandering on their own.

The more energetic a puppy/dog is, the more you will have to do to burn that energy off in order to have a balanced, behaved dog. If your lifestyle is somewhat sedentary, then do not get a more energetic puppy. Likewise, if you want a jogging companion, then energy is good. A puppy with another dog in the house will burn more energy than a dog by itself. No matter how much we try, we just can't run or wrestle as well as another dog. We seldom have puppies that we would call high energy...most are medium in the grand scheme of things, but if they do not get enough activity, energy accumulates and overflows into things like chasing cars, digging holes in the flower bed, or constant barking. When discussing puppy energy, realize that it is a fluctuating thing. Puppies (and humans) must sleep to grow, so during growth periods, they will sleep more and appear to have less energy. Realize that Australian Shepherds are not a low energy breed!! Even the lowest energy puppy, will need some effort on your part to work off their energy.

An independent puppy looks less toward litter mates or us for direction or attention. If they are totally independent, then you wlll be unimportant to them in the grand scheme of things. The more they want our attention, the less independent they are. If you want a dog to work cattle for you, they need to be able to think on their own with some guidance from you, but if you want a dog which excels at obedience, they need to look to you for constant direction. Some dogs are better at thinking on their own than others. We don't think we have ever had a totally independent puppy. We spend too much time socializing them so that by the time they go home, they truly love human attention. Many of our puppies grow up to become dogs that think they should still be able to get on your lap, so be warned. The more attention a puppy needs, the more attention they will want as an adult. If you do not want a puppy that is constantly seeking attention, then look for one that is more independent. A velcro puppy is one that wants a lot of physical touch, ie, they will sit on your feet as opposed to beside your chair.
Puppies were born July 30, 2019 to Onix and Jade !
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JADE
All puppies are sold and have gone to their forever homes! Thank you for following my puppies and dogs!
All puppies will be AKC registered, vet checked, vaccinated, wormed and have tails docked unless otherwise indicated. They will also be microchipped and will come with a guarantee.
Week 1: Unfortunately, we lost two puppies to what the emergency vet called septic pneumonia. We are cautiously optimistic that the new antibiotic has kicked in and all other puppies should now be past danger. From first symptom to death was only 12 hours so it was quick and very heart breaking!
Rum
deceased
Schnapps
Whiskey deceased
Gin
Bourbon
Tequila
Male
Kahlua
Baileys
Baileys
Baileys is now residing with the Abbott family in Granville, OH
Bourbon
Bourbon is going to stay here with us to potentially continue the Koynes Kennel lines.
Gin
Gin is now residing with the Boroi family in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Kahlua
Kahlua is now residing with the Odin/Johnson family in Williamstown, MA
Schnapps is now residing with the Bauman family in Johnstown, OH
Tequila
Tequila is now residing with the Ralston family in Rootstown, OH
Week 2: Puppy eyes and ears are now open, so they are responding to our voice and have no trouble finding us! However, because I am bottle feeding them several times a day, they only have food on their mind and snuggles are hard to come by. They are becoming much more mobile and can cover the entire whelping box pretty quick, though they do a lot of falling down. Their coordination will drastically improve over the next week, and they should begin cutting teeth.
Week 3: Teeth are all almost through, but it has been a rough few days. Tequila has figured out how to get out of the whelping box followed a few days later by Kahlua and Schnapps. This is something that normally doesn't occur until 4 weeks old! Puppies will have to go out to the garage by the weekend as keeping those 3 in has become almost impossible if they think there is food out of the box. Mom's milk is just not enough, so I am still bottle feeding, but they will be eating solid foods by next week. Personalities are beginning to show and will become more and more obvious as they begin interacting with each other more. There is a lot of brown staining on their faces as mom likes to wash them after puppies get a bottle, but that will go away once they are off the bottle.
Week 4: Puppies are now in the garage and have been weaned from the bottle. However, just as when babies first start feeding themselves, it is a very messy process!! Several baths, and using a wash cloth after feedings to clean them up a bit just isn't enough to keep them looking clean! Since they are now drinking water well, they will be moving strictly to dry food over the next few days instead of formula and soft foods which should help keep them cleaner. We are beginning to go outside regularly, though they still can't navigate the step very well even with a booster. If they stay true to previous litters, the bolder ones will figure out the dog doors in the next week.
Week 5: All but one puppy is eating dry food well, so I have stopped bottle feeding, except the one who is holding out for the good stuff. Rough play is the game of the day and the adult dogs are beginning to discipline the puppies for it. Normally, when a puppy starts crying because a sibling is chewing on their ear, one of the big dogs will walk up and put their nose in it. The big dogs also aren't letting the puppies play rough with them. All of this is how the puppies learn their puppy manners. The older they get, the more severe the punishments will be. They are already running as far from the kennel as possible to potty, which is the first step in potty training. We will spend the next several weeks encouraging them to go outside so they will be well on their way to housebreaking when they go home.
Week 6: Puppies are all eating dry food well and are growing fast. They are choosing to go as far as possible to potty and for the most part, are going outside as long as we leave the door from the garage to the outside open for them. The dog door is still too high for them to get back in on their own, so since the weather has been wonderful, we leave the door open. They are beginning to explore their surroundings more (they are enjoying eating some of our tomatoes!) and have become very playful. They always come running when we talk to them, and like to follow us around. We had a virus run through them and 2 of our adult dogs (stool samples were clear for parasites or bacteria), resulting in some diarrhea, but not really affecting their appetite or activity. We have been using the word "no" when they try to climb our leg or chew on our feet, so most of the time, they are sitting at our feet waiting for their turn for attention. We are trying to set them up to not jump on people, but it will need to constantly be reinforced, even after they go to their forever home. This is the stage of development I absolutely love! In the next couple of weeks, they will become too busy exploring to give us as much of their attention.
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Week 7: This will likely be the last update as puppies will be going home. They were vet checked and vaccinated and all puppies are healthy. The mood of every waking moment is play, play, play and the puppies can either be found eating or wrestling while awake. They have become more adventurous and have made it down the hill to explore as well as in the house. Since the weather has cooled off, they are liking it outside too much to spend very much time in the house, but life will be changing soon so I am letting them enjoy each other while they can. They continue to do well about pottying outside and even while confined in their kennel, they are holding it well. I can't promise they will sleep all night in their new homes, but most are making it 5 or 6 hours.
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Schnapps