How We Raise Our Border Collie Puppies
We take the raising of our pups very seriously. We want to give the pups and their future family every opportunity for a successful and loving future.
Here’s how we breed and raise our Border Collie pupppies.
Planning our Border Collie Litter
Long before we have border collie puppies for sale, we plan our breeding carefully and sometimes years in advance. Dams and Sires are studied and researched to insure we start and continue with quality, healthy lines.
Often the litter is sold or partially sold prior to the breeding. We place the pups based on their personality, drive, energy level and future purpose. We want everyone to be happy with their family member.
All our pups are born in our home. This allows me to oversee and assist the mother if necessary and handle the pups from their birth.
Border Collie Puppy Socialization and Stimulation
Our border collie puppies are with our family, friends and other pets from the very beginning. We go to great lengths so that our pups are properly socialized and are raised in a safe, stimulating environment. Check out our videos from some of our previous litters below.
From day 3 to 16 we apply Early Neurological Stimulation and Early Scent Introduction, in addition to the daily love and attention.
Once the border collie puppies are up and walking, they spend warm sunny days at various locations on our farm so they can be safely exposed to different stimulus and environments. They are closely watched and evaluated as they develop their individual personality and pack social skills. Our pups are heavily socialized by our boarding and doggie care customers, friends, children and family.
Border Collie Puppy Health
At 7.5 weeks of age, our pups are evaluated by a certified canine behaviorist. We incorporate this testing with our observations to determine the type of home best suited for the puppy. Our test is very similar to Volhard’s Puppy Aptitude Test.
Routine preventive medical care is administered. We de-worm at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks of age.
Our veterinarian performs a health check, vaccinates and microchips before the puppy goes to their new family.
Border Collie Puppy Training
We start our border collie puppies on clicker training at 5 weeks of age. We find it is invaluable for new puppy parents to make a quick connection with their pups. We also start crate training and recall training at this time.
We want to give our new puppy parents every opportunity for success with their new pups.
Going Home With Your Border Collie Puppy
Our new puppy families are sent home with our “Good Start Puppy Pack” filled with information, helpful tips, litter blanket, puppy food and other goodies to get you and your new puppy off to a good start.
At Shadewood Farm, we believe in the extraordinary bond between dogs and their people. It is our passion to provide pet owners with the resources and assistance they need to enjoy an amazing life with their pets. And we remain to be an available resource to our pet owners throughout their dog’s life.
Our Border Collie Puppies Having Fun
What People are Saying About our Dogs…
“Gracie is 6 months now and we are soooo happy! She’s the best! She is the self appointed greeter of all humans and dogs in our neighborhood. She’s beautiful too! She is so sweet but so energetic! She’s the funniest dog I’ve ever met too! Super super smart! She LOVES soccer! Thanks for letting us have her!!!”