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Thankful, Grateful and Blessed

This crew of 10 is 7 weeks old! They met their families a couple weeks ago and I’m pretty sure it’s fair to say they didn’t disappoint šŸ™‚ The pups sailed through the weekend effortlessly since it wasn’t stressful for them to have visitors or be handled because they’ve been getting prepared for all of… Continue reading Thankful, Grateful and Blessed

Success Is What Happens When Small Efforts Are Repeated Day In & Day Out

Our days are getting very full here… and they’re going to continue that way as these pups get older. We’re having sight and sound play, imitation TV school, water play and rides on a flutter board, practicing going up and down stairs, being introduced to new rooms, eating out of many different dishes, and best… Continue reading Success Is What Happens When Small Efforts Are Repeated Day In & Day Out

Puppy School…

My kids will be more than willing to tell you that I don’t like them to have a lot of screen time. I believe unstructured time, using their imaginations and moving around in and outdoors is the ideal way for them to grow and learn. I did not buy into digital games and toys that… Continue reading Puppy School…

Nature Vs. Nurtureā€¦

We’ve all used and heard the term “nature vs nurtureā€… describing where it’s more apt someone gets their personality and behaviours from. Research on the brain is showing us definite genetic markers that are passed from parent to off spring… but more recent scientific research is also proving that we can shape destined behaviour into… Continue reading Nature Vs. Nurtureā€¦

Water Babies….

This crew turned 2 weeks old on the weekend.  They have their eyes fully opened now and their ears are beginning to open; they’ll be able to hear by the time they’re 3 weeks old. They have all figured out how to walk and it’s quite entertaining watching them manoeuvring around the whelping box. Now that… Continue reading Water Babies….

Learning Who We Are…

Day 8 brought our first day of scent training with the pups. Over the course of the next 2 weeks the pups will each be introduced to a new scent every day. The first several scents are calming and will help relieve any anxiety the pups have over just entering the world. All of the… Continue reading Learning Who We Are…

Guardian Angels…

Guardian Angels … It was an exciting weekend here at Glenannon Station Retrievers! Gracie’s puppies arrived in the early hours of Sunday morning according to their own agenda, not by the scheduled c-section that was supposed to take place a few hours later. We had opted for c-section since she was carrying such a large… Continue reading Guardian Angels…

New Beginnings…

Welcome to another 1st for us!  Glenannon Station Golden Retrievers  very 1st blog! My intentions for this blog are to take our followers through our Empowered Puppy Enhanced Training Program. We are going to start this with our entire litter of Gracie and Bravo puppies, who are due within the week.  Raising Golden Retrievers is… Continue reading New Beginnings…