Friday, July 26, 2013

Washing Cement for Puppies

It's super important to NOT have your puppy on any public property (think cement, grass or anywhere) until they have their last Parvo Vaccine at around 16 weeks or 4 months old.  Could be a bit longer depending upon if you are consistent with vet visits.  

If you have a shared cement space (living in apartments or condos), you can use this video tip to clean the cement.

In a large bucket squirt 3-4 squirts of dish soap and 1/3 cup of bleach and add hot water.  It will foam up.  Then pour small amounts on the cement and brush with a broom.  When finished with area, rinse several times to wash all bleach/soap solution off.

Click the link below to watch the video!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

What do you need for your new puppy?

What do you need for your new puppy?

Supplies you MUST have
  • Water Bowl
  • Food Bowl
  • Leash
  • Collar (purchase an adjustable one as they grow quickly)
  • Food - Life's Abundance Large Breed Puppy Food <-- Order before you get puppy)
  • Local Veterinarian (Visit ASAP to keeps shots current and get advice)
  • Dog bed or blanket and pick a location where they will sleep.
  • Puppy Pee Pads (you will use these to show your potty trained puppy where to go)
Optional Supplies
It is important to take your new dog to the Vet ASAP as they will make recommendations on shots, flea, tick and parasite control and give general advice about your puppy.  Also ask about a Puppy Package.  This is usually the least expensive way to pay for the 1st year of appointments.

DO NOT buy shampoo, as even sensitive types will strip your labs essentials oils on his coat. They can develop sensitive skins and allergies as well as lose their beautiful shiny coat.  Warm water works fantastic and I recommend you bringing your pooch in the shower with you every once in a while when they start to smell like a dog.

You can spend a fortune on your puppy but remember that their favorite toy is you!  I don't recommend that you purchase puppy toys because labs grow so quickly and they will end up breaking off pieces of a toy and either choking or damage their digestive systems and require surgery or worse!

Recommended Toys

  • Stuffing free toys
  • Ropes and braids
  • Bumpers (these are used to throw into water for retrieving
  • Nylabone brand toys - these are specifically designed for powerful chewers.
  • Tuffy products - these are quilted and highly rated as extremely durable and difficult to destroy.  They have soft edges that won't hurt gums, float, and are machine washable for longstanding use.  They come in all kinds of shapes and are my favorite toys for labs!

Day 28 Video

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Chocolate lab puppies day 21

Here is day 21 of our sweet babies on day 21.

Puppy Food

Everyone always asks me what I feed my dogs and the puppies or what food do I recommend. The answer is Royal Canin


LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPPY 33™ is designed exclusively for pure breed Labrador Retriever puppies from 8 weeks to 15 months

Did you know? 

If a Labrador Retriever Puppy grows too quickly, his weight can outpace his skeletal development, even leading to deformities. And, Labrador Retrievers (even puppies) are prone to gain extra weight, which can cause problems as they grow.


LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPPY 33™ provides balanced energy levels to maintain a steady, healthy growth curve. 


Just like adults, Labrador Retriever puppies are prone to extra weight, causing problems as they grow.LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPPY 33™ is formulated with L-carnitine which may help to burn fat. 


The digestive tract of a puppy is not fully developed until he matures.  LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPPY 33™ is formulated with a special blend of fibers that gently support the puppy's healthy digestion.

Read more including ingredients at


LABRADOR RETRIEVER 30™ is designed exclusively for pure breed Labrador Retrievers over 15 months.

Did you know? 

Labrador Retrievers typically eat very quickly and gulp their food. They also tend to gain weight, which puts more stress on their joints. The Labrador Retriever also has a waterproof coat—their skin secretes an oil that protects it against cold and water.  


Increased weight can lead to serious health problems.LABRADOR RETRIEVER 30™ is formulated with precise energy levels and L-carnitine to improve fat metabolization.


More bodyweight increases the level of stress on the skeleton. LABRADOR RETRIEVER 30™ contains supplemental levels of glucosamine and chondroitin to support healthy joints. 


The Labrador Retriever's skin secretes an oil which protects them from cold and water. LABRADOR RETRIEVER 30™ is formulated with Omega 6 fatty acids to help support a healthy coat.


Labradors tend to eat too much too fast.The LABRADOR RETRIEVER 30™'s kibble is specifically designed to prevent gulping, help your dog to feel fuller more quickly and reduce the amount of calories consumed.

Most owners use the Royal Canin but a few didn't and ended up going back to it for the shiny coat and calm personality.

*Always make sure to check with your vet and make sure to slowly switch over to new food to avoid stomach upset.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Puppies are 17 days old

Puppies are more than two weeks old already. Time sure flies by! 

We still have females left if you or anyone you know would be interested. Puppy visitations will start in a couple weeks on Saturdays. You need to be a puppy owner to visit. 

These puppies are simply darling. They are starting to play with eachother and  bark and growl. So cute. I'm in Heaven

Check out this video from today

Also here are some pictures

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

For this 4th of July we are living on our dogs and decided to take photos with the American flag. 

Coco eating a bone and taking a break from the puppies and Rolo standing proud (and with his tongue hanging out as always). 


Resses Pieces 

Have a safe 4th of July and watch yours dogs. This is the number one time of year when dogs run away! 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Puppies Day 7

Our AKC Chocolate Lab puppies are already one week old. It seems so hard to believe. It feels like yesterday they were born. 

The puppies are growing rapidly, and chocolate labs tend to do. The two largest are Green and Black at 1.6 lbs. 

The smallest is Pink at 1 lb. 

All the rest of the puppies are 1.2 - 1.4 lbs and all are growing on target. 

To see our daily videos including the puppies' birth, make sure to check out our channel. 

Also daily pictures and info are posted on our page.