I finally found a training crate that I agree with and recommend to my customers. I do not believe that stuffing a puppy into a tiny crate will properly teach them to be house broken so I have always recommended to my customers that if they are going to use a traditional training crate to also attach an exercise pen to it so that their puppy can get out of their crate to relieve themselves on potty pads put down within their exercise pen. If that is not an ideal situation for you I highly suggest the Potty Training Puppy Apartment by Modern Puppies. Unlike a traditional crate it has a divider with a doorway so that your puppy can sleep on one side and get out to use the bathroom on the other side! Order the Puppy Apartment through their website and to receive 5% off of your Puppy Apartment enter this code: CC54949 at: www.modernpuppies.com
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Hello Jamie, It is hard to believe a whole year has gone by since Maya was born (to Myla & Houdini). She has been doing well We have attached a few photos so you can see how she has grown - she is about 20# now. Her coat turned out to be wavy and very soft, and she has retained most of her white markings. Sadly, the one on her head is not very visible anymore, and we have been trying to save the white tip on her tail, but her red coat will probably win out there eventually, too.
We wish we had a dollar for every time someone told us how cute Maya is, and how much they love her color. People seem to be drawn to her and want to pet her. We just returned from a 2-month stay on Hilton Head Island in SC, where we walked her and played ball with her on the beach almost every day. She is very playful and active, and she was in heaven there! She got to meet lots of dogs and their humans - great socialization for her. Also, on this trip, we had a chance to see how she would react to a 2-day 18-hr journey (each way) by car. She rode quietly the entire way - we were amazed!
Maya has been through several puppy training classes so far, including the AKC STAR Puppy program, so she knows her basic commands. We are thinking of enrolling her in an agility class for the next round. She is smart, and has excellent reflexes / speed, so she would probably do well and be entertained by the experience. We are also still working toward training her to be a therapy pet. It will take time and development, but we think she is capable. She has the right temperament, likes people, and really enjoys touch / attention
Thank you for bringing this adorable puppy into the world one year ago, and for allowing us to adopt her into our family. She has brought us lots of joy…and many sticks, balls, and toys, as well
Chris & Sue-Portage, WI
I guess you could say he’s a little spoiled! Wanted to share these pics with you :) Abbey- Milwaukee, WI
We love our Ginger! She is one today and full of spunk. She loves to play, go for walks, and cuddle. She is the best dog I’ve ever owned. Ginger is fun, loving, great around kids and smart! Thank you for breeding such wonderful dogs! Diane
Hi Jamie, It's been one year since adoption day for our sweet little Kevin. He definitely fits right into our little family completely and is the perfect little boy. We just love him to pieces. Thanks for everything! Ben, Kimberly, and Kevin-Seymour, WI
This is Gilda. She was born May 10, 2010. 7 1/2 already. She is beautiful, funny and so smart. We love her to pieces. I can't imagine life without her. She has lived in Wisconsin and various places in Florida, currently in Palm Coast Florida on the beach. She loves hunting for Lizards and chasing Sandpipers. Gerry Ann and Jim