Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Now is a great time ....

If your looking to add a new dog or puppy to your family we have both puppies and adults and males and females to choose from.

I have begun listing them on the website but not all are on there yet.  All our adults are housetrained, crate trained and know the basics.   The youngest puppies were born on Dec 17, 2013 but we also have a few puppies older than that available.  I do not anticipate having any litters for the remainder of 2014.

We will also have a few adult girls for sale over the spring and summer.

If you want a dog without the hassle of housetraining, puppy proofing your home or having to start from scratch now is the time to make the leap.  

Friday, November 1, 2013

Annie, I will miss you so


Ch. Barnstorms Ann of Ivy Gables

1/20/98 - 10/22/13

We lost Annie to renal failure and are heartbroken to not have her with us anymore.  Rest in peace Annie and know how much I will miss you each and every day.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Dogs, Kids and Dog Tricks

Schools out for summer and what's a bored kid to do?   

Malia's been training the dogs and both she and the dogs have been loving it.  I don't know who's been having more fun with this, Malia or the dogs.  Mini Mouse especially adores it. I don't know if it's because of the treats involved because it's clicker trained or she just thinks it's fun.  Malia taught her sit and lie down and to walk nicely on a leash first.  Then she moved onto the "tricks" of spinning around in a circle and to shake hands or paws if you will.   

She's been using the workbook  for 101 Dog Tricks which has flash cards that rate each trick 1 - 4 for difficulty and on the back of each card are the written instructions for each step of training a trick.   It's a neat little book.  It's got a dvd with it too.   It's probably the best book on training various tricks and we've read quite a few books on the subject.


Monday, May 20, 2013

Andy and M&M getting clicker training

My 12 yr old clicker training Andy and M&M

I love this picture!   I see such interest an attention from puppies and dogs when they are being trained with a clicker.  Usually we do dogs individually but this was just a few minutes of refresher so doing it together was fine.  I'm old enough to remember doing it the old school way and instead of a dog learning in a 1/2 hour it could take days to get a solid sit and you certainly didn't get this kind of attention.

They're following her hoping she'll play clicker some more


Friday, April 19, 2013


Fiona - The puppy I kept from the November 2012 litter.