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Maple's Cockapoo puppies

CHC Families Only

On this page I'll be sharing with you a bit more about the 8 weeks we have raising your pup!  


I'll share pictures and videos from our day - to include enrichment protocols and puppy curriculum (EPPPuppy Culture) we use to raise happy, confident, stable, well-loved, well-adjusted, enrichment seeking pups.

Many breeders claim to use science-based curriculum and protocols (Puppy Culture, BAB) as well as ENS but not many actually do. That is why I will be sharing here, with you (transparency).


"The proof is in the puppies". ~ Jane Lindquist (Puppy Culture).

"What we do or do not do as breeders sets that dog up for a life of success". ~ Suzanne Clothier (Relationship Centered Training).

 * Newest events at top - Be sure to scroll down for previous / older posts *

New Pen set up, February 24

It's time for a move!

Maple and her pups have transitioned from the whelping box (where they were delivered) to a larger pen, where they begin training on pellets. Momma still nurses, so the pen includes a spot for her to hop away from her littles and escape into the house through the pens doggie door.  She then has the ability to come and go - to care for and nurse her babes as she chooses.  

Now in the "dog room" the pups get to see all the dogs throughout the day and see more of the daily going-ons. 


It's a playdate, February 24

Today Maple's pups had a playdate with Piggie & Gerald (Eevee's pups).  The litters are exactly one week apart, and it's crazy to see how much changes in one week (skill and ability to move and explore).

Of course, the mommas wanted to come check things out (in video: Aria, Moon, Cera, Charlotte).

Learning through Play, February 23

Maple's pups continue to learn about the world around them through new experiences (new toys, new sounds, new smells).  


Their teeth are starting to erupt and they love to nibble and chew on each other and toys.  They continue to improve in motoring about, getting up on all 4's (with some assistance and reminders that's what those things back there are for, ha).  

We've got this, February 19 & 20

Today Maple's pups moved from the "Transitional Period" (this period begins when eyes open and ends when pups can walk, see bark, and go potty on their own) to the "Socialization Period" (this period starts at approximately 3-4 weeks of age and continues until they are 12 weeks of age).

During the "Transitional Period" the pups had "loud noise exposure"(around days 18, 19 and 20 where we conduct a brief loud noise exposure such as banging a spoon, dropping a book on the floor, closing a door loudly, etc. At this early age, puppies do not yet fear sound, so we use this opportunity to start desensitization of loud noises) and "whelping box novelty"(daily "novel" items placed into their whelping box for them to explore).

As puppies develop their senses, it is important to introduce them to a variety of sounds they might encounter in their fur-ever homes (in this video I vacuum near their pen while talking to them and reassuring them).

During the 8 weeks the pups are with us, we intoroduce them to new types of music, TV shows and movies, noise exposure tracks, etc.  Often after nursing and times of play we play classical music for their quiet time and rest.

Softly playing classical / spa music to your pup once you bring them home can help signify it's time for quiet and rest. 

tuckered, february 16

At a little over 2 weeks of age, a little enrichment goes a long way.  


After some snuggles and time out and about with us, the pups were ready to go back in with momma and have a proper nap. 

Love is in the air, February 14

Happy Valentine's Day!  ❤️

Maple's pups are being included in our day - being snuggled as we read for school, getting scent and sound tours, as well as meeting other fur-friends.  Cera and Moon ADORE puppies (as you'll hear in the video...Moon can barely handle their cuteness....neither can we!).

Drew and Reid love taking them on gentle rides around (on their fluffy dog beds).  Tip had fun learning about balloons and string (I so enjoy watching the pups become more engaging and aware / interested in the world around them).

Sleeping Cuteness, February 13

I'm often asked "How do you get anything done?", implying that having cute puppies around makes focus on anything but them a challenge.

Well, I guess this video sums up my answer to that question

(this was me trying to do laundry).

Beginning to motor, February 8

Ty and Drew help watch over Maple's pups while Devin cleans their pen, and Maple keeps an eye on the work he's doing.


Maple is such a sweet and happy girl, we are so proud of how well she's taken to motherhood (this is her first litter!).