Puppy Development

Heart Song Standard Poodles allows puppies to go to their new homes after 8 weeks of age. Breeders should not allow puppies to leave their Mother and siblings before the critical age of 8 weeks. Studies have shown that puppies that leave their Mother and siblings before this age have harder adjustment periods, and mayRead More

What is the first thing I should teach my puppy?

Teach your poodle to look at you.   A dogs natural inclination is to smell, they smell the ground, the air around them, your shoes, bushes, trees, furniture, yummy things in the kitchen, the list of good smelly things is endless. Smelling is the way a poodle or any dog collects information, more so thanRead More

Poodle Tail Docking

Docking refers to the practice of removing portions of an animal’s tail. Strong feelings surround the choice whether or not to dock a poodle’s tail. Historically, a variety of conflicting rationales have been used to justify tail docking. Some believed that dogs with long tails may injure their tails while hunting or running through brush.Read More

Poodle Dew Claws

Most dogs are born with 4 toes and dew claws. Dew claws are located on the inner part of the leg slightly higher than the foot. They are essentially the dogs thumb. Dogs may be born with dew claws only on the front feet, on the front and back or with multiple dew claws. CertainRead More