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FAQs

  1. How much time will I need to set aside each day to care for the brood and puppies?
  2. How long will the brood and puppies stay in our home?
  3. Do I need previous experience in caring for a litter of pups?
  4. Where does the training take place?
  5. Does the whole family need to attend training?
  6. Is 24 hour emergency care available if the brood or one of the pups gets sick?

1. How much time will I need to set aside each day to care for the brood and puppies?

You will need to devote approximately five hours every day to care, including:

  • Cleaning − between one and two hours to fully scrub and disinfect the brood and litter area once per day, plus frequent changing of the paper
  • Feeding − 20 minutes for each feeding, three times per day
  • Walking – 15 minutes for each walk for brood, four to five times per day
  • Socialization – 10 minutes for each pup per day
  • Grooming – 1 hour per week

2. How long will the brood and puppies stay in our home?

The brood and puppies will stay in your home for two to five weeks.

3. Do I need previous experience in caring for a litter of pups?

It’s certainly a plus, but not necessary. We will provide you and your family with all the necessary training.

4. Where does the training take place?

At Guiding Eyes’ Canine Development Center in Patterson

5. Does the whole family need to attend training?

Yes. All family members participating in the care of the litter, with the exception of small children, need to attend the training class.

6. Is 24 hour emergency care available if the brood or one of the pups gets sick?

Absolutely! We provide 24 hour emergency contact numbers for both the veterinarian as well as the Whelping Kennel staff.

Have a question?
Email us at emartin@guidingeyes.org

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