Craig's Kennels WELCOME!
WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!
"AKC visited on 4/2/09"
"We passed with highest compliments!! And were complimented on the cleanliness, and that the adults were happy and healthy." He liked that we have a puppy house (just for our new babies), and a female house and a male house "Now we offer micro-chip, just ask"
Craig's Kennels is located in Robert, Louisiana. We are 35 minutes East of Baton Rouge and 45 minutes from New Orleans. Take exit 47 off Interstate 12 (the Robert exit).
**Boys verses Girls Puppies**
Some people believe that female dogs make better pets-- most calls are from people wanting "sweet girls".
They don't think females display behaviors like ""marking'' or ''humping'' Well folks this is not true.
In the dog-pack makeup, females usually rule the roost. The females are, as a result, more independent, stubborn
and territorial than their male partners. Most fights usually break out between two females. Males on the other hand, are usually more affectionate, attentive, and more demanding on attention. They are attached to their people, and are easily motivated with food and praise. They also tend to be more steadfast, reliable, and less moody.
Neutered males rarely exhibit secondary, sexual behavior , such as ""humping"", or ""marking"" or lifting their legs.
Females also has periods of being "in heat" unless she is spayed. Some days she will be sweet and affectionate, the next day reserved and drawn.
She will leave a scent for males to wander into your yard.
Before deciding on male or female also consider other dogs that may be around your home, having your new pet, either Male or Female, spay or neutered may be in your best interest.
Teacup Yorkies Beware
So you are looking for a teacup Yorkie.
How do I housebreak my dog?
The most critical thing is to avoid giving your puppy opportunities to have accidents inside, and to praise him profusely whenever he eliminates where you want him to, be it on newspaper or "piddle pads" in his puppy-proofed area or outside. This means that your puppy should be constantly supervised inside the house until he has not eliminated indoors for at least four to eight weeks. You must also go outside with him, so that you can praise him when he eliminates outdoors. Watch for signals, such as sniffing and circling, and be sure to take him out every few hours, especially when he first wakes up, immediately after eating and before and after playtime. Suddenly, the light will dawn! A puppy has a very short attention span, so punishing him after the fact is useless and may instead teach your dog not to eliminate in your presence.
Why is crate training recommended?
The crate should not be a place of punishment, but a sanctuary where your dog can retreat to rest and be secure. Provide toys and treats to make the crate a pleasant place. It helps to put the crate where people are during the day, or in the bedroom at night. This way the dog will be safe but not lonely. A radio or television can help keep the dog quiet when you are out. Play with your puppy and take him out to eliminate before you confine him to his crate, and do not leave him there for such a long time that he has no choice but to eliminate in the crate. If you will be out for extended periods, you may want to puppy-proof a small room or use an exercise pen to reinforce your dog's natural desire to keep his bed clean.