Boykin and Labrador puppies

A View of Our Whelping Area

Pups are born in our home.   A special room with small birthing area and infrared heat lamp.  As you can imagine, there is nothing like watching a mother with her pups or holding that tiny little pup.

Once the pups are 3-4 weeks, we attach the second half of the welping pen and move the entire set-up to our attached garage. The system allows the pups to start exploring and gain independence from mom.

Once they are weened, we open the next area for them to explore the garage.  They learn quickly to go back and forth from area to area.  Always back to the original space for sleep and learn to do their business in the cedar chips.  The transition to their new homes starts with a good beginning.