Puppy Development Series 2 – Exercise for the Little Guys

On July 15, 2015, Lancelot x Bridget had a litter of  borzoi puppies. The “Irish Airs” litter will be the subjects of a series of posts about early puppy development  here at Aria.  Watch them grow up and learn how you can use puppyhood experiences to help build confident, resourceful adult dogs that handle stressors well and are emotionally solid in a wide variety of situations.

Exercise for the Little Guys

When puppies are very young, their world is very small.
When puppies are very young, their world is very small.

When you are a nursing puppy, there’s very little to your entire universe. Your mother, your littermates, a small area, possible a few toys and textures to interact with.  Oh, and those magical two legged creatures called humans! Life is a cycle of eat, play, sleep and grow.  And that’s just fine – all is, as it should be.

At this age, your body and brain are growing very quickly that eat-sleep-play-grow is about all you can handle. But soon, wonderful new vistas will open to you!  Bigger pen, new and even more exciting toys, more humans, other dogs and even, yes… the great outdoors!

Rest up, little guys.  It’ll all be waiting for you when you’re ready.

Adoption Spotlight – “Freckles”

“Freckles” – Available to a Show, Performance or Companion Home 

If you’ve been looking for a promising bitch for conformation, coursing and general companionship, you’ve got to check out Freckles. She’s speedy, athletic and correct, all wrapped up in a polka-dotted package.  Seriously – look at all that ticking!

Freckles at 11 Weeks
Here’s her 11 week front.

On August 4th 2017, Seamus x Melody had a litter of gorgeous, sweet and healthy borzoi puppies.  

Like all the dogs born here at Aria, puppies from this 2017 “Van Morrison” litter begin life with all the advantages we can give them.  Intensive pedigree research, as well as temperament testing and health screenings are all crucial parts of our breeding program, and all our litters receive the “SuperDog” puppy development exercises used by the US Army. You can read about the exercises in an upcoming blog post we have planned soon.

Here’s her 8 week photo

We strive to breed borzoi that excel in their lives, whether that be in the show ring, the field, as a beloved family pet, or (as most of our dogs) some combination of all of the above!

This is Freckles.

Freckles shows a lot of potential in both coursing/performance and also in conformation, but also possesses a confident, people pleasing personality.  If you’d like to see a pedigree or find out any more,  check out our puppy adoption questionnaire, here —> LINK TO QUESTIONNAIRE

To see our other available puppies and dogs, go to our available dogs page, here —> AVAILABLE DOGS AND PUPPIES

 

 

The stalk, before the POUNCE!

The US Army SuperDog Program – Bio-Sensor Exercises

Bio-Sensor Exercises Can Help Make SuperDogs

They may not look like much at this stage, but from 3-16 days old, these little jellybeans are hardwired to develop neural pathways like crazy! Exposure to the right kind of stimuli at this stage can pay off, big time, in the future.

A couple weeks ago, we did a post on the Bio-Sensor and scent exercises we do here at Aria with the young puppies. Developed by the US Army, the SuperDog program is designed to stimulate a pup’s neurological and physical development when coupled with a healthy, natural environment and loving human leadership. There’s only a small window of time in a puppy’s development -from day 3 through day 16- where these exercises are the most effective, so it’s important to plan ahead and get them on the calendar so your little guys don’t miss out.  It’s amazing to see how these exercises can not only maximize their potential as performance dogs later in life, but also give you some idea of the individual temperament of each puppy early on in their life. This aids in making better placement choices, when it comes time to send them to their permanent homes.  If you’d like to see a video on the process, one is available here. 

Our article on the BioSensor and Scent exercises from a couple weeks ago is available here —> ARTICLE  and back in July of 2016 we did another blog post going into detail on exactly what we were doing, and when, with the 2017 Firesongs litter.  You can see that post here —> ARTICLE

For an even more detailed approach, there’s a great article in a 2015 issue of The Canine Chronicle you can find here —> ARTICLE

 

Zen says: “Of course, MY puppies were all Super!”

I hope this is as interesting to all of you as it was to me.  It made for fascinating reading as I was looking after Zen’s litter of neonates that month, and made me rethink some of my previously held notions about how dogs absorb information.

– Chelle

“2 Spot” – Adoption Spotlight

“2 Spot” – Available to a Show, Performance or Companion Home 

Two Spot at 11 Weeks

Two Spot’s the kind of puppy that likes to be noticed, and she doesn’t miss much, either!   She’s one of the first ones to check things out and interact with new things in their area.  

Two Spot at 8 weeks old
Two Spot, checking out the Adventure Box!

On August 4th 2017, Seamus x Melody had a litter of gorgeous, sweet and healthy borzoi puppies.  

Like all the dogs born here at Aria, puppies from this 2017 “Van Morrison” litter begin life with all the advantages we can give them.  Intensive pedigree research, as well as temperament testing and health screenings are all crucial parts of our breeding program, and all our litters receive the “SuperDog” puppy development exercises used by the US Army. You can read about the exercises in an upcoming blog post we have planned soon.

Two Spot’s gonna do what Two Spot’s gonna do! And right now, she’s mugging for attention.

We strive to breed borzoi that excel in their lives, whether that be in the show ring, the field, as a beloved family pet, or (as most of our dogs) some combination of all of the above!

Oops! Two Spot’s outta gas… nap time.

Two Spot would be happy to be your companion, but would also welcome a challenge like the show ring, coursing or other performance activities.  If you like the inquisitive type, this could be the little girl for you.   If you’ve been waiting for JUST the right borzoi to share your life with, , check out our puppy adoption questionnaire, here —> LINK TO QUESTIONNAIRE

To see our other available puppies and dogs, go to our available dogs page, here —> AVAILABLE DOGS AND PUPPIES

“Minnie” – Adoption Spotlight!

“Minnie” – Available to a Companion Home 

If you’ve considered adding a companion/performance borzoi to your life, have a look at THIS sweet, scrappy little girl.  She’s full of life and has a lot of love to give!  

Minnie LOVES Uncle Barnabas!

On August 4th 2017, Seamus x Melody had a litter of gorgeous, sweet and healthy borzoi puppies.  

Like all the dogs born here at Aria, puppies from this 2017 “Van Morrison” litter begin life with all the advantages we can give them.  Intensive pedigree research, as well as temperament testing and health screenings are all crucial parts of our breeding program, and all our litters receive the “SuperDog” puppy development exercises used by the US Army. You can read about the exercises in an upcoming blog post we have planned soon.

Minnie looking pretty for the camera.

We strive to breed borzoi that excel in their lives, whether that be in the show ring, the field, as a beloved family pet, or (as most of our dogs) some combination of all of the above!

available borzoi puppy
“Can I be your new best friend?”

Minnie was practically born to be someone’s best friend.  She’s clever, affectionate, resourceful and assertive, and would probably have a blast doing performance activities, if you wanted to!  She’s a lot of borzoi awesomeness, in a small package.  If you’ve been waiting for JUST the right borzoi to share your life with, , check out our puppy adoption questionnaire, here —> LINK TO QUESTIONNAIRE

To see our other available puppies and dogs, go to our available dogs page, here —> AVAILABLE DOGS AND PUPPIES

Minnie is brave and ready to try new things – without the backup of her littermates!

“Oreo” – Adoption Spotlight

“Oreo” – Available to a Show, Performance or Companion Home 

Here’s another lovely young bitch puppy.  Oreo is a fine show, performance or companion prospect, especially if you like symmetrical head markings and lots of white overall.  She’s been getting lots of comments on the “heart” shape she wears on the right side of her tush.  

Oreo at 11 weeks
Oreo 11 weeks front

On August 4th 2017, Seamus x Melody had a litter of gorgeous, sweet and healthy borzoi puppies.  

Oreo at 8 weeks

Like all the dogs born here at Aria, puppies from this 2017 “Van Morrison” litter begin life with all the advantages we can give them.  Intensive pedigree research, as well as temperament testing and health screenings are all crucial parts of our breeding program, and all our litters receive the “SuperDog” puppy development exercises used by the US Army. You can read about the exercises in an upcoming blog post we have planned soon.

Oreo has a lovely, feminine head with symmetrical face markings.

We strive to breed borzoi that excel in their lives, whether that be in the show ring, the field, as a beloved family pet, or (as most of our dogs) some combination of all of the above!

Who could resist Oreo’s perfect little blaze?

Oreo is a lively girl who likes to be in the thick of things.   We think she’d excel at a wide variety of activities.  She likes to give chase and plays well with the other pups. She’s just the right kind of sweet!  If you’ve been waiting for a versatile bitch puppy to share your life with, , check out our puppy adoption questionnaire, here —> LINK TO QUESTIONNAIRE

To see our other available puppies and dogs, go to our available dogs page, here —> AVAILABLE DOGS AND PUPPIES

Check out that “Heart Heiney!”