Our Trusted Breeders
Below is a listing of S.D.K.C. club members who occasionally have purebred puppies available to approved homes.
Breeds are listed alphabetically first by breed and then alphabetically by breeder's last name.
To help introduce your new family member to your home, here are some suggestions on how to house train your puppy. Breeders are listed below.
TRAINING YOUR PUPPY TO POTTY IN THE RIGHT PLACE
Make the correct behaviour obvious (going potty outdoors) and incorrect behaviour (pottying indoors) less obvious. By being vigilant and following these guidelines consistently, you will have your puppies going to a designated spot to do its business.
PREVENT YOUR PUPPY FROM REHEARSING THE BEHAVIOUR OF DOING THEIR BUSINESS ANYWHERE IN YOUR HOUSE AND TRAIN THEM TO USE THE AREA OUTDOORS THAT WILL BE THEIR POTTY AREA.
- Control your puppy's environment. Use a crate. The size should be comfortable for the puppy to turn around and settle but not too big or the puppy will use a corner to be a toilet. Using a crate teaches your puppy to hold their urge to do their business. Use an ex pen or gates to keep the puppy in a confined area. This will make it easier to observe your puppy's behaviour when it is going to do its business.
- Take your puppy outside after every nap, after eating, after playing inside, 30 minutes after drinking. Predictability in your puppy's schedule helps.
- Always take your puppy to the place you want them to potty on a leash.
- Once outside, don't interact with your puppy. Stand still and wait 3 minutes. If your puppy does its business quietly praise and wait another minute to prevent the possibility that they may go in and finish their business indoors. Take your puppy indoors after pottying. If your puppy doesn't do anything in the 3 minutes, take them back indoors into their crate. Try again in 15 minutes.
- Always do a bedding check to make sure it is dry. Initially some puppies will need their bedding removed if they continue to wet, until further into your housebreaking.
- Watch your puppy to see what it does just before it eliminates outside so that you become better at spotting the signs given indoors, so you know when to take them out.
IF AN ACCIDENT HAPPENS:
You must realize if an accident happens it is a human error not a puppy error so calmly take the puppy outside. If your puppy is about to squat indoors, grab the leash and your puppy and run outside. If it is a poop push down on the tail until you can get outdoors. A puppy that has an accident close to the door is a good sign but if your puppy hides where they eliminate when idoors it means they are worried because of your past reactions. Go back to the above steps and get your observations and routines re-established.
If you absolutely must use an indoor potty area, follow the same procedures but keep your potty trays in an ex pen in order to establish a defined area.