After The Deposit
This Page is to lay out how we move forward after the Deposit is sent in for a Puppy on a particular Litter.
After the litter is born:
If we have say 6 Puppies, but 8 Deposits for this litter, then Deposits 7 and 8 have to move on to another litter.
First Deposit gets first pick, second Deposit gets second pick and so on.
I will contact each person when the litter is born to inform you on how many Puppies were born ect....
You can call me anytime to ask how the Puppies are doing.
Picking The Litter;
This works at 2 different times depending on if the entire litter is sold or not sold. If all Puppies in the litter are sold then the first pictures are normally at 3 weeks of age, but you will Not pick your Puppy at that time. At around 6 weeks of age I will take the second round of pictures and you will pick from those pictures who gets what Puppy. I will contact each Family to inform you that I have taken the pictures.
If some Puppies are available at the 3 week of age pictures, then you Will be required to pick your Puppy from those pictures, so I can then list what Puppy is available in order to sell the available Puppies.
When I take the pictures I let each Family know that I have taken the pictures and inform you when the picking process begins. Each Family gets a call from me to inform them when it's their turn to pick, you get 1 hour to look at all the available puppies and choose yours, if in 1 hour you can't decide, then I have to move on to the next Family and you loose your picking place, but most Families pick in under 10 minutes.
Texting Me For New Pictures;
Texting me for new pictures doesn't make me run out and take new pictures, I take more pictures than almost any breeder you will find, but I can't get into the taking new pictures each week because someone asked, I wish I could because I Love showing them off, but I have responsibilities around here that over ride pictures, like the Raw Feeding and that takes time each day especially when the Puppies get older, Plus a clean environment is top priority, hands on each Puppy enteracting with them daily, getting the van and trailer ready to do a week long delivery trip, getting the Raw Diet cut in very small pieces, bagged and tagged for the delivery trip. I do lots of things that some other breeder might not do, like the Raw Diet Daily, taking quality pictures, not cell phone pictures while someone holds the Puppy. I put time into my pictures, so I can't be taking new pictures every week.
When I take new pictures I will contact you so you know to go look at them, this saves you checking every single day for new pictures. After viewing the new pictures I expect a text stating something to the effect that you seen them and enjoyed the new pictures, if I get nothing back from you after you see new pictures or a new video, well I think you just don't like what you see, I feed off of your excitement, lots of excitement back to me = more pictures and videos as I can do it, no excitement back = not much in the way of new videos or pictures. I have noticed that when I show new pictures and video too often I don't get as much excitement back...sortof burn people out on looking at so many pictures. So Please don't hold back each time you see new pictures or a new video text me something to show me my work is worth doing. I want very excited Families getting my babies. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel and it will notify you when I post a New Video!!
Pictures normally are taken at around 3 weeks, 6 weeks, and right before the litter leaves here if I have time.
Videos happen more after 6 weeks of age and just at random times. I can post a video each day for 4 days or 4 videos in 1 day then nothing for 2 weeks.
When all the Puppies are sold I put the pictures on the Happy Bend Kennel Face Book Page, if you do not have Face Book you gotta let me know so I can make sure you get to see the pictures. All updated new pictures of sold Ppuppies are posted on the Face Book Page as well, again if you don't have Face Book at all you gotta let me know. I use Face Book for the pictures all I can, the pictures load much faster, so therefore I will load more pictures of each Puppy. You can Like, Love and Share the pictures to your own Face Book. I'm always surprised if someone can look at their Puppy and not hit the Like or Love. It's not about being a big Face Booker or even liking Face Book, it's about Liking Your Puppies Pictures.
Text vs Calls:
You can text me anytime with things like:
Hope the Puppies are doing good. Give my Puppy a hug for me. I seen the new video and the Puppies look happy ect..
If you text me most questions I have to call you because most questions have to be answered with a back and forth on the phone, I just don't like doing the Puppy Business over texting, I don't sell them by text or conduct much of my Business over texting. It's just way too hard to explain things by texting. So basically if you text me a question, your phone will ring with me calling you to answer, so don't text me if you don't want your phone to ring.
I expect to hear from each Family from time to time after the Puppies are born. If I see the only time we talk is when I reach out to you, that's just not gonna end up working out for us. Maybe you have a few questions from time to time, please call me and I will answer them. Don't keep all your questions until right before you get your Puppy.
Calls From Me;
When the litter is around 4 to 6 weeks of age I reach out to each Family to go over several things like, the Raw Diet, things you need before the Puppy arrives, then at around 2 weeks before the litter leaves here I call you and we go over all the final things. I highly recommend you do some reading again on the website to refresh yourself on the things you need to know. I will be asking you questions about things you have agreed to do and when you are to do them, one needs to know some of the right answers, if not it's all a waste of time, one can't impliment the right things if one can't remember when to do what ect...
I will let you know what day I think you will be receiving your Puppy as soon as I know, but this isn't always known several weeks in advance. Once all the Puppies are sold then I at least know my route, then it depends on that particular litter...when they are ready. You need your Veterinarian Appointment to be on the 3rd. or 4th. day after receiving your Puppy, so I gotta let you know as soon as I can, but normally this isn't known 4 weeks in advance.
Things You Need;
Call me anytime you have questions about this. Sometimes a Family will have 36 toys, but nothing ready for the Raw Diet, you need food scales, preferably with a nice size dish to hold the meat, we get ours at Bed Bath & Beyond for $39.00, you need a nice pair of shears, we get ours at Home Depot in the tools section they are Black and Red, the Brand is WISS these things will cut so good you will be happy you got them and they cost around $15.00 , you need a good serrated blade knife. You need to be looking way in advance for Raw Turkey Drums and other meats as well. Sometimes you gotta ask the Meat Department Manager about ordering the Turkey Drums and other meats as well. I will not let a Puppy go to a Home that doesn't have Turkey Drums at home. Call me anytime to go over these things. Procrastination on the important items is not good.
The NuVet Plus and NuJoint Plus/NuJoint DS needs to be ordered and at the Home several weeks before the Puppy arrives. We Recommend you get the Wafers, they eat them like Candy.
The pine shavings is a must have before the Puppy arrives, we get ours at Tractor Supply Co.
The kiddie pool is a must have if the temp is 70 degrees or warmer, this needs to be there when the Puppy arrives.
Delivering Your Puppy To You;
You will be informed as to when I'm leaving here and also I will be giving you updates along the way. I can't tell you the hour that I will arrive until I'm only a few hours away, but I will keep you updated so your not just sitting around wondering when I might be near by.
Normally when we meet up somewhere it's not like a 10 minute meet and go, the Puppy has to get to know you some, this takes about at an hour at the trailer or more, at the Home I will normally stay 1.5 to 2 hours with the Puppy at your house. With the Covid-19 it's getting more complicated having the meet ups, most probably don't want in my trailer for an extender period of time, this we will work out.