Continuing Education & Independent Study

I am taking this time to continue my education via courses and independent study. From books to video to webinars and even course work I am enjoying keeping myself busy and learning more about breeding, puppy development, canine behavior and training. My plan to start my training certification has been put on hold until spring of 2021 (thanks covid) but I will be taking a Fundamentals of Training and Behavior course this fall.

I just completed a wonderful Savvy Socialization (breeders/owners) course. I fully enjoyed this class and Gayle Watkins’ take on socialization and how we can improve and add to it. It addressed things I often thought myself. I look forward to implementing this into not only my puppy raising but also my puppy socialization classes.

Taking a break

Winter and Tyrion’s sweet Snowflakes have went home. We are so happy they all have found such amazing homes. The love and joy on our puppy families faces when they hold their puppy for the first time is truly heartwarming. We wish them all a wonderful journey and fun filled adventures! Remember We are Family, We are Pack!

I will be taking a little social media break. Not sure how long but I need some time to decompress. Of course my desire to share my silly pack is strong so I may upload photos via Instagram, which will automatically post to Facebook. If you need anything you can still reach me via email. When I come back we will be counting down the weeks until Reign’s sweet little Raindrops get here!


Changes to Upcoming Litter

Unfortunately, Reign and Stark did not breed. It could have been anything from bad timing on my part (too early) to simply lack of interest. I am disappointed, but I know we can’t control nature. I am blessed to have a Stark baby in Winter and may keep a Stark grandbaby at some point.

We made the decision to place Reign with Ghost. We can confirm 3 ties on 3 separate days. If all goes as planned, the estimated due date is in early November. This will be the first pairing between these two. Based on pedigrees we can expect Agouti, Black, Tan and White and traditional colors like Black and White as well as Grey and White. We have a slim chance of whites but honestly I don’t expect it. I also do not expect red n white. A variety of coat types from standard to woolly are a possibility. Brown and blue eyes are expected but bi eyes and parti eyes are always possible. There are no guarantees. But I promise brown eyes love you just as much as blue eyes!

I do still have first pick, which means females will be placed on hold until I can make my choice. This can take 3-4 weeks. I will be taking one Pre birth deposit with the remaining deposits being taken after birth.

Crubside Appeal and Photo Ops!

Breeders are increasingly adding “toys” to puppy play areas. Now this is not necessarily a bad thing. Enrichment is great. But I am seeing a huge focus on adding toys for appearances and not for actual socialization and enrichment. This can actually create much of the things responsible breeders are trying to avoid though socialization programs and protocols. Many breeders are not educated in puppy development including socialization periods and puppy growth. Forcing puppies onto toys for photo ops and or allowing them to climb and jump, from unsafe heights can have severe consequences. Safety and purpose should be the focus.

While searching for a breeder please understand that throwing toys in a play area does not mean the breeder has the knowledge or is putting in the work to raise puppies with a solid foundation. It looks good but ask about how they raise their puppies and or to see the video of the work they are doing to give their puppies the best start.

Please note that not all breeders provide early socialization and that is ok, but they shouldn’t lie about it or give a false impression that they are. As programs like Puppy Culture become more popular more and more breeders are lying about using the program. I have read that the Puppy Culture creators are working to try to provide a way buyers can verify that breeders are actually participating and using the program correctly. Until then it is recommended to ask for video of them using the program and the results they are getting.

Upcoming Litter {Texas Husky Breeder}

Our final planned litter for 2020 is between Reign and Stark. This will be Stark’s final litter. We expect Reign to come into heat at anytime based on the 6 month average. I unfortunately can not control nature and like human females cycles can be late, and or irregular. Millie has finally started her cycle and because girls often sync up I expect Reign will be starting anytime.

Reign has had smaller size litters previously (4 puppies). I do plan on holding back the females for evaluation. So while males will be available for deposit early, females will not be available for several weeks (after I have picked). I will take one deposit once we have a confirmed breeding. All other deposits will be taken after the litter is born.

*Sire is subject to change. There are many reasons this can happen. If it does I will update asap.

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Our babies are getting big. {Texas Huskies}

At 3.5 weeks old, our Animal Crossing Litter is changing every day. They are using the potty pads and are now transitioning to the potty box. They have started puppy mush and love it. Of course Mommy milk is still the meal of choice! They are now in their Socialization period and they are exploring novel stimuli (new things) everyday. We are very thankful that this litter all have wonderful homes waiting for them.

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Texas Husky Breeder
Supernova Siberian Huskies

Puppy Socialization

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There is a lot of talk about puppy socialization, but the truth is many breeders, owners, and even some veterinarian staff really do not know what it is. They just have an outdated idea.

I am passionate about Early Puppy Socialization and Training. I am a certified Puppy Start Right Preschool Instructor. I am proficient in the Puppy Culture program as well as many of it’s companion videos and books.  I am pursuing my dog training certification this Fall. You may be surprised to know that puppy socialization is so much more than puppies meeting the neighbor kids and other family pets.  While socialization is important throughout the first year of life, there is a crucial socialization period between 3-12 weeks (up to 16 weeks in some studies). What your puppy learns during this important developmental stage will likely shape his behavior for the rest of his life. We socialize your puppies to novel stimuli including but not limited to people, pets, surfaces, sounds, everyday house hold items, grooming/husbandry, and more. I also introduce clicker training and follow Puppy Culture Protocols. Proper early puppy socialization creates the foundation for enrichment seeking, confident, well adjusted, friendly companions. I support and practice science based, positive reinforcement.

Supernova Siberians uses online streaming and meeting software to allow new puppy families to follow their puppies socialization, enrichment and training from birth to 8 weeks. We have New Puppy Family Only meetings to discuss your puppies progress and discuss and problem solve common puppy behaviors before they go home! Puppy Culture is an investment and a very popular puppy program, sadly many breeders lie about using it. They emulate what they see other breeders doing resulting in protocols being done incorrectly if even at all. Puppy Socialization done incorrectly can actually cause fearful puppies and even create the problems we are trying to prevent! Beware of breeders using buzz words to make the sell but really they have no idea of what they are doing! We offer live steaming of Puppy Culture protocols and video recording of enrichment and socialization sessions. We don’t just throw toys in a pen to give the illusion that we know what we are doing, we give explanations of what the equipment and or activity provides and why we introduce it. Puppy Play has a purpose!

Our Private Puppy Parent Portal (password protected) on this website provides info and links for our new puppy parents.

If you have any questions about our litters or Puppy Socialization please feel free to contact me. SitnStayPawsitive is my puppy training website!

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Winter, Pregnancy Week 9

July 2 – July 9

Week 9

  • Nipples and vulva should be gently cleaned with warm water, and you might want to trim the hairs surrounding the nipples.
  • She may express milk from her nipples.
  • Watch for her temperature to drop.
  • She may also become restless, uncomfortable, and seek seclusion and in the last few days.
  • She will be ‘nesting’ 12-24 hours before the birth

July 10

  • Expected date of whelp. Average is 62/63 days but may take place from the 58th to the 68th day.
  • If you’re actually taking the temp, it does drop from 101 to 98 degrees.
  • Appetite will disappear as whelping approaches.
  • May see a clear discharge from the vulva.
  • At onset of labor may pace, dig, shiver, pant and/or vomit.

I can feel movement. Winter seems very uncomfortable and is rather irritable. more so than past litters. It is normal for my girls to go 3-5 days past due date. The tend to ovulate a bit later in their cycle. With the way Winter is acting anything is possible. I will start daily temp checks starting tomorrow. We are officially on puppy watch and will do all we can to keep her comfortable. Please keep track of our Facebook page for updates, photos and video.

The 3 pre birth deposits are reserved. Once the puppies are born picks 1-3 will choose and I will take deposits on the remaining puppies. (She has had 6 and 7 pups previously) If you are interested in a puppy from this litter please make sure I have a puppy questionnaire (application) on file!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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