Internet Trolls Be Gone

The down side to people sharing your facebook page (and website) and attracting more traffic is that it often attracts trolls. I can often spot them coming and honestly have no time for people trying to appear superior and put me in my place. I’m not a newbie.

My dogs are my family, puppy development socialization and training are very important to me. I am a Puppy Culture breeder, Puppy Start Right Instructor, I have taken courses on dog and puppy development, training and behavior, I have an extensive library with books on the topic. I love raising puppies and seeing them find loving companion homes and filling homes with love and joy. I love sharing my passion with my followers. I cherish the relationships I’ve gained through the years and love hearing how loved my pups are and how they have brought joy to families. But let me just say this, my dogs are my life breeding isn’t. I enjoy raising puppies but I do not have to rise puppies. As much as I love it, I’d be content mentoring and instructing others on the importance of early puppy socialization, enrichment and training.

My dogs are companions, pets, family, we train together, we play, we cuddle, we practice enrichment, we walk, and have the ability to bike and scooter when it is cool enough to do so. Which isn’t often due to the extreme heat. I train my puppies and dogs to further my learning, because I find it the responsible thing to do and for mine and my pups enjoyment, not to gain titles. Though that is not out of the question, I am just a busy wife, mom, grandmommy, dog mom and time for titles and or travel is not in the cards at the moment. I put no requirement on my puppy families that my puppies are to be worked, or put through trials. Proper exercise, enrichment and training, yes, but working? Absolutely not.

So to be perfectly clear I will not engage with nor reply to trolls. I am too old for internet bullies, know-it-alls, and folks who like to harm from behind a screen and keyboard. Be kind, or move on.

Update on our pregnant girls

Reign is due first and she definitely has a tummy. I haven’t been able to feel movement yet but in my experience that usually happens closer to next week. She is eating and playing normal and hasn’t shown any sign of discomfort but that will change as her tummy grows these last couple weeks.

Maze is doing great. Her most notable sign of possible pregnancy is being way more demanding of affection and it is a constant battle between her and Millie for my attention. I’m expecting tummy growth to start increasing this week. She is playing well and has a great appetite.

Millie is having a rough go. This pregnancy is mimicking her first pregnancy to a tee. If you remember she really struggled and it was very hard on her physically and us mentally. (you can scroll back to see blog entries on about first pregnancy) While that pregnancy produced 7 healthy and beautiful babies it was a very hard time. With our vets approval we tried a second time and she had a great second pregnancy with little to no complications. After we skipped her previous heat cycle we were hopeful that this pregnancy would be easy for her as well. But it’s not, so because she is struggling this time we will be spaying Millie after the pups go home. Regardless of the outcome. This was an easy decision but hard for our hearts, Millie is an amazing mother and truly loves being a mommy, but pregnancy is too hard on her and not worth the risks. The health and well being of our dogs is always our top priority. We will update as the pregnancy progresses.

Pregnancy Tracker

Reign: based on first pairing

Week 7

  • She may shred papers, blankets or bedding in an attempt at “nest building” in the last weeks.
  • During the last 2 weeks, your pet may become irritable.
  • You may be able to detect movement of the pups.
  • Definite abdominal enlargement.
  • Abdomen hair will start shedding.

Millie and Maze: based on first pairing

Week 6

  • During the last several weeks, your dog’s nutritional needs nearly double. Feed small meals several times a day.
  • Your girl could start to be less comfortable, and could vomit on occasion.
  • There may be some clear fluid discharge from the vulva. This is normal.
  • Increase water.
  • Enlargement of mammary glands as nipples darken and enlarge.
  • Pigment develops as the pups keep growing. Eyes and lids have formed and remain closed till 2 weeks after birth.

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Fun and Exciting News

We have some exciting news. Our dear friend and Supernova family member, Georgette, will be visiting us in May. Georgette is a certified dog trainer who is pursuing her Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior. She is writing a book on puppy development and like me, she believes strongly that the key to keeping puppies in homes depends heavily on the start they are given. This includes everyone who comes into contact with puppies, from breeders and veterinarians to new families and trainers. Georgette, will be here for 2 days to observe our puppies, my interaction with our litters and to assist with socialization, and enrichment, including Puppy Culture protocols to gather information for her book. I wonder if there will be a chapter on the benefits of puppy breath kisses? I am very honored to have her visit with us and can’t wait to learn as much as I can from her . Please feel free to check out Georgette’s website for more information on her, her education, awards and training philosophy. Positive Training ABQ

Georgette with Gaston

Out of the chaos comes life…

Well, things are finally getting back to normal after the chaos of the past 4-5 months. We still miss our Muffin immensely, and we see her in Rhaenyra more and more. Our house is coming together after all the work we had done on it and it is finally feeling like home. So I guess it is perfect time to announce we have pups on the way. The girls cycles have synced up, which can be common but I’m not really a fan. Mother nature can be a real brat. Reign was very late, Millie and Maze were early and here we are with 3 litters on the way. We skipped Millie and Maze last cycle so they are very well rested. We are in the final stages of finishing our doggie suites and new puppy area. Of course it was suppose to be for one litter (possibly two), but thankfully we have plenty of space, and we decided that with Maze being a first time momma she will be in my bedroom with her pups.

We expect litters late March/Early April. That puts puppies going home end of May (ish). Reign typically has 3-4 pups and I expect the same. Millie has had one litter of 7 and one of 4, so we will just have to wait and see. Maze is 2 years old and this is her first litter. I will be holding females from Reigns litter back for evaluation with the possibility of keeping one. All info is on our Planned Pairings Page. If you are interested please copy/paste/email our puppy questionnaire (application)


I hate talking about money, but it’s time. We all are hurting by inflation/cooperate greed. I have tried to not raise prices because it is more important to me that my babies end up in forever family homes than catering to people who can afford their passing interest. From $1700 to $3500+, the price of local litters are increasing and it is just mind boggling. But as hard as I have tired, I can’t fight off the effect of these soaring prices any longer. My vet bills have more than doubled and I’m told by the staff that they will continue to go up each quarter. Food (kibble and fresh food), medical, cleaning and care supplies, toys, housing and husbandry items have all increased. I spare no expense on my dogs and litters. We are strict with our belief that our dogs deserve the best care possible. Our litters get fresh new toys, the best food, new bedding, new care items, fresh/new medical items, and our enrichment/socialization equipment has to be maintained and replaced as needed. After much debate we decided to slowly increase our prices. We will increase by $50 January 2023 and $50 again in July 2023. That will bring our price to $1000 for limited registration ( spay neuter contract). At the end of 2023 we will reevaluate the financial situation and make a decision then. Hopefully things will calm down and prices will stabilize.

If you submitted your puppy application or we discussed your desire for a future puppy before January 2023 you are locked into the Dec 2022 price. Also we do offer a discount for returning Supernova Families! If you have any questions, please let me know.


I can’t believe it has been this long since I’ve posted. We’ve been busy the past 4 months. We hired electricians to completely rewire our entire home as well as install new lights, switches and outlets. Because of that we had to hire contractors to patch holes, replace bad sheetrock, frame out new walls, remove walls, tape, float, texture and paint. During this time we skipped Millie and Maze’s heat cycle and well, Winter decided she was not skipping. So we had a beautiful litter during this time. A little chaotic but we made it work.

We had to let the contractors go due to poor workmanship and lack of care for our property. So we are finishing up the last bit. We are glad things are getting back to normal and our house feels so much better.

Life is full of ups n downs…..

The past year has been rough to say the least. We are coming up on a year since my son became a single father to his (then 5 months old) son. It was a terrifying, maddening and heartbreaking time for us. This changed all our lives as our family all chipped in to support my son and help with the baby. This included hiring an attorney. Legal issues are never fun and we were all on alert with our focus on making sure the baby was safe and loved. We are thankful my son was granted sole custody and the baby is now safe. Being a fulltime Grandmommy is a joy but also tough, and my focus has shifted and I’m am juggling more responsibilities.

This year my husband also faced a medical scare and we are are thankful that the treatment and minor surgery was successful.

We are not new to struggles but being faced with so much all at once was hard on m and my anxiety. I don’t multitask well at least not for extended periods. Just when things were starting to settle down our entire household came down sick including the baby. At the same time our girls started coming into heat. Winter followed by Millie and then Maze surprised us by syncing up and coming in early. The plan was to rest everyone so we could all catch our breaths, recharge and also take that time to start doing much needed work on our home. Winter had other plans. We decided not to risk with interfering with the pregnancy, if she was pregnant we knew we would find good homes. Judging by her growing tummy she is defiantly pregnant and is due in a couple weeks. We ordered a brand new whelping box off Amazon and refilled our supplies. I am in the process of reorganizing my office/training room back into a puppy room as we rearranged and all of our other rooms are being occupied. While not in the original plans we are excited for little paws and puppy breath.

We were then handed another challenge just a few weeks ago as our Muffin was taken from us swiftly. We as a family decided we would opt for quality of life over quantity but we had no idea how quickly it would happen. My youngest son and I took it the hardest. Just writing this is bringing tears. We laid her to rest here on our property where we can continue to have coffee n cuddles together in the mornings. Muffin loved babies and loved Winter’s babies the most. I have photos and video of her playing and loving on them. Winter’s litter with be bittersweet for sure. I wonder of the universe knew……..

Life keeps us on our toes. All we can do is stay prepared (the best we can) and flow as the river changes course. I am forever thankful for my family and to you our Supernova family and supporters.

Revisitng Biosecurity

Biosecurity is very important to us as it is for many reputable breeders and anyone who takes raising animals seriously. I have learned much over the years from my breeding mentors as well as my veterinarian.

So, first I want to talk about our husbandry practices. All puppies are born in clean welping areas in clean rooms, indoors. Puppies are raised in an indoor pen and are taken outside to an outdoor pen. These pens are disinfected regularly and the only dogs with access to these pens are their mothers or approved nannies (adult dogs who help us with socialization). At no time do any of our puppies have access to feces from any adult dog including thier mother’s as all our dogs are potty trained and even mom can come and go as she pleases which includes going outside to potty. Our puppies do not have access to puddles or standing water.

Puppies are started on potty pad training at about 2 weeks which we quickly transfer to a potty box by 4 weeks. By clearly defining a potty area early on means your puppy naturally keeps their pen clean and any mistakes are cleaned up on the spot.

We use Rescue (hydrogen peroxide based cleaner for animal environments often used in veterinarian clinics and dog training facilities ), in our puppy pen and kennel areas. We also use Odoban disinfectant and bleach solution as needed.

We limit activity in and out of puppy areas, making sure shoes come off and or are wiped down with Rescue wipes to disinfect.

Parasites internal and external are common in pets. Especially in puppies, but sadly they can be life threatening to those lil bodies if not taken seriously and prevented and or treated.

Our puppies are dewormed with pyrantel pamote (hookworms & roundworms) several times before 5 weeks. After 5 weeks we use Safeguard/Fenbendazole (Hookworms, Roundworms, Tapeworms & Whipworms) Safeguard is also known to help prevent and aid in treatment of Giardia. We use Toltrazuril for coccidia prevention and or treatment.

All of our litters see our vet any any indication of illness or injury and they must see our vet before they go home at 8 weeks. This visit includes a hands on check by the vet, core vaccinations as well as a combined fecal test. While we assume we will get a negative test due to all of our preventatives that is not always the case. If anything is found in the fecal ALL puppies will be treated before they go home. Which is exactly why we choose to run a fecal exam. We do all we can to ensure your puppy goes home healthy.

We do not use any pesticides on our puppies and rely on our puppy parents to research, consult with their vet and choose the right treatment for their puppy. We control fleas by bathing our puppies regularly, controlling fleas on mom and in their environment. Flea treatment is the responsibility of the new puppy family.

Heartworm prevention is also the responsibility of the new puppy family.

We do all we can to make sure your puppy is parasite free but please note parasites are not covered under our contract as they are common and treatment needs to continue after going home.

If you have any questions, on our biosecurity protocols please feel free to contact me.

For more info on internal parasites VCA Internal Parasites or AKC Worms in Dogs

2022 Breeding Plans.

We are planning on only one more litter for this year. We need to slow down a bit and focus on our family, we have some personal matters going on that need our full attention. With that being said I think this is a good time to rest our girls.

Reign x Jasper are expecting puppies at the end of May. We are accepting 2 pre-birth deposits. Reign has between 3 and 4 puppies so a small litter is expected. Jasper and Reign’s previous litter was absolutely gorgeous. If you have any questions please contact me,