Raising a litter of Dobermans a year is not a profit making venture. By the time we pay for vet bills, food, the extra water for shampooing the carpeting 2-3 times a week and daily washing of blankets it costs us a lot of money. We don't have a heated outdoor facility that can be sprayed down periodically. We raise the puppies in the house. A pen area on the edge of the kitchen (with a linoleum floor.) We use the "potty patch" inside the pen to give them a safe place to go potty overnight or when we are gone.
They get let outside about every three hours. We go at least once a day out in the country to let the dogs and puppies run in the pasture. And they get free run of the kitchen and living room for several hours a day (thus shampooing the carpeting several times a week.) Potty training one puppy goes pretty good. Potty training this many puppies at one time is a HUGE challenge. So we are very excited to say, "no puppy pooped in the house today" YEAH!
|My Jenny - 14 months old|
|Forest proud owner of Big Stick|