Svajonė's

Litter Services

Litter Whelping & Raising

Whelping and raising puppies is a true passion of ours here at Svajonė. We love every minute of the highs and have learned to appreciate the lows. We are so excited to be offering whelping and raising services to our fellow dog fanciers. We take so much pride in each and every puppy that we raise, we can't wait to utilize our 24/7 hands on methods to benefit you and your breeding program. We specialize in herding and working breeds, but we are open to all breeds. 

We customize each litter with their own plan while staying true to our ethics and foundational program to be able to meet your required criteria. There is 24 hr live stream video available to the owners and those they wish to share the link with. Be warned, you will see me in my robe and pjs, certainly looking sleep deprived and homeless!

  • Our Whelping Program: $1000, plus expenses. 


Two Week Pre-Whelping Date: Your female arrives here with us so she can settled and comfortable with our family. We will have the Puppy Count X-ray scheduled with our reproductive specialist, Dr. Cheryl Lopate, on day 58 of pregnancy. Temperature is taken twice daily, when her temperature drops and we have approximately a 24 hour window we will notify you!

Whelping & First 2 Weeks: You will get another notification when we start labor! You can also watch on the live stream. As each puppy is born they are checked over and dried. A collar color is assigned while weight, gender, TOB, position born in, and any special notes are recored. Weight is record twice daily, supplemental bottle-feeding if needed, 24 hour supervision (special care for new moms), and mom gets a bath. We start the Puppy Culture Program at 3 days of age, this will include Early Neurological Stimulation, Neonatal & Transitional Period.  

  • Our Whelping & Starter Program: $1500, plus expenses.

Two Week Pre-Whelping Date: Your female arrives here with us so she can settled and comfortable with our family. We will have the Puppy Count X-ray scheduled with our reproductive specialist, Dr. Cheryl Lopate, on day 58 of pregnancy. Temperature is taken twice daily, when her temperature drops and we have approximately a 24 hour window we will notify you!

Whelping & First 2 Weeks: You will get another notification when we start labor! You can also watch on the live stream. As each puppy is born they are checked over and dried. A collar color is assigned while weight, gender, TOB, position born in, and any special notes are recored. Weight is record twice daily, supplemental bottle-feeding if needed, 24 hour supervision (special care for new moms), and mom gets a bath. Nails are filed every other day. We start the Puppy Culture Program at 3 days of age, this will include Early Neurological Stimulation, Neonatal & Transitional Period.  Daily Updates are given, and officially weekly photos. *If this is a docked breed, we will take the litter to their docking appointment.*

Week 3 & Week 4: We continue with the Puppy Culture Program to start the socialization Period 1 & 2. This will include daily individual cuddle sessions and weighings, sound protocol, startle recovery, introduction to the litter box, first challenges, puppy call, treat introduction, meaty bones, barrier challenge, move into the weaning pen, interactive toys, outdoor time, communication trinity (manding, box game, and clicker), shaping emotional responses, scent circle 1, grooming table introduction, beginning dealing with stress & restraint exercise, and recourse guarding exercises, nail trimming, and weaning begins. A lot is packed into these two weeks! Mama and puppies will, of course, have around the clock care, daily updates are given, and officially weekly photos. Each puppies challenges are recorded to share with you as well (box game, outdoor time, manding, clicker, restraint exercise, scent circle, etc.)

  • Our Socialization Program: $1500, plus expenses. 

Week 5: Puppies and dam arrive at 5 weeks old. We continue with the Puppy Culture Program Socialization Period 3. This will include individual attention sessions, new items introduced daily in their normal environments (traps, toys, pans, statues, etc.), litter box training, scent circle 2, foundational training for free stacks, continue manding training, beginning recall, litter squabbles, strategy lessons, nail trimming, in home socialization begins to people and our safe in house dogs, introduction to the crate, calm CER, and weaning is continued. Of course, official weekly photos will be sent.

 

Week 6: We continue with the Puppy Culture Program Socialization Period 4. This will include individual attention sessions, individual crate time, car rides in groups, advanced manding, nail trimming, pop quizzes, outside potty training begins as well as continuing litter training, free stack training continues on and off the grooming table, recourse guarding exercises, weaning is continued and/or completed, and we host a Puppy Party. The puppy party is for all protective buyers and guests that wish to help socialize the puppies! We will have several trained Svajonė team members there to coordinate the afternoon and make sure the puppies are handled correctly. Of course, official weekly photos will be sent.

Week 7: We continue with the Puppy Culture Program Socialization Period 5. This will include: Puppy Behavior Evaluations, individual training sessions, heeling foundation, tugging foundation, redirection training, recourse guarding exercises, continuing in house socialization, crate training, 

nail trimming, weaning is continued and/or completed, and car rides. This is a big week for starting to truly see individual personalities and temperaments while shaping and training behaviors! Of course, official weekly photos will be sent.

 

Week 8: We continue with the Puppy Culture Program Socialization Period 6. This will include: working through a fear period, leash and collar/harness introduction, and distraction training. We will also be continuing heeling, tugging, crate, and recall training. As well as in house socialization, crate training, nail trimming, house dog sessions, and weaning is completed. 

 

We are very excited and happy to be able to offer Pat Hastings evaluations for your litters. We live about 45 minutes from her home where she offers her evaluations. If this is something you'd like to take advantage of we are happy to schedule the appointment (the day they are 8 weeks old) for you and either meet you there or send you the results of the evaluation. 

*If this is a cropped breed, and their ears are cropped at 8 weeks old, we will take them to their ear cropping appointment and pick them up. However, the breeder must pick the entire litter up the next day (or new owners for their puppy). Unless you'd like us to handle the 10 day initial healing and posting for an additional $500, plus expenses.*

*If your puppies are ready to be picked up or shipped out to their new owners, we are happy to accommodate. The PDX airport is one 35 minutes away.*

  • Our Complete Program: $2500, plus expenses. 

If you have any questions please reach out!