Interested in a Crystal Canyon puppy?
Here's what you can expect of us and what we expect you to provide -
From Crystal Canyon you receive a pup from a well thought out mating between two compatible dogs chosen for their excellent health, temperament, versatility and longevity.
We support you and your Crystal Canyon dog from puppyhood on. We gladly help with training issues and provide suggestions for better health options. We are committed to every pup we produce from birth through old age. We love receiving pictures and notes.
In return, we require proof of a securely fenced yard for your dog's safety and exercise when he/she is unable to be with you.
You must also agree to provide some form of age appropriate exercise - biking, running, hiking, agility, long walks, horseback rides, etc. several times per week. This not only keeps a dog in top physical condition for better overall health throughout life, but also relieves stress and makes training so much more enjoyable for you both. Australian Shepherds need plenty of exercise to burn off their abundant energy. Remember, these are dogs bred to herd livestock which is strenuous work. If you can not provide adequate exercise, you should consider another breed.
Supplying a quality diet is essential. It is the first line of defense in the battle against disease and the ravages of time. The first choice is a raw diet, followed by one of the high quality grain free foods now available. Avoid corn based food and those with preservatives.
Reduce or eliminate vaccinations except those required by law. Check out Dr. Jean Dobbs for more information regarding vaccine issues.
Do not allow your dog to become overweight. That is a sure recipe for spinal and joint problems.
Reduce or eliminate all pesticides and poisons used on your dog and in the environment.
Provide adequate training and socialization so your dog becomes a valued member of society, not a nuisance or liability. Aussies are very intelligent dogs and enjoy challenges requiring them to think through problems. Seek out a good trainer to help maximize the bond between you and your companion.
And yes, for our own dogs, we provide all of the above in ample measure!!!
LASTLY, YOU MUST AGREE TO REMAIN IN CONTACT WITH US PERIODICALLY AND NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY OF ANY HEALTH ISSUE THAT ARRISES.
e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on available puppies.