Puppy Plans

Contact Susan Riese, statesmanknl@gmail.com, for questionnaire, sample contract, pedigree with health information and photos of sire and dam for our next litter.


The first step to getting onto our reservation list is to complete our questionnaire.   Then we like to have phone conversations with potential owners to make sure that everyone's questions and concerns are answered.   If everyone is comfortable, then we add your name to our reservation list.




     Your puppy will come with lots of socialization, handling, and maybe even some trained skills.   In order to develop a bond based on trust, you need to read and have a thorough understanding of the need to utilize positive training methods at all times when interacting with your puppy.  Whatever book becomes required reading,  it is important that you and your family read this book...preferably together so that you can discuss and summarize...possibly more than once before the puppy arrives.


Suggested reading:


Puppy Primer by Patricia B. McConnell

Dog Friendly Dog Training by Andrea Arden, Howell       Book House, 2007

The Toolbox for Building a Great Family Dog by Terry 

  Ryan, Dogwise Publishing, 2010

Living with Kids & Dogs--Without Losing Your Mind

  by Colleen Pelar, C&R Publishing, 2005

Your Outta Control Puppy by Teoti Anderson, TFH

  Publishing, 2003

Way to Go!  How to Housetrain a Dog of Any Age by

  Karen London PhD and Patricia McConnell PhD, 2003





A good video:


Puppy Culture, The Powerful First 12 Weeks That Can Shape A Puppy's Future by Jane Killion