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Absolutly Essential

Jackson's Cavaliers

If you are a breeder, this information is essential to your program. Take the time and learn how to give your breeding stock and puppies the care they deserve! 

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If you are a breeder, this information is essential to your program. Take the time and learn how to give your breeding stock and puppies the care they deserve! 

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Teat Talk!

dammie fontenot

Great information! The things you already know... well, now you get to know why! --and the things you didn't even know you needed to know... well now you k...

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Great information! The things you already know... well, now you get to know why! --and the things you didn't even know you needed to know... well now you know that too!

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Helped me with my first litter

Morgan James

Totally lost with my first litter. This really helped me know what to do. Can't believe there was so much I didn't know.

Totally lost with my first litter. This really helped me know what to do. Can't believe there was so much I didn't know.

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5 star rating

very helpful

Margaret Gary

Nice mix of practical information and things I just plain needed to know about the whole process. I'm not a total newbie but still found a lot of useful info...

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Nice mix of practical information and things I just plain needed to know about the whole process. I'm not a total newbie but still found a lot of useful info here.

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5 star rating

No breeder should miss this!!

Jane Brand

Wonderful, informative, down-to-earth information. So glad I found this course, as well as the others. I am an experienced breeder but there is information i...

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Wonderful, informative, down-to-earth information. So glad I found this course, as well as the others. I am an experienced breeder but there is information in here that I didn't know. And new things I am going to incorporate into my program, If you're a breeder of any experience this will be a big help.

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Canine Nursing & Weaning

Penny Gray

The nutrition information was facinating and relevant to me and my breeding program.

The nutrition information was facinating and relevant to me and my breeding program.

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Avoid the top mistakes breeders make when feeding nursing dams

Weaning is challenging even for seasoned professionals. There’s no one right or wrong way, and there are always different issues that can arise. This course teaches you how to wean your puppies and care for your nursing dam with less stress and less risk (for them and you!)

  • What you need to know about when and how to wean puppies and how to avoid potentially dangerous or even deadly pitfalls

  • How to know if your dams and puppies are getting enough or too much food-

  • How to avoid blown coats, milk production issues, and dams becoming depleted

  • What you don’t know about dog food and how that can make or break your nursing dams and weaning puppies.

  • How to take care of your dam during weaning—most weaning instructions focus on the puppies, but it can be a very stressful and challenging time for the dam and she deserves the best care possible

  • Learn the most common nutritional deficiency in lactating dams that can determine whether or not she can nurse her puppies properly

  • Includes sample weaning protocols

Bonuses

  • The scoop on poop: Discover little known information about poop (yes, poop!) and how you can use that info to help your puppies and mamas

  • The truth about probiotics and supplements and how to evaluate those yourself (plus recommendations)

  • All about mother’s milk

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

  • 2

    Understanding the Canine Species

    • Understanding the Canine Species

  • 3

    Nourishing Your Nursing Dam

    • Nourishing Your Nursing Dam

    • Macronutrient Quick Reference

    • Body Condition Score (BCS) Quick Reference

    • BONUS: Midwoofery Caloric Needs Calculator

    • BONUS: Caloric Content of Some Common Dog Foods

    • How Dog Food Companies Calculate Calories

    • Notes on Feeding Your Dam After Whelping

    • How to Determine the Amount of Carbohydrates in a Dog Food

    • Nutrients Versus Macronutrients

    • Macronutrients: Protein and Fat

    • Macronutrients: Carbohydrates

    • Hariamrit's Post-Whelp Recipes

  • 4

    Successfully Weaning Your Puppies

    • Successfully Weaning Your Puppies

    • Sample Weaning Protocols Quick Reference

    • Weaning—Removing Your Dam

    • How much to feed

    • Are My Puppies Weaning Successfully?

    • Read This First

    • Priming the Puppy Microbiome

  • 5

    BONUS: All About Mother's Milk

    • About Mother's Milk

  • 6

    BONUS: The Scoop on Poop

    • The Scoop on Poop

    • Dog Kibble Digestibility Survey Results

  • 7

    Handling Common Nursing Problems

    • Handling Common Nursing Problems

  • 8

    BONUS: Supplements

    • How I Supplement Dams and Puppies

  • 9

    Next Steps...

    • More resources for you!

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • Before you go...

    • Ensure your breeding program is sustainable and profitable!

  • 10

    Course References

    • Course References

  • 11

    Updates and additions

    • We are always learning more