Grace sits on the office couch- she thinks people come to see her! She is always very good and calm meeting visitors, and is a perfect spokesdoggy!
The left door in the picture above leads to the living room- another common hangout for the puppies! As the kids watch Tv or sit at the computer, there is often a puppy to be found in someone's lap!
Here's the Puppy Room (aka our "Office"!)
We spend lots of time in this room taking care of the puppies! Puppies begin learning paper training. They are offered the choice of bedding and paper, and learn that paper is the best place to go, keeping their bed clean. We simply place a new sheet of paper down over their "good hurryup", and then after a few layers we take it all out and start over. This is a daily responsibility, morning, afternoon and night, as we care for all of our beagle babies personally!
(We are using these toy boxes(above), you can do the same thing in your tub, or build your own out of shelving! We put plexi glass under our white shelve boxes. This setup is for anytime you are not right there with your learning puppy- having a safe designated area where they can know exactly what to do is best to avoid accidents and starting bad habits. When you are with you puppy, you can guide their actions in the new home in order to set routines and good habits as they settle in!
The door to the left leads to the Nursery,
where the newborns & their mommies rest!
(So please use inside voices when visiting puppies in the office so that nearby mommies and newborns aren't startled by the new voices in the next room.)
Bonnie awaits her delivery! We make sure she eats good, if she doesn't touch the chicken, then puppies are on the way!
We make sure all the mommies are spoiled and getting over-the-top nutrition as they do a good job producing wholesome milk for their little ones & replenishing themselves!
The back Deck is a favorite hangout for our pack of beagles, including mommies who have been weaning their puppies and are getting back into pack life here at Sunshine Acres.
There is always something yummy for them- whether its portions of the grill out, or snacks from the kitchen!