Tips From Brenda
Crate Training
We have all been through it. You bring your new puppy home and it cries all night in the crate. Here
are some tips to help Make your first few weeks run more smoothly.
1. We send all of our puppies home with a blanket, stick that in the crate with them. This has the
smell of our home and helps him feel like he is in a familiar place.
2. Make some Puppy Popsicles.(see recipes on this page). Give them one when they go in the crate
as a treat.
3. Leave a TV or Radio on in the area your puppies crate is in while they are in the crate. if they hear
voices they won't feel abandond and scared.
4. Feed you puppy their food in the crate.  When they go in say "IN" and close the door.  When they
are finished take them out side to do their business. This teaches your puppy that the crate is a safe
good place to be and we all want to be in a safe good place!
5.Your puppy's crate is always  set up in a main family gathering area. ie: Kitchen, Living Room etc.
Never EVER put a crate in the bacement. A puppy is not an out of sight out of mind item. This
seriously could detrimentally affect your puppy!!!!!
6.My phone # 705-424-2423
Puppy Popcicles
Puppy pops can be made out
of about anything that can be
frozen that your dog can eat.

1 individual yogurt
Freeze it and serve.

Low sodium Broth
Pour into anything from ice
cube trays to food bowls.
Freeze and serve
Other ingredients to add if
you wish,
Carrots, pumpkin, kibble, raw
meat (chicken, beef, fish, deer
etc.) This make a wonderful
treat on hot summer days.
Bedtime snack and so on.
(you can add meds to these
mixture as a means of
Kongs are wonderful chew toys for puppies and dogs of all ages.  I
put Sugar free Peanut Butter or  Cheeze wiz in our dogs and then I
freeze them.  Make the puppies work longer to get their prize!
Paint Rollers!
Yep thats right paint rollers.  We get
dollar store paint rollers as toys.  They
are easy to through and they can chew
the heck out of them because they are
cheap.  Puppies like them because they
help them loose their baby teeth.
Keep an eye on your puppies teeth. Make sure their baby teeth are falling out.  To Help
them loose them rope chews and bones are excellent.  Sometime with the rope chew I soak
them in a broth or clear soup and freeze them. If teeth are having trouble falling out, as with
children puppies need a tooth a two removed by a vet.
House Breaking
We start off with the puppy loose in the main living area, and all exits blocked.  The puppy is
always supervise and if you can't supervise the puppy he goes in his crate with a treat or favorite
Now you put down a layer of newspaper or puppy training pads next to the nearest exit he will have
to use to go out side.  At the door we hang a X-mas bell. When you see your puppy circling to go
potty on the paper or pad say good puppy and pick them up before they go.  Ring the bell as you
say over and over "Do you want to go out side?" and "good puppy!"
Take them out side immediately and to the spot you with them to always go.  Dogs are creatures of
habit and Mini Aussie's are no exception.
For Practice Sit by the door and say very excitedly  "do you want to go out side?" Ring the bell and
send them out. Do this through out the day, randomly over and over and over. Soon you will have
a dog who rings a bell to tell you to let them out!  WOW!
6541 County Rd 21
Alliston, Ontario, Canada
(705) 424-2423
Milk: Puppies do NOT
Require any milk after being
weaned.  Remember they are
dogs not cats!  Good clean
fresh water will do just fine.
and Shoulders
works well in
helping to prevent
and rid your pets
from Fleas!
HHC & Tresrullah Australian Shepherds &
Pembroke Welsh Corgis
Warning: Chocolate,
Grapes and Raisens are
poisenous to canines!!!!!
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Don't forget to enroll your puppy in an obedience puppy class ASAP.  All HHC and
TRESRULLAH puppies MUST attend and complete these classes.  It is in your HHC Contract
and your and your puppies best interest!
Added reminder to order your TLC dog food
prior to bringing home your new HHC
puppy. Call (877)328-8400 Your code for
your $5 discount is 19742 - 1025
HHC & Tresrullah Australian Shepherds
is not linked or connected to any other
kennel or breeder.  IF you have a question
regarding an HHC or Tresrullah puppy it
is advised that you contact Paige Hoskins
At this time we would like to remind you about the
importance of choosing a reputable breeder. All
puppies are cute. But it is the underlying things you
can't see that may arrise later that will cause you and
your family heart acke. The best advice that I can
give you is if you at anytime get that feeling in the
pit of your stomach then you should walk away!! I
am serious about this. I don't care if you have an
HHC or Tresullah puppy or not. If you have
questions or I can help in anyway please feel free to
call at ANY time.  I would rather youtake a moment
to seek advice then to hear that your puppy and
your self suffered through a fixable situation!
My Mom, Brenda-lee started HHC MIniature Australian Shepherds in
1993. She is always glad to help anyone in need of assistance in training
their puppy or even their adult dog.  She is a dog whisperer of sorts.  She
literally has helped hundreds of families. Many suggested she write a
book!  Instead she decided to post some tips for some of the most
commonly asked questions here for everyone to have access to.  This is an
assortment of those answers.  Although she is no longer active in the
day to day work with the dogs she is available via the phone if  your
question is not answered here. Enjoy!
Harnesses: Personally I do NOT approve of harnesses for
puppies.  A harness is made to provide the least amount of resistance to
the animal and allow them to PULL.  Unless you have a Husky this is
NOT what we want to teach your puppy. So please stop with the
HARNESSES already!!!
LIKE YOUR BABY OR CHILD!!!!! This means no
babying them. If Fido is fearful or gets their feelings
hurt. Do not console them. Just let them deal with it.
They are a dog and it affects them as adversely to be
treat as a human as you would be if someone treated
you like a dog!!  Do you want a confused, insecure,
ill mannered or aggressive pet?  I think not. If you
want them to be happy, fun loving, and enjoy their
lives...  Treat them with a firm assertive respect. The
ideal dog is calm and submissive.

Always remember it is disrespectful to your pet to treat
them as if they were human!!!!