3 days ago
Made my heart smile! Thanks for sharing!
Puppies, they make me feel good.
What a beautiful litter 🤗
Anne Hicks, at about 40 seconds in watch the little chocolate one try and scratch behind his ear. precious.
They’re so cute.
The caramel female is mine.
Michelle Speh Sharko
O My God! This is my happy place. Thank you for sharing. So much love in one video
Omgosh! This made my day!!! ❤️
Gaaahhh!!! 😍😍😍 Which caramel baby is the boy??
5 days ago
I just had to share this incredible photo of the Olmstead Family in Alaska! What a gorgeous backdrop that they get to enjoy everyday! These two Riverbend kids are blessed to have a super loving family, as well as the perfect place to hang out in their fun hiking activities! I'm totally going to go visit them someday! 🙂 ...
They probably need to fly in a groomer😋😂
They are adorable 😍
They love playing in the river and are living up to their Riverbend name. 🐾🦴 (Yes, Kristi, come see us!)
They are adorable 🐾🐾🐾
Wow, beautiful photo!
I agree!!! Fabulous picture!!!
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Can you give me some tips on nipping & growling? I have a question about my dog nipping and growling at my husband, kids and me (not me all the time). He just started this and it makes me want to just put him in his kennel when he does that. We try to redirect him but it's not working very well. I'm sure we are not handling it the way we should because the kids run from him and pull their hand away fast. Can you give me some tips? I don't want my kids to be scared of him.
Puppies love to play and they do so by barking, play growling and nipping. Your family is now his litter mates and unfortunately that means these things are now happening to you guys, not the other pups. He is also getting teeth in about now and his gums likely hurt. Don't stress. It's normal puppy behavior, but that doesn't mean we like it right?
Teach your family that dogs mirror our behaviors and emotions. If we get all hyper and excited (ie, running, quickly pulling away, etc.) this excites the puppy and makes him want to keep doing those play behaviors. If, on the other hand, we act slow, calm and gentle around the pup, it helps him be calm too. This is the hardest part for kids! The higher the squeal and the quicker the movements (all things kids naturally do) make puppies act crazy happy! Teach your kids how to safely interact with the puppy by: practicing commands, playing games like hide and seek or fetch. Keep play times short and then give the puppy some down time in an exercise pen or crate with appropriate chew toys.
Furthermore, puppies do have energy bursts at certain times during the day when they really need to get the excitement out. Tossing a small ball or rope toy, giving him an empty water bottle with the lid and ring removed, letting him chew an antler bone, benebone, Kong or other safe chew toy are all ways for him to appropriately get out that energy.
My FAVORITE way to release energy is to do training sessions. Engage him by waving a treat in front of his nose then get him to sit, down, sit, down, come, roll over, shake, high five, whatever you can lure him into doing (there isn't even a need for him to understand the commands at this point if he'll follow the treat). Get him to go on short walks off leash along your sidewalk and driveway (no further until he has all of his shots) by again showing him you have something yummy, breaking off small bits and feeding him every time he looks at you. Teach your kids how to hold treats so the puppy can't bite them. Show them how to teach your puppy to wait calmly for a treat....hold onto that treat until the puppy backs off - no pawing, licking, biting. Wait it out with the treat in your fist and release when he backs off.
If he continues to bite, nip, etc, put him in his crate with something to chew on. That is completely okay. In our program we teach you about the puppy zones and sometimes our puppies hit that Zone 4 Over Threshold and need a nap! You may be surprised how quickly they fall asleep when in a quiet, confined space.
Aww, where are my friends? So glad this little one is with their forever family too. Adorable! Such cool markings!
This puppy is beyond adorable!!!!!!
That pup is absolutely adorable
Bandit for sure!
This one has amazing coloring ♥️
Bandit should be his name. Adorable! 🐶❤️
I love that pup! ❤️
So DARN cute.. I hate to ask .. is he or she available?
Tank made it home safely and is loving big brother Bear (Moxie-Violet).
Franklin is settling home too!!!
Thanks for the puppy update Hilton Family!! Gus (Clark/Violet) is a cutie and we are happy that he has a furry Riverbend sibling in the neighborhood to play with!
"Kristi and Chad! We wanted to let you know how happy we are with our dog. Since we picked him up he has brought us so much joy. My husband broke his arm at the end of January, he has seen us through that, and corona virus and been a wonderful distraction of joy.
The dog trainer you pointed us to was also wonderful and a great help to us.
Most of the neighborhood has fallen in love with him, as well. Several people have stopped me on the street and asked where we got our awesome dog. We have proudly told them about you and how pleased we were with our experience. Our good friends and neighbors, the Kinsey family, have even put down a deposit. (update: they have a Noodle-Jaggers girl named Ruby) 🙂
As you can see from the photo he is in dire need of a grooming, but he is doing very well and exactly what we hoped for to round out our family. Thank you so so much for raising great dogs. All the best to you, Ann Hilton" ...