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Steps in the Placement Process
A TiaCotons Coton de Tuléar puppy is priceless! If you are considering a Coton de Tuléar puppy from TiaCotons these are the steps in the placement process:
Step 1: A telephone interview will help me learn more about you and your desire to have one of my Coton de Tuléar puppies join your family. After the telephone interview I will let you know if you qualify for the next step.
Step 2: I want to have a clear understanding of the kind of puppy you desire. I have a questionnaire form that can be downloaded from our web site. I ask that you put some thought into answering the questions and e-mail the questionnaire back to me. The questionnaire helps me match my puppies personalities to your lifestyle. I ask that you read and agree to the conditions in my pet/companion Coton de Tuléar contract. A sample copy of the contract can be downloaded from my web site for your review and if you agree to my terms then the next step, if you are able, is a visit to my home.
Step 3: Come for a visit. I encourage all members of the family to come for the visit. If we all agree to a placement of one of my Coton de Tuléar puppies with you then you will be given a deposit agreement and we will go over the pet/companion contract at that time. It is our responsibility to place our puppies in homes where they will be wanted and loved. If you are happy with your puppy then your puppy will be happy with you. Your deposit is fully and promptly refunded if you are not happy with the puppy chosen for you. Because I am breeding to add a show/breedable Coton prospect to my pedigree lines, I retain first option on ANY of the puppies.
Step 4: You will be notified one week after the litter has been born. My web site is updated frequently with new pictures of my puppies. Your puppy is handled by me as soon as he/she is born and on a daily basis from the time of birth. Your puppy associates human touch as something pleasant before opening his/her eyes. I start the "Super Dog Program" after the third day of birth and continue the program until the sixteenth day after birth. When the puppies are four weeks of age I expose them to many different types of stimulation, surfaces, sights and sounds. The puppies spend the day in my kitchen area where they experience the normal noises of my home. At seven weeks of age they are going for rides in my car, in their crates, so they will adjust to car rides easily when they go to their homes. I work on crate training at eight weeks of age. From the time the puppies are able to eliminate on their own I work on potty training to pee pads, grass and pea gravel so your puppy will be comfortable eliminating on different types of surfaces. At eight weeks of age the puppies practice walking on lead. They also enjoy playing outside on the agility equipment I have for them.
My puppies and adult Cotons are fed high quality dog food. I feed my Cotons RedMoon Custom Pet Food or Nature's Variety Prairie Puppy. RedMoon food is custom made for each dog breeds needs with a choice of supplements to add to the food. RedMoon food can only be ordered online through their website. Nature's Variety Dog Food can be found at many pet stores. Nature's Variety Prairie has grains and Nature's Variety Instinct is a grain free food. If I am feeding my adult Cotons Natures Variety I mix a bag of Prairie with Instinct in the same flavor of food so there is less grain in the food and then I add some canned food in the same flavor to the mix at feeding time.
RedMoon Custom PetFoods received the highest rating of five paws from Petsumer Reports. Below is the Petsumer report on RedMoon Custom PetFood.
Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Sardine Meal ,Yellow Peas, Pea Starch, Chicken Liver, Chicken Fat (Naturally Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols, A Source of Vitamin E), Fish Oil (Naturally Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols, A Source of Vitamin E), Psyllium Husk, Blueberries, Cranberries, Papaya, Carrots, Broccoli, Tomato. Tomato Pomace, Sea Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Beta-carotene, Niacin Supplement, Inosital, Thiamin Mononitrate, D-calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Selenium Methionine, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate.
Red Flag Ingredients: No US Only Ingredients: Yes excluding lamb from New Zealand, Sardine Meal from Mexico Natural Preservatives: Yes Shelf Life: 12 months Normal Activity Formula Crude Protein: 40% Crude Fat: 15% Crude Fiber: 3% Moisture: 9% Puppy Formula Crude Protein: 38% Crude Fat: 19% Crude Fiber: 3% Moisture: 8.5% Senior Formula Crude Protein: 42% Crude Fat: 11% Crude Fiber: % Moisture: 9%
Plus: The Red Moon Representative told me ingredients are human grade/human quality. The mineral listings do read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption). This pet food contains several animal protein sources - chicken, sardine, chicken liver. Very prompt customer service.
Minus: Base formula does not include probiotics (friendly bacteria that benefits the intestinal system and in turn the immune system of the pet); can be added as supplement.
The digestive support supplement, Digest Aid, can be one of the supplements chosen to add to the base formula for the friendly bacteria that benefits the intestinal system. There is also a lamb formula that I order for my Cotons. I rotate the formulas for them.
Some different treats I feed my Cotons are RedMoon dog treats, Caster and Pollux Organic Chicken Dog Treats, Nature's Logic Canine Treats, Liver Biscotti, No Wheat, Belly Rubs Dog Treats, Flossies, carrot sticks and goat milk yogurt.
I use "Petz Life" Oral Spray or Gel in my Cotons mouths to help fight plaque. Leba lll is another product that helps fight plaque. I also sprinkle Wysong Denta Treat powder on my adult Cotons food to help fight plaque.
My goal is to breed responsibly and to raise happy, healthy, well-adjusted puppies.
Step 5: Payment for the puppy is due one week before the puppy is released to the puppy's new home.
Step 6: Puppies will be released to their new homes at ten weeks of age. If you will be traveling by air the puppy must travel with the owner in the cabin of the airplane. The travel bag for puppies that are preferred by Coton owners are found at the following web sites - http://www.sherpapet.com/ or http://www.sturdiproducts.com. My favorite travel bag is the Sturdi Bag in the large size.
The parties agree that TiaCoton puppies will not be shipped by air or surface cargo and will be accompanied by a responsible adult when traveling.
Included in my contract - This Coton de Tuléar puppy is to be accompanied by a responsible adult in the passenger section of the airplane, bus or other conveyance during any transport throughout the lifetime of the dog.