Breeder Caretaker Ideas Index
Being a CCI Breeder Caretaker is a special job --
where we are working to raise miracles, more than one at a time!
CCI trains its' Breeder Caretakers with "Breeder Seminars" held twice at year at the Northwest Training Center in Santa Rosa. These trainings cover a variety of topics and skills, and are presented by Esther Molina, Breeder Coordinator, Dr. Ruth Daniels, Breeder Veteranarian, and the CCI Breeder Council.
At the front: Esther Molina, Dr. Ruth Daniels, Alba and Emily Williams
The "Breeders Digest" is the CCI Breeder Caretaker newsletter that shares articles and experiences related to the Breeder Caretaker community. (Coming soon to the web)
Most Breeder Caretakers will agree to two things:
- Be as prepared as you can be
- Remember every dog (and every litter) is different
In addition most also will tell you to:
- Know your dog
- Trust your instincts
Beyond that, nearly every Breeder Caretaker has their own ideas and experiences of what works best for them when whelping and raising puppies for 8 weeks, every idea is worth sharing and so that other BC's can try it and see if it works for them. So please post your ideas to the Yahoo Breeders list, or send an email to Robyn to have it posted here.
Learn more about CCI Breeder Dogs and about how to become a Breeder Caretaker.
- Fall 2002: CCI needs new Breeder Caretakers! Contact Esther Molina, the CCI Breeding Coordinator
Yahoo Groups "CCI - Breeders" is a bulletin board discussion group, with lots of great photos, information and web links.
Share Your Ideas and Experiences with Other Breeder Caretakers
Breeder Caretaker Ideas That Worked for Korina
CCI Important Phone Numbers List
CCI Manual Check Lists (a work in progress)
The CCI Puppy Naming Process
Critical Periods in Puppy Development
Please share your ideas and suggestions!!
Breeder Web Links
Canine Pregnancy Calendar
What to Expect When You Are Expecting Puppies
Caring for the Newborns and Their Mother, Jennifer Prince, DVM
How to Vaccinate – Drs Foster and Smith Inc.
(The best way to deal with the risk of Parvo is to prevent it! Make sure visitors wash their hands with antibacterial soap or wipes, remove or disinfect their shoes with bleach, and make sure they have not visited other puppies the same day!)
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