After you have reserved your puppy with Timshell Farm, we will provide you with updates as to the progress. We will let you know when the breeding has taken place, when the mother dogs are "showing", and of course, we will let you know as soon as the litter is born!
While you are waiting for the puppies to arrive, it's a great time to get a book or two from those listed in our Reading Corner. There is so much great new information on crate training, obedience training and getting the family and the house ready for the new puppy. There is a Puppy Shopping List in the Reading Corner, also that should be helpful in preparing for puppy's arrival.
Time to line up a vet if you don't have one, and find a good obedience trainer. Obedience training is the secret to making a good puppy into a truly great dog. We strongly recommend puppy kindergarten and dog obedience training sessions, once the puppy has had all of it's immunizations.
We will notify you once the litters are born and are doing well, and we will let you know how many males and females there are in the litter, and if you will receive a puppy from this litter or the next litter. We go by dates of deposits and have to wait until the litter is born to see how many males and females there are! Sometimes it is necessary to have your reservation moved forward to the next litter, if the sex of the puppy you want is not present in the litter.
We will send out photos each weekend, so that you can watch the puppies grow! We'll let you know how they are progressing. All immunizations and de-wormings are done as per vet's schedule, and socialization starts the day the puppies are born with much human handling and bottle feeding. We supplement feed the puppies every day to help them have the nutrition they need and to keep the mothers from becoming depleted.
Shipping: Please see our Puppy Transportation page HERE.
Puppy photos will go out each weekend. Then, when the puppies are 7 weeks old, that is when families make their selections, in order by date of deposits. We will send out several photos of each available puppy, with detailed descriptions of coat type, coat coloring, physical/facial features, energy/activity level, temperament, personality, intelligence and socialization to date. When it is your family’s turn to choose, we will help you as much or as little as you’d like, and will be available to answer all of your questions. Some families are able to visit and select their puppies in person. We will be happy to have you schedule your visit with us. Most families work with us by email to choose, using the photos and detailed descriptions. After seeing the photos for 6 weeks, most families have a favorite or two… and are already in love!
Your puppy will be ready to go home to you, at 8 weeks of age. You are welcome to come in person and pick up your puppy in Payson, AZ. We can also meet you at the airport in Phoenix to deliver your puppy if you wish to fly in and take your puppy back home with you onboard the plane. Or, we will hand deliver your puppy to you, to your city’s airport. This must be scheduled in advance but we’ll work with you to get your puppy home, however you’d like!Be sure to have a checkup appointment scheduled with your vet. Remember that puppies should not go out in public until they have had their immunizations - this is a must! No public parks, walks in the neighborhood or obedience training outside the home. Some people get an in-home trainer to come and work with the puppy and all the family members, then continue with obedience training classes later when the puppy has had all immunizations.