Campus Farm Cotons
MCPC registered, purebred Malagasy Cotons
Why choose a puppy from Campus Farm Cotons?
Our puppies are socialized with the Puppy Culture program. We recommend getting a Puppy Culture DVD so that you can continue the learning, fun, and excellent socialization when your puppy comes home! In addition to a thorough socialization program, our puppies receive tons of daily love, play, cuddling, training, and attention from our family and friends, including our young son. So, you can be confident that your puppy has been exposed to people of all ages, including young children.
(Note for parents of children with allergies: our son has had allergies in the past but has never been bothered by our dogs.)
Coton de Tulears are special and unique. We work hard to make the best "forever home" match for our puppies. The first step is to submit your puppy application. Then, we will discuss your preferences and, if you decide that you would like a puppy from this litter, you will place a deposit. The deposit determines the order in which puppies are guaranteed to new families. So, to avoid disappointment, you'll want to place your deposit early.
Puppy Food: Our Cotons are fed a raw diet and we strongly recommend the same for our puppies because of the lifelong health benefits. We are happy to discuss the benefits and how to carry on the raw diet once your puppy comes home. However, if you decide that you don't want to continue feeding your puppy a raw diet, we will work with you find a great food that works for your family in the long-term. If you prefer freeze-dried raw food, Stella and Chewy's is always a favorite.
Puppy Grooming: We brush and groom the puppies when they are old enough to get them used to the process, which- as Coton de Tulears- will be a lifelong, regular event for them. We use a comb, brush, nail clippers, clippers (electric), and scissors.
Puppy Training: We introduce the puppies to crates (without closing them in for more than a few minutes at a time while they are entertained, such as eating a delicious, raw, meaty bone). Our grown Cotons enjoy their crates and feel like they have a safe and comfortable "nest" to relax- and we encourage the same for our puppies, who will have had positive crate experiences by the time they arrive home to you!
Puppies are trained to a potty area (no "potty pads"). We have them potty on dried pine pellets and, depending on their age, K9 turf (artificial grass). Our puppy owners have reported that it was no problem to train their puppy to a potty area at their new home. We take the puppies for car rides so they can get used to being in a car carrier (we have a Gunner Kennel, the safest).
We introduce the "clicker" for positive reinforcement as the puppies learn to give us their attention to see what we would like them to do. They also learn that they can make us give them treats by doing certain things we like (such as "sitting").
While your puppy grows: We update our potential owners (after deposit is received) on the progress of the puppies on a frequent basis through facebook, phone, and videos so that you feel connected to the puppies as they grow and develop. We remember how tough it was to wait for updates and pictures!
Our puppies arrive to your home with: