When puppies are between 3 and 4 weeks old and starting to move around more, mama and pups are moved to a larger area.  There is more room to move around and play but still small enough that they can find mama to get their nourishment.  This area has a doggie door to the outside where mama can go outside when she pleases.  At first, puppies are too small to use the doggie door.  As they get older, mama teaches the puppies how to use the doggie door and to go outside to potty.  The outside area has a shelter, a place to play, and a sandy area to potty.  The is the puppy's home until he/she is old enough to go to their forever home.

When puppies are 5 to 6 weeks old, they are old enough for play time in our big, grassy play yard.  It has grass to roll in, sand to play and dig in, things to climb on, and two play houses to play in and sometimes catch a nap.  Click on the following video link for a video of puppies in the play yard; they are having the time of their lives. 

Video: Zeus with his friends playing.    For more videos, search NIGHTSHADES BORDER COLLIES at YouTube.com.

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Virtual Tour

Nightshades Border Collies

We strive every day to make Nightshades Border Collies the best place we can for our dogs and puppies.  We would like you to see where our dogs live and where our puppies grow up.  Please join us on a virtual tour of Nightshades Border Collies.   

‚ÄčOur puppies begin their lives in our house.  Mama and her babies are watched carefully in those first few weeks of life to give them the best start possible.

Where Our Puppies Grow Up


Nightshades Border Collies