In 2003, Tropic Waters Pet Center was proud to offer quality puppies from Menning Enterprises. Menning Enterprises is owned and operated by Ron and Kim Menning in Edgerton, MN. The USDA licensed business has been family operated for 31 years. All puppies are started on grooming, dental, and a healthy puppy program when they are born. All puppies are current on worming, vaccinations, and come with a health certificate. All puppies receive human contact and are well socialized. Anyone who has ever purchased a puppy from Menning Enterprises is welcome to visit and tour the facility. They enjoy, as do we, hearing from our customers about their exciting journey with their new addition!
We work very hard to keep our puppies happy and healthy. We follow many policies to insure each puppy recieves the care they require. Early puppy socialization experiences are for your puppy to enjoy a lifetime of confident, friendly communication with the world around him. Here at Tropic Waters we encourage our puppies to see the world as a friendly place, by introducing them to as many new and different people, sounds, smells and situations as possible. To aid in developing this early socialization our puppies are introduced to toys, different people, and other puppies as soon as they arrive.
Each puppy has their own individual kennel with a variety of toys available for them to play with. We select toys with different textures and shapes to help stimulate and entertain our puppies throughout the day. Examples of toys include fabric, rope, latex, and tennis balls. Each kennel also as a soft fabric bed to give them comfort while they sleep.
Throughout the business day, our puppies are handled and played with by big and little customers. We have two puppy play rooms that we take puppies out several times a day to help get them used to meeting new people. Here we are able to observe our puppies in different situations and better understand how they see the world around them and how they deal with stress. We then are able to convey this information to potential buyers and help them decide if this puppy is the right fit for their home. We take our puppies out not only for potential buyers but also for anyone that needs to get their “puppy fix.”
The final step in socializing our puppies is letting them play with each other. Every morning and afternoon we let our puppies play in groups depending on age, size, and level of play. Here our puppies are able to use play as a way to learn about the different postures and noises and how other puppies react to them. It is also a time where they are able to get exercise and interaction.
As a puppy gets older we start working on leash training with them. They are also taken out every two hours during the day to start the basics of potty training. Upon going potty we praise our puppies and reward them with a quality puppy treat. When a puppy finds a home we feel confident that it has the proper foundation to develop into a well behaved, confident, sociable member of the family.