Magisterial's promise to you
 
We will be there for you, whenever you wish us to be. We will be there before, during, and after you have adopted your Magisterial baby. We don't believe that any question is a stupid one. We want you to feel confident, and joyful with your decision to add a new puppy into your hearts and home. We want this experience to change your life in the most PAWSitive way possible! Most importantly, we want to spread the joy, love, and magic that our dogs have brought to our lives.
 
 
Our Magisterial Team
 
 
ADAM
ADOPTING A MAGISTERIAL PUPPY OR GENERAL INQUIRIES:
 
Please contact Adam if you have any questions or comments regarding the adoption of a Magisterial puppy or would like to arrange a visit to Magisterial.  Adam can address any of your questions or concerns regarding anything Magisterial. Adam assists with the birthing and whelping of every Magisterial baby;  he is with them through every step of the way, and every stage of their development.  He possesses great passion for dogs, and their constant well-being. 
 
JOSHUA
HEALTH, FITNESS, AND NUTRITION INQUIRIES:
 
Please contact Joshua if you have any questions or concerns relating to the health or fitness of your Magisterial puppy/dog.  Joshua can also discuss the health of any of our dogs living at Magisterial, and would be happy to share tips on health prevention and our own personal practices.  Ensuring that your Magisterial dog is on a planned-out health prevention program is something that will greatly impact, and enhance your best friend's life.  Please feel free to contact Joshua if you have any food or feeding related questions or comments.  You are what you eat, and this is something Joshua feels very passionate about. 
 
JOSHAUA & JAVEN
PUPPY SOCIALIZATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA:
 
Joshaua and Javen are a huge help in making sure that all of our puppies have had lots of interaction and socialization with children.  They are kind, caring, and very delicate with our puppies and care a GREAT deal for their well-being.  They are very keen on knowing which family adopts which puppy, and following up to see how things went after the adoption.  We couldn't ask for two more caring children to assist us with the raising of our Magisterial babies.  As is the case with most children these days, Joshaua and Javen have taken off with the whole social media movement, and have assisted us with going "live" with facebook, twitter, flickr, and youtube.  They are always taking photos and filming videos for us to post for the rest of the world.  Please feel free to contact either of the boys with any fun stories, photos, or videos.  If you would like to send an update on your Magisterial puppy, they would enjoy it very much, and would be sure to forward to all the members of our team.
 
 
LEVI & PARIS
Our nephew and niece, Levi and Paris are also a big part of our socialization program.  They live just half an hour away from Magisterial, so they visit every chance they get.  Levi and Paris couldn't even begin to imagine our home without puppies and dogs, therefore our place is their number one vacation destination!  Both have been around dogs and puppies their entire life due to our influence, and have both decided they would like to work with animals in one way or another when they grow up.  It won't be long before Levi will be handling our dogs in the show ring!
 
 
Josh and I would like to thank our entire team for everything they do for Magisterial!  Your puppies certainly wouldn't be everything they are if it wasn't for each and every team member of Magisterial.  We are always thriving to be our very best and to keep on top of the newest practices, technologies, and advancements.  We are constantly learning and always willing to explore a new way of doing things.  We are certain that this will all be very clear as you fall in love with your Magisterial baby!
 

Magisterial Training & FAQ

Overview:

Once you arrive home with your new Magisterial puppy, it is extremely important to begin training right away to ensure your puppy will develop into a well rounded adult dog. From day one, it is imperative for you to establish a set of guidelines that you will implement and know how you plan to execute them.  Puppies are essentially a blank slate when you first receive them, and it is your responsibility to teach them and incorporate them into your life.  Magisterial puppies always receive the best possible start, while here in our home.  They have been introduced to all kinds of sounds, smells, and activities.  Their new owners just have to keep that momentum going!  In time, your Magisterial puppy will adjust to your schedule and be in sync with your entire lifestyle.

The following information is a brief overview of some things to be aware of and what steps you can take to begin your puppies training.  Remember, your Magisterial puppy is only as good as the training he/she receives from you.  It takes a great deal of dedication and patience, but the rewards are unsurpassable.  Consistency is the key to success, so be sure to adhere strictly to your routine once you have established one with your Magisterial puppy.

House Training:

A major concern of all puppy buyers is always the issue of house training--a very important step in training your puppy.  One of the most effective tools in achieving this is the purchase of a crate.  Now for those of you who shudder at the mere mention of the word, there are several benefits to using a crate.  Monitoring your Magisterial puppy at all times is essential in house training, and the use of a crate makes this much easier.  Your puppy has a very small bladder and little control over it, which means they will void often.  Crating allows you better control and also helps teach the puppy to “hold it” for increasingly longer periods.

In addition, the crate provides a safe retreat for you Magisterial puppy, that he/she associates as their own.  It also protects your dog from potentially dangerous situations while you are away from the home.  By introducing a crate early, your dog will become very comfortable with it, and when encountered at the vet or a boarding facility, it will not be of concern.

Controlling your Magisterial puppies access to food and water is very helpful in house training.  By regulating portion sizes and having scheduled feeding times, you can learn when is the best time to take your puppy outside.  Be sure to praise your puppy when they do go outside and reward them with a treat and love.  In the evening, during house training, take their water away until morning.  Doing this will help your puppy to “hold it” until morning.

Routine Building & Rules:

There are certain things that you will want to build on as routine as part of training; for instance, feeding.  Establishing specific times for your Magisterial puppy to eat will help maintain order, and allow them to predict what is coming next.  You can then determine when it is best to take your puppy outside--example, 1 to 2 hours after feeding. 

It is also very important to establish ground rules right away; this way, it is clear from the start what your puppy is, or is not allowed, to do.  For example, if you do not want your dog jumping on the couch, let them know every time they do it.  Eventually, they will get the idea.  Creating boundaries and guidelines from the beginning will make clear to the puppy what kind of behavior is acceptable or not.  Jumping up is another bad habit that many dogs develop and this can easily be corrected early on, saving you and your guests much grief.  In creating these boundaries, it is important that visitors are enforcing all of your rules as well; if guests allow behavior that you are trying to discourage, this can be confusing for your puppy.  Continuity is the best method to instill these boundaries for your Magisterial puppy.  It is important for your dog to realize that you are in control at all times!

Socialization:

Perhaps one of the most critical aspects of training your puppy is socialization.  Begin introducing your Magisterial puppy to as many things as you can right from the start.  This way, when he/she encounters new things, they are less likely to be intimidated.  Expose them to different situations; sights, sounds, smells, etc.  Ideally, a large part of this socialization should be completed by 16 weeks of age.  After this point, it becomes increasingly difficult to achieve.  Encourage your Magisterial puppy to explore new things and provide positive reinforcement afterwards.  All of these things will result in a dog who will be comfortable with virtually anything, and new experiences will be a breeze for you and for them.  Your puppy's socialization will have already begun when you take him/her home--being handled daily and exposure to different scenarios, etc., so just keep the momentum going!

Introducing your Magisterial puppy to other dogs is great for their development.  Do not avoid other dogs, but rather embrace them.  While in our care, before the age of 8 weeks, your puppy will have played/interacted with other small and large breed dogs here at Magisterial.  We have found this to be a huge perk, as many dogs are often fine with others of their same size, but not with smaller or larger.  Our puppies; however, have no problem, because it’s nothing new to them.

During the age of 8-12 weeks, your puppy is extremely sensitive to frightening experiences.  If something really negative happens or continues to happen, it will scar your Magisterial puppy for life.  The entire family should really protect the puppy from anything “bad” happening.  Like humans, dogs will remember, and always associate their previous bad experiences with similar situations in the future. 

We highly recommend all clients to embrace puppy school.  Even if you only attend a handful of sessions, you will both gain plenty of “food for thought”.  Magisterial puppies should not be entered into puppy school until their third set of shots have been completed.

Play Time:

Just like children, puppies love to play.  It is essential to make time for games and fun.  Besides the obvious, there are so many benefits to playing games with your Magisterial puppy.  It is a great source of exercise for both you and your pup, and it enhances your relationship as well.  In addition, it provides the puppy a sense of health and well-being.  Games also serve as a teaching opportunity to learn a particular behavior or a technique, such as retrieval.  Instinctively, dogs want to chase, catch, or chew and games are a perfect way to channel these behaviors into something positive that the dog will enjoy.  Because dogs have short attention spans, be sure to employ a variety of activities, and change them frequently to keep things interesting.  An occupied dog is a happy dog!  Don’t be afraid to be creative--come up with your own fun and entertaining game that you and your dog can enjoy together.

Playing games will keep your dog not only physically sound, but also mentally sound.  Again, like humans, dogs require stimulation to keep them from becoming bored.  If your dog isn’t mentally stimulated, he/she could perhaps fall into depression, which will only create sadness and a lack of motivation.  Please treat your Magisterial dog as if he/she was your child--never discourage fun and happiness!

Additional Information:

For additional training information for your Magisterial puppy, please visit the contact us link on our website.  You will find other organizations and programs that we support and recommend.  We always suggest that our clients purchase a puppy training kit, to help teach all members of the family proper guidelines and practices.  Children often enjoy reading the training content, and are eager to start enforcing what they have learned.  Training should be embraced by the entire family, with one person being the primary handler of the dog.  Good luck, and please email us if you have any further questions or concerns.

Magisterial Frequently Asked Questions

How long have you been breeding dogs?

Should I spay/neuter my Magisterial puppy?

Is it safe to interact with other dogs?

How often should I give my dog treats?

Should I crate train my Magisterial puppy?

How much and how often should I feed?

What brand of dog food do you recommend?

What is the difference between a male or female Magisterial puppy?

Why choose a Magisterial puppy?

Is obedience class a good idea and when should I go?

How frequently should my Magisterial puppy visit a veterinarian?

How often should I groom/bath my dog?

How can I prevent worms, fleas and other parasites?

Where should my puppy sleep at night?

Are your dogs tested for genetic health issues?

What does your 3 year health guarantee entail?

Will my Magisterial puppy get along with my other pets?

Do you recommend pet insurance?

Should my home have a fully fenced in backyard?

What is the life expectancy of your dogs?

If my Magisterial puppy is lost or stolen, how might I find him?

Where should I take my Magisterial dog, while away from home?

Have your dogs/puppies been exposed to children?

Do all of your dogs live with you, at your facility?

What arrangements need to be made in order to have my puppy shipped?

Is it alright to feel my Magisterial dog human food?

Are your breeds 100% non-shedding and 100% non-allergenic?

How often do you breed your female dogs?

How long have you been breeding dogs?

We have been breeding dogs since 1999 and have thoroughly enjoyed all of the special moments we have shared with our dogs.

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Should I spay/neuter my Magisterial puppy?

Aside from the uncomfortable thought of these surgical procedures, it is essential to have your Magisterial puppy spayed/neutered.  All puppies are strictly sold as family pets, and therefore the option to breed or show, is simply not an option.  Having your pets spayed/neutered is healthy, and eliminates the desire for them to breed.  Also, un-neutered males tend to “mark”, while unspayed females will “bleed” every 6-8 months. 

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Is it safe to interact with other dogs?

Although early socialization is necessary, your dog could encounter many diseases or conditions from other dogs.  We highly recommend keeping your puppy out of public places when you aren’t sure what dogs have been there.  Socialization with your friends and families dogs is fine, as you can trust them when they inform you their dogs are up to date with all immunizations.  Once your Magisterial puppy has received their final set of shots, all areas and other dogs are acceptable.

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How often should I give my dog treats?

Like anything, treats should be given in moderation.  Treat your dog to praise them in training or for a trick they have performed.  Do not hand them out liberally!  Too many treats can lead to health problems.  We always encourage clients to purchase organic or holistic treats, and stay away from junk food”.

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Should I crate train my Magisterial puppy?

We strongly recommend crate training to all of our clients for several good reasons, and it is best to begin right away.  The crate gives your puppy a sense of security, as well as a retreat when he/she wants to be alone.  It also keeps your puppy safe while you are away and is an essential tool in house training.

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How much and how often should I feed?

We advise feeding your puppy three times daily--much like the schedule of a human.  Water should always be readily available to your puppy.  In the evening, you should remove the water to prevent accidents during the night.  As far as quantity, you can find a guide on the size specific bag of dog food that we recommend.  This will provide you the information you require to determine an appropriate amount.

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What brand of dog food do you recommend?

We feed and recommend TLC.  Not only is their food high in nutrition, but their customer support is amazing.  If you ever have a question, just give them a call, and you will receive a very educated answer.  All Magisterial puppies are sent home with a bag of TLC food.  Everyone adopting a puppy/dog from us must remain on TLC dog food for the life of your dog, for the health and well being of your canine companion far into the future. When ordering TLC food you must quote promo code 39695-1025 to save $5 off your first order.

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What is the difference between a male or female Magisterial puppy?

Ultimately, it is a matter of preference and many people have their minds made up from the start, but there are some key differences to note.  Males tend to be more loyal and loving.  They stick very close to your side, thus, they make great pets for a family or a single person.  Females, on the other hand tend to be more reserved and independent --a trait that some prefer.  We always encourage people to not get “hung up” on sex.  Once spayed/neutered, both sexes will make wonderful family companions!

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Why choose a Magisterial puppy?

With so many choices available, it is difficult to select a breeder to buy from.  We aim to set ourselves apart from the rest--not only by breeding dogs of the highest quality, but providing so much more.  Our dogs are raised in our home, and loved as if they were our children.  We are dedicated to our dogs for their entire life and love to stay in touch and watch them progress.  We are always here to address your questions and concerns with sincere interest.

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Is obedience class a good idea and when should I go?

Obedience class is a great idea for any dog and teaches your dog the skills and behaviors that you desire.  It is also an ideal setting to socialize your dog by introducing them to other dogs, as well as people.  Your puppy should be around 12 weeks old and have it’s final set of shots before enrolling, to avoid contracting any common illnesses.

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How frequently should my Magisterial puppy visit a veterinarian?

When your puppy goes home with you, he/she will have received their first set of shots.   Once you leave our home, your Magisterial puppy must visit your vet within the first 72 hours, to ensure your vet agrees that your puppy is healthy and mentally sound.  Following that, your puppy will require the 2nd set of shots, which should be scheduled exactly 4 weeks from their first set.  Finally, 4 weeks after their 2nd set of shots, they will require their 3rd and final set.  During this visit to the vet, your Magisterial puppy will be vaccinated against rabies.  Afterwards, all that is required is an annual set of shots.

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How often should I groom/bath my dog?

Generally, every three months is an ideal time to see your groomer, even if only for a light trim.  However, it depends on the appearance you desire.  If you wish to maintain a short and neat look, you may want to go more frequently.  Bathing is only required every few months as well, as it will remove the natural oils in their skin and cause it to dry out.  You should check their nails every few weeks and trim them as necessary.

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How can I prevent worms, fleas and other parasites?

The prevention of parasites is relatively easy.  As long as you treat your dog regularly with treatments such as Advantage and annual de-wormer, you should remain parasite free.  These treatments are available from your veterinarian, as well as advise on how and when to use them.  All Magisterial puppies have been de-wormed, and had Advantage applied right before they leave our home.  During your puppies final set of shots appointment, please ask your vet about heart worm preventatives.

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Where should my puppy sleep at night?

The best place for the puppy to sleep is in it’s crate beside your bed.  This way, the puppy is comforted by your presence.  Be sure that in the morning, your first task is to take the puppy outside.  Once your Magisterial puppy is fully crate and house trained, he/she won’t likely require being in the actual crate to sleep. 

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Are your dogs tested for genetic health issues?

Yes, our dogs undergo all testing that are required for issues related to their specific breed. 

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What does your 3 year health guarantee entail?

We keep our health guarantee simple and to the point.  We back our Magisterial puppies 100%.  We will replace your puppy if anything what-so-ever genetically is discovered wrong with your pup.  Your vet must provide a report on his/her findings if this was to occur.  In 10 years, we haven’t once had a puppy returned to us.  To validate your 3 year health guarantee, you must visit your veterinarian within the first 72 hours in which you have taken possession  of your Magisterial puppy.  Your vet will verify that your puppy is healthy and happy.  In the event that a genetic issue arises, you will receive a puppy from our next litter.

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Will my Magisterial puppy get along with my other pets?

Yes, we always tell people that their puppy will be fine with other pets, since they are being introduced to them from day one, but the other pets may not get along with your new puppy.  It all depends on the socialization your current pets have received in their past.

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Do you recommend pet insurance?

As with human life insurance, this is a very personal decision.  If you are one who doesn’t like unexpected expenses, then we would strongly recommend it.  If you would rather pay for each situation as it arises, then pet insurance wouldn’t be necessary.

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Should my home have a fully fenced in backyard?

It is most certainly recommended.  Even the most trained dog shouldn’t be left unmonitored in an unfenced backyard.  It not only provides security to your dog, but also allows you to carry on with your day, not always worrying about the dogs well-being.

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What is the life expectancy of your dogs?

While Giant Schnauzers and Standard Poodles have an average life expectancy of approximately 12 years, Cairn Terriers are the longest living of all Terrier breeds.  Often times Cairns exceed 15 years of age.

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If my Magisterial puppy is lost or stolen, how might I find him?

Every puppy that leaves our home is implanted with a micro chip.  Not only do we include the actual micro chipping, we also include a stainless steal identification tag for their collar.  This ensures that no matter who finds your puppy, there is a way to contact the owner and breeder.  We also register the chip number with the Canadian Kennel Club, so each puppy is dual micro chipped.  Two organizations are better than one!

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Where should I take my Magisterial dog, while away from home?

Please thoroughly check out your boarding facility of choice, just as you did with us, when selecting a breeder.  Ensure that every dog they board is vaccinated with regular shots, as well as for kennel cough.  It is also very important that the boarding facility provides you with a contract stating their terms and conditions.  This will protect you from any misconduct on their behalf.

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Have your dogs/puppies been exposed to children?

Yes, in our line of business, there are many children that come into our home.  Our niece and nephew are here every weekend holding the puppies until the point where we have to call them to spend some time with us!  All of our adult dogs LOVE children, and act almost guardian-like towards them.

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Do all of your dogs live with you, at your facility?

No, in order to NEVER have a dog live in a kennel environment, we place dogs into loving, happy foster homes.  That way, the dog lives a very fulfilling life as a spoiled family member, and gets to experience everything that every dog deserves!  When they are ready to be bred, they come for a vacation to our facility where they are welcomed with open arms--often having the opportunity to visit with their own family members.  Most of our dogs do live at our facility, but a handful have been fostered out to the most wonderful families we could find.

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What arrangements need to be made in order to have my puppy shipped?
 
We trust and recommend Westjet to everyone!  Depending on how far the puppy is being flown, the price varies.  Magisterial makes all necessary arrangements with Westjet, and we also take the puppy to the airport, and wait with him/her right up until the very last minute.  The only additional costs owners must pay, is the cost of the crate, and the cost of the flight.  The average cost for a puppy to fly within Canada is $400. Shipping does include flight, crate and all transportation costs. If ever possible, we enjoy hand delivering puppies if we are in the same general area of the country. 

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Is it alright to feed my Magisterial dog human food?
 
We strongly recommend clients to avoid feeding their dogs human food.  Often times the food you feed, other than their regular dog food, can cause a shock to their digestive system.  Dogs have somewhat sensitive stomachs and should be kept on a routine diet.  Some human foods that are fine in moderation are; carrots, broccoli, raw liver, raw potato, or perhaps homemade organic K9 biscuits.

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Are your breeds 100% non-shedding and 100% non-allergenic?
 
Yes, the Standard Poodle, Giant Schnauzer, and Cairn Terrier are all 100% non-shedding and 100% non-allergenic.  Many of our previous clients decided on one of the breeds for that specific reason.  All of them have confirmed that they don't aggravate their allergies. 

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How often do you breed your female dogs?
 
At Magisterial we always give our girls a break.  They are bred every other heat cycle, and only 4-5 times in their life.  They are then retired from our breeding program, and enjoy living the rest of their lives being a spoiled family pet.  All of our girls thoroughly enjoy being Moms, and take the very best care of their Magisterial puppies.

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