According to canine development research, early socialization and training have a dramatic impact on the brain and emotional stability of dogs throughout their lives. It's also really fun. Over the years I have used The Rule of Sevens (or 12), the AVSABrecommendations, and my own protocols. I am now doing more extensive socialization and training work than ever before, using resources such as Avidog and Puppy Culture.
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See our facebook page for pictures of all the fun things we do with each litter!
All of our parent dogs have been health-tested. They all get exams for their hips, elbows, eyes, and hearts. The Poodles and Goldendoodles are also screened for thyroid and patella health. We are adding DNA testing soon!
We carefully evaluate the temperament, intelligence, trainability, confidence, coat type, size, shape, "look" and companion value of each of our dogs. When planning matings, we match the dams with sires in order to maximize or strengthen these traits in each litter.
Our puppies, like our dogs, are raised in the home, with children, and other dogs, as part of our family. They are given every possible advantage as they start their lives. We provide excellent nutrition, hygiene and health care to all of our dogs.
Puppies are socialized, accustomed to crates, car rides and other dogs, litter-box trained, and well-started on house-training when they go home.
Our most sincere hope is that the puppies we bring into the world will open hearts and bring the joy to other families that our dogs bring to us. We are extremely proud that several of our puppies have gone on to careers as therapy and assistance dogs.
Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS)
(aka Bio Sensor and Super Puppy program)
Each of our puppies is handled daily starting at birth, and receives ENS treatments from the third through the sixteenth day of life.
ENS was developed by the U.S. Military in their canine program, in an effort to improve the performance of dogs used for military purpose. Years of military research confirmed that there are specific time periods early in life when neurological stimulation has optimum results.
This early stimulation impacts the neurological system by kicking it into action earlier than would be normally expected. The result is an increased capacity that affect the dog for life. Among the benefits have been observed in canines are:
Improved cardio vascular performance
Stronger adrenal glands
More tolerance to stress
Greater resistance to disease
Increased ability to learn quickly.