The feedback I get from my puppy buyers supports my belief that a solid foundation from birth builds a better puppy. That foundation begins with Neurological Bio-Sensor Stimulation exercises which helps to build neural pathways in the brain as well as teach the body's adrenal system how to react swiftly to changes. I also think it activates the inner ear more quickly as there is usually no car or air sickness in my puppies - even those who travel coast to coast.
I'm adding another facet to the Neurological Bio-Sensor Stimulation with "scent" work from the Spring 2018 litter forward. Each day I'll introduce the puppies to a different scent (if your need something special - let me know and provide that scent for me) and note whether they are attracted, repulsed or neutral on that scent. Since at that early age (4-16 days old) the only senses they have are touch, smell and taste, it will be interesting to see how it works out.
I'm now utilizing Puppy Culture as the basis for my socialization of the puppies. I find that this first litter of puppies raised using puppy culture seems to be better socialized and more able to react to new or frightening situations in a much more calm manner with a very quick recovery from any startle situation.
Lastly, I utilize the Volhard Puppy Temperament and Aptitude Testing to see where the puppies will fit with regard to future families. Their strengths and any weaknesses will be discussed with that puppy's new family. Every buyer gets a copy of the test results.
I stress Health Testing to CHIC status on both sides. What isn't so well known is the amount of work I actually put into the selection of a sire for my girl. My first standard poodle breeding took me almost 2 years to find the perfect dog to compliment my girl. I go into pedigrees as far back as 50 generations. I want to know if there are health problems that I can avoid. I run test breedings and get the projected COI of a litter from that breeding. I look for general health and longevity, genetic testing on the same scale that I adhere to, temperament, structure, beauty and performance. The aim is to produce the healthiest, most well adjusted, intelligent and beautiful puppy for you. Whether you are looking for a show/breeding prospect, performance, service or therapy dog or a loving pet - I will do my best to accommodate your request.
I am very picky about my puppy buyers. I want to know that the puppies that I put so much thought, work and heart into will be treasured by their families. I need to know that I can trust my buyers to follow the guidelines outlined in the contract as it pertains to vaccinations and neuter/spay age and preventative gastroplexy. I cannot stress that enough. Do NOT let a veterinarian bully you into something different. If you are ever unsure - call me even if it is from the vet's office. I am you and your puppy's advocate in all things. You are your puppy's advocate and you have a say in what is done to that puppy. Don't be scared or bullied into something you don't need.
When you get a puppy from me - you get me as well. I will always be there to help you with any questions you may have about products, training, grooming or behavior questions. If I don't have the answer - I will reach out to my own breeder network and mentors for the answer. I know a lot .... but no one knows everything!
I've been asked why I do all these things. They are time consuming and expensive. The simple answer is - for the love and betterment of the breed. There are no perfect dogs - I try to get as close to that mark as I possibly can. I look forward to speaking with you.