Enrichment Protocols for all of our Doodles
Our puppies (regardless of breed) are raised with an enrichment program known as Puppy Culture. Puppy Culture sets the gold standard for responsible breeders. Below are some of the topics that are covered in Puppy Culture:
Preparation and Prenatal Care, Developmental Periods, Understanding Behavioral Markers, Age Appropriate Games and Exercises, Handling Fear Periods, Enrichment Effect, Creating an Enriching Environment, Puzzles and Problem Solving, Active vs Passive Challenges, Early Socialization, Communication Trinity, Offering Good Behaviors, Manding, Problem Prevention, Emotional Resilience Exercises, Anti-Aggression Protocols, Sound-Proofing Puppies, and more.
All of our puppies learn how to sit before leaving us. Many breeder claim to do Puppy Culture, but do not fully utilize the program, but we do and we can prove it! Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch puppies go through the stages of the Puppy Culture Program:
Exposure to Different Environments
Our puppies are raised indoors, but have exposure to many different environments such as loud noises, different types of flooring, different types of walls, cats, different rooms, different lighting, darkness, full lighting, car rides, vets, strangers and much more.
Additionally, we expose puppies to “scary noises” such as tarps, wobble boards, different sounding and feeling toys, vacuums as well as a scary noises CD that includes honking horns, baby crying noises, trains, dogs barking, traffic, sirens and alarms and more. This is done delicately to coach puppies through the stress of scary noises in a positive way.
Early Neurological Stimulation
We also use Dr. Battaglia’s Early Neurological Stimulation protocols on the puppies from day 3-16 of their life. An explanation of the benefits are listed below:
Five benefits have been observed in canines that were exposed to the Bio Sensor stimulation exercises. The benefits noted are the following: Improved cardiovascular performance (heart rates), stronger heart beats, stronger adrenal glands, more tolerance to stress, and greater resistance to disease
In tests of learning, stimulated pups were found to be more active and were more exploratory than their non- stimulated littermates over which they were dominant in competitive situations.
Secondary effects were also noted regarding test performance. In simple problem solving tests using detours in a maze, the non-stimulated pups became extremely aroused, whined a great deal, and made many errors. Their stimulated littermates were less disturbed or upset by test conditions and when comparisons were made, the stimulated littermates were more calm in the test environment, made fewer errors and gave only an occasional distress sound when stressed.
You can find more info here: https://www.breedingbetterdogs.com/article/early-neurological-stimulation