We are not your average breeder. We have worked hard to have healthy, happy, and socialized poodle pups. Our puppies will have Puppy Culture early neurological stimulation, critical socialization, and desensitization training sessions. We temperament test our puppies at 49 days old using much of the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test as well as some testing from Avidog and from there our puppy picks will begin.
We have a program that focus' on the well-being and development of our puppies. In this program our poodle puppies begin their first learning experiences. The most important learning experience is socialization. Our puppies begin socialization at 6 weeks of age. We do not take our puppies outside our home until they have reached 6 weeks old and have received their first puppy shot. It is a dangerous deadly disease ridden world out there and without the protection of vaccinations, they are very vulnerable to the parvo and distemper virus. We keep a clean environment and do all that we can to ensure that our puppies are safe, healthy, and strong before we begin Puppy Academy.
At 6 weeks, we begin to take our puppies to many different places. Especially where children can be found. Each puppy has been handled by several different children before they go to their new home. They also will experience car rides, bigger dogs, and cats. Also at 6 weeks of age, our puppies begin house training. This is a valuable experience for not only the puppies but for their new owners. By the time our puppies leave us, they are beginning to have a strong understanding that the yard is the best place to relieve themselves. We will also send home with every new owner a house training manual. Our puppies are crate trained. This form of house training is very effective. Another valuable experience they learn is learning to use the stairs. Many puppies have a natural fear of stairs. However by the time they leave us they are willingly climbing up the stairs and making a solid effort at going down them. Going down takes a little more balance but they nearly have it mastered by 8 weeks.
Each puppy has a distinct personality. They are all unique in their own way. Some are quiet and shy and others want to rule the roost. Most puppies fall in between these extremes. The question then becomes which puppy is right for me or my family and the answer is that all depends upon your own personality. We strive to match the right puppy with the right owners. Therefore, we give our puppies the Volhard's Puppy Aptitude Test (PAT) . This testing is done when the puppies are 49 days old. Volhard has created a scoring system from 1-6 that consists of ten tests. Each test is scored separately, and each test is done in consecutive order. This test will help us determine which puppy is right for which home. After speaking to potential buyers on the phone and learning of their specific needs, we strive to place the right puppy with the right home using this test. We want you to have the right puppy for your home. We want you to be happy with your newest addition. Happy owners mean happy puppies.
It is our desire to not only bred well tempered poodles, but to give them the best start possible to go beyond our client's expectations. We are developing loyal companions and faithful friends. The key to our success is making sure our puppies are socialized, cared for, and loved. Also with us, you have a lifetime resource. We are here to take back one of our puppies if life circumstances arise and there is a sudden need. We are also here to support you as you go through puppy hood and beyond. We may not know all the answers but we do have a good knowledge of poodles and are happy to help you throughout your poodle's life. We also LOVE to receive updates, stories and pictures of our poodles.