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We begin staying in the whelping suite with the dam, about a week before she’s due. This helps her adjust to the sounds in the room and be comfortable in her whelping box. She gets brushed and massaged daily waiting for the big day. We assist in labor and deliveries and use curriculum that starts at 3 days old along with daily handling exercises, and careful monitoring of weights to ensure all puppies are thriving.

The SuperPuppy  neurological imprinting, also known as ENS, Stimulates the neurological system while it is forming meaning we can influence how it forms.   We take advantage of this window and change the puppies life, forever.  

The benefits are:

  • Improved cardiovascular performance (heart rate)

  • Stronger adrenal glands

  • Stronger heart beats

  • More tolerance to stress

  • Greater resistance to disease 

 

This is also when we begin Early Scent Stimulation.  This helps prepare a working dog and generally stimulates the brain and possibly creates new neural pathways. Curriculum advances as they reach new developmental accomplishments. So there is no imprinted fear, puppies are raised to think the world is safe, people are kind and other dogs are friendly. All new exposures are done calmly and with caution, never wanting to cause fear. 

 

We continue puppy curriculum that has shown to increase the size of a puppy’s brain, increase their resilience to stress, and enhance their emotional stability.

 

At six weeks old, the puppies individual personalities become entertainingly more obvious and we start observing and documenting their strengths and and weaknesses. This is a small but impactful period of time to help develop each pup into a working dog or a loved and reliable family member.  Every pup is worth every minute of effort!  

 

We do not enable, but empower the puppies to develop good problem solving skills.  At this early age, we give the puppies the necessary tools to live in a complex and unpredictable world.  

 

After 49 days old, the puppies go through an evaluation.  We provide written evaluations and videos of the puppies to help you make an educated selection.  You will have a few days to review these before puppy pick up day.  This honors the puppy and respects your family’s needs.  

 

We take what we do as breeders very seriously.  It’s an intense 8 weeks while we are getting them ready for their furever homes.  We treasure this time! 

 

I hope this helps with some of your questions.  

I look forward to speaking with you. Please text me if you would like to speak further.

239-872-4941

Trish

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