Our goal on Papa's Farm is to raise puppies that are ready to provide your family years of enjoyment. According to an article by the AKC, puppy socialization starts with the breeder. You can read the article here
Each litter is raised in our living room with people around 24/7 for the first 6+ weeks. I am a stay-at-home mom with 5 children. We introduce them to multiple experiences during the crucial early weeks before they come to live with you, including...….
We follow many of the practices recommended by Puppy Culture - google them!
multiple surfaces to walk on
smells from other animals and places
Early Neurological Stimulation exercises from day 3-14
The Canine Noise Phobia program designed to desensitize puppies to various noises that dogs often fear
toys - lots of toys!!!
individual attention provided by myself and my children
regular handling of paws, ears, and tail
at least 4 car rides before they come home
and many many more experiences!!!
One of the best things you can do for your new best friend is invest in training! I highly recommend Baxter and Bella puppy training! The program is entirely online. You can watch and rewatch lessons, as a family, so everyone in the household is on the same page. There are even checklists you can print out! No need to wait to start training until he is fully vaccinated like you would if you went to a class. Baxter and Bella even includes lesson to work through before you bring your new puppy home! Also one low payment gets you lifetime support. With my breeder discount, the cost of the program is just under $180!! Just use the code PAPAS when you are checking out!! It will be one of the best things you buy your new puppy!