What makes On Papa's Farm puppies SPECIAL?
According to an article by the AKC, "Socialization Begins with the Breeder."
You can read the full article here!
The first 12 weeks of a puppy's life is its Early Socialization Window. 8 of those weeks are with us! We take that seriously!
We follow service dog protocols and practices recommended by Puppy Culture to give our goldendoodle and golden retriever puppies an incredible head start on proper behavior, communication, and training
before they go home!
before they go home!
4 Pillars of our Puppy Program:
-individual attention provided by myself and my children
-we dress up to expose them to different styles
-regular handling of paws, ears, and tail
-at least 3 car rides before they come home
-and many many more experiences!!!
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Early Therapy Dog Protocols:
-being raised in our living room with people around 24/7 for the first 6 weeks.
-multiple surfaces to walk on, including wobbly surfaces
-socialization with other dogs
-Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) 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, including a sensory cube
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Gut Microbiome Protocols:
- studies show there is an early window of gut biome population that if done properly can lead to a lifetime of benefits
-We encourage nursing as long as healthy for mama
-When we wean, we introduce a variety of pre and probiotics to populate puppies' guts.
- We limit the intake of inflammatory grains during the early stages of weaning.
Read my Health Series for Dogs in my Blog.
Puppy Culture Protocols:
-the barrier challenge
-The Communication Trinity
Loading the "yes"/clicker
What is Puppy Culture? Read this Blog Post to find out!
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Customer Testimonial -
"Love all that you do for your puppies! It is 1000% the reason my Hazel is so perfectly behaved!!" says Stacey, owner of 2 goldendoodles - Hazel is from our program
"We are enjoying Murphy immensely. We feel it was the care you gave him during his first few months that made him into a confident dog." - says Cassie, owner of a goldendoodle named Murphy from our program. Murphy has completed training as a therapy dog.
Take a tour:
Our Puppy Nursery
Our Puppy Play Area
Our Puppy Preschool Room
If Dr. Spock and Maria Montessori worked together to design a breeding program, I believe it would resemble something like our program.
Scroll through these pictures and our many FB posts to see how we have raised previous litters of goldendoodles and golden retrievers so you'll know what to expect with your puppy.
Car Ride Time
Interacting with someone in a beekeeper suit during the Early Socialization Window.
Exploring the sensory cube.
Various surface textures - service dog preparation.
Experiencing different costumes.
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!