Our goal is to raise pups that are sound, in mind, body and spirit. To that end, we will be implementing the Puppy Culture program to raise our puppies as we believe it is the gold standard in puppy rearing. More information about Puppy Culture can be found here: https://www.puppyculture.com/ We also use elements of the Avidog puppy program as well.
Our puppies will be born and raised in the house. At first, they will be kept in a quieter room and eventually moved to the main part of the house where they will be exposed to all the sights, sounds and surfaces of every day living. We will prepare the pups early on by performing Early Neurologic Stimulation as well as Early Scent Introduction from days 3 to 16. After that we will gradually begin the socialization phase and expose them to as many things as possible before they leave for their new homes.
Before the pups leave for their news homes, we will have introduced them to crates, worked on food drive and clicker training, created strong tug drive, played recall games and taken them on field trips, among many other things. They will be exposed to as much as possible, in a safe manner, so they are ready to take on the world when they leave! We want the pups to have the absolute best start in life, to maximize their potential not only as performance dogs, but well rounded companions.
Our dogs are fed a species appropriate diet and receive minimal vaccines. We do allow our females to wean pups naturally, at their own rate, as we think this is in the best interest for the puppies.
Mariah's first career was as a college graduate from veterinary technician college. Mariah has been a professional, full-time dog trainer since 2003. She is an avid competitor in competition obedience and has also participated in herding and other dog sports. Her extensive knowledge of animal husbandry combined with vast experience in dog behavior provides her with the ability to raise the most physically, mentally and emotionally healthy pups possible.
We take breeding very seriously so we will screen potential homes thoroughly. Please don't be offended, our pups truly are part of our extended family and we just want what's best for the puppies we bring into this world. And at any point in time, we will always take back any dog we have bred, for any reason.
If you have any questions at all about our pups, or how we raise them, please do not hesitate to contact us!