Our sweet Nora, spent her first 8 weeks at Valley Vineyard Labradoodles where Mary uses the Puppy Culture program to give all her pups the very best start in life. Once we looked more into this program, we could see how Nora thrived with this beginning, and we wanted the puppies in our program to have this excellent start.
The tenants of the Puppy Culture program maintain that puppies raised in an enriched environment have changes in their brain that bring physiological changes. Including:
An optimal enriched environment has three key components
There is no specific study that addresses this, but we've seen with Nora how the distinct effects of stimulating environment, exercise, and learning fit together like interlocking fingers to leverage each other’s delivery on the Enrichment Effect.
When the puppies are 7 weeks old, we will conduct individual temperament testing on the pups to learn more about their personalities. Energy levels may vary as your pup grows, and individual personality traits that start to show at this age will be impacted by their home environment after you pick them up. When conducting our temperament testing, we are studying the following areas:
As breeders we understand the care and attention needed to raise our puppies the right way so that our puppies have the greatest opportunity to be as physically healthy and mentally stable as possible.
Our puppies are raised in our home experiencing all the variety of activity and sound that life offers. They grow up listening to children playing, doorbells, music, lawn mowers, vacuum cleaners, and delivery drivers. We are careful to properly introduce them to stimuli that is often frightening like fireworks, thunderstorms, large trucks and motorcycles. This foundation encourages well balanced, curious puppies that are far more confident and content than puppies raised in kennels.
Because we believe in breeding with the soundness of the Australian Labradoodle breed in mind, we will only breed animals that are in good health and who are physically and temperamentally sound. We are committed to giving our puppies a foundation starting with physically and mentally healthy parents, excellent socialization, outstanding health care and a place with a family that is prepared for the responsibility.
On-going communication with our puppy families, is something we look forward to. We have bonded with our puppies and want you to reach out to us as a resource for knowledge, as well as customer service and some wonderful new friendships. We are here for you as you start on this marvelous journey with your treasured new pup!
We are proud members of the ALAA. We only breed with ALAA registered dogs to maintain health standards and ethical breeding practices.
We believe emotional conditioning for life matters. Learn more about the methods we follow.
Good Dog is committed to connecting buyers with ethical and responsible breeders. Good Dog rates their breeders based on factors like required health testing, whelping protocols, etc.
View our genetics testing and screening here. Full copies of our Moms records are available here.