Puppy Culture Rearing
We raise all of our litters with the Puppy Culture socialization program. This is something you can continue far beyond their first 8 weeks in our home. What is Puppy Culture? Follow the link to learn about this incredible way to raise puppies. We recommend purchasing a bundle to continue raising your puppy to their fullest potential.  Video on Puppy Culture Here

What is Puppy Culture all about?
Jane Killion, a skilled dog trainer and breeder, founded Puppy Culture. It's a well-organized, thorough regimen for breeders to follow throughout the first few weeks of a puppy's existence.  The first twelve weeks of a puppy's life are crucial. This is an almost magical moment when a breeder may influence a puppy's life result by what we choose to educate him. We can give your puppy the greatest start possible by doing the right things at the right time.

Prenatal Period
Having superior genetic material for your youngster is simply the beginning. The mother's physical and mental wellbeing has an impact on the health of her puppies. We lavish attention and belly rubs on our mothers because studies shows that pups born to mothers who undergo prenatal massage are more docile and prefer being caressed. Even before they are born, puppies are predisposed to create deep and profound attachments.

Neonatal Period (0-14 days)
ENS starts on day 3 and lasts until day 16. Moderate challenges and anxieties, in small doses, are really beneficial to pups and will help them develop into strong, healthy, well-adjusted adults, according to research. Stress tolerance, illness resistance, a quicker adrenal system, a faster heart rate, and a faster pulse are just a few of the advantages. A breeder may only offer this gift to their offspring once, between the ages of 3 and 16.

Tranistional Period (14-21 days)
Because every puppy is different and these timeframes are just recommendations, behavioral indicators are used to pinpoint the beginning and conclusion of each maturation stage. The transitional phase begins when the puppy's eyes open and ends when the puppy is startled by sounds for the first time.

Critical Socialization (3-12 weeks)
Most people believe that socialization is exposing their pups to as many new situations as possible while they are young. While this is an important step, it is not sufficient. Our objective is to breed dogs with the emotional intelligence needed to interact with people. One of the purposes of the Puppy Culture Program is to train breeders how to teach emotional intelligence to young puppies. There are seven crucial factors that will help a puppy develop emotional intelligence.

1: Communication – giving a puppy his own voice (Communication Trinity – (power up clicker, box game, manding), attention/distraction protocols)

2: Emotional stability – the ability to recover easily from fear as well as stress (startle recovery,  barrier challenges, Volhard Aptitude Test at day 49))

3: Habituation – familiarity with the maximum number of things (Puppy Parties, sound protocols, habituation soundtracks and noises, meeting different people, dogs, other animals)

4: Enrichment – the view that novelty and challenges are opportunities for enrichment rather than things to be feared or avoided (novelty items, Adventure Box, off premises socialization)

5: Health – physical wellness and motor skills that will allow the puppy to develop in a neurologically and physically sound way (daily weight checks, grooming, vaccinations, deworming, proper nutrition, vet health checks)

6: Skills – learned behaviors which allow him to function in human society (recall, manding, simple commands, litterbox training, crate training, leash walking, resource guarding, bite inhibition)

7: Love – the desire to seek out the company of both dogs and humans as emotionally positive experiences (shaping emotional responses, Happy and Calm CER (Conditioned Emotional Responses),daily cuddles with humans and mom).

Week 10-12

Puppy Culture guidelines dictates that puppies go home to their families. This enables puppies two weeks during that crucial socializing phase to acclimatize to their new family's lifestyle and meet new individuals.

This is an enormous amount of work, but it is 100 percent WORTH IT!!!!!! You will be as grateful for this program as we are when you adopt your puppy!

What does this mean for you, a seeker of a Puppy Culture Puppy?

This means you'll be taking home a puppy who is ready to take on the world. This implies starting training as soon as you bring your puppy home since they're actively learning rather than passively collecting information as less-enriched puppies do until they learn how to learn.

From the moment they opened their eyes or before, these puppies were taught how to learn and interact with their environment. I'll even go so far as to argue that they've not only been taught how to, but they've also been shown how the world works. They manage to make it work. They are given the opportunity to make decisions and have a voice. They are supposed to use their decisions to make the world operate.

That's how you get the self-assured dog you want: they learn that they have options, and their humans will respect those decisions. Their initial months of existence laid the groundwork for this. As the owner of one of these enriched pups, you now have the task of maintaining their trust in their surroundings and in you.

Puppies who believe the world is theirs to take are not easily controlled or scared, and may be a handful to people who are not prepared to be an active part of their puppy's life. As previously said, this entails beginning training the day you bring your puppy home, continuing experiences, and continuing to support them throughout their lives.

They should grow up to be bold, confident puppies who are at ease in the human world to the utmost extent that their genetic makeup permits.

Your obligations as an owner are similar to those of the breeder in that they focus around time rather than possessions. I'm not saying your dog will never leave your side, but I am stating that without continual attention, effort, and enrichment throughout puppyhood, adolescence, and maturity, your dog will not be satisfied. Puppy Culture pups are looking for a purpose, clear, positive reinforcement training for that goal, and continual confidence in their humans in order to achieve their full potential. Even if the goal is for them to be a well-behaved family pet, they will need to be taught the skills required for the job, and they will be looking for information to learn those skills from the minute you bring them home.

They're a lot of fun, extroverted, and sometimes annoyingly courageous and imaginative puppies that require an owner who's up to the task of assisting these great minds in reaching their full potential. These puppies will plainly want to be a part of your life and must be more than "simply a pet." So take charge and enjoy the ride of your life!

Puppy Culture and Exercise

The Puppy Culture Exercise Chart Found Here is a great guideline that both breeders and dog owners can follow.  It includes a variety of exercises that are suitable for a puppy at each of theirpuppy growths stages, which are split up into 8-12 weeks old, 12-16 weeks old, 4-6 months old, 6-12 months old, 12-18 months old and 18 months to 2 years old. 

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