The art of raising your puppy started with selecting the best breeding dogs. All of our breeding dogs are specially trained Therapy Dogs. Because the Australian Labradoodle was originally bred to be a Service Dog we feel it is important that the dogs we bred be able to demonstrate the qualities and temperament of a Service or Therapy Dog. Many breeders of bird dogs will tell you a dog is not worth breeding if it does not meet the purpose for which it was designed and we agree. Our dogs are born and raised in our home as part of the family, not in kennels, basement or any area separate of the family.
The education of a Noble Vestal Labradoodle puppy starts when the puppies are 3 days old and extends until they go home to you. The most crucial time in a dog’s life is the first 12 weeks, when experiences are new and exert a maximal effect on the dog’s future personality. We therefore spend a lot of time and effort educating the pups during this time. Starting when the puppies are 3 days old, each Noble Vestal Labradoodle puppy receives more than 35 hours of one—to—one education before she goes to her new home.
A young Noble Vestal Labradoodle’s education includes a series of mild challenges, exercises and a thorough socialization program designed to enhance a pup’s adaptability; develop her confidence and intelligence; and encourage her to communicate with people. For example, when a pup is three days old, we take her out of her pen and place her on a different floor surface at a different temperature for about one minute. The next day we take her out of the pen and place her Mother about six to 12 inches away from her. She finds her Mother and is rewarded. The following day, we increase the distance or add a very easy-to-overcome barrier between her and Mom. Each day, the difficulty of the barriers increases; each day she is compelled to think and is rewarded for her thinking.
The pups are well socialized. From the day they are born, they are part of the family and interact with family members. Socialization with new people begins when the puppies’ eyes and ears are fully open. At first, we introduce just one new person at a time to the pups. We want the pups to enjoy meeting new people. As the puppies get older, we introduce them to children, men with beards, cats, vacuum cleaners, nursing homes, and human hands in their food bowls. Many dog bites occur when children bother a dog while she’s eating. Proper early education of the puppies prevents this.
We continually expose the puppies to new things. We want them, when they grow up, to handle new things without stress and anxiety. We also want our dogs to communicate quietly with us. For example, one of our foundation dogs uses many varied types of yawns to express himself. Some of his progeny also yawn like him. We work with the pups, from their first week, to reward yawns. When they yawn at us, they get our attention. When they bark, we ignore them.
The Educated Noble Vestal Labradoodle
Many people would love to have a well-mannered, well-behaved dog, but do not have the time, energy, or expertise to raise and educate a puppy. We take the time and effort (and sometimes the destroyed rugs) out of educating puppies. Hundreds of hours go into educating a Noble Vestal Labradoodle, who will quickly become an important family member and give and receive love for many years. Educated Noble Vestal Labradoodles are hand selected for your family before they are eight weeks old. They are trained with your needs in mind. Booking for older trained puppies needs to be done well in advance. We have openings for 2017! Book your Educated Noble Vestal Labradoodle today.
Noble Vestal Labradoodles are raised as family members and, in their new homes, expect to be treated as important family members. They need lots of love, attention and daily exercise. Dogs, especially puppies, need to run.