From the Day they are born, our puppies start being handled and socialized! It is a full time job, 24/7!
Puppies are whelped in our home & exercised in sunshine (We have lots of it in El Paso, TX). They also get a helping hand using the best of modern puppy socialization techniques. Every moment you and I spend with these puppies before 4 months is socialization -- the socialization window closes at 16 weeks. It's now or never. Therefore what happens from birth to 8 weeks is crucial. We use the best modern socialization techniques and individually socialize each puppy using:
Carmen Battaglia's Early Neurological Stimulation is the beginning
of a socialized puppy. Ever wonder how you get a super dog? You raise
a super puppy.
OK. Most of our puppies are happily middle-of-the-road on temperament. They tend to be super-friendly by the time we are finished with our intense socialization. They have met strangers, new environments, some very supervised adult dogs. They are very prepared for their new home.
But if that pretty face belongs to a barn-stormer of a puppy and you're a quiet person who likes to watch TV, you're going to have trouble keeping the pretty brain out of trouble. If you have soccer kids over every weekend and teenagers floating in and out of your house every evening, than the softer puppy who is more hesitant, won't fit as easily into your home. You CAN make it work, but we try to eliminate as much work as possible by matching a puppy with your home.
That's why we take into account your color and pattern preferences as
we evaluate the puppies -- even from birth, we are evaluating them. All
puppies are wonderful, of course, so we also do objective evaluations
and rank the puppies BEFORE the picks. In this way, the genetics of the
puppy plus the early socialization we have done (above) are rated so that
we place the puppies in the home that MATCHES them the best. So you're
pretty face may be the best puppy for you, these evaluations will help
us both determine that. Our evaluations involve: Lee Fishback's Training
Lead Dogs @ 6wo