What is socialization? Introducing and familiarizing a canine to new experiences, including people, places, objects and other animals in ways that help the dog learn how to respond to and interact with these experiences appropriately and without fear. We provide our puppies with an environment that allows us to control their experience. We implement daily routines of love and affection involving holding and cuddling. We expose our pups to other animals, other people, new objects and new situations. We also expose our puppies to classical and country music as well as a variety of sounds using our Sound-Proof Puppy Training App.
We believe that with proper socialization, your puppy will gain a greater appreciation and respect for people and other animals. As professional trainers, we know that it makes a difference!
While there is a general expected temperament for Bordoodles, each individual puppy has it's own "personality". Because we not only want YOU to have the cutest puppy/dog on the planet, we also want you to have the puppy with the temperament you desire, whether that temperament for your chosen puppy is considered to be reserved, playful, independent, outgoing, etc... For this reason we provide Puppy Aptitude Testing (Volhard PAT) on each puppy once they reach 6 weeks of age. Prior to choosing your puppy, you'll have the opportunity to review the temperament test results. With the results of the testing, along with the breeder's opinion, you can better determine which puppy may be right for you.
Testing will reveal that some pups are more assertive while others are more reserved. Some pups may be more suitable as lap dogs, others as "service dogs, while others may have the temperament to be an agility champion. The test will also reveal which pups are brave and which may be timid. You'll also find out which puppies are natural fetchers, while the others can of course be taught to fetch. Temperament profile testing is an absolute must for those who are acquiring a puppy for future use as a service dog, or looking for the ideal dog for your lifestyle.
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