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My puppies are ready to leave at the age of 8 weeks, they are:
  • registered with the Canadian Kennel Club
  • microchipped
  • vaccinated and dewormed
  • 2 year guarantee for hereditary diseases
  • sold with a starter kit including a sample of food, a board book and a toy
  • sold with a 4 generation pedigree
  • sold with a non-breeding contract

My puppy rearing program

My puppies are raised according to Avidog’s development and socialisation standards. My puppy rearing program includes mental development and stimulation, social and physical development, optimal nutrition and health.

Mental development and stimulation
  • My puppies are raised in the house, they are used to hear the television, vacuum, children playing etc
  • From day 3 to day 16 : Early neurological Stimulation* and Early Scenting Stimulation* (see bellow to learn more about this)
  • Enrichment environment with various toys (toys with different sizes, texture, sounds and colours)
  • Off leash walk (depending on the weather)
  • Key skills such as potty training and housetraining, crate training, walking on a leash, recall)
  • Clicker training
  • Problem solving and challenges
  • Prevention of behaviour problems (jumping and biting, resource guarding, impulsivity…)
Social development
  • Daily interactions and manipulation with us (adults and children)
  • Early socialisation (my puppies meet a lot of people during their first 8 weeks, people of all sizes, ages, shapes).
  • Free access between dam and the puppies until the puppies goes to their new homes. The dam can always retreat from her puppies if she wants to
  • Daily interactions (from 3 weeks old) with the other dogs (friendly dogs that loves to play with the puppies and won’t hurt them)
  • Introduction to other species : cat, sheep, goat, chicken)
Physical development
  • Outdoor playing and exercises
  • Introduction to some agility equipment (tunnel, ramp)
  • introduction to unstable surfaces
  • raw diet with different protein sources (chicken, beef, fish, eggs)
  • omega 3 supplementation which helps optimal brains development
  • introduction to solid food at 4 weeks old
  • natural weaning
  • as some puppies will be fed with kibbles in their new homes, I also feed kibbles to the puppies
  • regular deworming from 2 to 8 weeks old
  • I use a non slippery material in the whelping box to prevent hips dysplasia
  • Vet exam and first vaccination at about 7 weeks old

* Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) results from a US military program called Bio sensor that was developped to enhance dog natural abilities. ENS involves subjecting pups aged between 3 and 16 days to mild forms of stimulation and leads to :
  • faster maturation and better problem-solving abilities later in life.
  • Improved cardio vascular performance
  • Stronger heart beats
  • Stronger adrenal glands
  • More tolerance to stress
  • Greater resistance to disease
*Early Scenting Stimulation (ESI) is a way of stimulating the puppies sense of smell. It helps develop interest in scenting, the ability to detect scents and the ability to follow scents. It is particularly intersting for dogs that will perform in work or sports that involves scenting abilities such as tracking, obedience trials, search and rescue, odor detection, etc.
From days 3 to 16, you present the puppies once at a time with some time of novel scent to sniff. These scents can and should vary from natural outdoor scents (like leaves, grass, dirt, flowers) to pungent herbs and spices (cinnamon, sage, ginger etc) to fruits and veggies (lemon, banana, green pepper…), and also scents associated with sports or activities they may be involved in as they mature (tennis balls, leather gloves, sheep wool, etc).