We are extremely proud to be affiliated with the Puppy Culture program at Genteel Standard Poodles
whose methods we have proved to be, all about improving the lives of puppies! This program is exceptional!!! The Proof is in the Puppies.
Puppies raised with the Puppy Culture program will have a greater resistance to stress and disease, stronger heart rates and stronger heart beats along with a stronger adrenal system.
What Makes a Genteel Poodle Puppy So Special?
To start, not only are our puppies naturally reared, they are also raised with the “Puppy Culture” Program by using the DVD set (created by Jane Killion of Madcap Bull Terriers) so that your puppy will be raised with the most skills and potential he or she can have to lead the best life possible. Puppies raised on Puppy Culture have been proven to have greater resistance to both stress and disease, have stronger heart rates and stronger heart beats along with a stronger adrenal system.
We provide Exercise, Enrichment, and Stimulation (which are more than just entertainment!)
Scientific Studies have shown that animals who are raised in a stimulus rich environment (such as this), with lots of toys, exercise, and challenges, have larger brains, with more neuro-connections than animals raised in a stimulus poor environment have. The stimulation actually causes animals to grow up to 5% more brain (and within that 5% more brain, are anywhere from 25 – 200 neuro-connections!) Studies have shown that the area of the brain where these new brain cells form is actually the area related to learning, memory, and emotional response. This is consistent with the findings of scientists that animals raised in enriching environments demonstrate increased learning ability, with better retention, and appear more stable, less fearful and better able to cope with and recover from frightening or stressful things. So, by going above and beyond with our puppies (and especially between the puppy’s 3rd and 16th days of life by providing early neurological stimulation), we can shape our puppies futures to be the best that they can be so that they can be the dog that everyone would want to own.
In addition, by following the Puppy Culture protocol through the first 12 weeks of age (and even better, for the rest of the puppy’s life) you, the new puppy family, by continuing on with the program, can and will, greatly limit the potential for behavioral problems to ever arise!
Our puppies leave us here at Genteel at 9 – 10 weeks of age. Our puppies stay here until this age, because there are 2 sets of fear periods that all puppies will go through. The start of a fear period is at 5 weeks old and again, much stronger around 8 weeks old. This major fear period can greatly affect your puppy and the rest of its life, should a bad experience happen during this time. By keeping our puppies until the age that the fear imprint stage levels off, we can help ensure that our puppies will not experience any negatively affecting traumatic experiences before the level off period.
The first 12 weeks of a puppy’s life is the MOST IMPORTANT time in shaping the way the puppy will live and cope with its life. It is HIGHLY recommended that you get out with your new puppy and allow him or her to experience as many different things as they can. You have 2 or three weeks left within this critical time to help create the puppy you will love for the next upwards of 15 years. This means getting your dog out and meeting new people (of all races, heights, genders, ages, with different objects such as hats, high heels, boots, coats, crutches, canes, etc), meeting new dogs (of all shapes and sizes, long hair, short hair, floppy and prick ears, puppies, adults, disabled, etc) and as many experiences as you can, especially if your puppy is going to be partaking in them when he or she is an adult (such as camping, boating, car rides, etc) Be cautious but get out there! 🙂 By continuing this program for the rest of your puppy’s life, you will create a puppy that will be happy, carefree, and a joy to live with and allow the puppy the life he or she was destined to live. Both you and your puppy will enjoy your many journeys through life together , with very few, if any, behavioral problems.
What is Puppy Culture?
[learn_more caption=”What Is Puppy Culture?”] Puppy Culture is a program being used by Breeders and Puppy owners, all over the world to improve the lives of their puppies and to limit behavioral issues by helping puppies to cope with and move past things that would otherwise cause issues as adults.
We believe Puppy Culture is a valuable resource for caring and ethical breeders, along with new and old puppy owners, rescues, and is a fantastic add-on to attending a good puppy preschool.
If you are a new puppy parent, a breeder, a rescue, or another related person raising puppies, then Puppy Culture is for YOU!! Puppy Culture is a complete resource for breeding and/or raising a puppy.
Puppy Culture represents a unique synthesis between breeders and puppy owners and provides guidance and continuity from the whelping box to 12 weeks of age and beyond.
The science behind Puppy Culture gives you the information you need to breed and/or raise socially well-adjusted puppies and give them the best possible start in life. Puppy Culture Dvd’s were created by Jane and Mark Lindquist of Madcap Bull Terriers.
In this DVD series, they go into detail explaining what they are doing, how they are doing it, why they do it, and back it up with facts! I love that there is solid proof within the DVD’s as to why it works and it is a main reason that I endorse this!
I have never been one to promote products or programs that I do not use myself and believe in, and I will not start now. I truly have confidence in these DVD’s and with that, I put my word out there for you.
Our Genteel Standard Poodle puppies leave with the start on the DVDs and we encourage the new families to purchase the DVDs so that you can continue to do Puppy Culture with your new puppies after they leave here to go home with you.
Available in DVD, BLU-RAY, and VIDEO ON DEMAND with over 50 lessons arranged in a logical, week-by-week timeline to give breeders and the new puppy owners a clear roadmap for raising a puppy. The film follows one litter of Bull Terrier puppies (raised by Mark and Jane) through the program and checks back on them over the next three years so you can see the profound, almost unbelievable results that the Puppy Culture program has on them!! [/learn_more]
Benefits Of Applying Puppy Culture Program:
New Puppy Families Will Learn About:
- The Critical Socialization Period
- Holding a Safe and Effective Puppy Party For Your Puppy
- How To Find a Good Puppy Class
- Vaccination vs. Socialization
- Handling Fear Periods
- Leash Walking
- Recall, Crate and Potty Training
- Training Markers
- Preventing Common Behavior Problems such as:
- Resource Guarding
- Separation Anxiety
- Biting and Jumping
Breeders Will Learn More about:
- Early Neurological Stimulation
- Weaning Set Up and Suggestions
- Developmental and Fear Periods
- Harnessing the Enrichment Effect
- Puzzles, Games, and Problem Solving
- Safe Early Socialization
- Holding a Safe and Effective Puppy Party For Your Litter
- Emotional Resiliency
- Exercises Anti-Aggression Protocols
- Bomb-Proofing Puppies
- Placement Options
- Preparing Your Puppy Buyers
Breeders, by using Puppy Culture, you can improve the lives of your puppies with just a few minutes each day and it dramatically makes a difference when comparing a puppy raised by Puppy Culture vs. a puppy raised the alternative (non puppy culture) method.
Raising puppies with Puppy Culture protocols, causes MORE brain development, MORE bonding, MORE balance and the ability to adjust better to new and different life experiences.