Raised on a Curriculum
Beautiful Doodles 4 U intentionally raises puppies in a way that aligns with their sensitive developmental benchmarks. We ensure they are empowered and not enabled, and leave here knowing that the world is safe, people are kind and dogs are friendly. Our puppies are all raised the Badass Breeder Way!
Responsibly Planned Litters
Each of our breeding dogs undergoes extensive health testing prior to being bred. These test results can be found in their individual profiles. This saves both of us, the breeder and the new puppy family, serious potential heartache. Our testing includes hip & elbow radiographs, patella (mini/toy) exam, heart and eye exams submitted to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals as well as genetic disease panels. This ensures that your puppy will be clear of any testable genetic diseases. We know each parents' temperaments very well and also consider what would make the most well-balanced puppies.
From the moment our mommas are bred, they are cared for carefully by their guardian homes or our family and given extra care, extra calories...and extra LOVE! We confirm pregnancy by ultrasound 30 days after first breeding. When it's close to time for them to come have their pups, they move in to the Dood Ranch early and take plenty of time to get comfortable. Each of our mommas are more than just breeding dogs to us. Each of them is special and has their own set of needs, be it extra cuddles while they're feeding their puppies, some private fetch time, being spoon-fed their breakfast, or just extra company throughout the day. Whatever our moms need we are right there to give it to them. If a mom struggles with her puppies or recovering from having puppies, we do all we can to support her, and will ultimately not to breed her in the future if it decided that is in her best interest. Our moms health will always come first before any breeding.
Every whelping we do is special, we take bringing puppies into the world very seriously. If we created them, it's our job to make sure they get here safely no matter what that takes. Our moms are monitored 24/7 for the days leading up to their delivery, and around-the-clock after the puppies are born to make sure everyone is safe.
It's a bit graphic, but watch how we welcome a litter of puppies into the world.
At BD4U we feel raising puppies that are tolerant to touch is extremely important. So important that our puppies begin gentle handling exercises at just 3 days old. Our puppies are held close to our face and our heart. By the time our puppies are 3 weeks old they begin handling exercises developed by my mentor Jeanette @4eKennels. We call these exercises the " 10 Step Touch". These handling exercises start very gently and over time pressure is increased to help build touch tolerance. Although not all puppies truly enjoy being touched this helps with tolerance. Touch Tolerance is a trait that we evaluate during our Empowered Breeder Temperament Evaluations.
From the 3rd day of birth to the 16th day each puppy is introduced to the Super Dog Bio Sensory Program (Early Neurological Stimulation). This program stimulates each puppy to be calmer in stressful situations though various techniques. We believe this program gives each family a puppy that is a better puppy and a better adult. See video below to learn more about the Super Dog Bio Sensory Program (ENS). We do Early Scent Introduction (ESI) in addition to ENS. ESI enhances each puppies' ability to identify and react to specific scents. Each puppy is introduced to 1 new scent each day for a total of 13 new scents. ESI helps build nose awareness as well as helps build confidence and stability in each puppy.
Early Neurological Stimulation
Early Scent Introduction
Puppy Prep Academy
Additionally, we raise all of our puppies whether they will be going home as a family pet, ESA/Therapy/Facility/Service work on the Empowered Breeder Advanced Curriculum. What is Puppy Curriculum anyways? BD4U Puppy Prep is puppy school! It is the very foundation we implement daily in how we raise our puppies. We follow Empowered Breeder/BAB protocols, and also our own practices of enrichment at Beautiful Doodles 4 U. It's exactly what makes our puppies so unique. Take a look below at just a few of the things we do with our puppies.
It's loud, messy and extra work - but it's so worth it! Our puppies are all started on crate conditioning at 4 weeks old. Though we cannot guarantee it as every puppy is different, many puppies sleep through the night in their crates the first night in their new homes! All of our puppies begin their potty training journey at just 3 weeks old when we introduce the potty tray with alfalfa pellets. We do not use dog doors at BD4U as we live in the country. Puppies are NOT fully potty trained, but we get them well on their way!
Crate Conditioning & Potty Training
Everyday, we spend intentional time with EVERY puppy, and document their reactions to various activities and stimuli. As they age, we are able to track their progress and understand what makes every puppy unique. By the time they are ready for Go Home Day at 8/9 weeks, we have a huge amount of information about each puppy to be able to match them to their perfect family!
After your puppy is born, you'll join our private litter group text through GroupMe where you will receive weekly 'pupdates'! These include lots of information about where your puppy is developmentally that week, any curriculum videos as well as photos of your litter will be posted on the litter page! We're taking photos of these life changers all-the-time and this is our place to share! There's a lot to learn about them and we want to share every step of the process with you, their furever families!
We are committed to the life long success of our puppies. We believe this is best accomplished not only by the work we do in raising our puppies but also by preparing, educating our families before the puppy even goes home.
Puppies are examined and receive age appropriate vaccinations by a licensed Veterinarian. They come with a Canine Health Certificate, copies of vaccination and records of their health and deworming.
Each of our puppies are microchipped and registered through AKC ReUnite. We are always listed on their microchip registration in the event they cannot reach you. We never want one of our puppies lost.
Puppies come with a two (2) year written health guarantee contract. They also come with 30 days of free pet insurance through Trupanion.
We want to pair our puppies with the perfect family for them, one that understands their individual personality and needs. Temperament Evaluations are done at 7.5 (moyen and standard) and 8.5 (mini) weeks old prior to puppy selection. Every family will receive each individual puppy's evaluation video as well as scorecard. This information is essential in ensuring we are honoring our puppies and families and being their voice in their placement.
Go Home Bag
Puppies come home with a generous go home package to help ensure a smooth transition. It includes a scented blanket, puppy leash & collar, toys, treats, food, records and training information.
Our job isn't done until your puppy is safely in your arms - even if you're on the other side of the country! We offer air transport options - where puppies will ALWAYS be with one of our trained staff members and never shipped. We also off airport drop off service. Click the link below to read more about this option.
When we say we offer lifetime breeder support - we really mean it. We don't care if it is in the middle of the night, a Holiday weekend, etc. - call us! We don't care if your dog is 14 and you have question - call us! This is what we are here for! We do not stop caring for our puppies ever. Our puppies' families are our family, and we want to help you through every step of the way. Just ask the multiple repeat buyer families who have trusted us for years with their furry family members!