We are a family breeder. We have a love of dogs and want to share that love with you. We breed our puppies determined to provide you with the best dogs! There is so much more to raising the puppies the first 8 weeks than just feeding them and taking them potty. We have six kids who help us raise the puppies and get them well socialized to be great members of your home when they come home. These puppies are members of our family.
Timp Doodles began with the purchase of an F1b mini goldendoodle, Penny. She was such a great dog that our love of dogs put a desire in us to help bring you the best goldendoodles. Daisy was purchased from awesome bloodlines to fulfill this dream. We have since added some guardian homes puppies to our program! We are excited to add designer puppies into your family!
We follow an intense puppy curriculum to make sure our puppies are well rounded and we give them a successful future!
From days 3 - 16 we do ENS and ESI. ENS stands for Early Neurological Stimulation. This includes 5 exercises we do with each puppy once a day. Each exercise lasts for 5 seconds. We hold the puppy upright, lay the puppy on their back, hold the puppy upside down, put a q-tip between the puppies toes and set them on a cold rag. The Marines created this to create what they call their Super Dog. Applying these little stressors to the puppies for a short period of time each day helps their heart health, creates calmer dogs, stronger heart beats, greater resistance to disease and stress in their life.
ESI is Early Scent Introduction. A new scent is introduced to the puppy each day. This is sharpening their sense of smell. When puppies are born they cannot see or hear so scent is one of their greatest senses.
10 Step Handling
At 3 weeks we start our 10 step handling exercises. We start doing these exercises very softly. As the puppy gets older we will apply more pressure. This helps your puppy to tolerate being touched by others. If a young child grabs at your puppy before you can get to them, the puppy will be okay and able to handle it. You puppy will also desire touch from you as their owner. The 10 handling exercises we do are cover their eyes, rub their ears, run finger around their gums, rub their belly, rub down and back up their back, touch their tail, touch their paws, touch their nails, and tap their nose.
Puppies ears are opening between 2-3 weeks old so we start sound exposure for the puppies. We play everyday sounds they will hear so sounds won't bother them. We play sounds such as babies crying, cars, engines, etc. We also play sounds such as fireworks, airplanes, farm sounds, city streets, fire trucks so your puppy will be confident.
Loud Noise Exposure
Also at 3 weeks we start exposing the puppies to loud noises. At 3 weeks old the puppies will get startled but they haven't developed fear yet. As we startle the puppies, they will get startled but not have the fear associated with this. Then as they get bigger they will get startled without being scared.
3 Week Objects
At 3 weeks old we add non-moving objects into their whelping box for them to experience. They learn that these objects are safe.
At 4 weeks old we introduce the litter box. We place pellets into containers that are put in the whelping box. Puppies learn to go to the bathroom in these litter boxes. They associate going potty with the scent of the pellets. These is very beneficial to you as the owner. You can continue to have a house trained dog that goes in a litter box or you can use the pellets in your yard for a short time and the puppy will learn to only go potty in one spot in your yard.
Starting at 4 week my kids start spending time with the puppies. They will hold them and play with them. The puppies are introduced to different kinds of touch, play and interactions with other children, The puppies develop confidence in being around people. They enjoy cuddling and getting reactions from the things they do. The kids will set up objects the puppies need to try to get around to get food. As the puppies get older they will have obstacle courses for the puppies to maneuver through.
At 6-7 weeks old the puppies are introduced to kennels. We start with 2 to a kennel so they don't get stressed and can relax and associate the kennel as a good thing. They learn to sleep in the kennel and to hold it through the night.