We believe young puppies should have the opportunity to develop emotionally, socially and physically from the moment they are born. We do Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) from day 3 -16 and continue daily socialization and enrichment exercises until they go to their forever homes. ENS is believed to enhance a puppy’s development. In fact, tests prove that stimulated pups were found to be more active and more confident than their non-stimulated littermates. The ENS exercises were developed by the U.S. Military for their canine training programs to give the dogs a superior advantage in life.
Five benefits observed in canines that were exposed to the stimulation exercises:
Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rate)
Stronger heart beats
Stronger adrenal glands
Greater tolerance to stress
Increased resistance to disease
We use Dr. Carmen Battaglia's Rule of 7 for socialization. By the time the puppies are 7 weeks old, they will have been exposed to several positive experiences which will help them flourish into confident companions.
The Rule of 7 includes activities like:
They have been on 7 different types of surfaces: carpet, tile, linoleum, wood, vinyl, grass, dirt, gravel, and alfalfa pellets.
Played with 7 different types of objects: rope toys, plush toys, big balls, small balls, squeaky toys, paper or cardboard items, metal items, and sticks.
Been in 7 different locations: living room, kitchen, front & back yard, car, garage, laundry room, bathroom, kids room, hallway, Vet’s office.
Met and played with 7 new people including young children, men, women and older adults, someone walking with a cane or in a wheelchair or walker.
Been exposed to 7 challenges: climb on a box, go through a tunnel, climb steps, go down steps, climb over obstacles, play hide and seek, go in and out of a doorway with a step up or down, run around a fence.
Eaten from 7 different containers: metal, plastic, cardboard, paper, human hands, pie plate and tin pan.
Eaten in 7 different locations: pen, crate, family room, laundry room, living room, kitchen, and back yard.
Studies have shown a well socialized pup will be a better behaved adult dog. By exposing the puppies to a variety of experiences in their formative development, they are better able to handle new challenges in their adult lives. Socialization is crucial to ensure the puppies will be confident, relaxed and good with other pets, people and children. It also improves trainability and the pup's ability to cope with stress and manage change.
We also encourage housebreaking as soon as the puppies can walk. We take them outside regularly (weather permitting) and they have access to a designated 'potty' area in their pen.
Our puppies come with a one year health guarantee against any life threatening congenital genetic defects. If the puppy presents with a life threatening congenital genetic defect or dies as a result of such a defect within one year of age, you will receive a replacement puppy of equal value from the next litter produced.
Puppies are dewormed at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks. They are examined by a licensed veterinarian and receive all age appropriate vaccinations.
Puppies sired by Macho are $3,000. A nonrefundable $500 deposit is due upon reservation and the balance is due upon puppy selection (6 weeks).
Puppy selection will be made based on the order in which deposits were received. Puppy pictures will be posted and sent regularly and the final selection will be made when the puppies reach six weeks of age. Puppies do not leave their mama and litter mates before eight weeks of age.
We do not ship puppies. We do have a travel nanny who will escort your puppy directly to you. All travel expenses are the responsibility of the Buyer. Please contact us to discuss.