Our pups are handled several times a day from birth until they arrive at their new homes. In addition to handling, they also undergo the Bio-Sensor "Superdog" Program 3-16 days after birth. This is a training for early neurological stimulation that was developed by the US Department of Defense for use with Military Working Dogs. This program is one that is widely used by breeders of all types. Although its impact is controversial in the development of young pups, it certainly doesn't hurt.
Our pups get a lot of exposure to other dogs as well. In addition to spending time every day with their dam, once they are old enough the pups also get to interact with our other dogs. This provides additional playmates and important lessons for them in canine social behavior, communication and manners. We introduce the pups to cats too, just for the additional experience it offers them.
Customers on our puppy waiting list often come to visit too. By the time they go to their new homes, the pups have already met dozens of people of different ages and ethnic backgrounds.
To make them even more resilient, our pups are also exposed to normal household activities on a daily basis. They see, hear and smell people, dogs, cats, and lawn mowers, television, music, the vacuum, pots and pans and the buzzer on the dryer.