Pups are $3000 regardless of gender, coat or color. This includes a two-year health guarantee against congenital health problems, the spay/neuter, the first round of core vaccines administered by a licensed veterinarian during a thorough physical examination and microchip. The microchip is an ISO chip that is universal and will be recognized should you travel outside the United States. With this chip also comes to a prepaid lifetime enrollment with your primary contact information. Lastly, this price includes a lifetime of support for you in providing the love and care that every puppy deserves.
When the puppies are born you will receive a “Litter Announcement” email, which will include a date for family visits, the date the balance is due, the pickup date and a link to the nursery webcam where you can view the puppies daily for the first 4-5 weeks. Later you will be given the link to another outside webcam where you will view them at play outside during comfortable weather. Weekly you will receive an email update explaining where the pups are developmentally and what we are doing with them. Updates also include attachments of learning articles that concentrate on care and training. Pictures will be updated weekly on the website and on the Good Day Doodles Facebook page.
Beyond the routine care, we administer Bio Sensor Exercises from day three to day sixteen and utilize light stimulation/habituation during the neonate period. The use of powdered colostrum is added to the pups diet until weaning for immune health and to build a stronger digestive system. The pups are de-wormed at two weeks, four weeks, six weeks and at eight weeks of age. Socialization is begun early with the introduction of different toys in the whelping box (as mom will allow) and progresses to the introduction of strangers. It is not enough that the puppies are comfortable with my children or grandchildren; it is about handling strangers that builds confidence. The puppies typically meet at least 100 strangers before going to their forever homes. With further regard to confidence, all of the outdoor play items are pre-agility toys. Not because we strive to develop agility champions but because it builds confidence and that is the foundation of a mentally sound dog. Lastly, the puppies are introduced to car rides early and frequently. Therefore our pups rarely develop car sickness.
Pups are allocated at seven weeks of age after the temperament testing is completed. This ensures there is “no last puppy chosen” issue and each pup is placed in the home that best matches his or her temperament and the personal characteristics (gender, coat, color) that the family desires. Families are notified during the seventh-week email update as to which puppy they will be bringing home.
We feel 8 weeks of age is the optimal time for puppies to separate from their litter. Longer, and it creates more stress for them.
Yes, of course, however, there is a $50/per day boarding fee. Because we do Progesterone testing with our moms, we are typically within +\- one day of the expected birth. You should know well ahead of time when the puppy will be due and plan eight weeks from that date for a Saturday pick up. Additionally, when planning, be advised that pups cannot be boarded until they are four months of age so plan accordingly or have a pet sitter lined up.
For every article written on the concerns of early spay/neutering, there is one written that refutes those concerns. In my opinion, this is because the concerns are breed specific and were actually demonstrated in a 2014 UC Davis study. Early spay/neutering has been conducted on this breed since the 1980’s without significance. It certainly would be less costly and time consuming for us if we did not include it in our program. However, it is with the best interest of the breed as a whole and more specifically to our puppies, that we adhere to the early spay/neutering policy.
Yes, we can either drive your puppy to you or we can fly your puppy on our lap to your nearest airport where you will meet us. There, we will go over the puppy orientation and hand deliver your new family member. You will need to let us know ahead of time if this is needed and a specific quote based on your location will be given.
That is completely up to you and it will not affect the puppy allotment, however, it is our strong preference that you attend, particularly if you live in North Carolina! You need to see where your puppy has been raised and we need to feel confident that you are going to provide the love and care we are entrusting you to give the puppy we place in your arms.
Email is preferred. If you need immediate attention a call or text is the fastest way to reach us.
Absolutely! We typically open our home once a month for family visits with the puppies and our adult dogs.
We feed our adult dogs, nursing mothers and puppies a balanced raw diet made by K9-Kravings. For families that do not wish to continue with that diet, we recommend Life’s Abundance food and you can read more about that on our website. We also recommend Canine Caviar Puppy food. It can be purchased in most better pet stores. It is the most similar to a raw diet but in kibble form that we have found.
Puppies go home with a custom-made “My First Collar” by Woofus. It is a preferred collar for young pups as it is very lightweight and less distracting as heavier adult collars. The puppies also leave with a short leash, a book on potty training, health record, samples of NuVet Plus supplements, a lovey with the littermates’ scent, a few small toys and a place in our hearts for a lifetime.