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Why choose our 7 Week puppy program?

Our puppy program begins with Early Neurological Stimulation starting at 1 week old. Puppies are born undeveloped, so we are able to make a difference by conducting a series of exercises to enhance the development of our puppies making a difference for the rest of the puppies life. We follow this up with continual training and simulation, age appropriate, up to 7 weeks old. Getting to know all the puppies in your litter from just 1 week old is a unique experience. This stimulation and training is the basic foundation for a successful future!

Before Birth

Ultrasound and Prenatal Care

Your puppy receives excellent care even before birth. Our pregnant dams are given special attention from their diet and supplements to prenatal vet care. We send you ultrasound pictures confirming the litter and a birthing video when your puppy is born.

Before Birth
First 7 days

Puppies are Born

Your puppy is born blind and deaf, it is only able to experience the world through smell and touch at this stage. Puppies will spend time with their mother nursing and staying warm in one of our cozy whelping rooms. Dew claws are removed before 5 days old.

First 7 days
Weeks 1 – 3

Early Neurological Stimulation

Family visits begin and we encourage you to participate in providing early neurological stimulation. Don’t worry, we will show you exactly what to do! During weeks 1 and 2 puppies experience different touches (rough, smooth, soft) and a variety of smells and tastes. They even get to know you by smell! In week 3 we begin hearing and visual stimulation as puppies eyes and ears open and develop.

Weeks 1 – 3
Weeks 4 – 5

Basic Obedience and Socialization

Our puppies continue to socialize with our families, caring staff, and with our adult dogs. Puppies learn humans are neither toys nor puppies and need to be respected. No jumping on or chewing of humans is allowed. Basic commands are introduced such as Go Potty, No, Sit, Down, and Come. Puppies are introduced to kennels, doggie doors, and a variety of surfaces.

Weeks 4 – 5
42 Days Old

Families Identify Their Puppy

We match puppies to families using the Volhard aptitude test. Our families have trusted this process for years and are never disappointed. We align each puppy’s strengths and personalities with their future job whether that involves life as a family dog or providing a specific service.

42 Days Old
Week 6

Training with your Puppy

We spend the last week focused on training you and your puppy. We introduce you and your puppy to the Heel command and walking on a leash. By the end of this week your puppy will understand heel and will sit, lay down, and go potty on command.

Week 6
Week 7

Taking Puppy Home

You’ll take your new puppy home and begin a new stage in their development. We do our very best to equip you for success with your new loved one. By the time you take your new puppy home you will be comfortable working with the puppy and will be familiar with the process.

Week 7
Week 8 and Beyond

We are here for you and your Puppy!

I am always available to you as a resource while your puppy grows and develops through new stages. We offer products and supplies for an easy transition into your home. We also have a professional trainer available that will speak to families about our methodology as well as puppy behavior throughout your experience.  My favorite part of this journey is watching families grow with their new puppy.

Week 8 and Beyond

Included with Our Arizona AKC Labrador Puppies

1st Visit to D.V.M.

Puppy Health Exam

6 Week Shots

Confirmation Health Letter

AKC Litter Certificate

AKC 60 day Complimentary Pet Health Care Plan

Beginning Kennel, Litter Training and Doggie Door Training

Begin Potty Commands outdoor on grass and gravel

Puppy Guide on training, feeding, what not to feed, housebreaking, beginning puppy obedience, kennel training and doggie door training

MOST IMPORTANTLY Puppy Visitation starting at 1 week!

What is Early Neurological Stimulation?

When puppies reach 1 week old, our families begin to participate in this program conducting positional stimulation, thermal stimulation, and stimulating puppies with a variety of smells (from food to human breath), sounds, and touches. Puppies socialize with families as well as with my adult dogs. Our program is designed to mildly stimulate puppies at an early age, socially conditioning and training them. The observed benefits of ENS include improved cardio vascular performance, stronger heart beats, stronger adrenal glands, better tolerance to stress, and greater resistance to disease than in puppies that do not receive it. Our puppies transition to their new environments with ease. Not only are they socially exposed to humans and other dogs, by the time they leave us they have been exposed to 7 types of surfaces, doggie doors, steps, climbing over barriers and an entire playground designed to stimulate the puppies. Our families are integrated into our program with hands on involvement and training. This is the best way for new puppy owners to understand their puppy’s development while experiencing their puppy flourish in this environment.

Our AKC White and Yellow Labrador Puppies are $3,500 with AKC limited registration

We are located in Gilbert, AZ. Puppies can be shipped anywhere in the United States. Shipping is additional and pricing is quoted separately depending on destination and weight of puppy.