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Our Puppy Process

We are excited to share a bit more about how our puppies are raised and what the process looks like for you to take one home.

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Our Puppy Raising Methods

At Dakota Bordoodles & Bernedoodles we believe in raising our puppies in our home.  We love our doodles like part of the family and feel its essential to give them the best start.  We use a variety of methods in our program that have proven to develop amazing dogs. 

Early Neurological stimulation (ENS) ENS is a set of exercises we perform on each puppy. The exercises provide mild stressors to help with the puppy's resilience. Benefits of ENS are improved cardiovascular performance, stronger heart beats, stronger adrenal glands, more tolerance to stress and greater resistance to disease. These exercises help the puppy to develop a stronger tolerance for new experiences. 

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Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS)

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Puppy Culture

Puppy culture is a comprehensive program for breeding and raising puppies that aim to optimize their physical and mental development. It is based on the latest scientific research and focuses on providing puppies with a wide range of early learning experiences and socialization opportunities.

We start potty training our puppies at three weeks old by using the Misty Method. This method teaches puppies that there is a designated spot to potty, a place to eat and play, and a place to sleep.  It gives them a concept of house training at an early age. This not only helps the breeder keep the whelping area clean, it makes the puppy easier to housebreak once they go to their new homes.

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Misty Method Potty Training

While puppy culture does focus many of their lessons on socialization, we put an emphasis on what we socialize our puppies to. We give frequent outdoor playtime to develop their minds and strong bodies which promotes joint heath. Our puppies meet various new people. Puppies will be introduced to water, nail trims and a dryer before going home. 

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Puppy Adoption Process

Take Puppy Home

We will communicate a 'going home date' for your new puppy. On the day you pick up, the balance for the puppy will be due. We will send home a 'puppy pack'. This includes a bag of food the puppy is currently eating, that way if you decide to switch to a new food, you can wean them on to that food and avoid an upset tummy. As well as a collar/leash, snuggle puppy, health records (including a microchip), crew toys, training book, and training articles.  We recommend bringing something to put puppy in for the drive, to ensure they are safe and secure.

Complete Application

Complete our application to tell us a bit more about you, your family and what you are looking for in a puppy. This will help us get to know you a bit better. It is short n' sweet and gets you one step closer to bringing your new baby home.

Connect via Phone

After we review the application, we like to connect directly to have a real conversation. This helps us get all of your questions answered. It also allows us to get to know you and what you are looking for in a puppy.



Once you have completed our application, had a conversation with us and have decided we are the perfect breeder for your family, we will require a $300 non-refundable deposit to hold your picking spot.

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