Looking to add to your family? Kids wanting a puppy? Not sure where to start? Nervous about the process? Let us help guide you through the process of choosing the perfect addition to your family.
When purchasing an Integrity Golden you not only take home a beautiful new pet and family member but also an understanding that your puppy started its life in the best home possible.
Our family dedicates countless hours into the whole process from pregnancy, to whelping and the raising of the puppies. Our team creates positive desensitization experiences so that each puppy has the capacity to become an all-around wonderful representation of the Golden Retriever breed.
We hope you chose to join us as an Integrity puppy family member. Our hope is to develop a lifelong friendship complete with sharing pics, videos, having puppy play-dates and Integrity puppy birthday parties together.
Here at Integrity Golden Retrievers we raise our puppies by following the protocol from the program Puppy Culture. As a Puppy Culture puppy, one thing your baby will experience is Early Neurological Stimulation from days 3-16. There are specific exercises, for specific length of time, on specific days of their life. See the study done by Dr. Carmen Battaglia to learn more information. (http://breedingbetterdogs.com/article/early-neurological-stimulation)
We also seek to expose your puppy to a variety of sights, sounds, textures, smells, etc. My goal here is to develop a response from the puppy that when he/she encounters something new they will have the attitude of “what’s this, let’s explore, let’s investigate” instead of “oh my, that’s scary, let’s shrink away, let’s react out of fear”. Clearly I can’t expose them to everything, but I can work to develop this natural curiosity and positive response to new things.
Each puppy heads to their forever home having had 4 individual de-wormings, a complete vet check, a complete report detailing their weights, worming dates, vaccination dates, along with plenty of new puppy owner information.
As for our facilities – We have a 250 square feet addition to our home dedicated to the dogs, their puppies and my office. We have a whelping area, a play area, floor drain for easy cleanup, cabinetry, counter space, food storage. Also, a sink for filling water bowls and bathing puppies (not big dogs though – they’re still relegated to bathing in the bathtub). Probably my favorite part is an exterior door directly to the outside puppy play space! Our yard is fully fenced for the big dogs, but we also have a small area fenced off for the pups. This area is covered with artificial turf for the babies. I’ve done one too many litters on regular grass/dirt and have had to wash one too many pups after outside playtime so we switched to artificial turf.
You can see pics of the entire process of finishing our puppy room under “more” then “facilities” tab.
LINK TO THE PUPPY CULTURE PROGRAM WE USE: