We are a couple of retired healthcare professionals who breed Goldendoodles for a hobby. We re-located to Kea'au from Portland, Oregon in 2017.
We breed our females every other heat cycle instead of every six months*. We feel it gives them a longer time to recuperate, to regain their health and stamina from having a litter of puppies. Because of this approach the number of litters from our dogs are limited. * Occasionally, but rare, we have to alter breeding schedules to space out litters.
Our girls get prenatal vitamins.
Our puppies get individual attention and participate in an early development program. Early neuro-stimulation (Biosensor training) results in: a more stress tolerant dog; a sense of well being; builds trust; and helps promote a well rounded dog. This sets up the ground work for early socialization. See the links below on training for more info.
Mini Goldendoodles out of Willow, sired by Koa
More on Biosensor training: https://ckcusa.com/blog/2016/july/biosensor-routine/
We use a modified Misty Method for starting the puppies on house breaking.
We do not guarantee puppies will be totally housebroken. They are started on the process.
As part of desensitization to every day sounds, we play Calm Pet CD so the puppies can get use to hearing everyday noises and fireworks/thunderstorms. The goal here to decrease the stress they might endure from being overly stimulated.
One of the best positive dog trainer we have seen to date. Check her out on YouTube. There are several videos on what to teach your pup first. They are: come when called, housebreaking and not biting.