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OUR PROGRAM

When you're ready, fill out an application!

Review our contract and health guarantee.

What is included in the Puppy Package?

The cost of the next litter of goldendoodle puppies is $2200 plus 5% sales tax. This includes an extensive exposure program (ENS and the Puppy Culture Method), health tested dam and sire, a lifetime of breeder support, and unlimited questions answered. Loads of videos and photos are uploaded regularly to social media like the Facebook Page Mandi's Doodles.

​With your puppy you will receive the following:

  • 2-year Genetic Health Guarantee for heritable diseases

  • An Initial Vet Visit prior to going home which:

    • Certifies puppy is healthy

    • Includes first set of veterinary vaccines

    • Provides microchip with backup breeder registration

  • Regular de-worming every 2 weeks

  • Puppy Guide 'So You Got a Doodle! Now What!?' by Amanda Venturino

  • Customized Puppy Starter Bag which includes:

    • Small blanket that smells like their litter mates​

    • Toy

    • Veterinary records

    • Litter registration with GANA

  • Lifetime of Breeder support

 

**Owner registration with GANA includes a pedigree

What is the Health Guarantee and Sales Agreement? 

Please review our Health Guarantee and the Sales Agreement. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

What is the Application Process?

**Prior to submission, you are welcome to reach out to discuss the timeline for future litters and position on the waitlist. I am a small breeder, and only produce a few litters a year. Availability may be limited and my waitlist for each litter does fill quickly.

  • If you're interested in a puppy, please submit an electronic application by clicking on the button below. A copy will be emailed back to you.

  • A $100 nonrefundable Application Fee is due upon submission via Paypal or Venmo. Payment is made at the end of the application. This will hold your place on my waitlist and confirms you are serious about waiting for a puppy. The fee will be applied to the total cost of the puppy.

    • If your application is denied, you may request a refund.​

  • I will review your application and call your references. This may take me about a week. When puppies are available sooner, I will certainly review your application more timely.

  • Once finished, I will call you to confirm approval for the purchase of a puppy. We will talk about the timeline, and I'm available to answer any additional questions you might have about this process.

    • You will be placed on the waiting list in the order in which your application is received. 

  • A nonrefundable deposit of $300 will be collected within 1 week after the puppies are born.

    • An email will be sent with payment instructions for the deposit. You will have 1 week to provide payment. Failure to provide payment may result in losing your position on the waitlist or a spot within the current litter. Please communicate with me if you have changed your mind.

How does Puppy Selection Work?

Choosing the right puppy for each person is a very important part of the puppy raising process. I spend a significant amount of time with all of the puppies, watching them grow, excel, and learn. I witness their play styles, how they respond to new stimuli and get to learn their personalities.

I also believe that each new owner should have influence when selecting a puppy. I want the family at the bottom of the list to feel that they are getting the best puppy for them and not the last to be selected just as much as I want the first family on the list to not be so overwhelmed having to choose between so many puppies.

Therefore, puppy selection will be a collaborative effort. I will provide suggestions to each family based on gender preference, personality, and lifestyle, as well as your expectations for your family. This could be one specific puppy or a couple puppies. You will have the option to choose a puppy from those suggested to you. You are welcome to interact with all remaining puppies, and we can discuss other puppies as necessary.

​Timeline for Temperament Testing and Selection:

  • 4 Weeks Old: Applicants will be provided with an extensive online questionnaire to learn more about what you're looking for in your furry 4-legged companion, your lifestyle, confidence as a trainer, and desires in a puppy.

    • We will use this information to provide suggestions for clients regarding puppies that are best suited for their families.

  • 6 Weeks Old: Puppies will be evaluated using Volhard's Puppy Aptitude Test.

  • 7 Weeks Old: Puppy Selection Day is time set aside for clients to meet the puppies and chose their new companion.

    • Appointments will be available in the order in which applications were received. 

  • Weeks Old: Puppy Pick Up Day: Puppies will go home to their families!

    • A schedule will be provided for puppy pick up with flexible timing for each family.​​​​

**When choosing a puppy, while color and gender may be deciding factors for families, there are other considerations most important for a puppy to fit in with your family. We strongly encourage you to meet puppies in person or virtually to determine best fit. These factors include:

  • Temperament

  • Personality

  • Sensitivity

  • Socialness

  • Curiosity

Can I Visit the Puppies?

Yes! We welcome future puppy owners who have placed a deposit to visit the litter. Typically, we will start allowing visitors after the third week. It's truly delightful to see the puppies once their eyes have opened as they are more engaging and entertaining! Please feel free to contact us to make arrangements for your visit. 

We advise visitors not to become overly attached to a specific puppy during their visit, as that particular puppy may not be available for Puppy Selection Day.

In addition, we have a strict biosecurity protocol to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the puppies. We request that you do not visit a high traffic canine area (e.g., veterinary office, animal shelter, dog kennel, handle a stray/unknown dog, handle any unvaccinated puppies, etc.) 24 hours prior to visiting our home. If so, please shower prior to visiting our home and do not wear the same shoes from that experience. Your shoes will be disinfected with a color-safe veterinary grade disinfectant and removed once inside. Please remove any outer clothing (coats, hats, etc.). You must also wash your hands before handling any of the puppies.

What is Mandi's Doodles Puppy Raising Protocol?

Mandi's Doodles follows a comprehensive and holistic protocol for raising puppies, incorporating various techniques and experiences backed by science to promote their well-rounded development and prepare them for a successful life as confident family pets. The protocol includes several key components, as outlined below.

1. Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) also known as the SuperDog Program: A structured set of exercises designed to stimulate the neurological development of puppies is used during their critical early developmental stages between 3 and 16 days old. The purpose of ENS is to enhance the overall health, resilience, and performance of the puppies as they grow into adulthood. The program includes five specific exercises that are briefly (3-5 seconds) administered: head held upright, head held downward, held on their back, tactical stimulation, and cold thermal stimulation. The exercises aim to create positive stress responses that help improve the puppy's ability to handle various challenges later in life. It is also said to have additional benefits such as improved cardiovascular performance, stronger immune systems, better stress tolerance, enhanced problem-solving abilities, and increased resistance to disease.

2. Scent Exposure: Puppies are exposed to various scents to broaden their olfactory experiences and sensory awareness in conjunction with ENS. This exposure helps them develop their sense of smell and adapt to different environments.

3. The Puppy Culture Method: Mandi's Doodles adopts the Puppy Culture Method, which is a comprehensive and science-based approach to raising and socializing puppies. It is designed to provide a structured and enriching environment prior to sending puppies home with their new owners. This program focuses on early socialization, training, and the development of a puppy's emotional resilience to create confident, well-rounded, and adaptable dogs. The Puppy Culture Method incorporates various strategies and techniques, including socialization exercises, problem-solving games, and positive reinforcement training. It emphasizes the importance of early handling, early exposure to various environments, surfaces, sounds, and experiences to build a solid foundation for the puppies' future well-being. It emphasizes the importance of positive associations, rewards, and clear communication to establish a strong bond between the puppy and owner.

 

Exposing puppies to a wide range of positive experiences and stimuli during their early developmental stages creates confident, well-rounded puppies

4. Positive Reinforcement Training: Puppies at Mandi's Doodles are trained using a clicker, a useful tool for positive reinforcement training. The clicker is especially useful when working with a litter that will likely have new names when they go home. This technique helps puppies learn and understand desired behaviors through reward-based training methods.

5. Socialization Opportunities: To further expand the puppies' experiences, they are exposed to chickens, a very confident cat, children of all ages, and adults of all ages and abilities. These experiences help puppies learn how to interact with small animals that may be in the home and how to handle social situation with various people of all ages. I own a small flock of backyard chickens which has become increasingly popular. I wished for my own dog to learn that 'chickens are friends not food' thus prompting early exposure to provide puppies with the initial foundation to learn appropriate manners around barnyard animals.

6. Bite Inhibition Techniques: To address common puppy biting behavior, we utilize bite inhibition techniques to discourage typical puppy biting. We do not allow puppies to mouth on our clothing , hands, or skin and offer an immediate correction when they behave in such a way. This training helps puppies develop proper manners leading to more gentle and appropriate interactions. With consistency in the home and continued practice, this should reduce biting once puppies leave our home.

7. Regular Bathing: Regular bathing is important for Goldendoodles due to their unique coat characteristics. Goldendoodles require diligent maintenance to prevent matting and keep the coat in optimal condition--depending on the length at which you prefer to keep your pup. As such, we place great emphasis on regular bathing as an essential aspect of puppy care. Nails are trimmed regularly beginning as young as 1 week old. By introducing puppies to the bathing process at an early age, they become familiar with the grooming routine and equipment involved. The puppies are bathed using Pride and Groom Non-shedding shampoo and conditioner. We follow washing by blow drying each and every pup with a high velocity dryer to desensitize them to the noise and air blowing, making future grooming sessions more comfortable and enjoyable for the puppies. This helps them develop a positive association with bathing to ensure they behave well for their future groomers. 

Instilling a routine of regular bathing from an early age ensures that puppies grow up accustomed to the grooming process, promoting good coat health, and setting them up for a lifetime of proper grooming care.

8. Additional Learning ExperiencesPuppies are gradually introduced to stairs to ensure they are comfortable and confident when encountering them in different environments. They are taken for car rides, begin crate training, feel different textures underfoot, and begin potty training. If the weather is appropriate, they may also get to experience water exposure.

9. Nutritional Variety: Puppies are provided with a diet consisting of a variety of protein sources. It is believed that early exposure to a variety of food types may reduce the prevalence of allergies and food sensitivities. By introducing a diverse range of protein options during their formative stages, the puppies' immune systems have the opportunity to build tolerance and adapt to different food types. This can potentially lower the risk of developing adverse reactions or sensitivities to specific proteins commonly found in commercial dog foods. Introducing puppies to a variety of protein sources can help them develop diverse food preferences and increase their acceptance of different flavors and textures. This can be beneficial in ensuring that the puppies remain open to trying new foods throughout their lives and don't develop into picky eaters. Puppies exposed to various protein sources are more likely to adapt to different diets and transition easier in the future. This can be advantageous if dietary changes become necessary due to health concerns, special dietary requirements, or personal preferences. 

 

Providing a high quality kibble that is balanced and nutritious is optimal for their growth and well-being. This is why we feed PawTree. For more information on PawTree and why this high quality kibble is provided to our dogs, please see the Dog Food Recommendations page.

By following this comprehensive protocol, Mandi's Doodles aims to raise well-socialized, confident, and adaptable puppies, setting them up for a successful transition into their forever homes.

What Food do you Recommend for our Puppy?

We believe in feeding a nutrient dense, high-quality kibble that meets WSAVA guidelines. We feed our puppies PawTree and suggest that you do too. PawTree can be ordered online and delivered right to your door. It is a highly digestible food (greater than 85% digestibility) that requires feeding less and results in less waste produced. Their formulas are balanced for all life stages, so there's no need to change diets as your puppy grows. They offer a ton of recipes, and with proper food rotation, can diversify your dog's diet and keep him interested in his food.

 

See  Dog Food Recommendations to learn more about PawTree.

Can you Recommend any Literature or Resources to Prepare for Our new Goldendoodle Puppy? 

Absolutely!

Books:

I am so please to recommend Goldendoodle Love by Ji Khalsa. As a prominent member of GANA (Goldendoodle Association of North America) and an experienced breeder of various dog breeds, including goldendoodles, Ji brings a wealth of knowledge in this comprehensive guide. Ji's expertise shines through as she corrects misconceptions about goldendoodles and establishes herself as the ultimate authority on their history, genetics, behavior, and care. Whether you're seeking information on the breed's origins, understanding their unique characteristics, or looking for practical advice on training and grooming, this book is an invaluable resource. Ji Khalsa's passion for goldendoodles and dedication to educating others make Goldendoodle Love a must-have for any goldendoodle owner.

It can be a bit more challenging to discern body language in goldendoodles due to their fluffy coats. Nevertheless, interpreting your dog's body language is crucial for fostering a strong bond and effectively training your puppy to be the delightful companion you envision. Kids of all ages may have difficulty deciphering their dog's body language, which could lead to unfavorable outcomes. Hence, it's imperative for parents to teach their children how to read the signs and work with their puppy/child interactions. An excellent resource is the illustrated book called Doggie Language: A Dog Lover's Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend. This guide is comprehensive and easy to follow, catering to novice dog owners, those with multiple dogs, and even experienced handlers looking for helpful tips.

Videos:

For training video suggestions, please see the Training Resources page for suggested social media and YouTube content.

Podcasts:

In addition, if you love podcasts, check out The Doodle Pro wherever you listen to your podcasts. Corinne Gearhart is an exceptional, internationally recognized doodle trainer with over 100,000 hours of experience training doodles. Her podcasts are palatable, smart, and informative on all things doodle. Start with Episode 12: All About Goldendoodles!

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