I offer top-quality puppies from carefully planned litters and do all that I can to raise the best puppies possible – a clean environment, quality food, and lots of toys and socialization. I focus on temperament, soundness, and beauty. My dogs are family members first and foremost. I am passionate about the work I do and truly love my dogs.
My love of dogs and animals has been lifelong. I wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember. It wasn’t meant to be for me so I became a registered nurse. I started my career in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit taking care of the tiniest and most fragile babies. It was in the NICU that my passion for developmental care grew. I learned about developmental stages, proper positioning, handling, feeding, enrichment, and educating others. All of these work together to give the best possible outcomes.
After the NICU, I transferred to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with a specialty in Cardiac Critical Care (PCICU). I used all my NICU skills to care for babies and children who had cardiac defects requiring open-heart surgery. It was my privilege to care for these sweet babies and kiddos and their families.
I am able to blend my medical skills and knowledge with the care and love of puppies and dogs. I am lucky to have the best of both worlds – veterinarian and medical. I use the same ICU nursing skills and care raising my puppies. The importance of developmental care, handling, and enrichment are very similar to humans and I am proud to offer my puppies a better world.
I feel it is my duty to start my puppies with the best care and enrichment which gives great outcomes for transition to their forever families. My puppies go home well-adjusted to multiple environments and situations, car rides, potty and crate training, enrichment activities as well as all the love and care this nurse can give.
Early Neurological Stimulation
Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) is used with all puppies. This program is based on scientific facts on how puppies learn. It was developed over a course of many years and many blind test studies. Our military still uses this system called “Biosensor” also known as the “Super Dog” Program. It is based on three phases of training. The first is early neurological stimulation, socialization is the second phase, and lastly the enrichment phase.
The benefits noted were:
- Improved cardiovascular performance (heart rate)
- Stronger heart beats
- Stronger adrenal glands
- More tolerance to stress
- Greater resistance to disease
I also use Early Scent Stimulation (ESI) for my puppies.
Early Scent Introduction is performed in conjunction with Bio-Sensor training on the puppies from day three thru day sixteen. A pungent scent is introduced to the puppy each day for short intervals. Their reaction to the scent is then recorded. A positive reaction is when a puppy will try to move towards the scent with their nose highly engaged in the scent. A negative reaction will have the puppy pulling back from the scent. A neutral reaction will be when the puppy does not seem interested or disinterested.
The benefits of ESI have been studied in a seven-year breeding test. Gayle Watson PhD conducted the test with Gaylan’s Golden Retriever litters. They found the dogs that had been involved in early scent introduction had more total scenting titles. Along with the titles were earned in more complex scenting categories. Another amazing fact that came from the research was that the dogs were achieving these titles two and a half to five years younger than the non ESI pups. Early scent introduction is just another way that we at Cross-Tied Farm Aussiedoodles are able to bring you the best possible puppy that starts out with the best possible advantages!