I am very excited to introduce RainShadow Labradors' new concept of "Started Puppies!"
"Started" usually refers to older dogs, but here we start training infant and toddler puppies to listen and obey!
ALL of the attention and respect of a Started dog, with the unbonded freshness of a Pup! Bonding with only YOU.
Milo. 75lb (Available for Stud.) 18 blings on his pedigree. Great drive and temperament, submissive and attentive. OFA Elbows Normal, Hips Excellent.
Bella 53lb Queen of our pack. Outstanding (unbelievable) intelligence. Submissive and loving. All business in the field! OFA Normal Elbows, Good Hips.
Lily 55lb Beautiful Chocolate. The most SQUARE American Female I've ever seen. Wonderful disposition. Super intelligent, clever! Will get OFA at 2yo.
Leia 50lb Beautiful Yellow Girl! House dog, behaving like a Lab! Super Pet! OFA's after she turns 2.
For Sale - Leia’sSmFemale - Super Sweet, Female, Excellent obedience, smaller. Great energy and behavior. $1000 OBO/Trades
For Sale - Leia’sLargerFemale - Female, Mid sized, Laid Back, Great Behavior. Great attentiveness. $1000 OBO/Trades
Ongoing Updates on the Babies getting ready to go home with YOU!!!
Here are some videos of our puppy preparation processes.... Real life, no big screen budget here! Just little snapshots of how we raise YOUR puppy!
This is what you get!
10 weeks is an ideal amount of time for the pup to be exposed to the littermates. They learn to be a dog during this time. Here's how I take advantage of the time!
(I posted "the long version" of this on the facebook page.)
Eye contact and Calm are the first steps to puppy manners!
This is what we're looking for, and what we train our puppies to do.. for YOU! They're listening!
It requires consistency and patience, but the reward will last the whole life of your dog!
Ok... New kennel (that day), New companions (blended the litters that day), Thundershower (first time ever), First time asking them for respect at this gate (trained them in other places.)
Check this response out!
This video is using two puppies against one another. Using their desire for attention as challenge and reward.
But the same techniques apply to training your individual puppy at home.
Never reward the bad behavior with affection.
Always reward the good behavior with affection.
It's amazing how quickly they catch on!
You think training a puppy to stay down is hard alone, add a 3yo! But they get it! Pups and Kids all get it! Even in the whole pack... watch the pups trying so hard to be good!
This is how I START the food dish training process. It's also how you should start food dish training at your home! It'll be review for your puppy, and it'll get them right back into the groove at their new home!
This video shows elements of the whole puppy pack "Food Dish Training" process... disengaging them from what they WANT and engaging them on WHO they need to look to. (It works the same way for an individual puppy, but WAY easier!)
It was supposed to be a performance, but they didn't perform, so I had to go back to training... you get to see the whole process in one short session.
These pups needed another level on the challenge meter... so I got them to sit, watching, smelling, and hearing food being loaded in the trough, and then waiting for me to release them! 8 Weeks!
Using the already established disciplines to flow seamlessly into Hold and Come to affection. No food required!
(Had to use the gopro editor to make the video long enough to link...)
If they break... you CAN get them back! Even at 10 weeks! They understand. They'll listen.... STARTED puppies will, anyway!
Submission = Patience
Here is a demonstration of applying the training to the pup once you get home. I do it with the pack, but you do the SAME thing with the individual.
Throwing the puppies off by doing the same disciplines, but in a totally different way - It makes them LISTEN! They're not just performing a ritual, they're listening to YOU!
You are welcome to visit puppies in person! Contact me!
Selah, Washington 98942, United States
RainShadow Labradors is a family of people, who own and breed a family of Labs.
These aren't "kennel dogs" who live in cages to breed. These aren't backyard dogs, whose family one day said, "Hey, the dog is pregnant! Wonder how that happened?!?!" These are carefully selected, and personally owned dogs.
Each dog has an owner/master who cares for and handles them as their lifestyle dictates. They freely interact with each other, daily. The dogs each have very individual lives, discipline levels, and habitual patterns. They are intentionally bred to create a line of exceptional puppies.
These puppies are READY TO LEARN!
We do all the normal stuff... 3 immunization shots, worm treatment, (Our adults are on a steady supplement of diatomaceous earth, so they maintain excellent gut health, but we still worm treat as a preventative measure,) dew claw removal, kid socialization, pack socialization, adult socialization (dogs and people), etc.
But in addition to that, we put the pups on a very early ENS (Early Neurological Stimulation) therapy program, and from the moment of weaning, we start with the puppy manners program we've developed to gate train, door train, food train, and create an atmosphere of respect and attentiveness to the PERSON. It works! They LISTEN!!!
(See the videos below.)
They're ready and eager for all the "puppy training" you can throw at them... Potty, Fetch, Kennel, Leash, Heel, Sit, Come, etc... right from 10 weeks old! They will watch YOU to see what you expect of them!
As of the two litters born in April of 2022 (Inquire about availability!) We are asking $1000 for females, and $800 for males.
We are also open to trades. (I like the barter system, and want to do my part to keep it alive!)
We don't limit registrations, as I see that as an imposition of my will onto your freedom. I may change my tune about that someday, but for now, the golden rule wins! I don't want some mortal person telling me what I can and can't do in any context.. so I try to treat others that way as well!
Game call crafting, specializing in predator calls, Mt Lion calling sound files, research, story collection, and cougar vocal hand calls.
Custom Knifesmithing, training my apprentice knifesmith homeschoolers, and doing my own master work specializing in "working art" that is taken to the field with pride!
(Lots of people ask!) It's a climate region thing... Decades ago, I began doing business, custom crafting, and raising dogs in the Rain Shadow of the Olympic Mountains in WA. I have since moved to the Rain Shadow of the Washington Cascades. The name seemed appropriate!
We plan to continue in bringing up outstanding purebred dogs, prepared for their homes better than any other puppies out there! Our Custom art, is expanding to include original paintings, and royal - heirloom quality knife builds! The fun continues! (Entrepreneurship is an addiction!)