Piccolo's AKC Standard Poodles

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Raising Confident, Bright, Social Puppies 

Our puppies are home born and family raised with lots of love and care in our smoke-free home.  We raise our puppies using Puppy Culture which includes socializing protocols, manding, emotional resilience exercises, problem solving, basic skills training, desensitization exercises, and environment enrichment.  The Puppy Culture program provides a week-by-week system which gives structure to raising puppies to become confident, bright, social adult dogs.  We expose puppies to Early Neurological Stimulation protocol from days 5-16 which helps puppies to able to cope with stressful situations, increase problem solving, and support better physical health later in life.  More information about ENS is available at https://youtu.be/ja6E4xa-6HsWe start litter box training at around 2.5 weeks of age which helps with house training.  They are socialized and raised to become confident puppies by exposure to various noises/music, people, Adventure Box play, play tunnel, and different surfaces including hard wood floors, carpet, and outdoor grass (weather dependent).  


Grooming is an important component of any Poodle's life.  Our puppies start with regular nail trimming at a few days old, bathing/fluff drying at about 4 weeks old, and full clipper/scissor grooming at about 5 weeks old.  They experience the full grooming process several times before going with their new families so they get accustomed to it. 


Our puppies are evaluated at 7 weeks old with the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test and conformation structural evaluation which aids in pairing the right puppy with the right home.  The Volhard test predicts inherited behavioral tendencies and how the puppy will turn out as an adult.