Puppies are born in our home and are given lots of love by our 3 children. For the first week of life they are kept warm and safe with their mother. When puppies are 1 week old they start to have regular contact with people especially children. We introduce them to many new smells, noises, and environments to help them become very adaptable to the world around them. We practice the “Puppy Culture” method and encourage our future families to learn about this method prior to bringing puppy home as it is a wonderful training method going forward. They start to paper train at 3 weeks of age helping to make the potty training transition in their future home much quicker when that time comes. These weeks are also important as we start to acclimate the puppies to the outside world. They have daily opportunities to be outside to explore all the new sights and smells as well as start the potty training process further. By the time our puppies go to their new homes they are very used to going outside and when they can't wait they use the paper in their specific area. We also start to work on simple training such as come, and name recognition (if their future family give us that). By 3-4 weeks of age puppies start on their first bites of puppy food. We use high quality Life’s Abundance Dog Food that helps support optimal puppy growth, brain development, healthy immune & digestive tract, and so much more. We strongly encourage families to continue on this food to support their puppies health long into the future.
Even after starting on puppy food, puppies continue to nurse from their mother, but begin the weaning process. This is about the time we transition the puppies from our home to the heated and air-conditioned outside puppy area with large outdoor play area. This gives the puppies much more space to explore, learn, and grow. We continue the “Puppy Culture” process with much handling and introduction to new environments and toys on a regular basis. We do not start the clicker portion of “Puppy Culture” but do encourage families to continue this process at home.
At 6 weeks puppies are ready for their first round of shots as well as a full check up from our vet. We are very lucky to have a wonderful veterinarian who comes right to our home. This gives our puppies the advantage of not needing to be introduced to possible germs and illness that can accompany a clinic setting as well as the stress this may cause. The puppies mother remains a large part of the puppies world during these weeks continuing to nurse periodically and teaching the puppies appropriate play/submission. We de-worm each puppy and perform nail care at weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks of age. They also receive several baths and routine grooming as needed so they become accustomed to this as it will be a part of their life for years to come. We believe the puppies front dew claws help to serve as their thumb so we do not remove them. We do have our veterinarian remove rear dew claws as they are prone to getting snagged and can cause problems down the road. We let our puppies go to their new families at 8 weeks of age. This is a very bitter sweet time for our family as each puppy has its place in our hearts and home. We enjoy being able to keep in contact with our puppies new families to see how they are doing.
Ruby’s Goldendoodle puppies range in size from 55-85 lbs. and Aggie's Bernedoodles will range in size from 65-100 lb (but may be larger). They enjoy exercise so a fenced yard, underground fence, country living, or an active life styled family is best. They also enjoy being with their families so for that reason they do not do well being in a kennel for long periods regularly. They will require grooming as they have a low to no shed coat. It is best to call a local groomer to get a price quote as this is an expense that sometimes is not fully considered when purchasing.
PUPPIES COME WITH:
Our puppies are only sold as pets. They are not sold for any breeding programs. We require a written contract that you will have puppy spayed or neutered as soon as it is recommended by their veterinarian.
"Our experience from first email to long after we brought our pup home was wonderful. Lisa communicates so clearly and effectively you always know where you are at in the process. Our pup, Beans, has been so amazing. While he required the usual hard work and patience of taking care of a puppy, because of the environment he was brought up in he clearly was steps a head of other puppies we play with. The most obvious was when we started puppy kindergarten as he was comfortable trying new things, gentle with strangers, and very playful with other pups, not to mention the smartest pup in class. While we do work hard at his training, things just seem to come easier for him than his classmates. I credit all of that to Lisa’s responsible breeding practices and environment that she raises her pups in. Our vets office, boarding and dog walkers, and dog class trainers, all ask where we got him as they are so impressed with his temperament and intelligence. This was our first time getting a pup and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”
The first picture is from our snow shoe trip up Hunger Mountain today. He is 58lbs and mid way through “Good Manners 2” at the humane society. He is a pretty mellow boy but he is the happiest and excited when we show up for dog classes on Wednesdays, he just seems to love the challenge of it!
“Dougla is still super mellow and I am the envy of everyone who meets him!! Our senior dog is extremely submissive and spent the first week hiding from Dougal .... Second week completely avoiding Dougal ...... Third week barely tolerating Dougal ..... And this week they have just started to play!”
Dougal loves the chickens and gets along extremely well with other dogs. He has been around the baby a lot, even though I have not started babysitting yet.
Dougal has only had 1 accident in the house and has started to sleep with us at night! He can now get on furniture, so he has lots of places to sit, but his favorite spot is under the table next to my chair!"
(pictured to the right with the coffee cup)
"Georgie is loving life! She is a great puppy we are blessed to have her. She's been busy traveling to see her human siblings. Great traveler. Loves puppy class with all her new friends and aced the come when recalled at the last class! She impressed all. She sleeps through the night. :) since night two!
Will definitely recommend your puppies!"
(Georgie pictured above at capital)
Good morning Lisa...Finley is doing so good. 11 weeks already! Here he is on our trails in the woods. We got 17 inches of snow last week so Fred and Payton had to pack our trails down with snowmobiles. He is so good walking out there. If I just say too far Finley. He sits down and waits for me. Helps that he then gets a treat. He can sit, shake with his right paw and high five with his left, lay down and is pretty good at wait. He comes on command from most of us but the boys have to do it in a higher voice. He let's me run a vacuum cleaner right next to him without flinching. Although the snowmobiles terrify him. He sleeps a good 8 hours at night too. He is a great pup. We can't thank you enough.🙂🐶 (Finley pictured below)
"The Burhart's were wonderful breeders to work with. They are loving and caring in every way and it shows in the puppies. I had my Levi picked out by day two. It was a really long time to wait to be able to take him home. The Burkhart's sent me pictures so I could track Levi's growth and to see how much he was loved. They helped make this an amazing experience. I would recommend them and their puppies to anyone.
(Levi is pictured below)
"Mocha is doing so good! She can sit, shake, heal, come, and fetch already! So smart!"
“Fonzie is the 5th dog I’ve had in my life. I don’t want to dishonor my other pups, but he is the BEST one yet. Still a gentle giant. So calm. Not much barking. Easy and eager to train. Total goofball. His nickname is “Floppy” because he just flops down. We’ve had multiple family parties in the last month. People keep asking me if I drug him because he is so calm and relaxed.” -Paul (Fonzie pictures below)
Rocky (above) has been the most wonderful addition to our family! Lisa and her family are amazing and raised him in such a warm loving environment. We loved how Lisa included us throughout the first 8 weeks by sending us pictures of Rocky so we could feel apart of his early development. He came to us with the best temperament and the transition into his new home was seamless. We give Lisa and her family the highest of recommendations!
~The Sherman Family
~Brewer the 12th puppy to be born healthy and beautiful!
"She is a special pup. Loving every second of her." ~Jenna (pictured above)
"Our Mazie is doing excellent! Just brought her in for her 12 week check up and she’s up to 21lbs! She is loving life and is so good!" (Mazie pictured to the right)
"Here's our Miss Nova who is the darling of our household. She is a very inquisitive little girl. Seems all the puppies are very smart as Nova knows all the things the other puppies do. " (Nova is pictured above)
"Trader is my new little guy. He was raised by Lisa and her family and the experience was 10 out of 10. I picked him out when he was 4 weeks old and I got pictures with updates from Lisa that made me love him more. Trader is growing like a weed. He is active and very lovable. He gets along well with his big brother Fred" (12 yr old Golden Retriever) (Trader is pictured above)