We started breeding multigenerational Australian Labradoodles in 2013. After we placed our first litter in their new homes, we got a deluge of basic training questions. We had done our research and employed Puppy Culture to raise our pups from birth until their go-home dates, but beyond training our personal pets in the past, we were not educated in the newest dog training methods.
We discussed it and decided if we are going to bring puppies into this world intentionally, we need to be ready to help these puppies and their families thrive! We searched "how to train people to train dogs". I clicked on the Google results, and we found Bergin University (https://www.berginu.edu/). We enrolled Isaac into their Bachelor of Science program, and off he went to learn the art of training service dogs. He completed his BS in Cynology, and it has helped our program and our families tremendously!
During his time at Bergin University, we planned a much-needed vacation, and of course, we had a litter of Australian Labradoodles at that time! We hired one of his colleagues from Bergin to care for our six-week-old litter while we were gone. We asked her to follow our protocols and do as we had been doing.
When Isaac returned to school after our vacation, people had heard about our program and how we raised our puppies and were very impressed. Someone recommended that we begin breeding Labrador Retrievers as well as Labradoodles! And so we did. After months of research, I found Stofers Labs and was very impressed with Kim and her dogs. We finally took the plunge waited for the perfect foundation bitch, and Clover (bred by Kim Sotfer at Sotfer's Labs) was our girl!!! Clover is a beautiful AKC white (yellow) Labrador Retriever who whelped her first litter of pups, and they are AMAZING! The reports I am getting on their development make me proud of what she produced!
All that to say, we are now also breeding Labrador Retrievers with a focus on health and temperament.