Puppy culture is considered a key ingredient in how we raise our puppies because it provides a framework for responsible, scientifically-informed, and humane puppy-rearing practices. It emphasizes the importance of early socialization and nurturing experiences during the critical period of development in a puppy's life, which can have a profound impact on its future behavior and temperament. The principles of puppy culture are based on the latest research in dog behavior, cognition, and neuroscience and are designed to help puppies develop into confident, well-adjusted and healthy adult dogs.
Additionally, puppy culture promotes positive reinforcement training techniques, which focus on reinforcing desirable behaviors, as opposed to using punishment-based methods. This approach has been shown to be effective in shaping behavior and can help build a strong bond between the puppy and its owner.
In short, the use of puppy culture in puppy rearing provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to raising a well-rounded and happy puppy, and is becoming increasingly popular and widely accepted among responsible breeders, trainers, and pet owners. At Northwest Lagotto we start Puppy Culture protocols on day 3 and work with your puppy daily right up until you come to get them!