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Eevee's Cockapoo puppies

CHC Families Only

On this page I'll be sharing with you a bit more about the 8 weeks we have raising your pup!  


I'll share pictures and videos from our day - to include enrichment protocols and puppy curriculum (EPPPuppy Culture) we use to raise happy, confident, stable, well-loved, well-adjusted, enrichment seeking pups.

Many breeders claim to use science-based curriculum and protocols (Puppy Culture, BAB) as well as ENS but not many actually do. That is why I will be sharing here, with you (transparency).


"The proof is in the puppies". ~ Jane Lindquist (Puppy Culture).

"What we do or do not do as breeders sets that dog up for a life of success". ~ Suzanne Clothier (Relationship Centered Training).

 * Newest events at top - Be sure to scroll down for previous / older posts *

Frisky fun & Whelping box Novelty, February 29

It's so cute to watch as Piggie and Gerald become more interested in play and eachother


Still very interested in momma (as you can tell from their physique, ha), but becoming more engaging and frisky. 

Tonight's whelping box novelty?  Food bin lid.

What is whelping box novelty?

Druing the 3rd week / Transitional Period, we place an object in the box and the let the pups explore this novel item at their own pace/comfort level. Our goal is not to overstimulate the pups, but to pique their curiosity and interest (watching that they don't get stressed or overwhelmed).   

I'd say Piggie and Gerald did quite well tonight, and Eevee (being a wonderful momma) came in to check what was going on and then provided soothing/calming support through nursing.

Hangin' with the big kids, February 24

One week apart, Eevee and Maple's litter got to hang out with us and eachother today during pup playtime.  


It's amazing the changes in development - personality, curiosity,

move-ability, energy - that take place in one week - WHY it's SO important to make sure each day counts to build the pups' "resource library"(exposing them to novel things to build their resilience and they can, when faced in the future with new/novel, be able to pull from their "library" to confidently cope with new stresses).

Piggie and Gerald found the tube and thought that was the place to be.

Time for a cleaning, February 19

.........well, for the pen anyway.


Drew keeps a watchful eye on Eevee's babes - and visitor friends, Singe and Char, from Charlotte's litter - while I clean their pen.  

Cockapoo puppies NH
Cockapoo puppies Connecticut

ENS & ESI, February 8 

Devin and Drew make a great team, working together they effficiently and lovingly, perform daily ENS and ESI protocols for Eevee's littles.

Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) are specific handling and stimulation unlike normal handling.  There are 5 excercises (as you'll see in the videos below):

     1. Tactile stimulation.

     2. Head held erect (count of 5).

     3. Head poited down (count of 5).

     4. Supine position (count of 5).

     5. Thermal stimulation (count of 5).


These excercises do NOT take the place of normal love and attention (touching and stroking of our pups). 

Scientific studies have shown that the results & benefits of ENS are:

🐾  Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rate)

🐾  Stronger heart beats

🐾  Stronger adrenal glands

🐾  More tolerance to stress

🐾  Greater resistance to disease

For more information on ENS and Dr. Carmen Battaglia click here:  

ENS - Breeding Better Dogs

ENS - AKC Article 

ENS - Puppy Culture (puppy program used here at CHC) - Video clip w/ Dr. Carmen Battaglia

Early Scent Introduction (ESI) was developed by Dr. Gayle Watkins, Avidog founder, Head of Education at GoodDog, and owner of Gaylan's Golden Retriever.  ESI helps puppies with their nose awareness and enhances their ability to identify and react to scents.  Like ENS, ESI is done days 3-16 of a puppies life and has been found to be beneficial for their development.


For more information on ESI and Dr. Gayle Watkins click here:


ESI - Avidog - Introducing Scents to Neonate Puppies 

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