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We are relocating this winter.
Tri Peaks Kennel specializes
in breeding Sporting and Gun Dog conformation and performance quality dogs, with emphasis on soundness, temperament and trainability.
puppies are raised in our home where they are handled on a daily
basis. We perform a series of exercises called "early neurological
stimulation" for the first 14 days. These exercises have been shown to
produce dogs who are better able to handle stress, have stronger immune
systems, and are more trainable.
about 14 days the puppies' eyes and ears open. At this time we start
adding visual and sound simulation. Recordings are played daily which
include gun fire, thunder, airport, train station, auto, fireworks,
different livestock, crying children, vacuums, dog show, and other
sounds. The puppies are also introduced to different surfaces and
textures through a variety of toys. Light stimulation is achieved by
leaving a television running with its fluctuating light levels.
the puppies reach 4 weeks of age, we encourage future puppy families to
come visit and play with the puppies. They are also introduced to
wings of geese and ducks to help condition them for hunting.
of these steps are very time consuming, but they have proved to produce
well socialized puppies, who are ready to go to their new forever homes
at 8 weeks of age.
Since 2009 we have focused on breeding Labrador Retrievers
that are physically sound, have great family temperaments, and are versatile enough to be trained for a variety of interests. In this mission we have successfully bred puppies that have been trained as service and therapy dogs; hunt waterfowl and upland game birds; and compete in conformation, obedience, rally-obedience, agility, and more!
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We hope to see you again, there's much more to come!