Bring Home Your Puppy
We require a $300.00 NON refundable deposit. Puppy picks are in order of deposits received and will count towards the final purchase price of your puppy. Each puppy will be sold on a strict spay/neuter contract. Breeding rights are available to approved programs ONLY.
We can hand-deliver your puppy to an airport near you! Your puppy will fly as a carry-on with one of our “flight nannies” in the airplane cabin ONLY. Estimated prices for Hand-delivery within the U.S. starts at $600. This will include your puppy‘s flight and everything needed to ensure a safe and smooth journey home. We do not currently deliver outside of the continental U.S. Any families in Canada & Mexico may meet our flight nannies at the U.S. border.
We welcome you to fly in and take your puppy home as a carry-on. Some airlines will charge a pet fee (around $100) to allow your pup on the plane with you. You will need a soft carrier, puppy pads, water bowl, and treats/toys to keep your pup occupied. We can meet you at Tulsa International Airport.
Pick – Up
Local families and those who wish to drive to pick up their puppy are welcome to come on scheduled puppy pick-up dates! We would love for you to come to our home so you see how we raise our puppies.
The Bab Way
Our Puppies are raised to believe in themselves,
the BAB way!
- EARLY NEUROLOGICAL STIMULATION (ENS) EXERCISES
Five exercises that are performed for 3-5 seconds
- Tactical stimulation (between toes)
- Head held erect
- Head pointed down
- Supine position
- Thermal stimulation
Improved cardiovascular performance
Stronger heart beats
Stronger adrenal glands
More tolerance to stress
Greater resistance to disease
EARLY SCENT INTRODUCTION (ESI)
ESI is a process we do that helps puppies with their nose awareness and confidence. We expose our puppies to a different pungent scent each day and chart their reaction. A positive reaction means that the puppy actively engaged with the scent, and a negative reaction means that the puppy moved away from the scent. A puppy may also have a neutral reaction. ESI enhances a pup’s ability to identify and react to scents. It is very beneficial for a their development!
Examples of scents used:
Allspice, red pepper, tennis ball, pine chips, ginger, cinnamon, leather, rosemary, coconut, soil, garlic, nutmeg, peppercorn, clove, poppy seeds, oregano, orange peel, etc.
Great for hunting, tracking, & diabetic alert dogs
We introduce puppies to brief “loud noise exposure” on day 18, 19, & 20. When puppies are this young, they do not fear sound, so we use this as an opportunity to get a head start on desensitization of loud noises. This is as simple as banging a spoon on a metal bowl three times. As puppies develop their senses around three weeks, we gradually begin to expose them to a variety of sounds that they may encounter in their forever homes. Examples include: TV, vacuum, garage door, clapping hands, shouting, music, lawn mower, atvs, vehicles, sirens, blow dryer, etc. All puppies are closely monitored during this time to ensure they do not become stressed.
Socialization & Exposure Activities
During the first two weeks, there is minimal handling as mom is caring for her puppies. At week 3, we begin our handling exercises. We rub ears, cover eyes, rub belly in circular motions, run hand down back and tail, touch paws, tap nails, run fingers around neck & under collar, and touch nose. We allow puppies to smell our face, then we hold them snug to our chest until they’ve settled. This is meant to condition puppies to human touch and it is never meant to upset or stress them. Our goal is to create a positive experience each time a puppy is held. We continue the handling exercises until puppies go home, each week slightly increasing the intensity and pressure
SOCIALIZATION & EXPOSURE ACTIVITIES
At three weeks old, we place a novelty item (gentle and safe) in the whelping box so that puppies can explore at their own leisure. We do this for an entire week, and we typically use rolled-up towels, buckets, small boxes, stuffed animals, & pillows. This item stays in their whelping box during the day and it’s typically taken out once all puppies have either lost interest or they have fallen asleep. If puppies do well with one exposure item, we may decide to add a few throughout the day. The main goal of this activity is to build trust with our puppies.
At four weeks old, we begin following an exposure activity guide. The guide includes many items we will use to expose our puppies throughout the coming weeks as they grow and develop. These items are listed in order from beginner to advanced. We move throughout the exposure items as they are ready, never overstimulating puppies. Each litter is assessed and moved through these items at an appropriate pace. Some litters may not accelerate as quickly as others, so we take this into consideration with each litter.
Examples of Exposure Activities
Objects with wheels
Ball Pit (plastic colored balls)
Snuffle mats (tactile work)
Brain games (using kibble or treats)
Balloons/Plastic Bag (overhead exposure)
Slides/Steps with landing
Exposure to new location