1907, 2021

Hidden Dangers of Invisible Fencing

July 19th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Do underground fences work? ‘Invisible fencing’ is simply a live wire buried in the ground that activates a collar worn by a dog. When the dog gets too close to the underground wire, the collar is charged and he gets a shock. This is supposed to teach him to stay obediently inside

2602, 2021

Temperament Testing in Puppies

February 26th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

How accurate is temperament testing in puppies? Thirty years ago, the US Department of Defense was using a puppy raising program to develop their military dogs. One of the procedures they used was temperament testing. The concept caught on with major service dog organizations, and soon private breeders were following suit. After all,

1412, 2020

Leaving Your Dog Home Alone

December 14th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

How Long Should You Leave Your Dog Home Alone?By far the most asked question we get is this: “How long should I leave my dog home alone?” It’s also one of the most common reasons we may not approve an application for one of our Maple Hill Doodles puppies. So, let’s address it here

610, 2020

Becoming a Guardian Family

October 6th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

We’ve written about the requirements to be considered as a Guardian Family, and how you can qualify. Take a few moments to read about our Guardian Program, if you’re not familiar with it. But this post is about Why -- for us, for you, and for your new puppy. First of all, consider

109, 2020

Learn to Control Puppy Biting

September 1st, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Puppy biting is instinctive and – believe it or not – necessary for good social development. It’s different from gnawing to relieve teething pain. And it’s not the same as working on a chew toy (please, no rawhide!). Learning to help your puppy control his play biting starts as soon as you pick

1208, 2020

Wait to Spay or Neuter your Puppy

August 12th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Deciding whether to wait to spay or neuter your puppy? We’re glad you want to take this important step for your new best friend. Your new puppy from Maple Hill Doodles will be more comfortable and happier, and so will your family. But there’s a best-practices window for the optimal time to have

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