Raised In Our Home With Love

We take great pride in raising our puppies in our home and in a manner that allows us to pay full attention to all the little details that are so important to their physical and mental growth.

We strive to construct a strong foundation that promotes healthy social development and resiliency by implementing a Canine Enrichment Program and providing them with an everchanging environment that builds confidence. 

The Rule Of Many

1. Been on many different surfaces: carpet, concrete, wood, vinyl, rubber grass, dirt, gravel, woodchips, etc…

2. Been in many different locations: front yard, back yard, basement, kitchen, car, garage, laundry room, bathroom, crate, kennel, etc....

3. Been exposed to many challenges: climb on a box, climb off a box, go through a tunnel, climb steps, go down steps, climb over obstacles, play hide and seek, go in and out a doorway with a step up or down, run around a fence, etc...

4. Eaten in many different locations: crate, yard, kitchen, basement, laundry room, bathroom, x-pen, etc…

5. Played with many different types of objects: big balls, small balls, soft fabric toys, fuzzy toys, squeaky toys, paper or cardboard items, metal items, wooden items, milk jugs, etc…

6. Met and played with many new people:  children, men, woman and older adults. Loud people, calm people, people wearing hats, uniforms. People riding bikes and skateboards etc...

An Eden Kennels puppy and child

7. Eaten from many different types of containers, bowls and interactive feeders such as kongs and snuffle mats that are made from different types of materials: metal, plastic, cardboard, paper, china, cloth, rubber, etc....

8. Been exposed to many strange things such as blow dryers, vacuums and bicycles paired with a reward such as treats, petting, laughter and praise to condition a positive emotional response.  

Enrichment Categories

SENSORY enrichment  is designed to stimulate the different senses of dogs, such as sight, sound, touch and smell. It involves activities that require the dog to use their senses such as in the use of scent to track or movement to chase.

ENVIRONMENTAL enrichment is the process of making the dog's living space interesting and stimulating and allows for opportunities to climb, perch, observe, rest comfortably and explore. 

FORAGE/FEEDING strategy is probably the category that people most often associate with enrichment. It involves the dogs using their natural abilities in hunting, rooting, foraging and digging for food.

OCCUPATIONAL enrichment refers to things like chewing, object manipulation, grooming, task oriented training and the use of interactive toys and devises. This can often be paired with Forage/Feeding strategy.

PLAY is also a very important part of enrichment and something that dogs will engage in regularly. This is achieved by providing various non-food related toys

and opportunities for dogs to have fun within their

environment and is often paired with Social enrichment.

SOCIAL enrichment refers to the practice of facilitating contact with both their own kind and other species of animals, especially humans.