Here at Ghibli we do have certain expectations of our buyers. All buyers have to sign a contract. In that contract some of our expectations include:
Introduce yourself by emailing me at email@example.com or messaging my business facebook page, Ghibli Poodles, and ask for an application. Return it to start a dialogue.
Once your application is approved and the litter is born, I will ask you to make a deposit and sign a deposit contract. Please understand that Deposits are a committment to my breeding program and not refundable. Deposits are transferable to next available litter if you decide to wait on a puppy out of another litter. If I decide a Ghibli puppy isn't right for you, I will refund your deposit.
Enjoy watching the litter grow while you prepare for your puppy. I try to post videos, pictures, and updates frequently as the litter grows. This is the time to read and research all about bringing a puppy home, positive reinforcement training, and preparing your house by making sure there are no toxic plants in or around your home, puppy proofing the house, buying a crate and supplies, finding a veterinarian, groomer, and trainer to work with, etc. In your puppy's go home bag, I provide a collar, some grooming supplies, The Puppy Primer book, a boy, a blankie, and a go home chew for the car ride.
I did Volhard Temperament testing at 7 weeks of age with my first litter paired with the PAWS Working Dog Evaluation to identify the performance prospects. I did the Avidog APET temperament test for my second litter and third litter. Structural evaluations will be done around 8 weeks old. Once both evaluations are complete, I will choose my keeper show puppy. Once I know which puppies are available I will start contacting Deposit holders by date of application to share information on the temperament testing and which puppy(ies) I feel would best fit your family's lifestyle. Each deposit holder will get 24 hours to make a choice before moving on to the next deposit holder.
I prefer puppies picked up at my home. In some circumstances, I may be able to meet up or deliver. This is considered case by case. At this time, I will not ship a puppy. At pick up, you will sign my contract (available for review upon request), we will answer any questions you have, and you can meet the dam (and in some cases the sire) to your puppy, too. Please plan to travel with your puppy in a crate, especially if its a long car ride. Your puppy will have been socialized to at least a few short car rides, but I cannot guarantee your puppy will not get car sick so bring some clean up supplies. Please bring a leash and plan ahead for puppy safe stops for your puppy to eliminate. Please do not take your puppy to any dog parks or areas frequented by other dogs on your car ride home.
Hopefully you have already prepared your home so that there is nothing left to do but have a quiet, bonding weekend with your puppy. Be mindful not to overwhelm your new puppy with too much activity or visitors its first few days home. You can begin training your puppy at home immediately. Prior to bed time its first night home, make your puppy familiar and aware of his sleeping area. Sprinkle treats in the kennel and leave the door open for your puppy to explore. You may want to consider putting puppy in a crate near where you sleep. Other things to help your puppy adjust is covering the crate, playing soft music or white noise, and providing something to chew on. Be sure to exercise and potty puppy before placing it in the crate for the night. Expect to wake for potty breaks in the night for a little while. Contact me for any support or with any questions you have. Please have your puppy seen by the vet soon after its arrival home and if you haven't already, sign up for a training class. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and the quality rearing here at my home can only take a puppy so far - it is your job to finish what I started!