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EverDoodles for Families with Particular Needs

Dog Breeder/Trainer of Allergy-Friendly, Calm, AFFORDABLE Mini-Goldendoodle Puppies from OFA/DNA Reg, lines in Lynchburg, VA
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Our EVERDOODLES FACEBOOK page has been stifled for the past 16 months by the fallout of the QUARANTINE CRISIS. What lots of people do not realize what it was like whenever thousands of people were desperate for puppies at that time. We had to shut everything down just to serve 35–40 extra famili...

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Available puppies can be seen on our YouTube channel, Lisa's EverDoodles:
Follow the LINK—> MENU—> VIDEOS—>scroll through the most recent videos.
This channel is made to prepare families for their puppies Homecoming Day. If you see a puppy that has been declared available, you must immediately...

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We have parental health clearances on our puppies, both OFA & DNA. The profiles for DNA and our Penn Hip clearances are available through The Mamas and Papas Section.

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Testimonials

3 weeks ago
UPDATE: Our Ryder had his first vet appointment (took a month because they were so booked). The vet said he was adorable. That he was way ahead of the curve on training and potty training for his age. And he’s really healthy. He is SUCH a good dog. We had friends over today that have two special needs kids and Ryder could sense it. He was paying particular attention to one of the kids that is non verbal. He was sitting right beside him most of the afternoon. He even briefly crawled up on the boy’s lap at one point, and the boy smiled. He didn’t jump on anyone and was easily redirected when he tried to puppy bite a couple of times playing. Our friends were really impressed with how well behaved a 3 1/2 month old puppy was! We cannot say enough about Lisa’s EverDoodles. Truly impressed and blessed with our boy. P.S. He loves floating around in the pool! I saw Lisa’s EverDoodles YouTube channel and loved her interactions with the pups. You can see how much she loves ...
- Heather Z
a month ago
We love Lisa's Everdoodles! Her love for her pups shows with all that she does as a breeder. She cares about finding good homes for the puppies, matching the right dog to the right home and educating the family on puppy ownership. We love Barkley and Lady!
Michelle
a month ago
We adopted a mini goldendoodle from Lisa and we do not have one regret! Lisa is incredible, so helpful, informative, and accommodating. Her puppies are not only beautiful, but so well taken care of and loved. If you go to Lisa’s home and watch her with the animals, you will see just how much these puppies love and adore her, and respect her training. We are so in love with our puppy Indy (formerly OrangeBoy), and we are so thankful for all of Lisa’s hard work. Thank you so so much, Lisa!!
- Amber S

The EverDoodles' Experience


THE EVERDOODLES STORY...  THE EARLY YEARS 
Our special needs breeding story was born out of a problem that might be universally relatable.... We simply needed a some extra cash that winter of 2005 for the cost of heat.  

Back in those days, we did not know much about "backyard breeding," but we sure loved our Golden Retriever, (GR) and thought everybody should have at least one. 

Unfortunately, while interviewing adoption families, we discovered that many of them had recently lost their beloved GR to cancers.   Several were YOUNG dogs.  They died with little warning and 
no medical explanation. 

But their love for the Golden Retriever breed prevailed, and they were willing to take a chance.

Worry about this mystery fueled our search for a healthier breed.  We found that, by adopting a standard poodle male, we would be adding “hybrid vigor” to our line of puppies. (Yay to that!)

These pups were going to be big, (some huge) ...and gentle.. and wonderful with the children and precious with small animals...
The most perfect family dogs on the planet are likely GoldenDoodles. 

FOREVERDOODLES 
When we adopted Indiana Bones, we built our business around the the domain,  "Foreverdoodles."  It fit , because we believe true adoption creates a family relationship that exists outside of time itself.
So we insist that our families take the concept of adoption very seriously. 

This is why we only breed zero-shedding, easy-to-train, no-nuisance, calm puppies. They are sort of like (perhaps easier than) children...(just more hairy).

Indiana (BONZEY) changed everything we thought we knew about puppies.  Our experience with his pups was about to reveal the potential of Goldendoodles, especially for families with particular (special) needs. 

PUPPY EARLY-TRAINING
Our interest in early-training began around Summer 2009 when our 6 wk-old Purple-Girl (PG) sustained a bad cut between her shoulder blades. 

She was brought inside, away from her siblings for several hours a day.  Inside,  she could get her nap in while hanging out with our older dogs, and she slept almost through the night in my bed .  
Her routine included Puppy Free-Play, protected by a duct-taped puppy jacket… (which was pure genius.)
 
It was 3-4 days, when I noticed something odd:  
Not only did she follow our trained dog's routine, but she held her urine until they answered the  Potty” call … 

In other words, she wanted to follow and copy the older dogs! ...That was huge!  

Somehow, we had discovered the KEY to early potty-training:   
Urine is a social event for ALL dogs. (We knew that, but we had never considered the implications with a young puppy.) 

Taking it further, we realized that urine is a language.  Puppies want to urinate where the other dogs urinate because, like all kids, they have something to SAY.  

When we realized we had accidentally potty-trained a 6-wk old doodle, it raised a profound question:  

 “What would WE CREATE if we put in just a little effort with EACH PUPPY before they go home?” 

THE HUNT  
I immediately launched a search for info that could explain these surprising results.

The most intriguing resources we found were based on the research of scientists, Scott and Fuller (1965).  Their findings formed the basis for the Biosensor Program (which is still used to prepare puppies for military service).  

Then we found several authors applied these findings in easy-to-read books. We learned specific routines that we (breeders) can do during the first 1-8 weeks of puppy development to enhance the training and coping abilities of our puppies. 

These small, brief stressors are actually good for the newborn pup's psychological development for special work environments.  

Oddly enough, we discovered the little exercises we were doing with the newborn pups,  gave us similar results with PG.  

We called it "desensitizing the puppies,"... just doing little things to the pups that mimmic their future home environment. Doing so would prevent fear of routine noises at home. 

We ran the vacuum right inside the birth box, so they would not fear it. We started by holding each newborn,  head slightly down or cradle position for a few seconds (completely unnatural).  

This program helped our doodles adapt quickly and smoothly into their new home at 9 weeks of age fully potty-trained. 

We got many of our ideas from our favorite, 
super-easy-reader book : "Super Puppy: How to Raise the Best Dog You'll Ever Have." 

We also found an obscure little resource called, "Just Say Good Dog." It taught us how to talk in a way that is understandable to a puppy.   

There are other contributors to to thank for guiding our philosophy of puppy development, ...like my favorite guru, Cesar Milan, “The Dog Whisperer.” 
Everything he does,  or writes in a book, is MY GO-TO-SOURCE to understand PACK BEHAVIOR and ALPHA LEADERSHIP. 


REAL LIFE ON the EVERDOODLES' HOMESTEAD
One thing we hear all the time, is that our puppies are unusually "CALM."  

Perhaps the reason for this is because I do not tolerate AGGRAVATING dogs.  Early-trained good behavior is something I expect. It is non-negotiable, because I am overwhelmed, while managing 9-18 pups/dogs with simple 1-2 word commands. 

We live according to what we have learned, so our way of doing things is very natural. Our interactions begin well-before our doodle puppies’ eyes are open, so they trust us like their mother. 

Our pups never know what it’s like to live in a kennel where they walk through their own excrement.  So, they do not form confusing habits by tracking it into their sleeping or eating area. This means that our pups will not blend those habits with the worst habit of eating it: (bleh!).  

They live in our home where we wipe the floors constantly to keep odors at a minimum. They want to go outside to eliminate. 

Life here flows very naturally, from a canine perspective. Puppy Early-Training now includes about TEN basic puppy commands before 9 weeks of age:  1.Off 2.Out. 3. Up 4.Go Potty. 5.Come Home. 6.Food Time. 6.Nap-time. 7.No Bark. 8.No Bite. 9.Outside. 10.Inside, and sometimes, 11.Sit.   

FAST-Forward to 2020 Now, we are embarking on a new generation of Mini-Goldendoodles led by our 21 lb. sire, Lil’Bo “Leo” Waggins, and his two sister-wives, Brandy and Daisy. We have joined the “big players” with ethical health clearances, certifications and super-generous health warranties. Yet we have remained small-enough to be accessible and comparatively affordable

We have hundreds of EverDoodles that are making a huge difference in their families and communities. We have a long list of doodle family members who are so enamored with their doodles.... They love to talk about our work here and what they think of us. 

SPECIAL NEEDS~
We do cater to families who NEED the special qualities of our puppies. 
1. Some families need the (guaranteed) non-shedding.  

2. Some are interested in the On-Premises Allergy Testing, or Life Time Training Support. 

3. Many of our Doods are companions to Special Needs adults and children, particularly those with problematic experiences,… such as autism, PTSD, depression, abuse or life-altering trauma. 

4. Many of our Doods are Pet Therapists and Medical Alert Dogs that provide life-saving work for their humans.  

5. In 2019, we became more aware that some families simply need AN OLDER TRAINED PUPPY. 
In one group, we find the adults in the home sometimes have LITTLE (or NO) EXPERIENCE WITH DOGS. They are uncomfortable with the overwhelming task of raising and training a puppy.  
It is often THEIR CHILDREN who have been BEGGING FOR THE PUPPY for MANY YEARS. But these families need a breeder like us that provides an older trained puppy and a LOT OF TRAINING SUPPORT to build their confidence as a family.

FOR OTHER FAMILIES, it is the opposite: THEIR PAST EXPERIENCES of raising puppies brings back memories! It is a lot of hard work.  They do NOT want to go through THAT AGAIN! 
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7160 Meadowbrook Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
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