In our view, this set of four DVDs, featuring Jane and a number of prominent experts (including Jean Donaldson and Carmen Battaglia among others), is one of the most important works to come out in recent years and is a must see for anyone who breeds dogs, or comes to own a young puppy, or who works with puppies on a professional basis. Puppy Culture explores in detail the critical early periods of development that each puppy goes through as well as what you can do to increase your odds of raising a happy, socially successful, and trainable dog. Most dog enthusiasts are aware of at least some of the recommended "socialization" activities discussed in many books. However, being able to see it in action along with the commentary of Jane and other experts makes it much more meaningful along with the fact that you not only learn what you should do but why you should do it.
If you're even thinking of breeding or buying a puppy, Puppy Culture is for you -
Fascinating insight, deep wisdom and practical instruction for breeders, puppy owners, or anyone else who touches puppies We've assembled a team of leading veterinarians, behaviorists, and breeders to follow a litter of puppies as they pass through critical development periods in their first 12 weeks of life. You'll receive step-by-step instructions and helpful advice for what breeders and puppy owners should do at every critical juncture in order to raise well-socialized puppies with the fundamental skills needed to take their place in our homes and in our hearts.
The Information You Need, When You Need It. From early neurological stimulation, to emotional resiliency exercise, to leash walking, potty training, and problem prevention, Puppy Culture is your complete guide! Puppy Culture's encyclopedic material is organized into 3 to 10 minutes sections on a logical, week-by-week timeline, and comes with an easy-to-follow index so you can find what you want, when you want it.
The Proof Is In The Puppies. We dispel common myths and mistakes in puppy rearing, and we show you what really works. We used one of our own litters in the film and tracked them from whelping box to three years old, so you could see the profound, almost unbelievable results of the Puppy Culture program unfold before your eyes.
You'll watch it once for fun, and then over and then over and over again as a reference. Puppy Culture's warm and entertaining format belies it's practical, instructional content, and deep scientific foundations. Our experts explain the principles behind Puppy Culture's rearing and socialization protocols, always in an easy to understand and approachable fashion. You'll come away with a new and clear understanding of puppies and how to raise them into our human world.
What experts are saying about Puppy Culture:
I believe that watching Puppy Culture is one of the most important steps breeders and owners can take to insure their dogs can live well in this world.
Melanie Whitehair, Sandstone Bull Terriers and former rescue chair for the Bull Terrier Club of America
...there has been a real shortage of science-based, best-practices information for anyone caring for a litter of puppies from before birth until they go to their new homes. This DVD collection brings together wonderful information, clearly explained and illustrated...I have to congratulate Jane Killion on a wonderful production that will provide tremendous benefit to dogs and their humans.
Cindy Bennett Martin, Certified Training Partner for the Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Behavior and Training, and a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
Puppy Culture is entertaining which completely drew me in and yet, manages to provide a wealth of information and the research to back it up. The professional presentation and wonderful graphics of the package promise a high quality film and indeed, the promise is delivered. It is the quality I would expect from major producers of documentaries and films.
Carolyn Lincoln, DVM, owner of Play To Behave LLC, Veterinary Behavior Counseling and Corresponding secretary for the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior