Stage Gulch Goldens has a long history of amazing therapy dogs, giving our puppies the best chance to have outstanding temperaments. Our goal is to raise puppies who are confident, stable, resilient, and loving. Stage Gulch Golden puppies are raised in our home and beginning shortly after the puppies are born, we introduce Puppy Culture and Avid Dog techniques. One of the many processes we use in our Puppy Culture program is called Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) and Early Scent Introduction (ESI). ENS and ESI are implemented from days 3-16 and help contribute to great improvements in their immune systems as well as stress tolerances and provide an "optimistic attitude toward life and with that, fewer behavior problems." At Stage Gulch Goldens we provide an enriching environment that optimizes brain development and we provide heavy socialization. The puppies are brought to our local church, into the community and sometimes even make it to nursing homes. During their stay at the ranch, we are able to bring them on nature walks around our walk and help them improve their confidence and problem solving skills. The puppies are also introduced to crate training and potty training. Together through these practices we have seen proven results and take pride in how our puppies grow and touch so many lives.