Caramel puppies

Above photo courtesy of Aron Galvan

Puppy Curriculum

The Badass Breeder Advanced Service Dog Curriculum is a revolutionary approach to raising puppies with the aim of empowering them to be their best selves. It encompasses a series of intentional and purposeful steps that guide emotional responses, meet innate needs, build confidence, and align with sensitive developmental benchmarks.

This empowering curriculum involves providing puppies with an environment that fosters their belief in themselves and their abilities. Each puppy’s emotional well-being is nurtured by addressing their needs in a specific order, ensuring they receive the necessary care and attention at the right time.

Furthermore, the curriculum focuses on instilling confidence in puppies through structured training and handling methods. This intentional approach allows them to develop a strong sense of self and navigate the world with assurance.

Early Neurological Stimulation

ENS, or Early Neurological Stimulation, encompasses the introduction of neurological experiences during the initial phases of a puppy’s life. The origins of the ENS training regimen can be traced back to a military-developed initiative known as the “bio-sensor” program. Dr. Carmen Battaglia played a pivotal role in both researching and promoting this concept, which eventually gained fame as the “Super Puppy Program.” Notably, puppies come into the world in a condition of utter vulnerability. Classified as an “altricial” species, they lack faculties like vision, hearing, and the capacity to regulate their body temperature. Their mobility is limited to a brief crawl, often aimed at seeking warmth in the proximity of their mother. This phase of dependence persists until the puppy reaches approximately two weeks of age. In stark contrast, “precocial” species are equipped with sensory capabilities from birth, along with the ability to maintain body temperature and even engage in rudimentary locomotion shortly after being born. The equine family stands as a prime example of a precocial species.

Early Scent Introduction

Early Scent Introduction (ESI) isn’t just a training routine – it’s an immersive journey that unlocks the astonishing potential hidden within your puppy’s sense of smell.

This meticulously curated expedition amplifies their innate ability to detect and respond to specific scents, laying down the foundation for a lifetime of unparalleled skills and profound bonds.

ESI involves acquainting your pup with a range of potent scents, each introduced briefly. Every day ushers in a new aroma, while we keenly observe and document your pup’s responses. Positive reactions arise when your furry friend displays curiosity and gravitates towards the scent. Conversely, any attempts to shy away from the scent are noted as negative reactions. Neutral responses indicate a more tempered reaction, suggesting a milder interest.

Health Tested Adults

By conducting genetic testing through Paw Print Genetics, we gain valuable knowledge about our adults’ genetic makeup. This allows us to make informed breeding decisions and ensure the healthiest possible puppies. We screen for a variety of genetic diseases and traits, helping us to minimize the risk of inherited disorders in our breeding program.

Certifications & Memberships

We are focused on breeding the best and plan carefully for healthy pups that turn into healthy adults throughout their life! It is important to our program that we stay educated and up-to-date on breed standards and care so that we can pass our knowledge onto you as new multi-generational ALD families.

You can find us on Good Dog where we are credited for excellent health standards and testing.

4-Leaf Labradoodles is committed to providing healthy dogs with good temperaments.

  • Our dogs meet the health screen requirements for the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA).
  • We use Paw Print Genetics to test our breeding dogs. Both the essential and supplemental panels are run on each dog to identify markers for over 15 diseases. Our dogs are bred to eliminate these markers to ensure we are providing healthy & happy future generations for the Australian Labradoodle breed.

Health Insurance

All of our puppies will go home with free health insurance for 30 days.

Puppy Online School

Train your dog from home with the easy-to-use and fun-to-follow online training program!


” I cannot imagine a more comfortable family to work with, much less their transparency with their desire for their dogs to have a forever home” 

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