• Early Neurological stimulation (ENS) and Early scent Introduction (ESI)

    Nicki is here to introduce you to our pups’ morning routine starting at 3 days old up to when they are 16 days old.

    What are ENS and ESI for puppies?

    Early Neurological stimulation (ENS) and Early scent Introduction (ESI) ENS are simple exercises to which we expose our puppies from days 3-16 to help aid their development, resilience and coping mechanisms.

    These early puppy stimulation exercises don’t take long to perform but can pay off huge dividends in the long run.

    Benefits of introducing early puppy stimulation exercises

    • Boost brain development
    • Improves circulation and immune system
    • Stimulates the neurological system
    • Improves stress responses in later life
    • Encourages a daily physical check of each puppy

    ENS Tutorial for newborn puppies

    Early Neurological Stimulation is a concept developed by Dr Carmen Battaglia, a breeder, AKC judge, researcher and writer.

    It encompasses tactile stimulation, thermal stimulation and exposure to mild stressors, which improve your puppies’ stress responses.

  • Buying from a Breeder – SPCA Alberta

    As you might have heard on the news recently, some people have had some terrible experiences with so-called puppy breeder. In some cases, the puppies being sold didn’t even exist. In other cases, the puppies were birthed in puppy mills in very horrendous conditions.  In both cases, these experiences have been heartbreaking for the families involved.

    When looking to welcome a puppy into your family, it is crucial to do thorough research into potential breeders.

    Candice was asked by the Alberta SPCA organization to be part of a video segment on how to choose a puppy breeder. Being a reputable breeder herself, Candice shares what to look for when shopping for a breeder.


  • Bowl Boosters

    At Ooodles of Doodles, we really believe that it is best to feed our puppies with real healthy and nutritious foods. Today, Candice, shares with us ways to boost the nutrition content of our puppy’s meal.

  • Peanut Banana Coconut Bites

    Today, Candice takes us once again into her kitchen. On the menu is Penny’s favourite treats, Peanut Banana Coconut Bites.

    You will need:

    1 cup peanut butter melted

    1 cup coconut oil melted

    1 medium banana mashed

    Mix well using a hand mixer or whisk. Pour into silicone treat maker and freeze or refrigerate to set.

    Sit. Stay. Treat

  • Doods Favourite Meatballs

    At Ooodles of Doodles we really believe that your dog should be fed real healthy food. Real meat. Real fruits. Real veggies. So with that in mind, Candice invites you in her kitchen where she shares with you some of her favourite recipes.

    We start our recipe series today with Doods Favourite Meatbals. Enjoy!

    You will need:

    1 pound lean ground beef

    1 egg

    1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

    1/2 cup shredded carrot

    Fresh chopped parsley


    Mix all ingredients. Shape into meatballs. Cook at 350 for 15-20 minutes.