Only love can make a dog wag his tail
Our story started when we were searching for the first puppy to welcome into our family. As clueless first time owners, we learnt from the internet that it was important to see a puppy’s parents and make sure that the parents are in good health, before buying any puppy.
With this information, we visited the local pet shops and pet farms hoping to tick off the puppy selection checklist we have gathered online. To our horror, every pet shop dismissed our requests as impossible. We were not allowed to see or interact with our puppy’s parents, nor did we receive any information on the parents’ health and temperament.
Overtime, we also noticed that many of our close friends and family who did have the opportunity to do due diligence on the origins of their puppies ended up paying exorbitant amounts in vet bills for many genetic diseases which their puppies later developed.
All our puppies from our breeders are raised using the Puppy Culture method. This programme explores in detail the critical early periods of development that each puppy goes through as well as what breeders can do to increase the odds of raising a happy, socially successful, and trainable dog. Puppies’ brains are like sponges, that absorb and process information much faster than an older dog at this young age. They reach different milestones almost weekly, for the first few months of their lives. Each week, our breeders take actions and steps to help puppies reach their full potential. Puppies have very little fear during their first few weeks, making them very curious to new experiences. Our breeders introduce various objects, noises and experiences that they may encounter during their lifetime, in a positive way to teach them to approach new things with curiosity rather than fear. We introduce enrichment items at the appropriate time, as well as work with each puppy on startle and recovery reflex. All our puppies are well-socialised with humans of all ages, as well as other dogs.
All our puppies have had a headstart to basic obedience training before their arrival in Singapore. From 4 weeks’ of age, our puppies are introduced to crate training, as well as toilet training – the larger puppies are usually taught to go potty on grass or artificial grass, while the smaller puppies are taught to potty on a pee pad or pee tray. Siblings from the same litter are also taught to sleep in separate crates after they wean from mummy, instilling independence in them from Day 1. This helps to ensure that our lovely puppies have a seamless transition into their new homes.
All our breeders are trained to raise our puppies using Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) program between day 3-16, when puppies are in their early development stage. These exercises were originally developed by the US military and are used to “wake up” the neurological system of the puppy. Puppies toes are gently stimulated, they are held in different positions and are put on a cold cloth for 3-5 seconds. These short exercises lead to immediate and life physiological results including:
In addition, long-term studies show that dogs who were raised with ENS show greater performance in problemsolving, exploratory skills, learning and performance potential. This results in a calmer, more trainable dog with a better temperament.
Pet Me Please has established a trusted network of reputable breeders in European cities where animal protection and breeding laws are stringent and transparent. Our breeders are carefully evaluated and selected via our 10-step Breeder Selection Process and most are forerunners of the industry, possessing at least 25-30 years of dog breeding experience.
We are also the only pet shop in Singapore to have a dedicated breeder screening team located on the ground in the respective European countries to assist us with handpicking each and every puppy which we import.
We understand that first time buyers require a lot of guidance, support and one-to-one attention on ongoing pet care questions, as owning a dog for the first time is a daunting task that few will warn you about. As such, we are dedicated to being the pillar of support for all our puppy buyers.
As part of the Pet Me Please family, all our puppy buyers can expect to receive ongoing one-to-one support from us on any and all pet care questions ranging from the types of products to purchase for the puppy, the optimal nutrition/diet for the puppy (including best pet brands, supplements such as probiotics, fish oils, rosehip etc) and puppy training support.
We can guarantee that ALL our puppies come from reputable breeders who breed their dogs in loving, home environments with children and other animals, to ensure early socialization in the puppies and a smooth transition to their new families.