We believe dogs possess a spirit, that they feel happiness, boredom, frustration, sadness, fear, joy--a variety of emotions. We believe that we are responsible for the quality of our dogs lives. Because of this, we raise and nurture a limited number of exceptional quality old style, flat backed German Shepherds so that we can promote a high quality of life for each of our dogs. All of our dogs are OFA certified hips and elbows and MDR-1, DM negative. We do not maintain our German Shepherds in a kennel. Instead they run free on fifteen dog fenced acres.
We raise highly trainable, intelligent, naturally protective dogs, who are capable of deeply bonding with their people. By keeping the needs of our dogs foremost, we produce family companions who are not emotionally or mentally stifled. Our dogs are vibrant, alive, and ready to form a solid bond with their new families.
We raise our puppies using the Tre'Good method. A method that utilizes nature and positive reinforcement to develop our pups and young trained adults. We train our puppies and dogs in what we call functional family obedience. A combination of basic obedience and other commands which make living with your dog a joy at home and out in the world. We teach our dogs to listen to us but also teach them that we can hear what they are saying and that we will work in partnership with them. Take a look inside to learn more about our exceptional dogs.
We consider the environmental impact of our family operation, We take every effort to reduce our pawloution-- a term coined by V-Dog.
We feed our dogs a homemade, raw, organic, grass-fed meat and vegetable diet. We purchase our meat form small family farms. We add raw vegetables, super foods, and raw sweet potatoes to our pups homemade meals. Our therapy dogs eat a cooked meat and raw vegetable diet. Our dogs thrive on their diets. We are committed to developing the health, intelligence, and vitality of the puppies we raise. We want your new pup to live fully into his/her potential. The extra work and money we put into our dogs pays back a lifetime of dividends to the dog and his/her new owners.
We also compost all of our dogs waste with a worm composting method, so our pups poop doesn't end up wrapped in plastic in a waste dump.
A Beautiful Setting
We do not warehouse our dogs or keep them in kennels. Our dogs run free on fifteen dog-fenced acres in the high mountains of Northern Arizona. We maintain a limited number of exceptional quality German Shepherds, which allows us to bond each dog with a human of it's own. Each of our breeding dogs lives a normal family life. They are not maintained in a kennel for our ease of care. Our dogs are fit and muscular because of the freedom they have and because of their daily runs, hikes, or trail rides (with our horses).
Our dogs also travel with their humans. Over holidays, on vacations, or simply to the store with stop by the dog park. It is one of our top priorities that our dogs have real lives, not simply thirty minutes out of the kennel for training once or twice per day.