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We are pleased to offer foundational extended skills development and training opportunities for your puppy. Participation in formal sessions of specific curriculum with outlined goals/objectives correlated with the puppy’s ability and attention span begins at 7 weeks of age.
Goal – Individualized program of desired duration gives your puppy a solid foundation.
Communication – Keeping you appraised throughout training of your puppy’s progress.
Written Report – Detailed summary of training procedures and puppy’s level of achievement for each skill/command.
Transition At Pickup – Directions given for your home environment for the absolute best transition results.
Ongoing Support – To assist with questions after puppy arrives at home.
3 Week Foundations Program
Skills Development includes, potty training basics, discourage biting, chewing and jumping, confidence with loud noise, car travel, ascending/descending stairs, relaxation during grooming and water play.
Socialization: Exposure/ playtime with children and adults, playtime with other dogs and awareness of cats, chickens, rabbits, horses and cows.
Basic Obedience: Sit, Off, Come to name, sound of disapproval and introduction to Stay.
In addition, your puppy will be crate trained 7 hours at night and 2 hours during the day and will be introduced to leash/harness walking and learning beginning leash walking behaviors such as sitting and waiting while stopping
5 Week Foundations Program
This program builds upon the the Stepping Stones 3 week program.
Your puppy will continue to be challenged in his skills development and socialization with increased exposures.
Basic Obedience will add here/come without name called first, increased duration of Stay command, Drop It and Kennel.
Your puppy will be crated trained 8 hours at night and 3 hours during the day and will learn to walk with a loose lead on the harness.
8 Week Intermediate Program
As your puppy grows, they will continue to be challenged through every day skills development and socialization.
Your puppy will be crate trained through the night and 4 hours during the day.
We will continue to increase time and duration on previously learned obedience commands and he will learn Heel, Let’s Go, Back, and will be introduced to Place.
He will learn to walk at heel on a loose lead and will follow appropriate sidewalk manners
13 Week Advanced Program
Our advanced program works on solidifying everything they have learned up to this point in training.
You puppy will be fully crate trained and will be ready to transition out of the crate should you chose to do that once your puppy transitions to your home.
He will be able to walk at heel on a loose lead and will also learn to walk off leash.
Most importantly, we will focus on working toward mastery of all 10 AKC Canine Good Citizen goals.
- Accepting a Stranger
- Sitting politely
- Appearance and Grooming
- Walking at heel on a loose lead
- Walking through a crowd
- Sit and down command and staying at place
- Coming when called
- Appropriate reactions to unknown dogs
- Appropriate Reaction to distraction.
Completion Age: 10 Weeks
Completion Age: 12 Weeks
Completion Age: 15 Weeks
Completion Age: 20 Weeks
Customized Training Program
We also offer a customized Training Program option. This program is tailored especially to your family’s individual needs and desired pick up date. We are able work on specific goals for families with Special Needs! Contact us for more information and pricing.
ENROLLMENT: In order to ensure the availability of the intensive time resources for each puppy, the number of puppies enrolled from each litter is limited – so reserve your space today!
Enrollment deposit is requested shortly after the puppies are born with additional payments based on duration of program and final payment due upon graduation.
In addition to her background in working with animals that culminated in the pursuit of dog training, she brings 15+ years of classroom experience as an autism specialist.
Her enjoyment of dogs began early in life, and Amy says what makes her job so fulfilling is “Each puppy has their own distinct disposition. I really enjoy getting to know them as individuals, discovering what makes each of them unique and then developing a plan to unlock their full potential. A real differentiation of the Doradoodles™ program is that I am involved in the puppy’s life beginning at birth.”
Testimonials courtesy of Cottage Gardens Puppy Academy.