Crate training, socialization skills, basic obedience, and manners are essential for all puppies. At Eagleridge Goldens, we gladly handle these tasks for you! Our Training Program employs positive reinforcement, consistency, and patience to ensure your puppy excels. We cover vaccinations and micro-chipping, saving you expenses and vet trips. Plus, our trained puppies are excellent candidates for service dogs.
At 7 weeks of age, puppies will be put through distraction, temperament, and focus testing. Those who score the highest will be selected for our Training Program. Beginning at 8 weeks of age until the age of 16-18 weeks, puppies will be trained each day. The following are things that your puppy will learn in our program:
How to walk nicely on a leash
Sit, down, stay, come, place
During the 8 weeks of training, we strongly encourage new owners to come up once every 1-2 weeks to practice the training routine with the pup. In doing this, the puppy will be more likely to recognize you and follow your commands when you bring them home. Upon bringing them home, you will still need to work with the puppy a few times a day, for no more than 5 minutes at a time, to establish yourself as the new pack leader.
Please note, the training program does not include housebreaking. The pups are trained here in our training facility where they are kept in indoor/outdoor runs with their classmates. They are free to go out to potty whenever they need. Therefore when they come home, they need to be brought out every 45-60 minutes for the first week to learn where the door is.