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Training Questions

By |2019-05-23T18:27:00-05:00May 22nd, 2019|

We Personalize Your Puppy's Training

Each family has a different priority when it comes to training and we want to focus on what the most important commands are for you. In order to meet your needs, please fill out the following questionnaire for us, so we can personalize your puppy’s training program.

Our Goals

Our goals are to get your puppy on a routine for housetraining, sleeping in the crate all night, and teaching the following commands:

  1. Sit
  2. Down
  3. Recall (Right Here/Come)
  4. Off (not to jump on you)
  5. Wait (at the door)
  6. Loose leash walking

We use the following commands in working with your puppy: Let’s Go, Right Here, This Way, Kennel

While puppies will be doing great here before they leave, there is […]

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Teething Puppy Training Guide

By |2017-02-23T08:59:10-05:00February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Goldens Health, Training & Tips, Wisteria Goldens Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

teething puppyPuppies are born without teeth. Their baby teeth will gradually come in, they will gradually lose them as their permanent teeth come in. Similar to a human baby but, the process takes a bit less time. The timeline varies. […]

Ramp Training Guide Socialization Exercise Step by Step

By |2016-12-15T15:53:44-05:00November 15th, 2016|Categories: Wisteria Goldens Blog|Tags: , , , , |


Ramp Training Guide Socialization Exercise Step by StepRamp Training Guide Socialization Exercise Step by Step

The training tips in Ramp Training Guide Socialization Exercise Step by Step are designed to allow your pet to become comfortable with an incline as well as the ramp. This is suited for puppies over 10 weeks old and dogs of any age.

Ramps are good for a dog who:

1) Needs assistance climbing steps,

2) Is in training for obstacle courses, or

3) Needs assistance getting in and out of vehicles (the back of an SUV for example).

Ramp Training Guide Safety

Make sure the ramp is secure before prompting the dog to get on it. Read all instructions. Check the ramp each time you begin training to ensure no foreign objects are present and the […]

Training Playtime

By |2016-09-09T19:21:34-05:00September 8th, 2016|Categories: Training & Tips, Wisteria Goldens Blog|Tags: , , , |

Training PlaytimeTraining, socialization, and positive experiences can all be incorporated into a puppy’s training playtime. Playtime is an important part of your puppy’s routine. It is important to be mindful of the training tips even while playing.

Playtime is a great time to show consistency in positive training. Socialization skills she has learned will begin to blossom during playtime as well.

Training Playtime and Socialization

Playtime is more casual than training time yet it is a perfect time to introduce socialization skills which expand your puppies experiences through touch (texture, toys, and people), sound (clicker, music, or toys), as well as other new experiences for her senses.

Introduce one new experience at a time and be watchful for her reaction. The main thing (as discussed in other socialization posts) is […]

Service Dogs Selection Training and Communication

By |2016-07-08T06:19:04-05:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: Training & Tips, Wisteria Goldens Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

service dog selection training and communicationThe difference between a service dog and a companion dog is primarily training. A companion dog can potentially have only a basic training background. He or she will have a natural ability to be a companion, friend, and help with small daily tasks.

A service dog will have specialized training for the job he or she is assigned. The variety of service dog training options has become as varied as people who need them.

Service Dog Checklist

When you need a service dog the important things to remember are:

  • Select a dog with a natural ability to learn the skills he will need to perform the job.

For many service dog jobs golden retrievers are used because […]

Puppy Training

By |2016-06-17T08:05:46-05:00June 16th, 2016|Categories: Getting Lifestyle Right, Goldens Health, Training & Tips, Wisteria Goldens Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Puppy TrainingToday we are sharing the improved update of our Puppy Training Guide Listing

This is a list of the Puppy Training Guides we have published on Wisteria Goldens’ Blog. The Listing page will provide you with answers to the most commonly asked questions about how to transition your puppy from Wisteria Ranch to your Forever Home, Nutrition, Socialization, Playtime, Training, Travel, Memories (Journal), and Health Care.

Puppy Training Guides

The list also includes some of our most popular Blog posts about caring for your dog as well. You’ll find a variety of topics like these popular guides.

Bringing Home New Puppy Transition Tips (preparation and welcoming your puppy to their Forever Home).

Puppy Love Head to Toe (a massage guide).

Puppy Photos — Tips for Getting a […]

Summer Dog Health Training Tips

By |2017-09-22T13:57:44-05:00May 24th, 2016|Categories: essential oils for dogs, Getting Lifestyle Right, Goldens Health, Training & Tips, Wisteria Goldens Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mr. Tom Cat is a big help around here playing and interacting with puppies.  He is usually close by whenever they are out to play.  He is 16 years old and slowing down a bit, but still loves to be around the puppies.Today we are gathering a list of blog posts to use as a guide to Summer Dog Health Training Tips. These are previously published topics we would like to have an easy guide to revisit or share for the first time with our new families.

Let us know if there are other topics you would like added to this list for easy reference.

Summer Dog Health Training Tips

  1. Pet Parents Guide […]

Pet Parent Guidance Practice l A New Baby Is Arriving l Dog Training Tips

By |2016-03-07T22:59:42-05:00March 10th, 2016|Categories: Getting Lifestyle Right, Training & Tips, Wisteria Goldens Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Pet Parent Practice new baby is arriving a dog training by wisteria goldensThis is a guide to help Pet Parents prepare for a new baby in the home or small children visiting. Over the years, we have had opportunities to introduce new babies and children to our dogs.

This article is a summary of how to provide Pet Parent Guidance to your dog before and after introducing her to a new member of the family or a visitor. Preparation for new experiences is the foundation of Socialization Training. If you are aware of a new baby or child arriving plan ahead and practice with your dog so he is aware of the behavior which will please you when the baby arrives.

Pet Parent Guidance Practice

This is a list […]

14 Basic On Cue Behaviors List Dog Training Commands

By |2016-02-08T11:30:36-05:00February 11th, 2016|Categories: Wisteria Goldens Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

On Cue Communication Development 14 Basic Behaviors Wisteria Goldens English Cream Golden Retriever Dog Training Getting Lifestyle Right seriesThis is 14 Basic On Cue Behaviors List of Dog Training Commands you can incorporate into your training practice sessions with your dog. Remember to use the gradual process discussed in our previous post (On Cue Communication Development for Dog Training) to gradually build understanding. Watch for each of these behaviors and respond at the level of training you are currently practicing (Examples: Clicker, Reward, Verbal Command, Hand or Body Signals (motion), and/or Eye Moment).

These 14 Basic On Cue Behaviors commonly naturally accrue during your day.  If they don’t you may eventually need to lure your dog into a situation to practice them. The “Let’s Socialize […]

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