Our training program for our English Golden Retriever puppies has been a huge success!

Baxter is just as happy go lucky as a good little boy could be! HE is always smiling!!! We are starting advanced training next Sunday for eight weeks and then the “Canine College” for eight weeks. He is the absolute best behaved dog in the class. There are four other dogs (all around Baxter's age) that are going through the next two courses with Baxter and I – he has a lot of good friends!
~TF, Florida
Again, thank you for such a great start with Baxter; he is amazing!

Here at Wisteria Goldens we were hearing from families that wanted a puppy, but not necessarily all the events which come with getting a new puppy; crate training, leash training, basic commands…

Ripley, Wisteria Goldens puppySo, we designed a unique training program exclusively for our families, to help puppies make the transition from leaving our home, to going to yours. What we discovered is a puppy introduced to the training process here with us gives them a great foundation for continued training once they are with you.

Our training program has been so successful that many families are requesting we keep their puppy longer before coming to their home.

All our puppies are raised using our Developmental Puppy Program, and our training programs are designed to continue and further develop their training.

The number of puppies attending prep school at the same time is limited in order to maximize each individual puppy’s time with the trainer. Early enrollment is recommended.

We have put together a few different options to fit the different needs families are looking for:

Introduction to “Formal” Training: (8 – 10 weeks old $500 Weekly with a Minimum of Two Weeks)

This program includes an introduction to:

  • Familiar with and knows name
  • Crate Training and Housebreaking
  • Introduced to treats and following “baited” commands
  • Introduced to basic commands (verbally & hand-signals) sit, down, up, off
  • Introduced to collar/leash and walking on the leash
  • Vaccinations required
  • Basic grooming: bathing, brushing, ear cleaning, nails trimmed

Pups just arrivedThis training program continues from our Developmental Puppy Program and transitions your puppy from life away from littermates to the human family environment. This training program introduces basic manners, the potty/crate training process, establishes a routine for the puppy, introduction to basic commands, and builds a solid foundation for continued training after going home with you. It is perfect for families that want a head-start on the training process. This is an introductory program only and is not for anyone that wants a completely trained puppy. Crate training and commands will not be “mastered” at this age.

Puppies will still require a great deal of attention to continued potty training, commands, good manners, and establishing a routine.

My husband and I are so happy with her, she is such a gentle dog, very well behaved, good listener…perfect fit for our family. The kids are in love. We could not be more thrilled at how well she has come into our home and just fit right in. She's only been her a few hours and we are just in awe of her. She's absolutely perfect.
~ SF, Pennsylvania

Basic “Formal Training”: (8 – 12 Weeks Old – $2,000)

  • 8 – 10 week old training, plus
  • Continued crate training, sleeping all night in the crate
  • House Training
  • Leash walking
  • Traveling in the car
  • Vaccinations required
  • Continued development of basic commands; sit, down, up, off, kennel…
  • Introduction to commands: let’s go, this way, easy, leave it, wait, come, right here, “uh uh”, good, and yes.

This training program continues the basic training and introduces more basic commands. The puppy should be comfortable on the grooming table, being groomed & having ears cleaned, go into the crate quietly, and be very solid with “rewarded” commands. Your puppy should be starting to associate hand signals with the commands and walking nicely on leash and respond to que's outside during walks.

Vega StayThis program is for families who work outside the home during the day or very busy families. The puppies who have completed our 4 week training program are through some of the initial puppy stage and because they have developed more skills and have more training are more focused and responsive to what is being asked of them. This training provides more practice to develop consistent results with basic training commands. This training provides a good solid start to their puppy's training.

Please note: It is not possible for a puppy to be 100% reliably house-trained until they are fully matured, which is approximately 6 to 8 months. Accidents though should be minimal.

All programs include weekly update via email, pictures, ongoing vet care, worming, and any required vaccinations while in our care. Your puppy will come home with a video detailing the training process with your individual puppy, and instructions to continue the training process with your puppy.  The 8 to 12 week training program also includes a collar, leash, crate and crate liner.