S.T.A.R. Puppy Program – $5,560
The 8 Week S.T.A.R Puppy Program includes everything in the Starter & 6 Week program as well as continued training benefits that are achieved as your puppy continues to mature and their training is reinforced.
This program is designed for owners that would like a solid foundation on which to build personal future training goals. Your puppy should have a good and functional understanding of the Obedience commands. Your Puppy still needs to practice in new and varying situations to add reliability and difficulty to the obedience. Your Puppy has the ability to hold potty and be calm during confinement. Puppy also has a good understanding of appropriate vs inappropriate places to potty. Manners at this point are good and when your puppy tests limits reminders are very easy.
This program is not for anyone who wants a completely trained puppy. The 8 Week program represents 1/2 of our 16-week S.U.P.E.R. Puppy Program. You are always able to extend your stay at any time.
8 Week Training Program Goals:
The 8 Week S.T.A.R Puppy Program includes everything in the Starter & 6 week program as well as continued training benefits that are achieved as your puppy continues to mature and their training is reinforced.
Progressions on all commands by fading lures and adding difficulty
→ Solidify ability to focus
→ Progression of SIT
→ Progression of DOWN
→ Progression of Leash Walking
→ Progression of COME
→ Progression of LEAVE IT
→ Introduction of SAY HI/ TOUCH
→ Introduction of STAY
→ Limit opportunities for mistakes
→ Reward good choices
→ Ignore bad choices
→ 8 hours quiet and potty accident-free at night
→ Quiet during nap times
→ Stay ahead of the puppy’s needs while loose
→ Puppy is becoming more consistent to indicate needs
Personality & Temperament
→ Continue Socialization to household
→ Weekly Health Check
→ Weekly Video Updates
*Your puppy will receive around-the-clock care (24/7), in trainers’ homes, for the length of time enrolled in our program.
Our puppies are all weaned and ready to go home, or enter our Doodle Prep School, at eight to Twelve weeks of age depending on size. All puppies enrolled in Doodle Prep School are kept current on their vaccinations and each puppy is examined by our veterinarians as part of their regular health checkups.
Puppies completing our 8 Weeks of training will have a stronger and more solid understanding of appropriate household manners, such as: not walking between your feet, jumping up, or destroying inappropriate objects. Jumping up, mouthing (puppy nipping), chewing are well under control at the end of this period.
Here is what you can expect in our 2nd Block, the 8 Week Training Program:
Evaluation by Trainer supervisor that the goals for STARTER & STAR puppy program have been achieved. A certificate of completion is given.
Puppies will be understanding what is expected of them. Potty training has become more consistent as the puppy should be actively trying to go in the right places and hold it in the wrong ones. They will still require a great deal of attention to continue the potty training in your home, as well as reinforcement of all the rules we have been working on with them. Please keep in mind that it is not possible for a puppy to be reliably house-trained until the puppy has matured, which is usually between the ages of 6-8 months.
Your puppy will be on a schedule of eating, drinking, and going potty to make house training much easier. This schedule is based on your puppy’s needs at this point in training. You will receive a copy of this schedule.
Your puppy will be crate trained. Meaning in most cases, your puppy can hold potty and remain quiet overnight and for a few hours during the day.
Your puppy will be well-socialized. Your puppy has had ample exposure to household and neighborhood sights, sounds, and smells. They are now ready for adding new experiences out in the world.
Your puppy will be introduced to the four feedback words of “good”, “nope”, “okay” and “leave it” to aid in communication.
Problems such as jumping up, mouthing (puppy nipping), and chewing are rare and should be well under control. Occasional reminders may still be needed in new or exciting situations.
Your puppy will be familiar with taking and following treats and wearing a collar and leash. Many new puppy owners do not realize how important this is in the training process, and that this does not come naturally to a puppy. It must be taught before the puppy can progress in their training.
Your puppy will have a progressed understanding of the obedience commands of knowing his name, “sit”, “down”, “come”, “touch”, to say “hi”, “stay” and “leave it” with minimal difficulty.
Your puppy will be introduced to basic grooming and maintenance such as brushing, ear cleaning, nail trimming, and teeth brushing.
Your puppy will receive age appropriate vaccinations and dewormer as they apply to your puppy’s health schedule while in training.
We are dedicated to providing the right puppy for your family.
If at any time the puppy develops behaviors that we do not feel are suitable for your family, we will advise you immediately and look for a more suitable puppy for your family. We want you and your puppy to be the PERFECT match.
**However Prep School fees beyond Block 1 are non-transferable and non-refundable.**
• Cassie Bear Ball
• Cow Hoof Chew Toy
• Hard Crate for Training /Travel
• Access to our Doodle Prep School exclusive training videos ($299 Value)
• Age Appropriate Vaccinations & Deworming (9 weeks Vaccination will be given)
• Transitional Support for the Training Completed
• Going Home Video