An established training Academy that works!
Training your English Goldendoodle or Olde English Goldendoodle is an incredibly important aspect of having a well rounded pet. If you don’t take the time to properly train your puppy in the early stages, you will have consequences to deal with later on in your dog’s life. The reality in todays world is that many people don’t have the time to properly train a young puppy. The puppy then develops bad habits that become very difficult to control when the puppy is an adult.
Over the years we were asked if we offer a training program of any kind for the Goldendoodles we breed. It was often well meaning people who had the time to care for a dog but they understood that training a puppy was another whole ball game. After careful consideration, we began a puppy imprint training program.
We understand that proper training methods are paramount when training a puppy. Here at Doodle Creek, we use positive reinforcement methods only and the results have proven to be incredibly successful. All our trainers have been trained under Canine Correspondence Studies; an positive reinforcement based program known worldwide. They are professionals at what they do and they are passionate dog lovers! Over the past number of years we have put over 120 puppies through our puppy imprinting program! Visit our Trained Goldendoodle Testimonials page to see what people are saying about their trained puppies from Doodle Creek.
A large part of dog training is having an intuitive trainer who totally understands a dog’s language of communication. Once a trainer understands this, it becomes second nature to develop our precious puppies into well behaved, well trained dogs with an amazing foundation for their new owners to build on.
How our puppy imprint program is different
Through our years of experience, we have learned so much about training and what works best for both the client and the puppy. Many trainers who offer training simply come to your house once or twice a week for an hour long session to work with you and the puppy. At Doodle Creek, the puppies in the imprint program live with the trainers 24/7 for the entire length of the program. This gives the puppy the best start to life because they are living in an environment which mimics really life. They are under the direction of a professional who understands dog behaviour and dog training.
Our imprint training is a 12 week program. We came up with the 12 week program after a few years of opening our training academy. Many people ask us why it needs to be so long. They sometimes ask if we offer a 4 or 8 week program. We found with the shorter term training, clients were not getting the reinforced behaviour they expect. When we have the puppy for the entire 12 weeks, we are able to have their behaviours well established and they will be further along in the house training (pretty much 100% house trained).
How we select our puppies for the imprint training program
When a Goldendoodle puppy is chosen for the imprint training program, we select the top picks in the litter. Many people ask how we determine which the best puppies in the litter are. As an experienced breeder, we are able to know what a puppy will look like as an adult and we’ll have a good idea of what temperament they will have.
We select the puppies for the training based on the puppy who exhibits the following:
perfect coat type
the best looks
the best temperament
You truly are getting the best picks in the litter when you select a trained puppy from Doodle Creek. These are special puppies for sure!
What do the trainers teach the puppy during the Puppy Imprint Training?
Our trainers work tirelessly to ensure your puppy comes to your home without making messes in the house. While every puppy learns at a different pace, the puppies are typically housetrained by the end of 12 weeks. Clients are always enthused with the fact that they don’t need to worry about all the messes that come with an untrained eight week old puppy.
All our trainers use the crate training method to house train the puppies. This is a very effective way to house train a puppy and it also teaches them not be anxious when they need to be confined. Most puppies actually end up enjoying the crate; it ends up being their den that they go to for sleeping even during the day.
I see so many dogs walking down the streets who are completely out of control. This is because proper leash training was never instilled in the puppy at a young age. Our trainers work with your puppy to create good leash manners.
“Sit” is a command that is so important. When a dog has a good sit, you are able to control excitable behaviour. This is such a valuable tool and sets your dog up for success when they have learned the sit command well.
The stay position is important to learn as a young puppy. It teaches self restraint even when unsupervised. A good stay is important because it gives you complete control of the dog without using force.
A good recall is important when you are wanting the dog to return to your side after a run in the back yard or at the off leash park. There is nothing more frustrating than a dog who will not come back when called. Our trainers work hard to make sure the puppies have a good recall. This will need continual reinforcement until the dog becomes an adult.
A dog who doesn’t know the down position will often tend to be an annoyance to the owner and to visitors coming over to your house. It is always important to teach your dog to stay down/off of other humans and our trainers give your dog an excellent foundation in this area.
*Keep in mind the importance of continuing on with the training instilled into these puppies to ensure you have success into the future.
Do your trained Goldendoodle puppies transition well to their new owners after the training is completed?
This is a question that we get ask numerous times. The answer is yes! Most of our puppies will not skip a beat when they move to their new home. Our trainers do an amazing job of socializing the puppies to ensure they are well acclimated to entering new surroundings. The trainers do a fantastic job of making sure you know everything about the puppy you have selected and they will help you make the transition an easy one.
When you pick up your trained puppy, the trainer will spend as much time as you need to make sure you are totally comfortable and ready to take your puppy home. If you are prepared and know the puppy’s current routine at the time you take your puppy home, the transition should be almost seamless.
If I get a trained Goldendoodle puppy what can I expect from Doodle Creek?
Communication between the trainer and client
When you reserve a trained puppy from Doodle Creek, we always put you in touch with the trainer who is working with your puppy. We believe that communication is important and you will be updated once a week on your puppy’s progress. The trainer will either text, call or email you updates. If you live in the area, you are welcome to come for visits during the training process as well.
Lots of helpful information
We understand that many people who want to use our training services are not familiar with training a dog and so we make sure you are educated and know all the ins and outs of what your dog has been trained. We also provide resources to help you continue the training even after you take your puppy home.
Lifetime trainer support
Our commitment to you is to offer lifetime support to anyone who purchases a trained puppy from us. You are free to contact the Doodle Creek trainer who has trained your puppy anytime for advice and direction. If you have any questions about anything training related, the trainer will be there for you. If you have any questions about the puppy in general, Doodle Creek will be here to support you!
Is a trained Goldendoodle puppy for me?
Everyone’s circumstances in life are different. While many can manage the training themselves, there are others who find this service very supportive.
A few questions to ask yourself:
Will I have the time to properly train a new puppy?
Am I able to commit to the extra time it will take to go to puppy classes if I don’t do the imprint training at Doodle Creek?
Am I able to commit to the extra cost of having a puppy trained through the imprinting program Doodle Creek offers?
If I do decide to train the puppy myself, will I stay true to my decision in order to set my puppy up for success and becoming a good canine citizen?
Will training the puppy myself only cause my family to stress out and become overwhelmed?
Many people are fully capable to train their own puppy but being professionals, they just don’t have the time it takes to properly train their new puppy. This is where Doodle Creek’s imprint training program shines!