Wisteria Goldens, top breeders of English Cream Golden Retrievers since 2004, has recently introduced the Puppy Prep Academy to aid new puppy owners in training their pets. "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, and basic commands," says owner Debbie Franklin. "So, we designed a unique training program exclusively for our families, to help puppies make the transition from our home to their new one."
Wisteria Goldens' trainer, Melissa, works with every pup from the first week of life until they leave for their "forever" home. The puppies are introduced to new sights and sounds, meet the resident cat, are handled and groomed, and begin learning about crates and doggie doors, giving them a great foundation. The new Puppy Prep Academy takes this training even further, offering an introduction to formal training starting at eight weeks. Puppies learn basic commands such as sit and down, learn to respond to their name, and are introduced to a collar and leash.
This training takes much of the pressure off new puppy owners, allowing them to enjoy their new family member without all the headaches that typically comes with a furry friend. For English Cream Goldens, already known for their good temperament, this added training virtually ensures a wonderful family pet.
Formal training is offered as well, including an "at home with the trainer" program that gives pet owners the opportunity to have their new pup live with a professional trainer while learning critical skills every dog needs. Owners are encouraged to continue their dog's education after the training period has ended. "While these puppies do well with [many] commands, they will need continued training in order to master the commands." says Mrs. Franklin.
For details about this new program, or to learn how you can take advantage of this unique service, visit wisteriagoldens.com/.