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TURNKEY PUPPY PROGRAM

What is a Turn Key puppy?
A turn key puppy is a puppy that goes home to you trained in obedience, house trained, and much more. If you are leading a busy life and the thought of a chewing, peeing, pooping, whining, jumping puppy is just to daunting.  Yet you can't live without the companionship a dog offers. A turnkey puppy is for you!

Which quote is yours?

"I want a companion, but I have a busy schedule......
“The kids want a puppy but I don’t have the time to train it.”
“I don’t need to put up with all the chewing, peeing, pooping and jumping.”


If one or more of these are your quote, here is the solution.
What you need is a Turn Key puppy.

All training takes place at our facility and your puppy lives as a part of our family.  


  • All turnkey puppy prices include  hands on lessons with your puppy and trainer.  

  • ​As well as FaceTime, email or phone calls with your trainer for a month to help with any additional training questions.  

  • Each week your trainer will send you an update on how your puppy is doing with training, including a video or pictures.   

  • All commands taught to the puppy will need to be conditioned throughout its life. 



 Turnkey Training short list:

Turnkey puppies come home up to date on vaccinations, worming and microchipped (if choose).   House broke, and well mannered. Turnkey puppies are with our trainer from 8 weeks to 20 weeks.   That's 90 days of full time handling and training for your puppy. 

 During the 90 days spent with the our trainer, your puppy will be introduced to the following training and behaviors:

  • Sitting

  • Laying down

  • Coming when called

  • Not pulling on the leash

  • Heeling (walking beside, paying attention)

  • Dropping something in her mouth

  • Leaving an object alone

  • Be calm when seeking medical attention

  • Being calm for grooming 

  • Being able to pass other dogs without greeting

  • Not jumping on people

  • Be able to play with her owner and other dogs in an appropriate manner

  • Be able to be passive in outside environments that the owner frequents

  • Be calm in the car

  • Not being possessive over food, chew bones or toys

  • Tricks​

       
All commands taught to the puppy will need to be conditioned throughout its life.  
All of the commands and experiences listed above will be appropriate for the 20 week age of the puppy.



We us a positive reinforcement training method, with the end goal of raising a dog that is well behaved and pleasant for everyone to be around. The underlying principle of this type of training is simple, reward wanted behavior and ignore or correct unwanted behavior. The reward can be a treat , toy or praise and a correction can be a verbal “NO” to bring back attention to the handler.  
The philosophy behind this training is that a dog requires consistency, intelligibility, discipline and patience from it’s handler/owner. The right nurture and training from puppyhood is very important to form a dog that is both happy and well mannered. 
I use treats as one way to introduce new exercises and to encourage wanted behaviors. But I also want the dog to express its own uniqueness during training through play, non-verbal communication and by forming a bond where the dog genuinely wants to do things with and for his/her human. 

Training Method used:

During the time your puppy spends in training, emphasis will be placed on teaching your dog to understand how to live in harmony with its family, through life situation. The curriculum includes accentuating the following ideals, boundaries, and rules:

  • The puppy needs to be respectful of the house, as well as, all of your belongings.  Toys and treats are available for playtime, rewards, or puppy teething.  But all other objects are off limits for reward or play. Your puppy will have a crate and a separate bed.  All furniture is off limits. 

  • We want to create an environment to foster and nurture a happy and playful dog.  However, playtime can not be all of the time; and the puppy needs to understand when it’s time to listen, lie down, and relax. 

  • Walks are supposed to be fun for both dog and human.  To achieve this, emphasis must be placed on learning to walk nicely on a leash, understanding how and when to heel, and cooperating with instant recall.

  • Your puppy will already love everyone it meets, but it also needs to learn to do so in a calm and respectful manner.  No jumping, whining, barking, or other unwanted behaviors when greeting humans or other animals. 

  • Going on adventures with your dog should be a joyous experience.  Therefore, the puppy needs to learn to be calm and laying down when traveling in a vehicle. The goal here is form a lasting connection for the puppy to create the habit of car=nap time.

  • A dog showing possessiveness over food or toys is an unacceptable trait that can too easily lead to aggression.  All playtime with other dogs is supervised. 

  • Nighttime is for sleeping and rest.  A healthy amount of exercise and routine is the key here, and they will always get their morning exercise and breakfast at a reasonable hour.  A crate will be used to help with the process of achieving potty training and discouraging any nighttime mischief.  Utilization of crate training is important for the first few months, until the puppy is well behaved enough and understands its role in the home. We encourage the use of the kennel as the dog gets older as a "safe spot' for them.


​In addition to these daily learning moments; your puppy can experience going on hikes and frequent local feed/hardware stores and downtowns.  This will help introduce your puppy too busy environments and greetings other animals and people.  At our facility your puppy will live as a part of the family.  It will also have two calm and well mannered canine role models to snuggle with and look up to. 

We believe that in doing all of this, we will have created a solid foundation for you and your puppy to grow with as you begin your new life together.


Key elements to the training of your puppy/young dog: 
Sitting
Laying down 
Staying 
Coming when called
Not pulling on leash
Heeling (walking beside, paying attention)
Dropping something in its mouth
Leaving an object alone 
Be calm when seeking medical attention or when groomed
Be able to pass other dogs without greeting
Not jumping up on people
Be able to ignore wildlife
Not care about and/or watch out for traffic
Be able to play with its owner and other dogs in a nice way
Be able to be passive in outside environments that the owner frequents. 
Love and respect given and received.