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One of Euro GoldenDoodles’ unique distinctions is our professional extended puppy training program, called the Puppy Training Institute. We focus on four core areas of training, and we offer multiple graduate levels depending on the amount of training you wish for your new Goldendoodle puppy to have. Our core areas are House Training, Obedience Training, Socialization Training and Outside Training. Click on each tab to learn the basis for each focus area.

  • Crate trained– this is training them to be used to being in a crate at night, for feeding & for breaks. They learn to sleep through the night.
  • Potty trained– training the pups to hold the restroom indoors.
  • Chew trained– training them what to chew and what not to chew.
  • Bite trained– training them not to be aggressive or bite humans.
  • Jump trained– training them not to jump up on couches, people, chairs, etc…

Every day we spend 4-5 hours working with house training alone. It takes a large amount of consistency, patience and time for a puppy to master house training.

Below you will find further details on each graduate level and the goals for each area of focus. Each level builds on the previous one.

NOTE: Click the GOLD link below each section to reveal more information for that stage.

Every day we take each individual puppy and works on each command. This takes a lot of time and skill but by 12 weeks of age most pups are better trained than pups 12 months of age in these areas!

  • “Sit”– voice & hand commands
  • “Stay”– voice & hand commands
  • “Down”– voice & hand commands
  • “Come”– voice & hand commands
  • “Off”– voice & hand commands
  • “Sit/Stay”– voice & hand commands
  • “Down/Stay”– voice & hand commands
  • “Place” – go to a designated dog cot and remain there until released.
  • “Stair Trained”– one of the hardest areas we work on every day is going up and down stairs fluidly. Many Goldendoodles have issues with the stairs.
  • Stranger Trained– each puppy goes on multiple schedule “field trips” to various safe locations to get them use to different people. They are taken to pet friendly stores and are handled weekly by strangers. We have multiple guest over our homes for visits from our church, our Christian school and from our family getting each puppy used to every type of personality, gender & race.
  • Child Trained– We have many children that come over from our school/church that play with the pups occasionally.
  • Vet Trained– Pups are use to be handling by a veterinarian. Every precaution is taken to assure the pups have “happy visits” when they are there.
  • Noise Trained– Between the vacuum cleaner, to hair dryer, to industrial fan, to television…each puppy is use to hearing loud noises and are not fearful of them.
  • Grooming Trained– Pups are continuously given baths and are accustomed to being bathed, blow dried, nails clip, ears cleaned and even their teeth brushed.
  • Leash Trained– every day, each individual puppy is trained how to appropriately walk on a leash. This is also associated with “heeling” or making sure the puppy walks beside you. We train each pup to walk on a certain side, not to walk ahead or drag behind. They are taken up stairs and down stairs on a leash. They are trained on a harness and eventually moved to a collar.
  • Car Trained– every week we take the pups are field trips to help with socialization and car sickness. Our goal is to have each puppy use to riding in a vehicle and not experience motion sickness.
  • Spot Trained– from the beginning, each puppy is trained to use the restroom in a certain area. With the right technique, each puppy is spot trained by 6 weeks of age. They are continually spot trained for the remainder of training and can be easily spot trained when they go home. In other words, the client can determine where specifically they want their puppy to use the restroom!
  • Thunderstorm Trained– we make sure every puppy is use to all types of loud noises including thunderstorms. We have yet to have 1 puppy develop a phobia of thunderstorms.

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Bio Sensor Training

Starts at 3 days and ends at 16 days of age

The U.S. Military in their canine program developed a method that still serves as a guide to what works. In an effort to improve the performance of dogs used for military purposes, a program called “Bio Sensor” was developed.

The U.S. Military in their canine program developed a method that still serves as a guide to what works. In an effort to improve the performance of dogs used for military purposes, a program called “Bio Sensor” was developed. Later, it became known to the public as the “Super Dog” Program. Based on years of research, the military learned that early neurological stimulation exercises could have important and lasting effects.

Their studies confirmed that there are specific time periods early in life when neurological stimulation has optimum results. The first period involves a window of time that begins at the third day of life and lasts until the sixteenth day. It is believed that because this interval of time is a period of rapid neurological growth and development, and therefore is of great importance to the individual.

The following exercises are each performed once per day on all puppies at Euro Goldendoodles:

  1. Tactile stimulation – holding the pup in one hand, the handler gently stimulates (tickles) the pup between the toes on any one foot using a Q-tip. It is not necessary to see that the pup is feeling the tickle. Time of stimulation 3 – 5 seconds.
  2. Head held erect – using both hands, the pup is held perpendicular to the ground, (straight up), so that its head is directly above its tail. This is an upwards position. Time of stimulation 3 – 5 seconds.
  3. Head pointed down – holding the pup firmly with both hands the head is reversed and is pointed downward so that it is pointing towards the ground. Time of stimulation 3 – 5 seconds.
  4. Supine position – hold the pup so that its back is resting in the palm of both hands with its muzzle facing the ceiling. The pup while on its back is allowed to sleep. Time of stimulation 3-5 seconds.
  5. Thermal stimulation—use a damp towel that has been cooled in a refrigerator for at least five minutes. Place the pup on the towel, feet down. Do not restrain it from moving. Time of stimulation 3-5 seconds.

Five benefits have been observed in canines that were exposed to the Bio Sensor stimulation exercises. The benefits noted were:

  1. Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rate)
  2. Stronger heart beats,
  3. Stronger adrenal glands,
  4. More tolerance to stress, and
  5. Greater resistance to disease.

To find out more information on the Bio Sensor training, CLICK HERE to download a PDF with all the details.

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Puppy Academy

Starts at 5 weeks and ends at 12 weeks of age

We train all of our puppies in this program and it begins once the puppies are weaned at around 4-5 weeks old and continues till the puppy is 12 weeks old. Below gives a detailed listing of what’s covered in each extended puppy training program.

We train all of our Goldendoodle puppies in this program and it begins once the puppies are weaned at around 5-6 weeks old, and continues until the puppy is 12 weeks old. Graduates from this program will already be much further ahead than a typical puppy, and will have the base training required to go further into the Puppy Training Institute.

1. House Training Goals

  • Crate trained-be crated 6 hours at night without having an accident.
  • Potty trained– be able to hold restroom for 1 hour during the day
  • Chew trained– understand the word “no” when chewing something they shouldn’t
  • Bite trained– understand the word “no” when play biting too hard
  • Jump trained– begin to understand the word “off” when they jump up

3. Socialization Training Goals

  • Stranger Trained– acclimated to being picked up and handled by various people that work with us. Since pup is not yet inoculated they still won’t leave our facilities but will experience ongoing socialization will all employees and visitors.
  • Child Trained– all pups will be introduced to my young daughter, clients’ children and our niece and nephews.
  • Cat Trained– since they are not inoculated we limit exposure to other animals…even our cat
  • Vet Trained– able to be picked up and taken into vet without incident
  • Noise Trained– accustomed to a television at regular levels. Still may have some issues with blow dryer and very loud new sounds.
  • Grooming Trained– to be comfortable and calm while being bathed, ears cleaned and dried. Still may have some issues with blow dryer and many pups have issues with nail clippings. They experience nail trimming and baths often, which helps reduce anxiety over time and repeated exposure.

2. Obedience Training Goals

  • Sit“- obey sit verbally and with a combination of verbal & hand commands
  • Stay” – stay from a distance of 5 feet for a duration of 5 seconds
  • Down“- obey down with a combination of verbal & hand commands
  • Come“- to come with a high-pitched peppy voice from short distances
  • Off“- to understand that “off” means not to jump up
  • Down/Stay“- to hold a “down” position for a distance of 5 feet for a duration of 5 seconds
  • Stair Trained– to be able to slowly make it up and down stairs

4. Outside Training Goals

  • Leash Trained– to walk on the left side with limited distraction and pull. To begin to “auto-sit.”
  • Car Trained– to take a ride without having any potty accidents for a duration of 2-3 hours.
  • Spot Trained– to consistently eliminate in a specified area with pine shavings.
  • Thunderstorm Trained– to never have any issues with thunderstorms whatsoever.

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Canine College

Starts at 12 weeks and ends at 16 weeks of age

Once they have completed Puppy Academy, all of our Goldendoodle puppies are automatically enrolled in our next level of training, Canine College. This stage builds on the 250 hours of training the puppies have already received with another 100 hours.

Once they have completed Puppy Academy, all of our Goldendoodle puppies are automatically enrolled in our next level of training, Canine College. This stage builds on the 250 hours of training the puppies have already received, adding another intense 4 weeks of House Training, Obedience Training, Socialization Training and Outside Training. This allows each puppy to mature further on an emotional and mental level, while also becoming even more potty trained and solidify the commands they have learned.

Because no puppy is perfect, we believe this additional training is the key to reinforcing the goals set forth in the first 12 weeks of their life. In the end, each puppy will have around 350 hours of training after Canine College.

It is usually during Canine College that each puppy starts to realize they are being trained, and the progress speeds up tremendously once this happens(usually around 10-12 weeks of age). And this is why we put every Goldendoodle puppy through Canine College, because it is crucial that we enforce good behavior and habits while the puppies are so eager to learn.

House Training Goals

  • Crate trained-be crated 7-8 hours at night with no accidents.
  • Potty trained– able to wait 2 hours during the day between restrooms.
  • Chew trained– understand the word “no” quickly when chewing something they shouldn’t.
  • Bite trained– to rarely mouth hands and if so understand the word “no” immediately when play mouthing too hard.
  • Jump trained– to avoid jumping up and if they do they respond to the word “off” quickly.

Socialization Training Goals

  • Stranger Trained– get used to being picked up and handled by those who work with Euro Goldendoodles. Since pup is not yet inoculated they still be restricted mostly to interactions with employees and guests.
  • Child Trained– to become comfortable being played with by the large number of children in our family and extended family who are around frequently.
  • Cat Trained– since they are not inoculated we limit exposure to other animals…even our cat
  • Vet Trained– to learn how to handle themselves properly while entering the vet.
  • Noise Trained– to become more comfortable with loud noises, particularly the television and blow dryer. Some issues may still exist, but overall progress will be made.
  • Grooming Trained– get used to being cleaned and groomed, including having very few issues with nail clipping. This goal also helps with the blow dryer comfort.

Obedience Training Goals

  • Sit“- to obey verbal command alone and hand command alone.
  • Stay” – to stay from a distance of 10 feet for a duration of 10 seconds.
  • Down“- to obey verbal command alone, as well as combined with the hand command.
  • Come“- to respond to command given in peppy voice from a distance of 20 feet.
  • Off“- to respond quickly to the word “off” and know it means not to jump up.
  • Sit/Stay“- to hold a “sit” position for a distance of 5 feet for a duration of 5 seconds.
  • Down/Stay“- to hold a “down” position for a distance of 10 feet for a duration of 10 seconds
  • Place Trained– to go on command to our designated “place”…a Kuranda Dog Cot and stay there at a distance of 5 feet for a duration of 5 seconds.
  • Stair Trained– to be able to go up and down stairs at a reasonable pace

Outside Training Goals

  • Leash Trained– to be able to handle a moderate amount of distractions while walking on our left side. They must also be able to “auto sit” with relatively few mistakes when we stop.
  • Car Trained– to hold their restroom for up to 3 hours during a trip and avoid becoming car sick as much as possible.
  • Spot Trained– learn to consistently potty in a designated area using pine shavings.
  • Thunderstorm Trained– to become fully comfortable with thunderstorms and have no issues whatsoever.

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Master’s Program

Starts at 16 weeks and ends at 20 weeks of age

Our Master’s Program is where our pups are able to gain more freedom and interact with the outside world. During the first 16 weeks of their lives, we protect each puppy to avoid any risk of disease. Once our Master’s Program starts, our pups will be allowed to expand their training.

Our Master’s Program is where our pups are able to gain more freedom and interact with the outside world. At this time, all of our Goldendoodle puppies will have their full range of shots, including distemper, parvo, kennel cough, rabies and more. During the first 16 weeks of their lives, we protect each puppy to avoid any risk of disease. Once our Master’s Program starts, our pups will be allowed to expand their training and they will be taken into more locations and be allowed to interact with the world around them.

We build upon our Puppy Academy & Canine College programs with the following training:

  • Distraction Training – We take our distraction training to new levels during our Master’s Program. As our puppies mature, we want to improve their focus and reinforce the commands they have learned to this point. This helps make their transition into new environments, like your home, easier.
  • Extensive “Stay” Training– During our Puppy Academy program, each puppy learns the “stay” and “come” commands. However, their ability to hold the “Stay” command for longer periods of time is limited to typically around 5 seconds during Puppy Academy and 10 seconds during Canine College. During out Master’s Program, we aim to increase this average to 30 seconds. We focus on *consistency and increasing maturity, which increases greatly once a puppy has reached 5 months of age. This allows them to hold each command significantly longer.
  • Extensive “Come” Training– We believe the “Come” command is one of the most important commands for a new Goldendoodle puppy to learn, but also one of the most difficult. While younger puppies(around 8 weeks old) in our program are taught to come, they frequently will get to a point where they don’t WANT to come around 10-14 weeks old. The willpower of a puppy as it grows will become stronger, and simple distractions like bugs or sticks can overcome their desire to “come”. So we continue to work on this command until each puppy in the Master’s Program is trained to come over longer and longer distances. As each puppy matures, they gain consistency and are more than willing to run to us, even if it takes a little bribery!
  • Extensive Socialization– During our Master’s Program, each of our Goldendoodle puppies is introduced to more people and locations. We take them on field trips and also allow them to interact with our frequent guests at our business, along with church friends and family who are around throughout the week.

Below are the specific goals for our Master’s Program

House Training Goals

  • Crate trained-be crated 8-9 hours at night without having an accident.
  • Potty trained– able to hold restroom for 3 hours during the day.
  • Chew trained– to rarely chew something inappropriate while someone is present and respond to the word “no” immediately when chewing something they shouldn’t.
  • Bite trained– to never bite hands.
  • Jump trained– to start noticeably restraining jumping up and if they do they respond to the word “off” immediately when they jump up

Socialization Training Goals

  • Stranger Trained– at 16 weeks old all pups are fully inoculated and are free to be taken out on various field trips to stores, the city and to a local Christian school. These pups will be used to being handled by many strangers because of the weekly field trips.
  • Child Trained– since pup is inoculated they will be taken to Southview Christian School and introduced to dozens of children under careful eyes. This field trip significantly increases their comfort level with children.
  • Cat Trained– once fully inoculated, pups will be able to meet our cat and get used to seeing her
  • Vet Trained– able to walk into the vet without incident
  • Noise Trained– calm and relaxed with a television at louder levels. To be fairly comfortable with the blow dryer. Still may have minor issues with very loud new sounds.
  • Grooming Trained– used to baths, ears cleanings and being dried. May have minor issues with blow dryer and no issues with nail clippings.

Obedience Training Goals

  • Sit“- to master response to verbal command alone and consistently obey hand signals alone.
  • Stay” – stay from a distance of 15 feet for a duration of 15 seconds with limited distractions.
  • Down“- to master response to verbal command alone and hand signal alone.
  • Come“- to obey command given with a normal voice from a distance of 30 feet.
  • Off“- to consistently not jump up but if they occasionally, to respond to the word “off” immediately and know it means not to jump up.
  • Sit/Stay“- to hold a “sit” position at a distance of 10 feet for up to 10 seconds
  • Down/Stay“- to hold a “down” position at a distance of 15 feet for up to 15 seconds
  • Place Trained– to go to our designated “place”…a Kuranda Dog Cot and stay there at a distance of 10 feet for up to 10 seconds.
  • Stair Trained– to go up and down stairs at a regular pace

Outside Training Goals

  • Leash Trained– to walk on the left side with several distractions and rarely pull. They will also “auto-sit” when we stop walking with very few mistakes
  • Car Trained– able to take a ride without having any potty accidents for up to 4 hours and rarely ever get car sick.
  • Spot Trained– fully accustomed to eliminating in a designated spot with pine shaving.
  • Thunderstorm Trained– to never have any issues with thunderstorms whatsoever

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Doggy Doctorate

Starts at 20 weeks and ends at 6 months of age

If you want the most extensive training possible for your English Goldendoodle puppy, we offer our Doggy Doctorate program. This program provides your Goldendoodle with double the amount of training offered in our Canine College program.

If you want the most extensive training possible for your English Goldendoodle puppy, we offer our Doggy Doctorate program. This program provides your Goldendoodle with double the amount of training offered in our Canine College program. Doggy Doctorate is perfect for those who wish to have the most mature puppy possible, or those who don’t wish to avoid the younger puppy phase.

Our Doggy Doctorate puppies have even more time to strengthen the basic skills taught in our Puppy Academy , Canine College, and Master’s programs. Skills such as sit, shake, lay, come, walking on a leash, stairs training, potty training and more are further enhanced to make your puppy mature and ready to join your family. In total, Doggy Doctorate puppies will partake in more than 600 hours of training.

In addition to the skills taught during Puppy Academy, Canine College and Master’s Program, our Doggy Doctorate puppies learn the following:

  • Customized Command Training– While our Puppy Academy and Canine College pups gain essential training to learn basic commands, it is uncommon for them to have a full grasp on every command. Due to the smaller number of pups who go through our Doggy Doctorate program, we are able to give each puppy further training in these commands customized based on each puppy’s needs and weaknesses.
  • Additional Command Training– Doggy Doctorate goes beyond the basic commands taught in Puppy Academy and Canine College. Several new commands are introduced, such as “shake”, “roll-over” and more. This allows the puppies to remain sharp as they learn to deal with new concepts that are introduced by our trainers as well as their future owners.
  • Extended Potty Training– A big part of the potty training process is being able to trust your puppy to be left alone for a short time without potty accidents. During Puppy Academy, our puppies can typically last between 30 and 60 minutes, with Canine College pups lasting twice as long. Most Doggy Doctorate puppies learn to hold their restroom up to 4 hours, and some as much as a well-trained adult. While this doesn’t mean you can leave them alone in the house for extended period of time just yet, it does mean you can leave them alone MUCH longer than a Canine College puppy.
  • Extensive Chew Training– Goldendoodles are known to enjoy chewing. From furniture, clothing, shoes, books and other property, Goldendoodle puppies may chew on it. There is no way to prevent them from chewing on everything, but as the puppy is taught and matures, they tend to eliminate these bad habits. Doggy Doctorate puppies are much further along in this process than those in Canine College.
  • Enhanced Socialization Training– All Canine College graduates receive their full set of vaccinations, which prepares them to be able to go anywhere and interact more with the world outside our facilities. We will frequently take Doggy Doctorate pups to new places and allow them to meet new people, teaching them social skills and etiquette. Our pups are very often complimented as the most well-behaved puppies around because of this training!
  • Specialized Training– Every Goldendoodle puppy is different, and the needs of every owner are different as well. As a result, you may have some specific requests for the training of your puppy. Whether you wish for your puppy to be better acquainted with being in a car, a better swimmer, or better at playing catch in the back yard, we will work with your Goldendoodle on the unique skills that your lifestyle may require.

House Training Goals

  • Crate trained-be crated 9-10 hours at night without having an accident.
  • Potty trained– able to hold restroom for 3-4 hours during the day and begin giving owner signals to communicate a need to eliminate.
  • Chew trained– to never chew something inappropriate while people are present and respond to the word “no” immediately when chewing something they shouldn’t.
  • Bite trained– to never bite hands.
  • Jump trained– To rarely jump up and if they do, response to “off” is immediate.

Socialization Training Goals

  • Stranger Trained– in 5 more weeks of field trips they will be introduced to dozens of strangers appropriately and will be able to handle new people in most situations without incident.
  • Child Trained– they will have 2 field trips to the Christian School and will be handled by dozens of children. They will be taught how to respond better to young children and be very patient with them.
  • Cat Trained– since inoculation, pups will be able to meet our cat several times and get use to seeing her and even playing with her…if she’s in the mood.
  • Vet Trained– to walk into the vet without incident
  • Noise Trained– accustomed to a television at louder levels. To rarely have issues with blow dryer. Will also have fewer issues with very loud new sounds.
  • Grooming Trained– to be calm and relaxed while being bathed, ears cleaned, dried and nails clipped.

Obedience Training Goals

  • Sit“- to master response to the “sit” verbal command and hand signal, when given independently of each other.
  • Stay” – able to hold a stay at a distance of 30 feet for up to 30 seconds with limited distractions.
  • Down“- to master response to the “down” verbal command and hand signal when given independently of each other.
  • Come“- to obey the “come” command give in a normal voice from a distance of 45 feet and given in a quiet, low voice from a distance of 10 feet.
  • Off“- to rarely jump up but if they do, they respond to “off” immediately.
  • Sit/Stay“- to hold a “sit” position at a distance of 15 feet for a duration of 15 seconds with limited distractions
  • Down/Stay“- to hold a “down” position at a distance of 30 feet for a duration of 30 seconds with limited distractions
  • Place Trained– able to go to our designated “place”…a Kuranda Dog Cot and stay there at a distance of 30 feet for a duration of 30 seconds.
  • Stair Trained– able to go up and down stairs at a good pace

Outside Training Goals

  • Leash Trained– to walk on the left side with several distractions and never pull. They will also “auto-sit” when we stop walking with no mistakes. To walk at a varied pace, and with a variety of people, and still do a fairly good job.
  • Car Trained– able to take a ride without having any potty accidents for several hours and rarely get car sick.
  • Spot Trained– consistently eliminating in a specified potty spot with pine shavings.
  • Thunderstorm Trained– to never have any issues with thunderstorms.

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*Disclaimer: Puppies, like people, are not robots and do not graduate Puppy Academy, Canine College, or Doggy Doctorate all at the exact same level. Some pups will have harder times in certain areas and it is impossible to fully guarantee perfect training with every pup. The continuance of the commands has as much to do with the new family as our training so it is important for you to be prepared to keep the protocols given. Euro Goldendoodles do guarantee that they will have worked hundreds of hours with each puppy and will do everything possible to prepare your home for your new puppy. Euro Goldendoodles will provide lifetime of support so you can continue training and socializing your pup.

If you have any questions about our training program, you may also email us at info@eurogoldendoodles.com and we will be glad to help.