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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. 

Euro Goldendoodles offers six different levels of training. Click below to learn about each one.

Puppy Preschool

Puppy Academy

Canine College

Master's Program

Doggy Doctorate

Double Doggy Doctorate

Our core areas are House Training, Obedience Training, Socialization Training and Outside Training. Click below for a breakdown on each focus area.

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.

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.

Puppy PreSchool

Starts at 3 days and ends at 8 weeks of age

Our training actually starts at day 3 of birth with Early Neurological Stimulation and go through age appropriate socialization techniques taught through Puppy Culture. We then introduce puppies to the concepts that will lay the groundwork for more advanced training programs.

The goal for our Pre-School graduates is to just introduce them to the basic obedience commands, plus get them used th the concepts of crate training, potty training, and socializing with other puppies.

The Puppy PreSchool program is the same training we provide our Goldendoodles in Puppy Academy, but with 4 weeks less of training. Puppies who graduate from Puppy PreSchool will have starting grasp on each concept, but will require additional dedicated and structured work at home (either by you or another trainer) to reinforce and further their training.

This program is designed for parents who wish to take their Goldendoodle puppy home sooner.

House Training Goals

  • Crate training-puppies will be begin eating in and begin getting accustomed to their crates
  • Potty trained– we will take each puppy to potty every 1.5 hours at night, and every 45 minutes during the day

Obedience Training Goals

Puppies will be introduced to basic commands and begin the process of both understanding and following, but will by no means have mastered them. The following commands are covered:

  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Down
  • Come
  • Off
  • Place
  • Kennel

Puppies will also be introduced to wearing a lead and begin learning how to walk properly on a lead. They will also begin walking up and down small stairs. We will provide you with information on their status for these commands, and you will need to continue this training at home daily to reinforce the expected behaviors.

Socialization Training Goals

 In Euro Goldendoodles Socialization Training we are introducing a puppy to other dogs, animals, and humans in varying looks, sizes, and ages.

  • Physical Handling –  Since puppies have yet to be fully inoculated we take precautions and restrict exposure to employees and special guests. They are getting  used to being picked up and handled by the Euro Goldendoodle team. 
  • Basic interaction training – puppies will be introduced to older dogs, kids, and their trainers. They will remain at our facilities, but there will be regular interaction with others throughout the facility.​​

Desensitization Training Goals

  • Veterinary Care– Pups are becoming more comfortable with being handled by a veterinarian. Every precaution is taken to assure the pups have “happy visits” when they are there.
  • Groomingpuppies are becoming more comfortable with their basic bath time routine. They still might be uncomfortable with blow dryers and nail trims but we try to expose them to these often to help reduce anxiety over time.
  • Soundspups are exposed to certain sounds like the TV, music, and even a vacuum at a distance.
  • Vehicles– we begin exposure to riding in a car in a kennel or riding loose .(but restricted to the back seat area only)

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 4-6 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.

This program is 250 hours of all inclusive training from of our 4 core areas – house training, obedience training, socialization, and desensitization.

House Training Goals

  • Crate trained-be crated 4 hours at night without having an accident.
  • Potty trained– be able to wait up to 1 hour between restroom breaks while playing in the house with your supervision
  • Chew trained– understand the word “no” or “ah- ah” when chewing something they shouldn’t
  • Jump trained– begin to understand and respond to the word “off” when they jump up on you or furniture.
  • 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.

Obedience Training Goals

At least 5 days a week we take each individual puppy and work on each command. This takes a lot of time and skill but our pups have more training than an average puppy of the same age!

  • 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 with the combination of verbal & hand signals.
  • Off– begin to understand “off” when they jump up on you or furniture. 
  • Place– get onto a kuranda cot with guidance of hand signal along with the verbal command.
  • Leash Etiquette– walking on the left side in a loose-leash heel position with limited pulling in a low distraction environment. Begin to auto-sit.
  • Stair Trained– to be able to slowly make it up and down stairs.
  • Kennel– go into kennel with guidance of hand signals alongside verbal command.

Socialization Training Goals

 

Socialization Training is the next core area of training. In Euro Goldendoodles Socialization Training we are introducing a puppy to other dogs and humans in varying looks, sizes, and ages.

  • Physical Handling– Since your puppy has yet to be fully inoculated we take extra precautions and restrict exposure to mostly employees and guests. That being said, they have gotten used to being picked up and handled by the Euro Goldendoodle team.
  • Stranger and Child Trained– all pups are introduced to the owners’ young children and extended family, this gives them exposure on how to appropriately play with smaller children.
  • Other dogs– they meet, greet, play with, and /or interact with age and size appropriate size at our facility.

Desensitization Training Goals

 

The next core area of training is desensitization. At this stage of life, desensitization goes hand in hand with socialization and many times overlap one another. At Euro Goldendoodles we define desensitization training as teaching a puppy to be calm and confident with new activities and environments. With our training program, we start exposure early on and make happy associations.

  • Vet Trained– able to be picked up and taken into vet.  A typical dog of any age struggles with vet visits. We get a head start to make sure puppies have happy vet visits and associations with the veterinary office
  • Grooming Trainedtrained with their basic bath time routine so they will be comfortable and calm while being bathed and brushed – they still might be uncomfortable with blow dryers and nail trims but we try to expose them to these often to help reduce anxiety over time.
  • Soundspuppy is accustomed to being around certain sounds – such as the television at regular volumes and vacuums, but will still most likely be uncomfortable around very loud new sounds.
  • Vehicle’sbegin exposure to riding in a car. We pick them up and put them into the car since they are not yet able to jump into and out of the car yet. Your puppy will be getting more comfortable with riding in the car either in a kennel or loose (but restricted to the back seat area only). There are some dogs, just like people, that get motion sickness. By taking our puppies for car rides at an early age, we set our puppies up for success to help them feel more comfortable and confident riding in the car

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. Puppies at this age have a higher emotional and mental maturity level than those in the Puppy Academy Program. For example, the goals for house training and crate training double from Puppy Academy to Canine College.

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 Desensitization 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). 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 6 hours at night with no accidents.
  • Potty trained– able to wait up to 2 hours between restroom breaks while playing in the house with your supervision. 
  • Chew trainedunderstand “no” or “ah -ah” when found chewing on something they shouldn’t.
  • Jump trainedbegin to avoid jumping but understand and respond to the command “off” when they jump up on you or on furniture.

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.

Obedience Training Goals

At least 5 days a week we take each individual puppy and work on each command. This takes a lot of time and skill but our pups have more training than an average puppy of the same age!

  • Sit– to obey verbal command in combination with hand command together.
  • Stay – to stay from a distance of 10 feet for a duration of 10 seconds with verbal command in combination with the hand signal.
  • Down– to obey verbal command in combination with the hand signal.
  • Cometo come with a high-pitched peppy voice from 20 feet with the combination of verbal & hand signals
  • Offunderstand off when they jump up on you or on furniture with the combination of verbal & hand signals.
  • Place get onto a kuranda cot with verbal “place” command and stay there at a distance of 10 feet for a duration of 10 seconds.
  • Leash Etiquettewalking on the left side in a loose-leash heel position with relatively few mistakes and can handle a moderate amount of distractions while training. Pup may get distracted on occasion but will get right back into focus
  • Stair Trainedable to go up and down stairs at a reasonable pace.
  • Kennel– go into the kennel with verbal command and wait to be released.

Socialization Training Goals

Socialization Training is the next core area of training. In Euro Goldendoodles Socialization Training we are introducing a puppy to other dogs and humans in varying looks, sizes, and ages.

  • Physical HandlingSince your puppy has yet to be fully inoculated we take precautions and restrict exposure to mostly employees and guests. That being said, they have gotten used to being picked up and handled by the Euro Goldendoodle team.
  • Stranger and Child Trainedpuppies are more comfortable playing with the owners’ young children and extended family.
  • Other Dogsthey meet, greet, play with, and/or interact with age and size appropriate dogs at our facility.

Desensitization Training Goals

The next core area of training is desensitization. At this stage of life, desensitization goes hand in hand with socialization and many times overlap one another. At Euro Goldendoodles we define desensitization training as teaching a puppy to be calm and confident with new activities and environments. With our training program, we start exposure early on and make happy associations.

  • Vet Trainedpuppy has learned to behave appropriately during examinations. They have created happy associations and confidence with visiting the vet office.
  • Grooming Trainedpuppy is used to their basic bath time routine (being bathed and brushed). They are comfortable with nail trims and continue to make happy associations with the blow dryer.
  • Soundsto become more comfortable with loud noises, particularly the television and blow dryer. Some issues may still exist, but overall progress will be made.
  • Vehicle’spuppy has now had exposure to taking car rides and there is less of a chance they get car sick or have accidents during short car rides. We begin introducing loading up into a vehicle either by jumping in or using a ramp. We continue to build on these foundations through each of our training programs.

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, and rabies. 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.

A puppy will have 450 hours of training upon completion of this program.  

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 7 hours at night without having an accident.
  • Potty trainedable to wait up to three hours between restroom breaks while playing in the house with your supervision.
  • Chew trainedto rarely chew something inappropriate while someone is present and respond to the word “no” immediately when chewing something they shouldn’t.
  • Jump trained to start noticeably restraining jumping up and if they do they respond to the word “off” immediately when they jump up.

Obedience Training Goals

 

At least 5 days a week we take each individual puppy and work on each command. This takes a lot of time and skill but our pups have more training than an average puppy of the same age!

  • Sit– to master response to verbal command alone and consistently obey hand signals alone.
  • Staystay from a distance of 15 feet for a duration of 15 seconds with hand signal alone or the verbal command in combination with the hand signal.
  • Downmaster response hand signal alone or the verbal command in combination with the hand signal.
  • Cometo come with a normal voice from 30 feet with the combination of verbal & hand signals.
  • Off– to understand off when they jump up on you or on furniture. Start noticeably restraining jumping up
  • Place get onto a kuranda cot with verbal “place” command and stay there at a distance of 15 feet for a duration of 15 seconds.
  • Leash EtiquetteWalk on the left side while distractions are going on and rarely pull when in training mode. They will auto sit when you stop walking with very few mistakes.
  • Stair Trained– to go up and down stairs at a regular pace.
  • Kennelgo into the kennel with verbal command and settle and then wait to be released.

Socialization Training Goals

 

Socialization Training is the next core area of training. In Euro Goldendoodles Socialization Training we are introducing a puppy to other dogs and humans in varying looks, sizes, and ages.

  • Stranger Trainedat 16 weeks old all pups are fully inoculated and are free to be taken out on various field trips meeting and greeting all kinds of new people and pets in these environments
  • Child Trainedpups will be taken to various locations and introduced to many children under careful eyes.
  • Cat Trained– once fully inoculated, pups will be able to meet our cat and get used to seeing her.

Desensitization Training Goals

 

The next core area of training is desensitization. At this stage of life, desensitization goes hand in hand with socialization and many times overlap one another. At Euro Goldendoodles we define desensitization training as teaching a puppy to be calm and confident with new activities and environments. With our training program, we start exposure early on and make happy associations. 

 

In the previous program, Canine College, your puppy was getting quite comfortable with car rides. We continue to build upon this training in the Master’s Program by going on field trips.

  • Field TripsThey have gone to hardware stores, assisted living homes, schools, downtown, and farmers markets. On top of going to these new places, we also do short training sessions to improve their focus and reinforce commands. This desensitizes the puppies to people, noises, and commotion around them which will make your puppy more comfortable when you first start bringing him or her in public
  • Vet Trainedable to walk into the vet without incident.
  • Grooming TrainedThey also are used to bathing, getting their ears cleaned, and having their nails trimmed. You puppy is much more comfortable and confident with the blow dryer.
English Goldendoodle Training- Doggy Doctorate Program

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.

Our Doggy Doctorate program is one of our most popular training programs. This program provides your Goldendoodle with double the amount of training offered in our Canine College program.  They will have 600 hours of training upon completion of this program.

This program builds upon the Master’s Program by not only solidifying the obedience commands but also by building upon the 3 D’s in dog training: Distance, Duration, and Distraction. Doggy Doctorate is perfect for those who wish to have a mature puppy or those who wish to avoid the younger puppy phase. We continue to work on building your puppy’s training in new and various environments with even more socialization and desensitization through field trips. Like people, puppies have areas in which they are very strong and areas that they need a little more help. In the Doggy Doctorate program, we are able to work extensively in the areas that a puppy may need a little more work

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

  • Extended Potty TrainingA big part of the potty training process is being able to trust your puppy for a short time without potty accidents in the home. 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 potty 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 don’t have to take them out as much as you would a Canine College puppy.
  • Additional Command TrainingDoggy Doctorate goes beyond the basic commands taught in Puppy Academy and Canine College. Several new commands are introduced, such as “leave it” and “touch.” 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
  • Master All CommandsIt is rare for a Puppy Academy pup and not common for a Canine College pup to fully master EVERY command perfectly. Like people, puppies have strengths and areas that they need a little more help. In the Doggy Doctorate program we are able to work extensively in the areas that a puppy may need a little more work. What is a challenge truly varies widely from pup to pup. Some pups have a hard time laying “down,” others going up and down stairs, others “come,” etc… Our professional trainers will spend extra hours helping each pup reach their full potential.
  • Extensive Chew TrainingGoldendoodles 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, we help them eliminate these bad habits. Doggy Doctorate puppies are much further along in this process than those in Canine College.
  • Enhanced Socialization TrainingWe 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!

House Training Goals

  • Crate trained-be crated 9 hours at night without having an accident.
  • Potty trainedable to wait up to three hours between restroom breaks while playing in the house with your supervision and begin giving the owner signals to communicate a need to eliminate.
  • Chew trainedto 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.

Obedience Training Goals

  • Sitmaster response to the verbal command and hand signal, when given independently of each other.
  • Staystay from a distance of 30 feet for a duration of 30 seconds with limited distractions. Master response to the verbal command and hand signal, when given independently of each other.
  • Downmaster response to the verbal command and hand signal, when given independently of each other.
  • Cometo 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. Master response to the verbal command and hand signal, when given independently of each other.
  • Off– to rarely jump up but if they do, they respond to “off” immediately.
  • Place get onto a kuranda cot with verbal “place” command and stay there at a distance of 30 feet for a duration of 30 seconds.
  • Leash EtiquetteWalk on the left side while distractions are going on and rarely pull when in training mode. They will auto sit when you stop walking. To walk at a varied pace and with a variety of people, and still do a fairly good job.
  • Stair Trained– able to go up and down stairs at a good pace.
  • Kennelgo into the kennel with verbal command and settle and then wait to be released.

Socialization Training Goals

 

Socialization Training is the next core area of training. In Euro Goldendoodles Socialization Training we are introducing a puppy to other dogs and humans in varying looks, sizes, and ages.

  • 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 TrainedThey will have more interactions with kids and be able to respond politely with young children.
  • 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.

Desensitization Training Goals

 

The next core area of training is desensitization. At this stage of life, desensitization goes hand in hand with socialization and many times overlap one another. At Euro Goldendoodles we define desensitization training as teaching a puppy to be calm and confident with new activities and environments. With our training program, we start exposure early on and make happy associations.

  • Field TripsThey have gone to hardware stores, assisted living homes, schools, downtown, and farmers markets. They also go to dog-friendly department stores, busy outdoor shopping areas, parks, and playgrounds. We visit our local Fire Department for desensitization of loud sounds like the fire trucks, sirens, and horns. You puppy will gain even more confidence and have mastered many commands with distractions and commotion going on around them.
  • Vet TrainedAs with every program, we continue to make a happy and positive association with visiting our veterinarian. They will able to walk into the vet without incident.
  • Grooming TrainedThey are calm and relaxed while being bathed, getting their ears cleaned, having their nails trimmed, and being blow dried. .

Doggy Double Doctorate

Starts at 6 Months Old and ends at 8-12 months of age

Our Doggy Double Doctorate (DDD) program is our most extensive training level in our Puppy Training Institute and is perfect for the family that wants an older puppy that has the maturity and training of a well trained adult.

If you want the most extensive training possible for your Euro Goldendoodle puppy, we offer our Doggy Double Doctorate program. This program is unique because it doesn’t have an end date. The program starts at 6 months of age and can end up to 12 months of age.

Our Doggy Double Doctorate (DDD) program is our most extensive training level in our Puppy Training Institute and is perfect for the family that wants an older puppy that has the maturity and training of a well trained adult. Some families choose DDD because they want their puppy to be the thoroughly trained through our all-inclusive professional program. Others want a pup who has gone through DDD because they don’t care for the young puppy stage.

In addition to the skills taught during all the other training programs. DDD pups will learn the following:

  • Additional Command Trainingwe work with each DDD pup on some additional commands such as “wait” when opening doors, a true “heel,” and more. These are not the foundational commands taught in Puppy Academy/Canine College but they are keeping their little brains sharp and receptive to whatever new commands you have for them.
  • Extended Potty TrainingOur DDD dogs are able to hold their restroom like any mature adult. An average 10 month old can hold their restroom 5-6 hours during the day and all night long.
  • Extensive Chew TrainingGoldendoodles are notorious chewers….especially when they are losing their puppy teeth and growing in their adult teeth around 5-9 months of age. They love to chew and chew and chew. Goldendoodles in our home have chewed books, wood, corners of tables, shoes, clothes and even drywall. No matter how much training you give a your pup, there is no way to stop them from chewing altogether without you watching them carefully and allowing them to grow and mature. An 8+ month old Goldendoodle with 800 hours of training is MUCH more mature than a 4 month old Canine College pup. An average Goldendoodle gets over their chewing phase around 10-11 months of age, so the longer that the pup is in training the better for your pup…and the furniture.
  • Enhanced Socialization TrainingAgain, after Canine College, all the pups are fully vaccinated. We will continue sending them on field trips and expanding their horizons. They are taken home by our professional trainers and worked in new environments. They are walked and trained in a downtown city setting. They are trained extensively to adjust them to their new home, wherever that may be.
  • Specialized TrainingEvery 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 all night without having an accident or being vocal in the crate.
  • Potty trained
  • able to wait up to five hours between restroom breaks while playing in the house with your supervision and begin giving the 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. They are much more mature and trustworthy than a 6 month old.
  • Jump trained– To rarely jump up and if they do, response to “off” is immediate.

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 45 feet for up to 45 seconds with moderate 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 60 feet and given in a quiet, low voice from a distance of 20 feet.
  • Off– to rarely jump up but if they do, they respond to “off” immediately.
  • Place– 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 with extreme distractions.
  • Leash EtiquetteWalk on the left side while distractions are going on and rarely pull with a variety of handlers. They will auto sit when you stop walking. To walk at a varied pace and with a variety of people, and still do a fairly good job.
  • Stair Trained– able to go up and down stairs at a fast pace.
  • Kennelgo into the kennel with verbal command and settle and then wait to be released

Socialization Training Goals

 

Socialization Training is the next core area of training. In Euro Goldendoodles Socialization Training we are introducing a puppy to other animals and humans in varying looks, sizes, and ages.

  • Stranger Trainedin 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 TrainedThey will have more interactions with kids and be able to respond politely with young children.
  • 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.

Desensitization Training Goals

 

The next core area of training is desensitization. At this stage of life, desensitization goes hand in hand with socialization and many times overlap one another. At Euro Goldendoodles we define desensitization training as teaching a puppy to be calm and confident with new activities and environments. With our training program, we start exposure early on and make happy associations.

  • Field TripsYour puppy will have many more field trips that build upon their previous outings. You puppy will have confidence and have mastered many commands with distractions and commotion going on around them. They have gone to hardware stores, assisted living homes, schools, downtown, and farmers markets. They also have gone to dog-friendly department stores, busy outdoor shopping areas, parks, and playgrounds. They will have visited our local Fire Department for desensitization of loud sounds like the fire trucks, sirens, and horns. With this program we take them to outdoor restaurants, one of the more difficult places because they are expected to behave appropriately without disrupting people around us and to respond to “leave it” if anything is dropped.
  • Vet TrainedAs with every program, we continue to make a happy and positive association with visiting our veterinarian. They will able to walk into the vet without incident.
  • Grooming TrainedWe also build on desensitization with grooming. They are calm and relaxed for a full grooming routine.
  • 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, better at playing catch in the backyard, or have more exposure to our cat, we will work with your Goldendoodle on the unique skills that your lifestyle may require.

Ready to add a Goldendoodle to your home?

If you've found the perfect puppy for you from the list above, you can get started right away by filling out our Puppy Application! If you need help finding the perfect Goldendoodle puppy, we can help! Fill out an application and we'll assist you in finding a puppy that fits your family and home!

*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.

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