Crate & Basic Obedience Training - take home at ~9 weeks. By appointment only.
There are HUGE advantages to a crate trained puppy. First of all, you won't wake up or come home to poop or pee. Your pup will be able to hold their bowels for up to 10 hours overnight. 2nd, house breaking a crate trained pup is comparatively a breeze and typically only takes a week after going home because they are pre-trained to control their bowels.
Crate training & house breaking a puppy is undoubtedly the hardest part of raising puppies. We are one of the ONLY breeders that has the ability to successfully crate train your pup before they go home!
We live in a large house where we maintain a 14' x 20' puppy nursery. The puppy nursery is well kept and air-conditioned. This is where your pup will be crate trained. The goal is to be completely crate trained so that they can hold their bowels overnight.
Be prepared that during transition (after they go home), as they get acclimated to their new environment, it is normal for them to soil their crates (usually just the 1st night and typically pee only). In order to maintain crate training, it is imperative that you get them to poop before bed time. How we do it at our house is I run around the outside of our pen and they follow me and I just keep going back and forth until one by one they all start to squat down to go poop and pee. If your pup is not pooping before bed, you will have accidents.
**Please note that we do not guarantee results. While almost all the pups we train go home and have zero accidents in their crates overnight, there have been 2 pups so far that continue to soil their crates. At our house they have their litter mates to keep them active, get them to romp around (exercise helps them poop), and follow their lead for going poop. What we've learned in trying to help the clients afterwards is that both pups are NOT going poop before bed. You cannot put them to bed until they've gone poop or they will soil their crate. If you are having trouble afterwards, you can try these trouble shoots:
1) add 1-2 cubes of sweet potatoes to their meals (contains a lot of fiber)
2) although you are not supposed to go for organized walks until they are 12 weeks in age, starting to take them on an organized walk for 15 minutes should do the trick in conjunction with the sweet potatoes (you can buy canned cooked sweet potatoes at Wal-Mart).
All Obedience Training will utilize Clicker Training
Clicker training is often used for service animals because it has proven to speed up the pup's ability to learn a new & more complex concepts such as crossing the street as a guide dog. Clickers are included with The Complete Package Training kit. Otherwise, training kits are available for purchase thru AmeriPaws Puppy Supply.
No Guarantee of Training Accomplishments
Please note that we do not guarantee mastery of any command or make warranty or claim that your pup will learn all of the commands. While most pups will go on to learn all or the majority of the commands that come with each training segment, we cannot force your pup to learn faster than they are capable. Especially with service training - depending on how difficult of a specialized task, we may not be able to master it in the given training segment. If we have space available, you are welcome to opt in for any next step training.
We Train You Too!
We will set an appointment which will take approximately 1 hour run through training and ensure that you are successful at performing these commands before going home.
I will work with your pup on a daily basis, many times throughout the day (Daily Goal is initially 2-3 minutes every hour, 7-8 times a day, M-F, as training continues, each session gets longer, up to about 7-8 minutes per session), to train your pup on 11 basic obedience commands: Sit, Stay, Down, Stay Down, Come, Up, Off, Heel, No, OK, and Follow Me. I will use positive reinforcement, lures, and the distract/redirect training methods outlined on our Training page and videos page, playing with them in between training sessions to keep it fun. When you pick up your pup, I will walk you through each of the commands and demonstrate what they've learned. Please note that you will need to continue to reinforce the training learned after they go home and increase the distraction setting as you go, for several weeks until it is well set in their minds. At the end of each day - during our last training session of the day - I will record and send you a video of your pup performing all of the commands they have learned up until that point. It's fun and amazing to watch your pup learn the 12 basic obedience commands! The videos are also useful because you will get a grasp on how to handle / what to do when your pup becomes distracted or isn't staying on task. I will also send you home with instructions on how to reinforce each command including hand gestures, and how to increase the distraction settings so that eventually your pup will be able to perform all commands in a high distraction environment such as a store or public place.
At the conclusion of Basic Obedience Training, your pup will receive a certificate of basic obedience training. Before your pup goes home, I will walk you through every single command and make sure that you are able to successfully perform each command correctly to ensure continued success at home. If you are continuing advanced obedience training with us, we will invite you to visit your pup (when possible, by appointment only) and go over all of the commands with you.
Basic Obedience Video below with a Lab pup "Star" - before we started to use clicker training - our 1st graduate! We have now increased/improved our training even more and will continue to improve as we continue. Here is a link for our Facebook page for 2 puppies currently in training for Basic, Advanced, then Public Service. You can view daily updates to get a feel for what you can expect. (The videos don't show Focus, Front or Follow Me as we added them after these trainings).
Mini Labradoodle Puppies For Sale
Serving the greater St. Louis, Missouri & Chicago, Illinois area
Basic Obedience Video with Lab pup "Star"
Before we started to use clicker training - our 1st graduate! We have now increased/improved our training even more and will continue to improve as we continue.
You can view daily updates to get a feel for what you can expect. (The videos don't show Focus, Front or Follow Me as we added them after these trainings).
Available on a first additional training deposit / first serve basis. To Reserve Optional Training, make deposit below.
Continued Crate Training, House Training + Advanced Obedience - $2,000
Take home at ~11 weeks by Appointment Only.
Limited to 4 pups at a given time Available for pups immediately after they have received Crate & Basic Obedience Training through us and is an additional 2 weeks long.
The goal of Advance Obedience Training are: To master the 11 basic obedience commands in a medium to high distraction setting and be ready for the AKC Good Citizens Test. During Advanced Obedience Training I will continue to reinforce the basic obedience training they have already received, moving it to a medium distraction environment on our property during week 1 of Advanced Obedience Training, and then to a moderately high distraction setting (at a low traffic store or a park) during week 2. Adding on "Speak" & "Quiet" Commands (when possible) and they will learn to use the car ramp to go "up" and "off" as they enter and exit their crates for trainings at stores/public places. At the end of each day - during our last training session of the day, I will record and send to you a demonstration of everything they have learned up to that point.
At the conclusion of Advanced Obedience Training, your pup will receive a certificate of advanced obedience training. In addition you will receive daily videos which you can use to document your pup's training which you will need to keep on record if your goal is a bona fide service dog. At the conclusion of training, I will walk you through every single command to make sure that you are able to successfully perform each command correctly to ensure continued success at home. If you are continuing training with us, we will invite you to visit your pup (when possible, by appointment only) and go over all of the commands with you. During the 2nd week of Advanced Obedience, I will be taking your pup out to public places and when possible, you are welcome to meet me so that you can practice the commands with your pup during training sessions. Below is a video of our 1st Advanced Obedience Graduate, Luna. The video does not show Speak or Quiet as we added those after these trainings.
House Training is available to pups during advanced. We will continue to crate your pup overnight during training. We will consult with you to determine the best method to house train your dog given your own house, environment, and schedule. For example, if you don't have a doggy door, how do you want your pup to notify you when he/she has to use the bathroom? Jingle a door bell? Paw at your leg? If you live in an apartment I can train your pup to use a slide in doggy door that leads to a small patch of turf on your patio with a potty pad underneath for easy collection/disposal.
Mini Labradoodle Puppies For Sale
Serving the greater St. Louis, Missouri & Chicago, Illinois area
Public Service Dog Training with Service Registration*, ID*, and Vest + Go Pee + Under - take home at ~13 weeks by Appointment Only - $2,000
Space is limited to 2 pups at a given time - 1st reserve/deposit, 1st serve basis. Public Service Training is only available for pups immediately after they have received Advanced Obedience Training through us and is an additional 2 weeks long. During your pup's public service training, your pup will continue to be crate trained overnight and reinforce everything they have learned so far.
At the onset of Public Service Training your pup will become registered as a general Service dog, will receive a Service ID card with vest attachment holder. At the conclusion of your pup's Public Service Dog Training, your pup will get to keep their service animal vest that they will wear during outings as well as a certificate of Public Service Dog training. Your pup will also be entered into a General Service Dog Registry and you will receive their Service ID Badge & Badge Display to wear on outings. In addition you will receive daily videos which you can use to document your pup's training as a bona fide service dog. Before your pup goes home, I will walk you through every single command to make sure that you are able to successfully perform each command correctly to ensure continued success at home. If you are continuing training with us, we will invite you to visit your pup (when possible, by appointment only) and practice all of the commands with you thus far.
During Public Service Training, I will be taking your pup out to public places and when possible, you are welcome to meet me during week 2 of Public Service Training so that you can practice the commands with your pup during training sessions. Your pup will learn to "Go Pee" before entering buildings and learn how to lay "Under" tables during lunch/coffee etc. By the time Public Service Training is over, your pup will be well acclimated to traveling in a crate (staying quiet and often using it as nap time), loud noises, busy places, and crowds.
Pups that stay for Public Service Training may receive, for free, their 12 week "all in one" vaccination + a free Certified Rabies Vaccination while in our care - a $190* value.
*Service Dog IDs will have the ADA (American with Disabilities Act) information on the back of the ID. This information addresses your rights and protects your full access required by law to public buildings.
Please note that this ID/Registry is not required by the ADA and is an optional item for your comfort.
*Anyone is welcome to opt for this training, however, please note that a person must be legally disabled and their dog must perform a task for them to be covered by the ADA. Although any dog that performs a task for a person with a disability can be considered a service dog, the ADA specifically protects the handler to have public access rights and are protected under Federal ADA Law, and are allowed access to public property with their Service Dog.
Legal Disclaimer: Trained Mini Labradoodle Puppies is not responsible for any misrepresentation by handler or client. As per ADA laws Service Dog are not required to have any identification card. However, research shows that service dog handlers that carry service dog ID cards experience less confrontation than those who don't.