What is the difference?

We do not offer the training package listed below for less than 2 weeks but highly recommend all to start with 3 weeks of training due to the additional time it allows for your puppy to adjust to their new settings so they can have an optimal learning experience. Training prices vary for off-site versus on-site and are explained in more detail below. 

With either option, your family will receive a “Welcome to Training” email that will introduce you to the trainer who has been paired with your puppy. Puppies follow the same learning outline including:

  • sit, sit-stay
  • down, down-stay
  • stand
  • place, place-stay
  • look (an eye-contact cue)
  • leave-it
  • crate
  • come
  • heel
  • under (3 weeks only)
  • trick (individual to puppy; 3 weeks only)

This combination of obedience cues will help provide your new Comfort Retriever® with a wonderful start to their new life with you! Although all dogs and puppies learn at different paces, our trainers work with your puppy to figure out what is being asked of them.

 

OFF – SITE TRAINING

Comfort Retriever® or GoldenQuest® Doodle puppies that are signed up for off-site training will live in a trainer’s personal home. This gives a unique experience that allows the puppy to become accustomed to training inside a home where the smells, sounds and socialization are purest so as to best prepare them for life at home with your family.  
 
The training program doesn’t change at all when your puppy is blessed to learn in a private home; the same outline is used, each cue is still taught and the same terminology is used. However, the puppies gain have many more “teachable-moments” with their trainer due to living with them and this allows for a higher chance of having a better trained, better socialized and better mannered puppy. This also includes the ability to break up the training sessions up throughout the day to really allow the puppy to process everything they are learning from their new trainer but more importantly they get additional unofficial training due to the trainers working on general home manners as well as socialization.
With all the different distractions that our homes have to offer, training puppies are challenged more in a private residence and therefore they tend to build a stronger focus.
 
We have trainers who live in town as well as in the country, some that have other animals and others do not — so the variety is wonderful. Living in-home allows the puppy to generalize commands easier but also offers more opportunities to have outings that would be typical once home with you. For example, going for walks around the block or going to the pet-friendly outdoor mall. 
 
Training off-site has the puppy training everyday of the week so with a 3 week package your puppy will have 21 days of training. With a minimum of one hour a day of training that gives your puppy 21+ hours of training time in-home with his or her trainer.
Off-site training costs is $1950 for 3 weeks, or $650 per week.
 
During your Comfort Retriever® puppy’s training, you and your family will receive updates on his or her’s progress every weekend both in a video and in a “report card” format sent from your puppy’s trainer.

(Disclaimer: EVERY puppy is different and therefore learns at their own pace; has their own strengths and weaknesses as well as learning curves. Please do NOT expect every puppy to look like the next; you’ll notice in the different videos how the individual dogs and puppies differ on performance.)

This is a wonderful opportunity for your new Comfort Retriever® as we can assess which trainer your puppy would learn best from both socially and obedience wise so they have an even better foundation. For example, if your home has young children, cats, other dogs or is simply more active then we will have the ability to select which of our trainers or apprentice trainers would provide the optimal environment for your growing Comfort Retriever®.

View our on/off-site trainers and off-site trainers only profiles here!

 

 

 

ON – SITE TRAINING

Comfort Retriever® or GoldenQuest® Doodle puppies that are signed up for on-site training will move to the Training Annex that is up the driveway from the GoldenQuest® kennels.  Training on-site takes place primarily in the training room that is staged as a living room setting and equates up to an hour of training a day per puppy. The training yard has various objects to encourage confidence, curiosity and problem solving skills. They will get the benefit of socializing with other puppies that are also in training throughout the day. 

Training on-site has the puppy training 5 days a week with 2 days of crate training so with a 3 week package your puppy will have 15 days of training and 4 days of boarding/crate training. With a minimum of one hour a day of training that gives your puppy 15 hours of training time with their trainer.
On-site training is $1350 for 3 weeks, or $450 per week. 
 
During your Comfort Retriever® puppy’s training, you and your family will receive updates on his or her’s progress every weekend both in a video and in a “report card” format sent from your puppy’s trainer.

(Disclaimer: EVERY puppy is different and therefore learns at their own pace; has their own strengths and weaknesses as well as learning curves. Please do NOT expect every puppy to look like the next; you’ll notice in the different videos how the individual dogs and puppies differ on performance.)

This is a wonderful opportunity for your new Comfort Retriever® as we can assess which trainer your puppy would learn best from both socially and obedience wise so they have an even better foundation. For example, if your home has young children, cats, other dogs or is simply more active then we will have the ability to select which of our trainers or apprentice trainers would provide the optimal environment for your growing Comfort Retriever®.

View our on/off-site trainers and off-site trainers only profiles here!