We can not impress how important proper socialization and training are for your this ranks right up there with feeding them.  This is going to determine how much you actually get to enjoy them.  As much as these dogs can be amazing little angels, things can take a turn for the worse without mental and physical stimulation.  


Their brains are like little sponges and it is our job to let them know the appropriate ways to react to every situation possible. We begin this as soon as they are born with the ENS that we do and continues using Puppy Culture Methods to bring them where they need to be when you take them home.  Here are some options to help facilitate that.  

Positive Training Books

  • Puppy Socialization, An Insider’s Guide to Dog Behavioral Fitness, by Caryl Wolff
  • Train Your Dog Positively, by Victoria Stilwell
  • The Puppy Whisperer, A Compassionate, Nonviolent Guide to Early Training and Care, by Paul Owens and Terence Cranendonk
  • Don’t Shoot The Dog!, by Karen Pryor
  • Inside of a Dog, What Dogs See, Smell, and Know, by Alexandra Horowitz

Transition Training

For some people, potty and crate training a puppy sounds like the last thing they want to do.  If this is you, then Transition Training might be right for you.  Transition training takes about 4 weeks and it exposes your puppy to tons of socialization, gets them about 90% potty trained, and completes the crate training process.  Your puppy will learn about 15-20 commands, including sit, stay, place, and crate.  Your puppy will learn how to act in public places and have exposure to all sorts of people, places, and things.  This is the foundational training for service/therapy dogs.  The cost of this service is $300/week and includes all of the hard work listed above, as well as a bag of your puppy's favorite treats and toys, a cozy little blanket, and other tools to help transition your puppy into their forever home.  While your puppy is being trained, you can also expect lots of pictures and videos to keep you updated on their progress.

Please let me know if this is something you'd be interested in.  I'm happy to answer any questions you might have and to let you know what the next steps would be.

Online Dog Training

If you are looking for an at-home, online option for your dog training, we highly recommend  Baxter & Bella Online Training School.  They offer a LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP which has a multitude of resources to fit whatever your needs are.  You can even schedule private training sessions with one of their trainers if you and your pup get stuck on a specific issue at no extra charge.  One of the benefits of this is that you can actually begin educating yourself and getting ready for your pup before they come home...this way, you can hit the ground running.  They have all the information you need to make the transition as smooth as possible, and because it’s online, there’s no need to worry about vaccinations being complete before beginning.  They are amazing!!  By using the code EVERHARD, you can get breeder pricing for this membership...originally $ will get 25% off, bringing your lifelong training cost down to $178!  Check out their website for more information!

In-Person Dog Training

If you’re looking for something in person and close to home, simply find an obedience school in your area offering puppy classes and get signed up.  You will have to wait until their vaccinations are completed before beginning in-person puppy school, so you’ll definitely want to consult one (or more) of the books listed above to get yourself started beforehand.

If you would like to be added to our waitlist for the next available litter, fill out our puppy adoption application. If you have questions, please use our contact form.

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