Welcome to Puppy Kindergarten!

Mountain home doodles will always have you and your puppy’s best interest at heart. Therefore, we have partnered with The Good Shepherd K9 Training, Amity Larsen, who is a well known breeder and trainer of K9 Search and Rescue dogs, to offer you an opportunity to place your pup with her for a minimum of 2 weeks up to a 4 week training program,which will cover the basics of early puppy training and socialization.  

Your pup will live with Amity and her family in their home thereby being continually exposed to family living and receiving one on one puppy basics, cuddles and care in a one stop shop.  

​IF you’re interested in placing your new puppy in Puppy Kindergarten, please email us for availability after your application and deposits are received.

 

THE GOOD SHEPHERD K9 TRAINING:

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN BOARD AND TRAIN PROGRAM

What is Puppy Kindergarten?

Puppy Kindergarten is a program aimed at creating well-socialized, well-mannered, happy family dogs through early intervention. In Puppy Kindergarten, we socialize puppies safely, teach basic commands and manners, as well as house training, chewing, biting, jumping up, etc. Puppies in Puppy Kindergarten will receive positive exposure to people and other puppies in an environment that is safe and FUN!

We offer two PK options:

PK 1:  2 week board and train

Socialization​

  • People

  • Children

  • Other Puppies & Dogs

  • Unfamiliar sights & sounds

Health and Behavior

  • Housetraining

  • Nipping & biting

  • Chewing

  • Jumping Up

  • Manners around food

  • Body handling & puppy massage

Training

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Come when called

  • Leave it

  • Basic leash work

  • Crate training

PK 2: 4 week board and train

Socialization Continue:

  • People

  • Children

  • Other Puppies & Dogs

  • Unfamiliar sights & sounds

Add:

  • Puppy agility & confidence building

  • Unfamiliar objects

Health and Behavior Continue:

  • Housetraining

  • Nipping & biting

  • Chewing

  • Jumping Up

  • Manners around food

  • Body handling & puppy massage

Training Continue:

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Come when called

  • Leave it

  • Crate training

Add:

  • Stay

  • Heel & Halt on lead

  • Greet politely

COST: $500 per week/per puppy

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

The puppy program lasts a minimum of 2 weeks and maximum of 4 weeks. There will be a mandatory written agreement and understanding, signed by all applicable parties, PRIOR to any puppy entering a board and train program with The Good Shepherd K9 Training.

Both the two week and four week programs include:

  • Free access to three different online classes provided by The Good Shepherd K9 Training (Interactive Puppy Training, Interactive Dog Training, and Introduction to Scent Detection Training – a $235 value)

  • Free online puppy training support with The Good Shepherd K9 Training for one (1) year – a $400 value

  • For those with access, up to two (2) free private one (1) hour training sessions (a $100 value). This may be held in-person or online.

  • Bi-weekly training updates, including photos (and possibly video), will be provided to the puppy owner.

  • I provide puppy food brand designated by Mountain Home Doodles.

  • Puppies will live inside our home and experience multiple car rides while in our program.

  • Puppy owners will be responsible for any costs incurred while with us, such as veterinary or grooming expenses.

  • It will be the puppy owner’s responsibility, and at their expense, to arrange transportation to either retrieve their puppy at the conclusion of the program, or have a nanny bring the puppy to them.

Contact information:

Amity Larsen, Owner/Trainer
Facebook page: Facebook.com/thegoodshepherdk9training
Email: goodshepherdk9@yahoo.com
Address: 706 Foster Ave, Cottonwood, Idaho 83522
Phone: 208-791-4113

Puppy Kindergarten