Good Start Puppy Training

Programs and Pricing

Your fully refundable deposit will reserve your puppy a spot for training.  Your deposit will be applied to the total price for your chosen training program.

For All Good Start Puppies

Regardless of length of stay

All puppies are taken to the veterinarian within a few days of arrival for a well puppy check up, flea and tick preventative, heartworm preventative and will be kept up to date on vaccines while at training. 

All Good Start puppies will receive a Snuggle Puppy that will be used at training and then sent home with you.

Your puppy will be sent home from training with a harness and leash, a slip lead, and a few favorite toys.

Just prior to your puppy coming home to you, you will receive a "Going Home Letter" that is specific to your puppy.  It will include information on where your puppy is with training and how you can continue their training at home.  It will give you instructions to facilitate a smooth and easy transition home for you and your puppy.  The Going Home Letter will update you on when your puppies last vaccines and preventative care were and when they are due in the future. You will be walked through what your puppy's schedule has been at training so that you can more easily help them adjust to your schedule.    


Two Week Program

Total for Training: $1680   Deposit: $700

Our Two Week option is perfect fit for some owners. If you are unable to get your puppy from the breeder at 8 weeks old due to scheduling conflicts, we will get your puppy started on training during that time. Two weeks is highly recommended if a puppy needs to be shipped via airline. This program will give them time to get used to an airline crate and possibly get another vaccine administered prior to their flight. For the owners that would like to do their own training, but understand that the first few weeks can be quite challenging, our two week option can be a perfect fit.  Your puppy will be given a Good Start that you can build on.
Puppies will be introduced to the crate.  Most will be sleeping 4-5 hours at a time, some longer, without any accident. We will begin the process of potty training. Your puppy will be introduced to leash walking, name recognition, "Sit" and "down".

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Four Week Program

Total for Training: $2480   Deposit: $700

Each level of training builds on the last. Puppies that train with Good Start for four weeks have more exposure to leash work and their basic commands are more solidified. Puppies are more comfortable with the crate at this point and are typically sleeping 6-7 hours at night. They are introduced to daytime crating and can be left in their crate for 3-4 hours during the day.  Potty habits are becoming more established. Negative behaviors that often start about this age, jumping and nipping, are discouraged and we focus on correcting them. Puppies are socialized with the world around them and other puppies at training.


Six Week Program

Total for training: $3450   Deposit: $700

Our six week program focuses on refining previously taught commands and introducing more advanced commands. Leash work becomes more refined. We begin allowing more supervised freedoms within our home to be able to reinforce good manners. As puppies mature and build confidence, negative behaviors can present themselves.  We work continually to correct these and establish good behaviors into habits. We continue to use positive reinforcement, a consistent schedule and an appropriate environment to further potty training progress.

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Eight Week Program

Total for training: $4300   Deposit: $700

With an eight week training program at Good Start your puppy will come home nearly potty trained.  With a consistent schedule, you will have success.  Your puppy will be walking nicely on the leash, proficient with basic commands and have good manners.  You will be able to welcome your puppy to your home with the typical challenges of the first few months behind you.  They will still be puppies and will require a level of supervision.
Your puppy will receive the last of their "puppy shots" about this time.  They will be covered by these vaccines two weeks later.  The socialization the puppies receive in the safe Good Start environment will be preparing them to venture out into the world around them.


Ten Week Program

Total for training: $5200   Deposit: $700

Ten weeks with Good Start and your puppy will come home to you ready to be a member of your family without the challenges that can come with puppyhood. At 4 1/2 months old, you puppy will be able covered by their vaccines and ready to safely explore the world with you. They will be proficient with basic commands and leash walking.  Your puppy will exhibit good manners.  This and the twelve week option are ideal for owners that live in environments without a yard.  For puppies that will need to be walked where other dogs frequent.  Your puppy will now be safe to do so.


Twelve Week Program

Total for training: $6100   Deposit: $700

After Twelve weeks of training your puppy will be safe to venture out with you in the city.  They will have had time to safely gain exposure with their trainer in public environments after their immunizations were complete. People that are preparing their puppy to be a therapy dog will find that after twelve weeks of training your puppy is ready to continue on to their next step.  This is a wonderful option for first time dog owners as well. Your puppy will come home ready to be a well behaved member of your family.


Owner Reassurance Program

Each Phone Call $50

Whether you are a first-time puppy owner, need a quick-start refresher or just want a little reassurance this program could be a good fit for you.  Schedule a phone call before you bring your puppy home.  We will go over how to set up your environment to facilitate a Good Start, “must have” items to make your life easier, tips for travel from the breeder to your home as well as a smooth transition into your home and family. We will go over what you can expect in the first few days. 
Schedule another phone call to answer questions once your puppy has been home for a few days.  How to overcome the challenges that are sure to arise with a new puppy.
Need additional help? I’m only a phone call away!