Premier Puppy

WHAT IS A PREMIER PUPPY?

A Premier Puppy is handpicked for your family, trained, well socialized, well adjusted, well mannered, confident, happy, and obedient pup that everyone will love to be around! A Premier Puppy will make an incredible addition to any home.

We have partnered with the best breeders around to make sure you are getting the highest quality dog possible(other breeds will be considered at request as long as we feel they are suitable for you and your family)! All puppies come from AKC registered bloodlines, and all parents fully OFA health certified for hips, eyes, elbows, and more. Health and temperament is the utmost importance to us when making the investment in your next companion. Genetics play a critical role in the temperament of your future puppy. We make sure all parents meet our expectations of acceptable temperament and have no history of any issues.

*Rescues*- We occasionally enroll rescue pups into our program. We make sure they meet all of our temperament standards and qualifications during evaluation. 

NOVICE LEVEL PREMIER PUPPY

Your puppy will be given a massive head start on socialization and life skills right from the beginning at 7 -8 weeks of age! Did you know everything you do with your puppy before 16 weeks sticks with them for the rest of their life? We want to make sure we expose them to all the crazy things in life and show them our world is not so scary. They will also learn important life skills that will need to stick with them forever. This includes crate training, housebreaking, confidence building, problem solving, stress coping and on leash and off leash obedience. It is important we lay a very strong foundation for your puppy while they are young so it will last! Premier Puppies will learn all basic commands on and off leash, as well as some basic fun tricks! *We can not guarantee a reliable recall around distractions with this program*

Here is a list of commands you can expect your puppy to know at graduation:

Obedience Commands
  • Name Recognition– Learning their name.
  • Heel (Moving)- Walking on your left side with a loose leash with their head near your leg.
  • Heel (Standing Still)– Moves to your left side in sitting position.
  • Come- Come when you call, all the way to you.
  • Sit- Putting their hind end on the ground. The stay is implied until given a release word or a different command.
  • Down- Lay down on with elbows touching the ground. The stay is implied until given a release word or a different command.
  • Place- Go to a spot of different height or texture and stay there until released or given a different command (example, dog bed).
  • Off- Stop doing the behavior they are doing.
  • Out- Releasing a toy or bone.
  • Crate- Go into their crate.
  • Load up- Get into the car.
  • Let’s Go- Follow me, we are moving somewhere.
  • Yes- Marks a behavior that you liked that you will reward for.
  • Good- Marks a behavior you like that they should continue to do.
  • Nope- Marks a behavior you didn’t want and they should try again.
  • Break- They are all done doing what you asked (release word).
  • Various Tricks/Commands– We will teach your pup a few fun and exciting tricks to show all your friends! These will vary from puppy to puppy.

ALL PUPPIES WILL COME HOME WITH A TREAT POUCH, SLIP LEAD, FOOD

Two follow up lesson after your puppy goes home if needed
Owners will have access to our free support class held every Saturday for the rest of your puppy’s life.

PROGRAM PRICE: $4,300

  • Cost Of The Puppy Is NOT Included In This Price
  • Veterinary Bills Are Not Included In This Price And Are The Responsibility Of The Owner
  • If not within 50 miles, all travel expenses are the responsibility of the owner

ADVANCED LEVEL PREMIER PUPPY

This program is the exact same as the Novice Level with the added benefit of an off leash reliable dog once your puppy is of age.

Your puppy will learn everything as stated in the Novice Level and come home to you at 18 weeks.  Your puppy will then return to us at 8 months old for 2 more weeks to finish out their Advanced Off Leash training.

This is what we call “sealing the deal” where all the obedience will be proofed around distractions in all environments using the remote collar. The remote collar we use is E-collar Technologies and is the same sensation as a TENS Unit. Having your dog remote collar trained will ensure your dog will listen no matter the distraction and build a trust and bond with your dog like you have never had before! Think about it like having a cell phone for your dog!

After the two weeks is complete we will do another Go-Home lesson to teach you and the family everything they need to know about your dog’s new advanced training!

 PROGRAM PRICE: $6,500

Two follow ups after your puppy goes home at 18 weeks and then two more follow ups after 8 months if needed.

Owners will have access to our free support class held every Saturday for the rest of your puppy’s life.

  • Cost Of The Puppy Is NOT Included In This Price.
  • E-Collar Technologies Remote Collar will be provided for all Advanced Level Puppies.
  • Veterinary Bills Are Not Included In This Price And Are The Responsibility Of The Owner.
  • If not within 50 miles, travel expenses are the responsibility of the owner.

Agreement Of Commitment To Your Premier Puppy

Training is a lifelong commitment to your dog. The success of your puppy depends on the commitment of your follow through after graduation. We will make sure you and your family are very comfortable and understand everything to help your puppy be successful. We will give you all the tools necessary to make things clear and simple to make sure everything sticks long term.  We will ensure you one amazing dog but to reiterate, it is CRUCIAL that you are committed to continuing everything your puppy has learned! Don’t be that person who spends time and money on a training program to just let the training diminish once the puppy is home.

Premier Puppy Graduates!


TROUT                                                           

Congratulations Langston family!
Sire: Turner x Dam: Spectrum
Birth date: September 23rd 2018
Bred By:  Copperfield’s Goldens 


PIPER

Congratulations Baughman family!
Sire: Gentry x Dam: Pasadena
Birthdate: October 18th
Bred By: Copperfield’s Goldens


DEWEY

Congratulations Barbee family!
Sire: Nash x Dam: Gracie

Male Golden Retriever
Born: January 1st 2019
Bred By:  Moutan Blanc Farms


TODD

Congratulations Russo family!
Sire:Gentry x Dam: Sage
Male Golden Retriever
Born: February 21st
Bred By: Copperfields Goldens


TONI

Congratulations Knight family!
Sire: Gentry x Dam: Sage
Female Golden Retriever
Born: February 21st
Bred by: Copperfields Goldens


BETSY

Congratulations Balchunas family!
Sire: Blake x Dam: Spectrum
Female Golden Retriever
Born: April 21st
Bred by: Copperfields Goldens


CRICKET

Congratulations Freeman family!
Female Australian Shepard Mix
Rescued from New Hanover County Animal Services

Frequently Asked Questions about Premier Puppy

CAN A PREMIER PUPPY BE BREEDS OTHER THEN A GOLDEN RETRIEVER?
Yes they can, on a case to case basis! The breeder or rescue must meet our requirements and be willing to work with us. Please see below.

IF I WANT TO GET A PUPPY AND SEND IT THROUGH THE PREMIER PUPPY PROGRAM, HOW DO I START THIS PROCESS?
Step 1: Contact us as soon as you think you may want to do this program. We only take a few puppies a year and will need to make sure we plan for the timing of your future puppy. Please do not wait till the last minute as we may not have room for your puppy.

Step 2: Choose the appropriate breed for you. We want to make sure we select the breed that best fits your lifestyle, wants, and needs.

Step 3: Find the right breeder. This step is VERY important. The breeder must meet all of our criteria and also be willing to work with your trainer to help select the most suitable litter and puppy that will closely meet our requirements.

Step 4: Reserve your dates for the program. Once the litter has been selected and we have a time frame when the puppy will be ready we will then go ahead and reserve your training start date. At this time we will require a $500 non refundable deposit to hold your program start date.

CAN A RESCUE BE A PREMIER PUPPY?
Definitely! However our selection process is a bit different and need to make sure the puppy has the appropriate temperament for the program. We also need to be extremely involved in the selection of the puppy to make sure is passes our temperament testing and other evaluation protocol.  The puppy must be under 10 weeks old to start the program.

WHAT VET CARE WILL MY PUPPY RECEIVE?
Your pup stay up to date on all vaccinations and check ups, along with monthly heartworm prevention and flea/tick prevention from our personal vet or the vet of your choosing. Please note: All Vet bills including, but are not limited to, physicals, boosters, and common puppy treatments are the responsibility of the owner.

WHERE WILL MY PUPPY STAY, AND CAN I VISIT?
Your puppy will live with one of our trainers in their home as a member of their pack. They will join them at work every day. We encourage you be apart of your puppy’s learning during this process. We will schedule an appointment every 3 weeks so you can visit your puppy and we can start teaching you, the owners, what you will need to know to keep your puppy successful. If you are local, you may attend our puppy preschool every week with your puppy for extra bonding time and learning.

WHEN DO I PAY?
Methods of payment: Credit Card (3% fee), Check, or Cash (5% off of training price for when paying in cash)

Cost of the puppy is due when you reserve your puppy if the puppy has already been paid for. Then, half of the total training price is then due when your puppy starts training at 8 weeks old. The second half will be due when you take your puppy home at 18 weeks.

*Payment plans are available at request*

I Am Interested In A Premier Puppy!