Puppy "Kindergarten" Training
Puppies in training live in our home and become part of our family during their stay. We want you to be part of their experience here as well. We provide weekly updates with photos or videos. We also welcome communication with us throughout their time in training.
Each day, the puppy will have 3-4 private training sessions, supervised socialization with other dogs for playtime and crate training. More advanced puppies can be taken out for public interactions.
What your puppy will learn will vary based on how long they stay with us & sometimes the breed of dog.
Some puppies learn faster than others or take to one command quicker than others. If a puppy is progressing quickly we will add in other commands, however, we don't like to overwhelm them. With our balanced training methods each day is critical, the longer they are here the more they will learn. While your puppy is in our care, we will schedule routine vaccinations and care with our veterinarian. We also have regular grooming appointments, which is critical to ensure a calm, positive experience.
Puppies are not robots and practice makes perfect! When we train your puppy we must also have a family commitment to continue practice at home. Together we can better ensure your puppy will have a successful outcome.
Kindergarten will get your puppy a head start in training and make transitioning to your home much easier. When the time comes for your puppy to go home we will provide you a shopping list of recommended supplies.
** "Day with the Trainer Delivery" We will personally accompany your puppy on the flight to your home. This is a valuable option for transitioning your puppy from training to your home as well as educate you. We will go over all aspects of the training process including feeding, crating, daily activities and neighborhood walks. You will be responsible for our round trip ticket, pet flight fees, lodging, travel and trainer/delivery fee of $650.
**Vet and grooming fees are additional.
Turnkey Training Program
What is a Turn Key?
A turn key is a puppy that goes home to you fully trained in obedience, house trained, and much more. If you are leading a busy life and the thought of a chewing, peeing, pooping, whining, jumping puppy is just to daunting, yet you can't live without the companionship a dog offers, a turnkey puppy is for you!
If your family does not have the time to dedicate to training a puppy during his/her first six months, a turnkey puppy is a great option. This time in a puppy's life is critical to instilling them through adulthood. Your investment covers the following:
A finished puppy delivered right to your door. Including a private in-home training session with detailed instructions on managing your puppy. You will receive a lifetime of support from trainer and breeder.
Your pet has either AKC breed registration papers, AKC PAL registration number or AKC Partners registration number. This allows you and your family to compete with your pet at any AKC sanctioned performance event. They are seasoned travelers and will ride quietly in your vehicle. If you cannot take your dog on your trip, he has experience at the kennel and will hang out there waiting for your return. Turnkey Dogs are well socialized with other dogs and at daycare. They have experience with children, cats, and upon request can be exposed to other animals. Your Turnkey Dog has wonderful manners and will be welcomed by your groomer and veterinarian. This is your opportunity to finally own the pet your kids have dreamed of and begged for, the pet you have pondered, yet felt was too much work. Turnkey Dogs takes the work and worry out of the equation by skillfully preparing your puppy to be the pet your kids will love and your neighbors will envy.
I'm partnered with several breeder's offering different breeds to best suit your home and needs. I'm also happy to work with other breeds if you have a specific one in mind.
Trainer: Jessica Poynter
I have a passion for training dogs and have learned obedience and training techniques from a variety of resources. I offer a structured style of balanced training to create an enjoyable experience for your puppy.
My knowledge and experience combined with my competitive nature has been successful in the show ring, achieving many AKC and Working Dog titles including: multiple AKC Rally and Obedience titles, Farm Dog title, National Certified Therapy Dog, as well as 2019 and 2020 AKC Rally National Championship 6th places. I am also a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator.
I develop and personally oversee all of the training and work diligently to advance your puppies training progress. Different dogs require different training approaches, and training can be tailored to your individual needs.
Poop Scoop Extraordinaire: Wade Poynter
I assist in the day-to-day care and in-home training of each puppy. With a team of female trainers, a male influence is crucial for puppy socialization.
Trainer: Dalyce Hamedl
I was born and raised in Montrose, CO. I have lived my life with a passion for animals, having pets of my own to watching family and friend’s animals growing up. I attended Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, CO, graduating in 2015 to further my knowledge and experience. I passed my VTNE to be a Certified Veterinary Technician soon after graduating, working in the field throughout my time in Denver. In 2016, we moved back home to start our family and soon began my training career. I have worked with multiple trainers, learning different training techniques and strategies to create a well-rounded dog. I love being able to share the joy of puppies with my family and yours!
Trainer: Lillyana Percival
I was born and raised in Montrose, CO. I grew up immersed in the animal industry from Veterinary Medicine to Grooming, Training and Boarding. Always passionate about animals and trying to further my knowledge, I took Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science classes in high school. I attended Starmark Academy for Professional Dog Trainers and received a certification in Dog Training and Behavior Modification, with a focus on obedience, e-collar, and canine sports. My passion is building strong obedience and communication to better the relationship between the dog and the owner. I enjoy spending time with my dogs Aspen, Poe and Misty doing obedience, agility, tricks and narcotics detection. Prior to attending Starmark Academy, I ran a boarding facility with my mom, where I was dedicated to the welfare and happiness of the dogs in my care.
Puppy Bather / Socializer: Aby England
I am a sophomore at Montrose High School. I am a 3-sport varsity athlete. For Montrose High School, I play softball and lacrosse. For Olathe High School, I wrestle for the Olathe Pirates Girls Wrestling Team. I have two younger brothers: Jayce, who is 13, and Madyx, who is 6. Personally, I have a pit-bull lab mix dog named Nyx and a cat, Mania (she’s a maniac). My family has 3 additional dogs, another cat and 2 Nigerian Dwarf goats. I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to music and just taking in all the beauty the Montrose area offers.
Lead Trainer: Logan Hamedl
“Hi, my name is Logan Hamedl. I like playing with puppies, and I like playing with the ones that are trained most.”
Logan is the in-house puppy socializer. Logan is a great resource for child interactions and beginning child-puppy leash handling.
Treat Giver: Addison Hamedl
Addie is our puppy distraction and infamous “treat giver.” Puppies can learn impulse control and etiquette around children who respect puppy boundaries.