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Boarding and Puppy Training

Options include extended training programs and online at-home training programs!

Board And Train – Extended on-site training

Fox Creek Farm proudly partners with Prep Your Pup Training Academy for all our board and train needs! Prep Your Pup will pick up your puppy from us at 8 weeks of age and continue training for your desired length of time.

Prep Your Pup focuses on crate training, leash work, basic commands, potty training, socialization, community integration, and more! This is an extremely popular avenue for families who are traveling at the time of pick-up or would just like to have their puppy off to a good start!

If you are on our waiting list or are thinking about applying for a puppy and are interested in this service, please reach out to Julie at prepyourpup@gmail.com.

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Two Week Program

Total for Training: $1880 Deposit: $750

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”.

Four Week Program

Total for Training: $2780 Deposit: $750

Each level of training builds on the last. Puppies that train with Prep Your Pup 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: $3680 Deposit: $750

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.

Eight Week Program

Total for training: $4580 Deposit: $750

With an eight week training program at Prep Your Pup, 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 Prep Your Pup environment will be preparing them to venture out into the world around them.

Ten Week Program

Total for training: $5480 Deposit: $700

Ten weeks with Prep Your Pup 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.

Owner Reassurance Program

Each Phone Call $75

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!

Our BLOG and FAQ have great tips for raising & training your dog.

Kathy Santo Dog Training – At-home online training

This at-home course is regularly priced at $200 (but is worth SO much more!), but if you use this special link and use code Golden25 at checkout, you’ll get 25% off.

About Kathy Santo:

Kathy Santo (IACP CDT, CDTA, PDTI, CCAS) is the owner, CEO, and Head Trainer of Kathy Santo Dog Training, Inc. in Waldwick, New Jersey. Kathy is a published author and an accomplished AKC Obedience Competitor as well as a guest on major media outlets and other publications. Since 1984, Kathy Santo Dog Training has been dedicated to helping individuals and families enjoy better relationships with their dogs, and to help develop wonderful dogs that people enjoy having in their presence. Tens of thousands of dogs and their humans have benefited from Kathy’s proven methods in dog training, and her fun-filled approach to both online and in-person development.

Baxter & Bella – At-home online training

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS on your decision to become a new puppy parent… it is without any doubt one of the most rewarding and worthwhile relationships we know!

As such, now is the best time to start preparing for your new canine companionship. In fact, one of the questions we are most frequently asked by our new and existing animal owners is, “How do we best prepare for and successfully train our new puppy?” This question doesn’t come as a surprise, as we have found every animal owner wants a well-trained, well-mannered, well-behaved forever family pet, but oftentimes they don’t know the who, what, when, where, why, and how surrounding proper training their new puppy for the most optimal outcome. As you can imagine, puppy parenting and training can begin to be extremely overwhelming, and whether you recognize it or not, new puppy parents become trainers the day their dog arrives home!

We now have a great answer to this question and are very excited to announce we have officially partnered with BAXTER & Bella, providing all of the training resources puppy parents need in order to experience better animal ownership and the very best in canine companionship! Their online puppy school was designed and developed to walk new animal owners step-by-step through the entire training process, even from before a puppy arrives home, helping establish a solid training foundation and detailing how to properly set up the house. What’s more, their systemized program, including the many video demonstrations, showing how to instill good doggy manners, coaching on how to properly teach the wanted obedience commands, walking pet parents through how to successfully house train, discussing why and how to effectively socialize your dog for a happy and healthy future together and so much more… in short, providing the very best training resource we have come to know and trust!

As briefly noted above, the first few units of their PUPPY PREP curriculum will help you prepare for your new puppy and ideally should be completed prior to your canine companion arriving home. Obviously then, we strongly encourage you to sign up now and get started right away with their exclusive Lifetime MEMBERS ONLY access!

****To receive a special 25% discount on this program, remember to enter the discount code FCF at checkout.***

To learn more about the program, and all of the impressive resources provided, click on the link below:

KateTrained LLC: Self-paced puppy training and grooming courses

Feeling anxious about bringing your new puppy home? That’s exactly what I’m here for!

I’ve consolidated my 20+ years of experience in training, grooming, vet tech and nutrition into my products to teach you everything I know about raising a puppy. One that behaves better than your kids ever did!

1 Month to the Perfect Pup Training Course: Most puppy training courses fall short because they only focus on training the puppy. Puppies are easy to train, it’s the people who are difficult! So if you are willing to learn some new skills, be patient and consistent, you and your pup can both be trained! My course first focuses on how to communicate with your pup, then progresses through the essential skills every pup should know. If you devote 15 min a day, you will be successful! Training shouldn’t be your new full time job, and the puppy phase shouldn’t take over your life!

Course is $97 or $297 with added one-on-one support.

Grooming course: Save time and money by extending the life of your professional groom at home. In this one-of-a-kind course, I teach you all the foundational skills of grooming. By implementing these skills, you’ll extend each haircut by at least 2 weeks.

Course is $97 or $141 with added one-on-one support.