Crate & Doggy Door Training is limited to 9 pups at a given time - 1st come, 1st serve.
There are HUGE advantages to a crate trained puppy. First of all, you won't wake up or come home to poop or pee. Your pup will be able to hold their bowels for up to 10 hours overnight. 2nd, house breaking a crate trained pup is comparatively a breeze and typically only takes a week after going home because they are pre-trained to control their bowels.
Crate training & house breaking a puppy is undoubtedly the hardest part of raising puppies. We are one of the ONLY breeders that has the ability to successfully crate train your pup before they go home!
We live in a large house where we maintain a 14' x 20' puppy nursery. The puppy nursery is well kept and air-conditioned. This is where your pup can be crate trained but you must opt and pay for it at or before the Puppy Visit & Selection dates. Pups will be free to roam about in the west wing of our house with access to a doggy door that leads to a large outside enclosed pen where they can play, poop, and pee.
Before or during Puppy Visits & Selection, you will have the choice to take your pup home, or leave them with us for an additional week to complete crate training. Pups that are to be crate trained will go home 2 Saturdays later, at approximately 9 weeks. The absolute goal is to be completely crate & doggy door trained so that they can hold their bowels overnight and know how to use the doggy door to go outside to poop/pee. (Don't worry if you don't plan to use a doggy door, they will learn to go to the door in the expectation to go outside).
We'll keep track of how your pup is doing and we'll keep you posted along the way. (Typically you won't hear from us until week 2, when we start to see progress/success). Be prepared that during transition (after they go home), as they get acclimated to their new environment, it is normal for them to soil their crates (usually just the 1st night and typically pee only). In order to maintain crate training, it is imperative that you get them to poop before bed time. How we do it at our house is I run around the outside of our pen and they follow me and I just keep going back and forth until one by one they all start to squat down to go poop and pee. If your pup is not pooping before bed, you will have accidents.
Pups that are here for crate training that stay the full 2 weeks may receive a 9 week "all in one" vaccination, a $65 value, plus another Comprehensive De-Worm & Deparasite, a $60 value.
If you select crate training you have 2 options:
Option 1 - $400 - Crate & Doggy Door Training - a good idea if 1 person "stays at home"
Option 2 - $500 - Custom Crate & Doggy Door Training - - ideal if both parents are working full or part time. I'll collect information on your daily routine to try to match that at our house (within limitations - we crate them no later than 8:30pm and release no sooner than 6am) so that by the time your pup goes home, he/she will be used to the same routine. Here is a sample custom crate training for Bisbee that we came up with based on their family's routine:
Custom crate for Bisbee:
Release 6am - eat, drink poop, open play for 2 hours with open access to water
Starting @ 8am crate every 2 hours followed by 20 mins of open play & access to H2O
5pm - feed, water, poop, open play till 8:30pm
8:30pm - pee, poop, crate
To pay for crate training, please use the Pay Pal button on the litter page that you have reserved. You can pay with credit card, cash, or personal check during the 7 week visit & selection or I can send you an invoice via Pay Pal.
If you don't opt for crate training
We'll give you instructions on how to properly crate train your pup and offer support along the way. You'll need a L(42") or XL(48") crate with divider panel, training pads & large / strong tape (or a towel that you can wash daily), and a dark sheet to cover the crate.