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While our nursery puppies go home at 8 weeks, STAR Golden Retrievers are puppies we keep a little bit longer. We help them to navigate the seas of housebreaking, leash training and other basic obedience skills during the first few months so you don’t have to. STAR puppies are able to pass their AKC STAR PUPPY evaluation before they go to their new homes and they are well on their way to AKC Canine Good Citizen titles. Families who are in need of a service dog find that a STAR puppy is a good beginning. When both parents work and kids are active, schedules change and there isn’t much time to train a puppy. At the end of the day, though, STAR puppy families can come home to a well-mannered puppy without worrying about cleaning up accidents or runaway dogs. We can only reserve two STAR puppies per litter for extended training. STAR training usually takes 4-6 months. During this time, you are welcome to visit as much as you’d like. You can also take your puppy home for a weekend or two! 

Your puppy will stay with us until he graduates at 16 weeks. Vet costs, vaccinations, food, toys, and all expenses are covered in the STAR Puppy fee.

STAR Puppy training will address: Basic commands such as Sit, Down, Stay, Place, Touch, Here, crate training, leash training, housebreaking, introduction to navigating public access, interactions with other dogs and strangers, chewing, biting and Canine Good Citizen ready! Puppies in the STAR program may develop and grow at different rates. Where some puppies shine, others may struggle. Our goal is for STAR puppies to go home at 4-6 months, but time may vary depending on the puppy and his individual needs.

AKC STAR Puppy price: $10,500

Payment 1: $500 Deposit

Payment 2: $5,000 when puppy is born

Payment 3: $5,000 when puppy is 8 weeks old

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