No puppies available at this time. We are in process of planning a breeding for December or January 2021.
Ganderwood's professionally bred puppies are trained as Versatile Companions. While taking a young puppy home and training it yourself is ideal in a perfect world, we all know the work of training. For busy families, professionals, parents with young children, hunters, retirees, PTSD Veterans and families with special needs and facilities, a pre trained puppy is a wonderful option! In addition to carefully planned breeding, we initiate house breaking, socialize both at our home and kennel and out in public, do all necessary veterinary care, and train your puppy about 15 commands. Puppies are well socialize having met at least 100 people by the time they come to your home.
Puppy is tested with a certified AKC Canine Good Citizenship evaluator upon training completion. Puppy will know about 15 commands for the truly versatile companion. Puppies are trained and thoroughly socialized until they are ready to come home for all the enjoyment and affection without all of the work.
Occasionally families will choose our Ultimate Companion program where puppy completes all of the above plus training with the force retrieve, brace, and more frequent and in depth practice in public places along with passing the AKC Advanced Canine Good Citizenship test. This program works well for those using a wheelchair wanting basic training towards service work. We recommend using a private service dog trainer once puppy is a year old, if needed. Because much of the initial work is completed, families usually save a lot of time and money for a service dog.
Ganderwood has been in business since 2004 experiencing success with puppies bonding readily and easily to new families - puppy has spent so much time training and socializing with friends, family, going out to stores and to a nursing home, that they are very people oriented by the time they come home to you!
See training details under puppy bar above.