Puppy Training

We don’t see dogs as just pets, but as family and lifelong companions. Our Puppy Training program is designed to build a lasting bond between you and your dog, rooted in mutual respect and understanding. We specialize in guiding your puppy through their formative stages with training methods which emphasize obedience and socialization. Let us help you lay the foundation for a relationship grows stronger with every command, every lesson, and every shared moment.

Train Your Puppy with Training That Lasts!

Training That Lasts focuses on laying a solid foundation for your puppy. Positive behaviors and skills learned during the early months of life can remain with them as they grow into adulthood. Our training is designed to address the unique challenges and opportunities that come with puppies. Puppies are full of so much love, but they can be a handful! They’re just like toddlers who go through their terrible two’s but with the right training, we can help curb the behaviors so they grow up to be honorable, young adults! 

Your puppy will learn to adapt in various settings and learn how to interact with different people and animals positively. This training ensures your puppy doesn’t just learn; they internalize these behaviors for life as long as the training continues after their stay with us. Imagine a place where your puppy is not only trained well but also cared for like family returning to you to be an integral part of your life! We will give you the tools and know how to continue training for when they go back home!

Basic and Advanced Puppy Training Programs

Starting with basic training like house training, chew-toy habits, and simple commands sets the foundation. Early socialization is getting your puppy comfortable with a variety of environments and situations while ensuring they remain safe. This approach helps prevent future behavioral issues, including aggression and fearfulness towards people and other dogs.

For puppies, engaging them in positive experiences and teaching them to look to us for guidance in new situations is key. This not only makes training more effective but also helps in avoiding the development of negative behaviors. Addressing these issues early on is much easier than trying to correct established bad habits later.

Our focus is to provide your puppy with the skills and experiences they need to grow into well-adjusted adults. This proactive approach to puppy training and socialization is what we specialize in. Making sure your puppy has the best start in life! Ultimately, it’ll be up to you to continue with the training at home but we will give you the toolset and knowledge needed to expand on our foundational training! 

Basic Puppy Training

  • Prevention of Bad Habits: Basic training focuses on preventing undesirable behaviors like puppy biting through techniques like crate training. Keeping your puppy in a controlled environment when you can’t supervise directly helps avoid the development of bad habits.
  • Exposure to Various Environments: It’s vital to introduce your puppy to different settings and stimuli. This exposure should be positive and fun, aiming to make your puppy comfortable with new experiences and people, while ensuring safety from health risks like parvovirus.
  • Association Building: Basic training also involves associating behaviors with future commands, using positive reinforcements like food or toys. This stage lays the groundwork for formal commands such as sit, down, come, heel, and stay.

Advanced Puppy Training

  • Formal Command Training: As puppies grow and their ability to focus improves, advanced training introduces more structured commands and expectations. Training at this stage might include leash corrections and a greater emphasis on obedience.
  • Off-Leash Training and Socialization: Advanced training often involves teaching your puppy to respond reliably off-leash in various environments and refining their socialization skills to ensure they’re well-behaved around other animals and people.
  • Behavioral Correction: Advanced training addresses more complex behaviors, such as aggression or fearfulness, teaching puppies how to navigate stressful situations calmly and confidently.

Additional Benefits of Our Puppy Training Program

Both Training That Lasts training packages include complimentary take-home kits to ensure a successful start for the puppy and its new family:

  • Puppy Training Kit: The essential training package contains training tools used throughout training this provides a smooth transition when coming home to continue training together.
  • Puppy Grooming Kit: Provides grooming tools essential for maintaining a smooth, knot-free coat and nicely maintained nails.
  • Food Supply: Puppies will be sent home with a 2-week supply of food, treats, and bones to facilitate a stress-free transition to their forever homes.

Interested in Puppy Training With Training That Lasts?

Please start the training process by filling out our puppy intake form. This doesn’t mean your signing them up or paying anything now. Its simply the first step in the process. We need to know more information about your puppy! Please click the Get Started button below, fill out the form and we will be in contact in a few days!


Lets Work Together!

Our Consultation Assessment form is the perfect starting point for us to help you and your pet. We understand how difficult it can be to manage your dog’s behavior, especially if you’re away on vacation or busy with work. Our team of experienced trainers will evaluate your dog’s needs and develop an individualized training plan to get them back on the right track. With our assistance, you can rest assured that your pet will receive the best care possible.


If you’re looking for a trained puppy to adopt, we have partnered with Hoosier Canines to help families adopt their dream Bernedoodle. Every puppy at Hoosier Canines goes through early neurological stimulation exercise’s helping them adapt to new and unusual situations they might encounter throughout their lifetime. They have a big play area where they can run and interact with each other. We are happy to have partnered up with not only a reputable breeder, but a family business like ours who pride themselves on doing things the right way! We enjoy providing each puppy with all the love, training and socialization they need to provide you with a loyal companion!

Hoosier Canines has been featured by “The Dogs Journal” as one of the best Bernedoodle breeders in the US as well as on Best Bernedoodle Breeders in Indiana list made by Best Bernedoodle Breeders in Indiana

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