Golden Meadows Kennel Announces Implementation of the Von Falconer Way to Develop Well Trained Puppies

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Facility Has Implemented Unique Training Process Which Nurtures Puppies to Prepare Them For Their Unique Purpose in Life

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We at Golden Meadows go above and beyond to nurture all our puppies from the moment of birth.

According to the veterinary industry, trained puppies are 60 percent less likely to be relinquished to shelters than those exhibiting common social and behavioral issues associated with the lack of proper guidance. Additionally, creating a strong bond with a puppy beginning shortly after birth combined with appropriate training paves the way for a canine to be much more suited to enter one of the many service fields, allowing him to lead a full, purposeful life. Having been well aware of these facts for some time, professional training facility, Golden Meadows Retrievers, utilizes the highly accredited Von Falconer puppy training technique for each of their new litters.

Nikki Asher of Golden Meadows Retrievers confirmed, "We at Golden Meadows go above and beyond to nurture all our puppies from the moment of birth. This begins with maintaining a clean, safe and loving environment for them as well as testing for any hereditary defects; however, training is also an important aspect of ensuring they are happy and well adjusted. The Von Falconer Way is based on a day-by-day breakdown, slowly introducing puppies to external stimuli on a controlled basis. This ensures they are well rounded and prepared for the outside world when they are ready to leave our facility."

Sources indicate training using the Von Falconer Way begins when puppies are 22 days old. This is the point at which they are initially aware of their self environment and most readily accepting of discipline and submission. From day 22 until day 28, each puppy should be touched quickly twice each day. During this time, their primary environment should remain unvaried. They should also be introduced to toys of diverse types and textures, preparing them for any situation they may encounter later in life.

The second week of training revolves around sound conditioning, introducing puppies to a variety of audible stimuli. Asher explained these sounds, including crowds, crying babies, trains, traffic and other common noises, should be presented using tape recordings rather than actual, physical sources. During meals, nap time or play time, 4 loud bangs should be produced; however, this should never be done while puppies are looking at or approaching their trainers. A stable father figure should also be presented to teach the puppies different perspectives.

Throughout the third week, puppies learn to follow their trainer. This occurs through 5 minute sessions alone with the trainer until week 7. Each puppy should be taken to a spacious grassy area. The trainer places 10 feet between himself and the pup, clapping and moving around until he catches the puppy's attention. Once approached, the trainer holds the puppy's head in his hands for 3 to 4 seconds and walks away, repeating the process until the puppy begins to follow. Sound conditioning continues as well, eventually introducing the puppy to wheelchairs, strollers, other people and new animals.

Asher concluded, "Though we follow this sound method to produce highly trained Golden Retriever puppies, we also tailor our training to suit each dog's unique abilities. Some of our dogs are most suited for agility competitions while others become service animals or therapy companions. Regardless of what their purpose in life may be, we provide them with love, stability and the highest level of training to prepare them for when they are ready to become part of their permanent families."

About Golden Meadows Retrievers:
A family owned and operated facility, Golden Meadows Retrievers offers more than 20 years of experience in breeding pure bred dogs and training them using various stages and proven techniques. Visit to learn more about Golden Meadows training techniques.

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