Golden Meadows Kennel Announces Adoption of a Strict Training Program Specifically Focused on Developing Service and Companion Dogs for Those with Special Needs

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Top dog trainers use Von Falconer Way to prepare puppies for real world scenarios.

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We strive to go above and beyond, nurturing our puppies from birth and providing training to prepare them for their ultimate purpose in life.

An estimated 50 million of the Americans currently living with disabilities could benefit from the assistance of a service dog. In order to become eligible to enter the service field, dogs must undergo thorough training to prepare them for real world situations. As foremost authorities in training Golden Retriever puppies, Golden Meadows Retrievers uses the Von Falconer Way to equip their puppies with the necessary skills to help those who need them.

Said spokesperson Nikki Asher, "We strive to go above and beyond, nurturing our puppies from birth and providing training to prepare them for their ultimate purpose in life. Beginning just after the puppies are 3 weeks old, the Von Falconer Way systematically introduces various stimuli. Using this strategy, pups become well rounded and fully prepared for the outside world."

Animals trained to help those with disabilities must have superior focus and intuition. As little as a slight break in concentration could result in disaster for the person entrusting his or her safety to a service dog. Von Falconer puppy training starts on day 22 of a puppy's life, introducing the idea of submission and discipline as well as various new textures.

The following week covers exposure to recordings of common sounds such as babies crying and traffic. Weeks 3 through 7 revolve around developing the dogs' following response and continuing sound conditioning, introducing them to people, animals, vehicles and actual sources of noise and distraction. Through this proven technique, Golden Meadows provides their clients Vizslas and Golden Retrievers ready to face any challenge and fully qualified to be service dogs for people who need help.

Vizslas are known for their intelligence and energetic nature, requiring a highly structured training regimen. Golden Retrievers are also extremely bright dogs with sweet personalities and a desire to please their owners. Both breeds make ideal candidates for both show and service fields. The Von Falconer Way is an optimal training method, providing the systematic guidance they need.

Asher Concluded, "We are proud to say a number of our Vizslas and Golden Retriever puppies have become working therapy and service dogs. We show our dogs in both AKC and IABCA conformation shows, many resulting in top honors for our dogs. Our puppies are available in various stages from started to fully trained, and they make perfect additions to any family whether they're pets or filling therapy and service needs."

About Golden Meadows Retrievers:

With an emphasis on the health and happiness of their dogs, Golden Meadows Retrievers has trained Golden Retriever puppies for more than 20 years. Through love, nurturing and training using the Von Falconer Way and the Rule of 7, many of their dogs become show champions or enter the world as service and therapy dogs. Most have earned their Canine Good Citizen status from the AKC. Learn more about the trained puppies from Golden Meadows Retrievers at

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