Set your puppy up for the best possible start to life with our Puppy star training program. 

A training foundation to last a lifetime-

Whether you are looking for the perfect working dog

or family companion


Enroll your puppy into our board-to-train program to ensure the best start to life- imagine a new puppy without any of the potty training or bad habits!

Did you know that the majority of “owner surrenders” in shelters are due to unwanted behaviors? 

Many of those behaviors are acquired during puppyhood. What is cute as a twenty pound puppy is not so adorable as a 75 pound adult.

Training should start as soon as you bring your new puppy home,  before those bad habits develop. If you plan to have a service, therapy, or medical alert dog, this early training step is cruitial to success as a working dog. 

A love for learning 

A puppy that is started correctly in their training will develop a love for learning which in turn will become the ability to expand their knowledge. Socializing and desensitizing is another focus to ensure they are prepared for anything they may encounter in life. Calm demeaner and confidence is a critical part of a well-rounded dog. We provide enrichment to help their mind grow as well as their bodies 

Basic  and intermediate obedience

Obedience as well as manners are a main focus. Puppies will learn the basics such as sit, lay down, stay, wait, and more advanced obedience, loose-leash walking, and respectful manners. Our program uses a positive reinforcement premise.  Pups will graduate as a Puppy Star with AKC CGC title.

Laying the foundation for future work 

If you are looking for a dog to provide a service to you in the future, this is a perfect program to get your puppy started before heading home. All working dogs require a specific temperament and training should be started as soon as possible for these pups to grow up to become working dogs. After the program, the puppy will be well on their way to a life of learning and working. 

Our dogs grow up to become service dogs, medical alert, therapy work, search and rescue, and of course the perfect family companion. 

Puppies that are enrolled for 4+ weeks will be tested for their Canine Good Citizen AKC title upon graduation. 

Please note: This training will lay the foundation and open the doors for future service dog or therapy work. It is by no means a substitution for formal service dog training. At this young age, they can learn so much, but the key importance is to go at their pace, so as to not have any setbacks in the future. You will be sent home with a detailed guide on how to further their training.

Our program

Puppies will leave the nursery for the training program between 8-10 weeks old. The program will last anywhere from 2-4 weeks with potential to expand if desired. The longer the puppy remains in the program, the more he/she will learn! 

Each puppy gets it own individualized training program curated to their own needs. Daily schedule includes: one-on-one training,  grooming, exercise, enrichment, playtime, and comfort cuddles in a home environment. 

Upon graduation, puppies will be proficient in obedience,  walk calmly on a leash, be well socialized with dogs and people, possess important manners, have a love for learning and working, and be able to pass their AKC Canine Good Citizen test. 

Depending on future work, puppies will likely require “finishing” school to complete their education for public access after they do some growing up. 

Training, as well as pet ownership, is a lifelong commitment. You will be taught the skills necessary to keep their training up to par at home and throughout their life. 


Puppies currently enrolled in training



Training at Mountain Made K9 Learning Advanced Obedience and strat foundation for service work. $5,500

note from the trainer:

Apollo is doing amazing in our program and continues to progress more and more each day. He has a real working drive that will allow him to go into any or multiple lines of Service Work. Apollo enjoys scent training but loves guide work. We are still working on door manners with the crate, but he is doing well with it. 

Weekly Pupdate

Apollo loves to learn this is a short video of a session. He will learn to slow an calm but right now she lets his be exited to learn.