We only have one or two litters each year. These dogs are our family pets. The puppies are born and raised in our home, around our kids and other animals. They are well socialized for a family environment, being exposed to the many sights, sounds and activities of a busy household.
There is always someone at home with the animals, and we start working with the puppies on crate and potty training at a young age.
We let the mother wean the puppies herself, as we’ve found that this makes for a more confident, secure personality. Also, we perform early neurological stimulation on days 3 through 16. ENS has been proven to have many benefits over the lifetime of the dog, including improved cardiovascular performance (heart rate), stronger heart beats, stronger adrenal glands, more tolerance to stress, and greater resistance to disease. In terms of learning, the pups are more active and exploratory and are better in competitive situations, as well as display increased problem solving skills. (Read more about ENS below ...)
We work daily on socialization, and strive to raise puppies that are well adjusted and exposed to as many situations as possible. Starting at 4 weeks of age, the puppies are “loved on” by people of all ages. We even introduce all of our pups to our cat, Mittens, and are planning future field trips to visit a local farm with horses, cows, goats, sheep & chickens!
Our obstacle course also begins at 4 weeks. This encourages the puppies to explore their surroundings and challenge themselves. We constantly change textures the puppies feel with their paws and introduce the puppies to strains and other challenges.
Starting in the fall of 2017, we've also implemented Jane Killion's Puppy Culture training methods - working on rearing, socialization & training the pups from the moment they are born right up through to the day they go to their new, forever homes! (Read more below...)
We want our puppies to have the best start in life that we can give them, and so we feed them the very best quality food - Life's Abundance - and make sure that they receive proper veterinary care before they leave us for their forever homes. We also feed an amazing supplement, NuVet Plus, that helps boost the immune system. I believe in the food & supplements we feed so much, that I've offered a 5 year health guarantee to those who've continued feeding it. We have a vested interest in the wellbeing of these puppies, and will always be here to answer any questions or to help with any problems. Do not hesitate to contact us – we’re more than happy to help!
We offer a 1 year health guarantee on all puppies, as well as an extension to a 5 year guarantee when you continue feeding Life's Abundance puppy food and NuVet Plus supplement. We send them home with a puppy packet that includes photos of your puppy & its parents, tips from the breeder, a bag of Life's Abundance Large Breed Puppy food & a 3 day supply of NuVet Plus, information on basic puppy training, information specifically about the Golden Retriever breed, information about obedience training, copies of the vet records, a copy of the health guarantee & sales contract, and copies of the parents’ registration papers, as well as a form for you to register your puppy with the AKC.
We recommend visitations with your new puppy starting at 4 weeks of age with everyone in the family. You can finally bring your new puppy home at 8 weeks of age.
We do not ship, you must pick up your puppy. (Occasionally, we can make arrangements to deliver your puppy or meet part-way at an additional cost.)
Also, we do NOT remove dew claws.
8 week old puppies with no obedience training
Prices vary depending on litter
Breeding/showing rights available on certain pups to approved homes
Dogs that have been held back as possible show/breeding prospects OR dogs that have been surrendered and need to be re-homed.
Price depends on multiple factors (ie: age, level of training, pedigree, health clearances, etc) - call to inquire
Price depends on multiple factors, call to inquire
When you leave your puppy here with us at SGGR, we provide intensive, one-on-one training. We use humane training methods based on positive motivation. Training is customized for each dog using a blend of these techniques with methods that we have developed from years of experience. Pricing includes love & attention, play time with family members (2 & 4-legged), board, food, supplements, flea/tick meds, and any age-appropriate vaccinations required. Please contact us for more details.
Socialization and enrichment exercises expose the puppies to as many different situations, locations and new faces as possible - and is an integral part of our training program. They are comfortable with bathing, brushing, ear cleaning, handling of the entire body, and more. They will have a firm foundation of obedience commands and be able to display all the proper manners every new pup should have. 10 obedience commands. 1 Handover training session and 1 phone consult after handover.
Reinforcing all of the commands from Puppy Foundation Training, so that they solidify & have a more concrete response. 10 obedience commands. 1 Handover training session and 1 phone consult after handover. Please call for more detailed information.
Building upon Puppy and Advanced Puppy Foundation training with the addition of 7 more crucial directives. 17 obedience commands. 2 Handover training sessions and 1 phone consult after handover. Please call for more detailed information.
**SGGR reserves the right to first pick on any litter for a puppy to be used in SGGR's breeding program.
Puppy deposits are $500 for pet pups,
and $1,000 for breeding rights.
Your deposit will secure your spot
on our reservation list or hold
your pup for you until he/she
is ready to go home.
Our puppies are sold on a first-come,
first-served basis. Therefore, puppy picks
are determined in the order in which
deposits are received.
**SGGR reserves the right to
first pick for breeding purposes.
You are welcome to make payments prior to bringing your puppy home. We accept the following forms of payment: cash, Venmo (app powered by PayPayl), Walmart-to-Walmart money transfer, and money orders from Walmart or USPO only. However, when you come to pick up your puppy, THE BALANCE
IS DUE IN CASH. Puppies must be paid for
in full by the time they are 8 weeks old.
ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
In many instances, however, the deposit
may be applied towards another puppy,
dog or litter. The deposit money guarantees
that the customer will follow through
with the purchase, and that we will
provide a healthy puppy or dog.
We cannot guarantee sex of puppy
prior to birth. However, we will do
everything within our power
to honor your preferences.
We typically have a RESERVATION list started prior to the birth of a litter. This is for people who have done their research and are ready to commit, as well as have paid their deposit to be guaranteed a puppy from a particular litter. We also will keep a WAITING list of folks that would like to be alerted when we are expecting a litter, or would like to be considered for an adult dog.
Active or retired. Discount on our puppies and obedience training only. Does not include adult dogs up for adoption.