Training/Turnkey Program2019-05-29T04:36:12-06:00

Puppy Training / Turnkey Program

The First 8 Weeks

Every puppy born is handled daily, our puppies are exposed to a variety of stimuli and we utilize early neurological stimulation (also known as “ENS”) as well as Puppy Culture methods for each stage of development to ensure that you are receiving a puppy that is happy and confident and has a great start on life. Our puppies are quick to learn obedience commands and love to play and interact with other dogs and people. But with the stubborn tendency’s of the Berner we do suggest the use of a professional trainer or a puppy socialization class for families that may not be familiar with training their puppy.

Puppy Kindergarten

For those families that want to get a head start on their puppies training before arriving at their forever home, we offer Puppy Kindergarten.  Your puppy will be delivered at 8 weeks of age to our exclusive dog trainer,  Jessica Poynter, where your pup will stay for puppy training 24/7.   This is a good option for those that may not be ready to bring their new puppy home at the normal 8 to 9 week pick up time.

Training can be customized to your schedule starting with a minimum of 3 weeks with the option of continued training to achieve your desired goals.  After training, your puppy will then be delivered to you according to your choice of transportation.  The following list is a set of goals that we try to reach with each puppy, but some learn faster than others or take to one command quicker than others.  We will not overwhelm a puppy but if your pup is progressing quickly, other commands will be added.  The longer they are in training, the more they will learn.

Please contact us regarding your training needs.

Expected Goals Based on Training Weeks

3 Weeks:  $1350

  • Socialization with other dogs, as well as introducing them to sights and sounds
  • Crate training and beginning potty training
  • Leash etiquette-no pulling, staying close
  • Basic commands, sit, off, no, leave it
  • Grooming training

4 Weeks:  $1800

  • More advance commands, down, come
  • Public interaction, field trips
  • More extensive leash etiquette

6 Weeks:  $2700

  • Loose leash heeling
  • Wait, stay
  • Daycare interactions

8 Weeks:  $3600

  • Place
  • AKC S.T.A.R. puppy certificate

12 Weeks:  $5400

  • House Training
  • AKC S.T.A.R. puppy certificate

Turn Key Puppy/Dream Dog

Many families who would like to adopt a puppy from us have young children and other responsibilities and find it difficult to juggle work, parenting and training a new puppy.  If you would like a puppy who is fully crate trained and house trained and has a well established understanding of commands and obedience, then our Turn Key program can give you that Dream Dog.  Your Puppy will come home to you at 6 months old with a solid foundation and know and remember commands for life.  Your Dream Dog will be welcomed by your groomer and veterinarian, and will be a dog you can be proud of and your neighbors will envy.

This option includes:

  • First or second pick from an available litter
  • 4 Months professional training
  • Fully vaccinated
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Well-established commands and obedience
  • Crate and house trained
  • Exposed and socialized to a variety of people, places, noises, and other animals
  • Child trained
  • Distraction training
  • Timely videos of progress
  • AKC S.T.A.R. puppy certificate
  • AKC CGC-Canine Good Citizen Certificate
  • Hand delivery by the trainer
  • Private in-home training session
  • Life time support from trainer and breeder
Bianca, 2nd Generation Miniature Australian Bernedoodle
New York, New York

Price is $16,000.00
Please contact us to discuss the details of reserving your Turn Key/Dream Dog.

Jessica Poynter
Jessica PoynterTeam Trainer
Jessica has a passion for training dogs and has learned obedience and training techniques from a variety of resources. Jessica offers a structured style of balanced and positive reinforcement training methods which includes praise, reward and positive motivation to make the right choice and ensure that training is an enjoyable experience for your puppy.

Her knowledge and experience combined with her competitive nature has been successful in the show ring achieving many AKC and Working Dog titles including multiple AKC Rally and Obedience titles, Farm Dog title, National Certified Therapy Dog, as well as 2019 AKC Rally National Championship 6th place. Jessica is also a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator.

Jessica develops and personally oversees all of the training and works diligently to advance your puppies training progress. Different dogs require different training approaches and training can be tailored to your individual needs.

Wade Poynter
Wade PoynterAssistant Trainer and Day Care
Wade assists Jessica in the day-to-day in-home training and care of our puppies. He is a vital part of the operation and offers the male influence in the socialization and care of each puppy.
Dalyce Hamedl
Dalyce HamedlAssistant Trainer and Day Care
Dalyce is a Montrose native and grew up with a love for all animals, caring for family and friends pets and creating her own pet sitting business. To further her career and expand her knowledge and experience she became a Certified Veterinary technician graduating in 2015. Dalyce is excited to be a part of the team and be able to implement the things she’s learned as well as tending to the daily care of the dogs in training.

“I recently adopted a puppy from Alpine Bernedoodles, and Kota had the privilege of a three-week intensive training at Peace of Mind Dog Training. I valued the benefit of having an experienced and highly-trained professional interact with Kota at a time where structure is critical. I live in the often hectic and unpredictable downtown Chicago, and it was in Kota’s best interest for her to have crate training, a firm grasp on basic commands, and leash etiquette. After only three weeks, Kota arrived at her forever home with the training of six-to-seven weeks! I flew Jessica out for a “Day with the Trainer” because I too need to understand how Kota responds to certain stimuli. In addition to walking through Kota’s training regiment and taking trips to nearby parks, Jessica and I developed a daily routine specifically tailored to Kota. Jessica was a trooper to skip dinner, stay well into the evening, and show up the following morning at 6:00am as she put Kota’s needs above her own. From the time she enrolled in puppy kindergarten all the way through today, Jessica has been there every step of the way with advice, training techniques, and support. Whether the compliments are sourced from strangers, other dog owners, or every employee at the veterinary, they all say Kota is the most well-trained puppy they have ever seen. Her dedication to her craft and her puppies is unparalleled. Kota represents a true testament to Jessica and Peace of Mind.”

Max Allen, Chicago, Illinois