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The Puppy Headstart Training Program was created after receiving many requests for both our
training services, and for slightly older, pre-trained puppies.  This program is currently offered
only to purchasers of Eromit Lab puppies who live in the US who are unable or not interested in
applying for a CDC puppy import exemption (see below) OR to previous Canadian puppy buyer
clients.  PRE-BOOKING IS REQUIRED as this program is extremely limited and is not available for
all litters.

What does the Headstart Training Program include?

Headstart puppies live in our home and are  raised as we raise our own keeper puppies. This
means that they will be well started on  house-training, crate training,  early obedience, retriever
and/or agility training, and will be super-socialized.  *The Headstart program is not intended to
replace ongoing formal training at an appropriate age, but rather to prepare the puppy for life
long learning and for the basics of being a well behaved pet. We strongly recommend that you
continue your Headstart puppy's education by enrolling in classes once you get your puppy
home.*

Who should  consider the Headstart Program?

American buyers who are interested in acquiring an Eromit puppy will need to enroll in our
Headstart training, or find a suitable Canadian-based trainer to work with the puppy until a
minumum of 4 months age (
due to new US import laws), if their application to import the puppy
before rabies vaccination is unsuccessful.  Puppies will need to be picked up in person upon the
completion of training- we do not ship puppies to their new homes at the completion of training.

How much does it cost and how long does it last?

Headstart Training costs $150 (includes tax) per week with a minimum of 8 weeks (training
officially starts at 8 weeks of age). You can elect to have your puppy stay in training for longer but
this  duration must be determined at the start of training so that we can plan our availability in
advance.  Food, deworming, and your puppy's 12 week vaccination are included in this cost.  
RABIES VACCINE required at 12 weeks is NOT included but will be required for all puppies going
to the US). Your puppy will be sent home with the same basic items that apply to a regular puppy
purchase (collar & leash, soft toy or blanket, food samples, health warranty, titling incentives,  
health insurance trial).  

Can I visit my puppy?

YES! Once your puppy has been matched to you (usually at 6-7 weeks of age), you will be welcome
to visit as often as once per week, if practical- (by appointment) to visit your puppy and get a
hands-on update on his or her progress. On pick-up day, please plan to spend several hours with
us learning about your puppy's routine and the cues he or she has learned. During the training
period you will get several updates by video/email to let you know how your puppy is progressing
if you can't visit in person.

Click on each picture of our Headstart Graduate puppies below to see a video of what they
learned during the training program.
Puppy Headstart Training