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They don't seem to list registered names or any clearances - huge red flag. If you are interested I would suggest you ask for that information. Also concerns me that they have puppies for sale and a lot of litters posted - why aren't they taking names and planning a litter? The stud dogs seem to be owned by them as well, it's not that often that the perfect match is in the backyard. The dogs don't impress me as far as looks or anything goes, not bad looking goldens but I would ask what they are breeding for - show, working, pet, what are they looking to improve and so on. They hint at field but I don't see one picture of a dog with a bird, just some pictures of guys in camo hunting gear (they could be deerhunting with nothing to do with the dogs). What I see is they just breed their dogs to sell the puppies, without a lot of thought into the whole thing. If you look at their contract, they only give a 14 DAY guarantee (giant neon red flag!!!) and their only policy is that you return the dog to them. They will not cover any vet expenses related to poor breeding or otherwise.
The training - I don't like seeing 'no treat' training. Goldens tend to be very food motivated, and positive training works so much better. If they are not using food as a reward, what are they using? Is the training correction based (often I find the 'no food' trainers use harsh corrective methods)? If you get a puppy from them is it manditory to then pay for the training? Is that what you'd be comfortable doing? What if the training style doesn't work for your lifestyle (some insist you NEVER give the dog a cookie)?
Their training contract says enough:
Dog training is inherently dangerous. The style of dog training I am agreeing to requires my dog be exposed to numerous dangerous situations. I agree and give permission for my dog to participate in this training with the understanding that injuries may occur. I understand that Just Behaving, Dan Roach, Heidi Harris or any person or property associated with this training WILL NOT cover any veterinary costs (or costs of any kind) if my dog is injured or lost (including death).
The style of dog training I am choosing focuses on real life situations including being off leash, exposure to aggressive dogs and behavior modification environments. I understand that my dog will be unsupervised at times, will spend time unsupervised with other dogs and will be in an environment where my dog may engage in unsupervised dog interaction. I understand that my dog may be injured or lost during this training and I release all parties of liability.
RUN! RUN FAST!!!! I can't imagine any sane person signing a contract like that and handing over the leash. Injured, lost or killed for 'training'??? Yikes.
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