Doodles From Our Heart To Yours

Health Tested Non-Shedding Hypoallergenic Goldendoodles and Labradoodles

-Training Available-

AVAILABLE PUPPIES

GOLDENDOODLES

LABRADOODLES

TRAINED PUPPIES

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ADDITIONAL 1 & 3 MONTH TRAINING PROGRAMS

After picking from one of our available doodles, you have the option to enroll them in one of our training programs! You can see the completion expectations for all of our 3 Month Training pups below. In the 1 Month Training program we will lay the training foundations towards these goals making your training at home easier.

3 MONTH PROGRAM

  • Crated 8-9 hours at night without accidents.
  • Able to hold between potty breaks for 3 hours during the day
  • Rarely chews something inappropriate while someone is present
  • Understands and responds to the ‘leave it’ command’
  • Nipping and jump-trained
  • Does not bite hands and will rarely jump up on people

1 MONTH PROGRAM

  • Your puppy will work towards these goals daily with a professional trainer giving you a solid foundation to continue the training at home.

3 MONTH PROGRAM

  • ‘Sit’- (from 15 feet away for 30 seconds)
  • ‘Down’ – (from 15 feet away for 30 seconds)
  • ‘Ok’ – as permission to stop sitting/staying
  • ‘Come’- voice command from a distance of 30 feet
  • ‘Off’ – to respond immediately if jumping up ever occurs
  • ‘Place’– go to a designated open bed or mat and stay there for 30 seconds
  • Stair Trained– to be able to go up and down stairs at a reasonable pace

1 MONTH PROGRAM

  • Your puppy will work towards these goals daily with a professional trainer giving you a solid foundation to continue the training at home.
  • Used to visiting other people’s homes, pet-friendly stores, and dog parks/walks
  • Accustomed to individuals and children of various ages
  • Accustomed to being handled by a veterinarian and health professionals
  • Accustomed to being handled by a groomer
  • Familiar with television noise, sounds of household appliances, music, sounds of traffic, and blow dryers.
  • *In the 1 Month Training program much of the socialization is completed in the safe home of the trainer. Since the 1 Month Training pups have not had a full round of necessary vaccinations yet, socialization outside of the home is limited.
  • Before going home, the trainer will email specific tips/routines individualized to your puppy to help your dog’s transition.
  • Your dog will be hand delivered by a trainer who will personally coach you through the dog’s obedience training.
  • * In the 3 Month Training Program Professional pictures will be taken by Pride & Prejudoodles’ photographer. You will receive a lengthy monthly email update on your dog’s progress, as well as a short video demonstrating what commands can be shown.
  • Leash Trained– to walk on the left side and rarely pull.
  • Know how to auto-sit each time the walker stops.
  • Car Traveling– take a ride without having any potty accidents for 4 hours
  • Our doodles for sale are genetically tested to be free of over 160 of the most common canine diseases
  • Worming will be done monthly
  • Vaccinations will be kept up to date
  • Baths, nail trimmings, ear cleanings are done weekly
  • NuVet Health Supplements will be given daily

Yes, you can. When it’s time for your new puppy to join your family, he or she will be hand-delivered by one of our certified trainers. We will personally deliver your pup to your home! Some of the most popular states we travel to are New York, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Georgia, and Illinois.

Families looking for a Doodle for sale can’t go wrong with Pride & Prejudoodles. Your new family member will arrive ready to join the household with minimal effort on your part.

Here are links to our comprehensive guides for Labradoodles, and Goldendoodles.

ABOUT US

Pride and Prejudoodles is a dog training company owned and operated by the Shade family. We also do the marketing of three professional doodle farms, which are all located in south central Virginia all closely connected by family ties and close friendships.

Pride & Prejudoodles

Pride and Prejudoodles oversees an alliance of three professional doodle farms located in South Central VA. Joshua and Kelsey began Pride and Prejudoodles as a young couple. With 10+ years of professional doodle breeding and training, Pride and Prejudoodles serves as the marketing and customer service arm of multiple professional doodle farms, all connected by family or close friendships.

New London Doodles

New London Doodles is an established six acre working farm in the New London historic district of central Virginia. Owners James and Lindsey have a passion for raising healthy and happy puppies alongside their team of staff and caretakers. New London Doodles provides a professional and ethical approach to raising your future forever friend. Reach out to schedule a visit!

Much Ado About Doodles

Much Ado About Doodles is located near Hurt, VA, and is managed by Gabriel & Joy. Gabriel serves as the general manager, making sure everything is running smoothly in providing the best care of our puppies and their parents. Joy is the customer service specialist. When puppies need a new home and families need a new family member, she puts her knowledge and skills forward to bring the two together.

Forever And Always Doodles

Forever and Always Doodles is an 18-acre mountain-view farm in Appomattox, VA, where owners Levi and Rachel lovingly oversee the well-being and merriment of their doodle family. Together, with their team, Levi and Rachel raise adorable Goldendoodles to enrich the joy of your family forever and always.

REVIEWS

Check out What Our Clients Have to Say About Our Doodle Puppies for Sale!

Bella made our lives complete. She is sweet, and exceptionally smart – she knows 12 commands and not to mention she is potty trained & walks off leash ♥️ She is a dream puppy for anyone to have.

Alexander & Prathibha
When we brought the baby home we agreed we wouldn’t force them to engage with her, lay by her, etc. Since the moment they laid eyes on her they have been obsessed! I think one of the greatest gifts we gave our daughter is the love and friendship of these dogs.
Lukas & Erica K. (Doodle Parents to Dempsey & Belle)
Breaker is just the best dog- so loving, protective and cuddly. We loved him so much we had to have another. Rocky, his half brother, is a free spirit, loves his tennis balls and the sweetest dog we have ever met. These doods complete our family- we couldn’t imagine life without them.
Amber F.
Not sure what we did before the addition of our sweet boy, Waylon! He is our best friend, the best companion, and more than just a dog. We can’t wait to see how great of a big brother he will be to our twin baby girls expected to arrive soon!
Morgan T.
Bordeaux is like fine wine…he gets better with age! I love him more every day for his sweet yet playful personality – and everyone is always so impressed by how much of a good boy he is! He is my perfect companion.
Bree H.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Although dog training is a common thing in modern life, most people still have little practical understanding of what it involves, what it can cost, the benefits of buying an already trained dog, and what really differentiates a trained dog from one that still needs training. So let’s cover some of the basics.

There are different philosophies for how long a dog training program should last, how frequent and how long daily sessions should be and of course different levels of training between basic obedience and training to be an emotional support or therapy dog. Different breeds also respond to training in their own ways and at their own speeds. Basic obedience training designed not to overwhelm the dog, and to maximize their effective retention of lessons, will tend to take around 6 to 10 weeks. Usually, this is after the puppy basics (such as teething/housebreaking) are established at home. However, it’s always worth asking a professional about the specific training times and schedule that will work best for your dog’s breed, temperament and training goals.

Obedience training typically covers these fundamentals:

Name recognition (the dog being able to recognize their name and come when they’re called)

Basic directives like “sit,” “down,” “stay,” “come,” “leave it” and “heel”

Polite greetings

Leash walking

It’s usually undertaken in an environment that allows dogs to learn to socialize with each other and with other humans and helps them learn to listen and concentrate in environments that might include distractions.

Basic obedience training can usually be managed by the owner with the help of group classes. With the more intensive kinds of training required to qualify a dog as an emotional support dog, or for other kinds of service, the dogs will generally need to learn more involved and complex commands and be trained to cope with a wider range of situations than those covered in obedience training. For service dog training, it’s usually best to enlist the help of a professional dog trainer or to buy a pre-trained dog.

The cost of training varies depending on its intensiveness. A basic group obedience class (30-45 minutes long per session) can run you as little as $120, while group classes for difficult dogs can range from $200-$300 for programs six weeks or longer. Where more concentrated work on their behavior is needed, where the owner wants to share the work of training with a professional or where the goals of training are more ambitious, private trainers and board-and-train programs can become a factor. The cost of board-and-train programs can range from $90-$200 a day, while the going rate for private trainers can range from $175 per hour all the way up to $400, depending on the local market.

The cost of really comprehensive pretraining, targeted at consistently qualifying the dogs involved to act as licensed ESAs (emotional support animals), runs considerably higher, particularly in cases where the supplier is providing a unified program that combines breeding, training and health screening. The pretraining costs of an advanced-training puppy from Pride & Prejudoodles, which operates just such an integrated program, run approximately $9,900 before adoption and delivery fees.

Some of the major behaviors you may encounter with an untrained dog include:

Aggression, toward people or other pets. This is one of the biggest red flags. It can have serious consequences if it goes unchecked, particularly because the longer it is left unaddressed, the more it will tend to escalate, perhaps even leading to a biting incident. A particularly dangerous variant of this is food aggression, where the dog tries to hoard and protect food in the home as though family members are rivals in the wild who are liable to take it from them. This can result in growling, snapping or even biting as the dog seeks to protect what’s theirs.

Excessive barking, a frustrating issue that shows the dog is trying to communicate something urgent but hasn’t learned to differentiate what “urgent” really is. For example, a bird landing on a windowsill and an intruder breaking in through the window might merit the same level of excited barking, which isn’t exactly useful. This can be especially frustrating to new owners who need peace and quiet while working at home or who have sensitive neighbors and HOAs that may complain to the authorities.

Pulling at the leash, or the “who’s walking who?” phenomenon, can become a major headache. It’s often accompanied by general overexcited behaviors like lunging at things, barking at people and dogs, trying to chase cyclists or small animals and refusing to heel. At the opposite end of the spectrum, it can manifest as just refusing to walk. While this would be unpleasant for anyone to deal with, it can actually result in injury, particularly in children and seniors. A Penn Medicine study reported that dog-walking related fractures in older adults rose to 4,396 as of 2017 based on visits to the emergency room.

Jumping up, or putting their paws on visiting family and friends, and failing to respond to basic commands like “down,” “sit” or “heel.” This can be a cute behavior as a puppy, but medium to large breeds can easily knock down an adult with their exuberance, potentially causing serious harm.

Separation anxiety, the inability to trust that owners or family members will return once they’ve left. This anxiety can lead dogs to become destructive if left alone, even to the point of urinating or defecating in the home or trying to chew through things to escape.

In all these cases, training provides a consistent modeling of rules and builds the kind of confidence and sense of security that allows a dog to be a functioning member of a family.

By contrast, a dog with professional training comes with a variety of pluses for the household and their family:

closer bond with your dog becomes possible when they’re behaviorally sound, responsive and relaxed.

Easier management makes it possible for your dog to take part in more family activities and social events, instead of having to stay shut away behind a doggie gate every time the family hosts a barbecue or a party.

A trained dog is housebroken and sanitary for the home.

A well-socialized dog that knows the basics of “being a dog” with others of their kind enjoys a much better quality of life. Even if they don’t get out much, your dog will have much more positive experiences when encountering other dogs on everyday excursions.

Improved safety comes with better training. Even though at a certain point animals will be animals and can be unpredictable, you can still feel more confident about everyone’s safety with a trained dog around friends or as a family companion. Just as importantly, you can feel more confident in your dog’s safety in dangerous situations (such as nearby automobile traffic) when they respond reliably to commands.

These and more are the benefits you can enjoy from just foundational obedience training.

Surprisingly, a relatively small proportion of the American public takes advantage of the benefits of dog training. According to the American Pet Product Association, less than 5% of American puppies had benefited from a socialization class, and only 25% of dog owners attended obedience classes with their pets. Up to 75% of American dogs never receive professional training, a fact no doubt related to the tragedy of the many millions of dogs found abandoned and now languishing in shelters.