We are a small in-home breeder. All of our dogs are members of our family and spend 24/7 with us. They are spoiled rotten and loved every day. We don't have any kind of kennel facility, our dogs share every square inch of our home with us. Our breeding program is small by design so that we can spend lots of time and attention on our dogs and our litters.
The path to my dog career really began 11 years ago when I bought my first dog, Lyla, an Australian Shepherd. I encountered all of the typical problems of puppy owners: the chewing, the biting, the barking, the leash pulling, etc… and was at a complete loss for what to do. So, I decided to take her to puppy obedience classes. Lyla was of course top of her class, but many of the behavior “quirks” were still there. The obedience channeled some of her energy, but there was more going on there that the obedience training couldn’t touch. This was my first lesson learning that behavior will almost always override obedience. Due to some advice from friends, I started watching the “Dog Whisperer” on National Geographic. Now, this didn’t just stop the problems overnight, but I began looking at dog training and even dog ownership in a totally different way.
Years later, while I was finishing up my Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration, I felt that it just wasn’t the right place for me. Don't get me wrong, I loved working with people, but I constantly found myself thinking about dogs and a career in dog training. So, after I graduated, I spent months searching for a school for dog trainers and found an apprentice of Cesar Millan, “The Dog Whisperer." So, I made a huge leap and went out to Los Angeles and studied under him in a dog psychology program. A year later, I was even offered an internship to continue to learn from him. This was a once in a lifetime experience, and I took it. I spent months working for him and learned a lot from the experience, especially where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do. I enjoyed my time in Los Angeles, but moved back home to Wisconsin for a few years. I wanted to bring my gift and my knowledge back home and teach others how to achieve success with their dogs. I practiced solely as a dog trainer for the following years, but seeing people struggle with issues that could have been prevented had training begun earlier is what really got me interested in offering started puppies from an exceptional breeding program.
I have been a professional trainer for years, and have encountered countless breeds during that time. A few years ago, I had my first Golden Retriever from European lines come in at six months old for a board and train program. She was with me for less than an hour, and I was completely in love. Over the weeks that she was with me, I just fell more in love. She was an exceptional dog. Not only was she beautiful looking, she had a beautiful personality and temperament. It was the first Golden Retriever that I had worked with who wasn't completely hyper or struggle with health issues. Golden Retrievers from good European lines are traditionally healthier than their American counterparts, and have a significantly lower level of cancer due to more genetic diversity. We are committed to offering Golden Retrievers from exceptional European bloodlines with near perfect health clearances. Great health is not our only goal, we also strive to produce Goldens with a laid back, happy, friendly, and affectionate personality. And did we mention beautiful?
We provide high quality training to all dogs and puppies that are part of our kennel. Golden Retrievers are naturally smart dogs who are willing to please. We take advantage of that desire to please and teach them exactly what we want. We produce a trained English Golden Retriever puppy set up to be the perfect family companion who can go anywhere with you and deal with any situation.
We are based in the Atlanta, GA area.