Pictures of Nathan, Johnny, Connor, Tyler, & Benji.
Shadalane Trained Golden Retrievers
We currently have a few young adult goldens and puppies in training. They are in different stages of their training curriculum program, but all of which are going through intensified training with house manners, potty training, repetitional exercises of obedience commands, field trips, self-control, and love. We provide positive reinforcement training though clickers and a great deal of socialization in a variety of environmental settings.
Below is one of our graduating classes - Now with their new loving homes.
- Nathan's Owners
We first made contact with Alan in the spring of 2007, after reading about Shadalane online. We had simply googled Golden Retrievers, and there was their web site. We were overcome while speaking with Alan, and viewing his puppies online. We live in Manhattan, NY. It was something that we knew right away, we had found the right place, and the right puppy for us. The extensive training, and expansive love these puppies receive is evidenced by so many things. Here are some examples of the extraordinary things that Shadalane provides. First of all, when the Nathan needs to relieve himself, he goes to the door and rings a bell to alert you . In addition, Alan is very aware of how important the natural bond is to both the puppy and to its new person/persons. Being "hands on" is a given with Alan. Also his availablity for all concerns and questions.
Alan is a skilled match maker. When we told him about our living in the city, he took Nathan to a hotel in San Diego to furthur aquaint him of the ways of elevators, crossing streets, heeling, sitting, staying, coming on command, bathroom business on pavement, as well as grass. We were astounded by the breadth of Nathan's aptitude, and his deep love of people- children flock to him, seniors, family members, other dogs, and strangers alike are drawn to his beauty and his joy of life. He came to us when he was 5 1/2 months old. He is now 3 years old. In short, he is balanced, and yes, he DOES have a heart of GOLD. He is what we think of as a zen master, he is the gentlest, and appropriately protective. He has a sense of humor and he wants to please. We Highly recommend Shadalane.- Sincerely, G.M. Parker, T.J. Waddell
We haven't communicated for a while so after reading your "new" web page thought I would check in! Hope things are going well and that Vista is almost a "go"! I am anxious to see it...when available.
Folley is great and everything you said about your puppies on your "web Page" is true. Anytime you need a testimonial...here I am!
I finally figured out how to order the NuVet Vitamins and they couldn't have been nicer...I'm learning!
Off to take the three of them to walk the new Conservancy Trail by the Lagoon in Del Mar.
Keep in touch and let me know about the new facility...and how you do at Westminster...
P.S. Talked to Kim *********, Benjamin's mom, last week and we both compared notes and came out with the same conclusion...you are a dog whisperer...without equal!
Proud parents with their new golden puppy!
How to say thank you for such a loving, well-trained and special dog? To have Joey delivered to our rural, Colorado address by his wonderful, kind trainer and her ever so nice sister was beyond the call. Jessica was ever so understanding of our crushing enthusiasm and was so patient with all of our questions. Everything precious about his trainer Jessica is reflected beautifully in Joey. Everywhere we take him, including the vet, we are stopped by people praising both his beauty and his gentleness. The grandchildren love to be with him to show young children how he shakes hands so sweetly. Never did I think a dog could be as loving as my Newfoundland’s, but Joey showed me in short order that he could do it all. Last week, I fell down the patio stairs and there was Joey not missing a beat. He was concerned and protective and I truly think he would have called for help if he could have spoken. We both came through it beautifully. Joey is a sheer joy! He listens well, plays nicely, travels easily, remembers his etiquette when dining out, and loves all of us despite our human frailties. He is the love of our life!
- D. Fenton
Just a note to bring you up to date on the progress of our wonderful Golden Retriever, Taylor. You will be happy to know that Taylor is really very responsive in all aspects of his training. In the year and a half that we have had him, he has not chewed or destroyed anything in our home (except for his toys, which he seems to take great pleasure in destroying). He is well socialized, a lover of people, other dogs and children. We work on all of the commands that you have taught him and it certainly has paid off, just as you said that it would. Thank you, Alan, for always being there to answer our questions and concerns.
We will be forever grateful to you and your knowledgeable training staff for producing such a great and well behaved companion.
Vanya and Jerry Hilbert, and Taylor too :)
Updated September 10, 2017
Tanner (Sold) (above, pictured with PTA Trainer, Joel), Now at his new home.
Cassidy (Sold) (above, pictured with PTA Trainer, Nate) - Then at 7 months , Cassidy graduatuated and is now home with her new family .
NEW!! We have Adult Trainied Goldens Retrievers availiable as well as younger puppies. We have a great program of new goldens that you may inquire about. More pictures and info will post here soon.
Please ask for Shelly or Alan so that they may send updated pictures and info via email or txt, thanks. 760-295-2222