Riversmeet Labradors

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Head Start  Puppy Program

The first few weeks and months of your retrievers life will have life long impacts on the intelligence and drive of your dog. Specifically, the period between 16 and 24 weeks of age is especially critical. This is a time in your young dogs mental development when imprinting is at a pivotal juncture. If we can make the pup bird crazy at this stage, we can maximize their prey drive and bring them to the height of their genetic potential.

These early lessons are absolutely critical in establishing a strong foundation, upon which all future training is built. Our retriever puppy program is designed to properly introduce your young star to birds, water, boats, decoys, crates, and other dogs. None of the above described objectives are rocket science, however if not done properly and with care, can result in problems such as water aversion, poor socialization, fear of gunfire, etc.

We at Rivers Meet Labrador Kennels strive to provide the perfect started Labrador. Not only do we breed the highest quality AKC and UKC Labradors, but we can actually build you a dog giving you an option to get what you want and when you want it.
We have started dogs for sale each year, so if you're in the market for a dog, just give us a call before hunting season and there's a good chance that we have what you are looking for. 
  

Basic Retriever Training

Obedience trained and they will obey the commands Sit, Kennel, and Here. 

A dog that completes our basic retriever training program will be a dog that will be a productive partner in the field. This dog should be capable of trailing cripples, and should deliver game to your hand without delay. This dog should be capable of marking and retrieving single birds down for the duck hunter.   This level of training usually takes 3-4 months to complete, depending on the dogs natural ability.

Planning and Preparations
 
Each litter is an investment of our time, and we go to great lengths to provide you with the happy and healthy pup you're looking for. Your pup will come with life-time breeder support, for our commitment to our pups does not end when they leave our home. We are on call at all times should you have questions or concerns along the way; we would love to keep contact with you after you've taken your new puppy home as well, so that we too can share in the joy of watching them grow. Email them to us, or post them.

Guarantee: Our puppies come with a 23 Month written Hip and Eye Guarantee, 1st shots, vet checked, AKC registration applications, Micro Chip, dewormed at least 3 times and Vet cleared.
 
Reservation: To reserve a puppy, we require a deposit which is non-refundable. The amount of the deposit depends on the price of the litter and is named after the litter description. We accept payment online via Paypal.com, or through regular mail by Money Order or Cashiers Check.

Shipping: Our previous shipping cost was a set price, but due to the Airlines raising their prices and them differing from each other from one to the next, we will need to contact the airlines in order to give you the exact amount needed to ship. That price will include the crate, health papers, airplane ticket, and our gas to the airport. EST: $300.
Pickup: When each litter is born, we set a pick date at 5 weeks, then at approx 7 weeks you can pick up at anytime. If you want taining the pick up will be later and agreed on by the buyer. If you are unable to pick your new Lab up at our home we will fly them to you.