References from Professional Trainers
Trainer Blog: Stephen Haynes, Fidelio Dogs - Austin, TX says:
I’ve got to do it…..
Well, sometimes I run across a breeder that just blows me away and Linda and Steve Rogers of Timshell Farm are two of the most ethical and professional breeders I deal with.
I’ve had the pleasure of training a number of dogs from Timshell over the past several years and I can say without exception they’ve been amazing pups. Now the quality of the pups is one thing but these guys are CUTE with a capital C. I just got some pictures from her and had to post them. If you’re thinking about getting a doodle I strongly recommend you talk to Linda.
Let the cuteness ensue:
Dog Trainer, Behavior Therapist/ Owner: Adventures in Canine Training, Inc.
I’ve worked with who knows how many Timshell Farm puppies from all sizes of the Goldendoodles, Comfort Retrievers & Cavachons.
They are all such fun, adorable puppies! I've found ALL of them to be fun, happy, easy-to-train dogs with great temperaments. I really like your dogs because you take such care in not only the breeding but the homes and aftercare of each puppy you place. It is rare to find such a responsible, loving and caring breeder these days.
Your dogs have all been so great because I can immediately see potential in just about every puppy I work with. Of course their future and career paths aren’t always up to me but we are managing to get a couple into our therapy dog organization as well as involved in the fun, fast dog sport of Flyball that I’ve been so involved in for several years now.
Your dogs are truly versatile, fun and easy to train! Keep up the good work and let me know if you ever need a reference!
Tootles . . . from Dallas/Ft Worth, Texas!
Dog Trainer, Behavior Therapist/Owner
Adventures in Canine Training, Inc.
office: 214-731-3191, ext 3
Michael Baugh Professional Trainer
CPDT-KA, CDBC Trainer
I’ve been so delighted with the puppies I’ve met from Timshell Farm. The social development of a well mannered and stable puppy begins in the breeder’s home. The best breeders begin safely introducing their puppies to the sights, sounds and experiences of life in our human world very early on. I’m happy to say Linda and Steve at Timshell Farm are those kind of breeders. These puppies are members of their family, and they’re well prepared to join your family.
Timshell recommends reward-based training for all their puppies. It’s no surprise that I think this is a very smart idea. Training is a lifelong experience, but it’s especially important in your puppy’s first year. Doodles do train very easily, as you can see in this video of an adorable golden doodle working with me on our local FOX station here in Houston. Just be careful. Easy-to-train doesn’t mean you can skip training. Quite the contrary. Linda and Steve lay the groundwork with good genetics. But making a great puppy into an amazing adult dog is all about good teaching and guardianship. That part is up to you.
Congratulations on choosing Timshell Farm. I wish all the best for you and your delightful new puppy. May you learn together and enjoy each other’s friendship for many years.