Our dog prices vary depending on the age of dog and level of training. You must pay a non refundable deposit of $500 to secure one of the puppies in an upcoming litter. This deposit will go towards the balance of the dog and can be used on any of our other litters up to twelve months after the deposit is placed.
When can I take my puppy home?
At Happy Valley Kennel we want to ensure that our puppies have the smoothest transition from our home to yours. One of the best ways we can do that is to make sure the puppy has had adequate time to transition from their mother’s milk to regular dog food. Over the years we have found this usually happens when the puppy is 8 weeks old.
Will my puppy have been to a veterinarian before I take them home? Yes, all of the puppies we sell have been examined by a licensed veterinarian at 6 weeks of age. In addition, they will also be up to date on all of their vaccines. This includes deworms at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks of age and DAP2-Coronavirus vaccinations.
What kind of environment do the puppies live in at Happy Valley Kennel? Happy Valley Kennel makes it a priority to keep puppies in a clean safe space with their mother. We also make sure that the puppies get plenty of socialization from birth onward to maintain the outstanding temperament and disposition their genetics have given them. We do this by exposing them to different environments including various sounds, people, children, large and small dogs, and animals on our farm.
Do I have to pick up my puppy or does Happy Valley Kennel offer other transportation options?
Options are available to transport your puppy safely to their new home. Prices vary depending on distance, mode of transportation, Happy Valley Kennel’s involvement, and any health certificates or documentation necessary for transportation. If you are considering air transportation it is required that the puppy be at least 10 weeks of age.
What if I am unable to pick up my puppy at 8 weeks of age?
If you are unable to personally pick up your puppy at 8 weeks of age Happy Valley Kennel provides boarding for a minimum daily fee, as well as, any other veterinarian costs incurred.
Do I need to bring anything with me when I pick up my Dog?
While the only thing you need to bring is your form of payment (if you have not already paid in full) we also recommend you bring a leash and a crate to transport the dog home! If you would like to bring your own collar we recommend buying the smallest possible collar. We also recommend having your at home necessities so it is easy for your dog to settle in at home. You can check out Happy Valley Kennel’s recommended product page here.
Do you have a contract and if yes what does it entail?
Yes, Happy Valley Kennel does have a contract that you sign when picking up your puppy. It includes the cost of the dog as well as the buyer and seller’s responsibilities. The contract also ensures good hips and elbows by the age of six months. The contract also includes details about your dog’s registration and if you are receiving limited or full AKC registration.
Will I get to see my puppies siblings or their parents?
Here at Happy Valley Kennel we want to be as transparent as possible when it comes to our puppies. This is why we love to allow you to see your new puppy interact with other dogs that they see on a daily basis. Although not all of their siblings or parents may be here when you pick up your dog we are more than happy to introduce you to the rest of their family if they are.
Do I need to take my puppy to see a veterinarian?
Yes, our contract requires new owners to get their puppy evaluated by a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours of purchasing. We also recommend you take them back at 6 months to get their hips and elbows evaluated.
Yes, Happy Valley Kennel also does one-on-one training. The price varies depending on if the dog is from HVK and how many lessons you would like to purchase. Please contact Krista for more information.
What kind of training method does Happy Valley Kennel use?
Happy Valley Kennel believes in a combination of different training methods. We use a lot of positive reinforcement, especially with puppies, in order to reward good behavior. With the older dogs we continue to use positive reinforcement and also use operant conditioning to reinforce the behavior in the dog that we desire.