Best Buddy Academy

About the Academy

We created our Best Buddy Academy for families that want their puppies to have a solid foundation.

Our four-week puppy preschool will give your puppy extra time with our family, their mom and siblings, and other safe, good-mannered dogs. Other puppies and well-behaved dogs are the best teachers when it comes to instilling bite inhibition and respectful boundaries.

Students Will Work On:

  • Continued crate training
  • Continued house training
  • Continued positive reinforcement for manding
  • Introduction to leash walking
  • Socialization (field trips and safely meeting different people and animals)
  • Car rides
  • Continued grooming desensitization
  • Continued handling exercises
  • Introduction to commands, such as:
    sit, down, place, crate, touch, leave it, and stay


While every puppy develops at their own pace, the majority will grasp the basics of these commands and leave with a solid groundwork in both potty and crate training. By the age of twelve weeks, your puppy will still need your commitment, yet they become somewhat easier to manage. Their cognitive abilities have developed further, making them more keen to learn and eager to please. At this stage, they have improved bladder control, allowing them to hold it in for extended periods. They also become more well-mannered and typically begin to move past the nippy puppy phase.

A crucial aspect of our training program is ensuring that your family is fully prepared for your new puppy’s transition home. We provide updates and videos full of tips and tricks. Every Best Buddy Academy graduate returns home with a lifetime membership to Baxter & Bella’s online training, allowing you to seamlessly continue the training journey. Our team is always on hand to assist with any questions you may have. The total cost of our four-week Best Buddy Academy is $2500.  A deposit of $500 holds your puppy’s spot.  The $2000 balance is due when your puppy is 8 weeks old.

How It Works


Fill Out an Application

Kindly fill out our application form to help us understand your preferences and ensure a perfect match between you and your new furry companion.

Schedule a Call

After we have received your puppy application we will schedule a facetime call with you to go over and answer any questions you may have.

Pay The Deposit

Once your application has been approved, we require a non-refundable deposit to reserve your puppy.

An outstanding experience!

I had an outstanding experience with Rachel and her family at Bernedoodle Buddies while selecting our new F1 Standard Bernedoodle puppy. From the initial stages of choosing the puppy to the entire process leading up to bringing our furry friend home, Rachel went above and beyond to make the entire experience seamless and enjoyable. What truly sets Rachel apart is her warm and personable nature. Speaking with her felt like talking to an old friend who genuinely cares about the well-being of both the puppies and the families they go to. She was incredibly patient and thorough in answering all our questions, guiding us through the selection process, and providing valuable insights into the care and upbringing of our new puppy. 

Finding Bernedoodle Buddies was a gift.

I spent weeks all over google, facebook and Instagram looking for a Bernedoodle breeder (family) and being unsure of their picking process, ethics, safety standards, health verification, being told it would be years before I would get a fur baby, or just uncomfortable with our correspondence and just getting uncomfortable vibes. I found Bernedoodle Buddies and it just clicked. Their open honestly and transparency about everything was amazing, having a Instagram where I could see daily updates about other litters gave me such warm feelings knowing I would get constant updates about my future baby. 

We had the best experience!

We had the best experience with Bernedoodle buddies and couldn’t recommend them more. We brought a puppy home from them annd into our family with two very young children. From the start, the puppy came home tolerating the noise, touching, everything. We have never had a single worry about our bernedoodle around our children which is HUGE in my opinion. Our puppy came home with crate training and sleeping through the night and sit command. She picked up on her other commands very quickly andw was potty trained completely within 1.5 weeks of arriving home due to Rachel exposing her to these things before coming home.