We just updated some parts of our website and this page will be back up soon! Please read through the other pages on the site and it may also be helpful to see a list of tasks that pups can accomplish, that is available on the Multi-Purpose Assistance Service Dog page. It may also be helpful to read all of the pages under the heading of Service Dog Training. That may include reading how the Open Range phase training program works.
Brought home dear sweet Bella last week and there is nothing that I would change. She is perfect, sweet with a little sass and her training is impeccable. Dawn just gave me the gift of freedom with her. She is making my life so much better because of Dawn! If you need a dog that is as close to perfect as possible ask Open Range Academy to help!
I have known Dawn for almost 20 years and it is so great seeing her in her element; working with our furry friends. Dawn came through in a HUGE way when I had a last minute deployment and a 6 month old puppy that needed love and some good ole fashion obedience training. Dawn did so good with Frankie, especially when she is the most spastic dog I’ve ever known. She taught her simple commands like “wait” and “yes!” that work wonders for a now 10 month old puppy that tends to barrel through any gate or door or human legs for that matter. Dawn is always willing to answer ANY and ALL questions and is more than happy to continue the training through video chats which probably means the most. I know that if I’m ever having a hard time with Frankie, Dawn will have the answer. If you know what’s good for you, you will take your puppy or service animal to Dawn at Open Range Academy. You won’t be disappointed!!
I cannot recommend this company enough! As a first-time handler, I had maybe a thousand questions and every single one was answered diligently.
I was in a sort of rush for help, seeing as my condition had worsened greatly over the past 2 years, and needed a company that would work with me with extreme patience and care. There is no other place that would have met those needs better than Open Range Academy. Every aspect of the training is transparent and thoroughly explained by the trainers at Open Range.
I absolutely adore my pup that will essentially give me a second chance at life. Even after picking her up and working with her and Jenny, I still get help every step of the way without hesitation. Thank you to Dawn and Jenny for such a lovely experience and such a beautiful and well-behaved pup!
Open Range Academy and Dawn are the best! If you want a service dog she is the person to go to! Through the whole journey of when we started the process to purchase Daizi she was with us every step of the way! I know I asked a thousand questions but Dawn answered every one of them! Daizi arrived here Sunday afternoon and she is a lady! She has already bonded to my granddaughter who we bought her for! Daizi is great with her commands and now just have to keep it going! My granddaughter instantly loved Daizi! Also Dawn is not done with us she said call her anytime for questions! She is with us for the life of the dog! Thank you Dawn!
I am filled with gratitude that I found Dawn and chose her to work with my Quinn. She has been absolutely delightful to work with. In my first meeting with Dawn, I knew that I made the right decision to send Quinn to her. I felt 100% comfortable sending my 9 mo old pup to Open Range Academy.
Dawn has been in constant communication with me and is responsive to all of my questions. She focused on the areas that I needed support with Quinn. In a short time, her training has made such an improvement in her behavior and I feel equipped to continue to reinforce what she has learned.
Dawn has infinite patience. It was immediately apparent when I met Dawn that she cares deeply for the animals in her care. She has gone above and beyond with Quinn. I anticipate that I will be asked about Quinn’s training and will be recommending Dawn without hesitation.
Dawn was truly amazing to work with! Otis came to her with fear aggression. Dawn taught us how to establish ground rules with him which has made a world of differences in our lives! Dawn's training methods and insights into dog behavior is remarkable. She truly loves the dogs she has in training and cares about their well-being. And she is so patient with all the questions before, during and after that I have reached out with. We are so thankful that we are fortunate enough to have Dawn not only as Otis' trainer but as an advocate for his current and future success in everything life throws at him. 🙂🤩
Dawn has been a joy to work with, from the first time I contacted her. She graciously answered my MANY questions and continues to make sure that things are going well, now that we are home with our son's service dog in training, Otto. Everything that Dawn shared with us about Otto has been true. He is well-trained and a big ol' love bug. We had the pleasure of picking up Otto in Colorado and working with Dawn a few times while we were there. Her love for dogs is genuine and evident. If we are ever in the need for dog training and/or another service dog, we will definitely be contacting Open Range Academy. We are so thankful to have met Dawn and have been so blessed by Otto joining our family.
Dawn had our puppy for 8 weeks since we know nothing about training doggies. He came to us at 16 weeks old, totally socialized, happy, gentle, and well trained for someone his age. Dawn has infinite patience...not only with training dogs, but with advising and reassuring the new owners too! We inundated her with questions which she answered with patience and wisdom. All of her "hints" worked great and helped us continue our puppy's training after arrival. She is always kind to the dogs during training, there is never a cross word from her. We appreciated her help in our transport home of our puppy...we couldn't have done it without her. We feel like we will be able to use Dawn as a resource moving forward in our puppy's training as he grows. It is so important that the dogs have a good base to build on and we can tell that our dog is happy, well adjusted, and pleasant to be around. We love him so much. Steve and Jackie and St. John Veats
We had a great experience with Open Range Academy when Dawn helped to train our new pup, Gus, this spring. My husband and I both hadn't owned dogs since we were kids and so we were a little nervous about properly training a new puppy. We decided to send him to Dawn to make sure he had a really good foundation. He did live-in training and completed her 16-week program, and we could not be happier. He came home such a sweet, friendly, well-socialized dog. Dawn has a big family, so he got used to being around other people. She also has trained a lot of dogs, so she knows how to teach them not to engage in bad behavior (like jumping up on the couch).
Gus came home crate-trained and mostly housebroken (we just had to get him used to where to go at his new house). He also understands lots of his basic commands and is great at walking on a leash. He even earned his AKC Canine Good Citizenship certificate!
Dawn also provided a bunch of info about his usual schedule, his commands, etc. so we can keep his training going at home. It was all very helpful to us as we figured out how to take care of him. The one thing I was a little worried about was that he would not think of us as his people after spending a few months in another house, but it really hasn't been a problem as we've all become really attached to each other.
Everyone who has met Gus comments on how sweet he is. And we like to joke that Dawn helped him earn his "Puppy PhD."
Dawn is amazing!!! We were on the waiting list and were very specific on our choices and sometimes things happen...but I also believe it happens for a reason.
Because we were so picky it kept us back on a little longe waiting list but a few months after being on the list Dawn called with an opportunity and YES we took it. Dawn worked with me on pick up etc and she was so accommodating. We retuned from vacation and I drove to Open RAnge where I met her and her daughter and saw their beautiful "Range" it is amazing.
Dawn and her family gives so much love and attention to their pups. We now have a new addition to our famil and his name is KOA!
We found Dawn and Open Range to be incredibly open, honest, and most importantly...always putting her dogs welfare first! Not the sale, not the money, but finding the correct fit for both parties. We absolutely found this to be the perfect breeder for us to purchase a puppy! Now that we have recommended her to all our friends that love our sheepdog, between us, and them, I think we are close to 5 families that have acquired pups from Open Range. Some of them are sheepdogs, some sheep doodles !
And the very best part, every single one of them... are sooo grateful and sooo happy with their new puppy.
Thank you Dawn, your family, and Open Range!
Here’s my girl little Dawn!!! I don’t want to bore you all with my story but must. Since I feel it can help so many people looking for a great breeder. I was not a new dog owner by any means having had four dogs previously and yes I’ve rescued. What I lacked was the correct information on how to look for the best most reputable breeder I could find for my new sheepadoodle pup.
Emotion took over so I quickly put a deposit on a sheepadoodle. Something inside of me told me to do more research and that’s when I found openrangepups and Dawn. I spent 4 hours on her web-site learning, educating myself on what I should be looking for to adopt a healthy sheepadoodle.Next day I called Dawn and got my deposit back. Dawn spent countless hours educating me on how she health tests each adult dog and does OFA testing on both parents. The only breeder I know to give a 4 year warranty. I was in the right hands. As I waited for my baby Dawn was always there communicating which momma was pregnant next and when I might expect to get one. Then I got the call it was a girl!!! Mind you I have two grown daughters and a grandson but this news I literally cried. Openrangepups also has a training program so living in NYC I left little Dawn to be trained for a month.
I hope this can help someone out there like myself that wants to find a healthy puppy and a meticulous breeder. Don’t be afraid to wait till it’s right because the wait is worth everything.
We love you Dawn and family for all you do and couldn’t imagine a more incredible puppy than little Dawn.
We have been working with Dawn for about 6 months until it was finally our turn to get our puppy! We had some really odd extenuating circumstances to work around but she was so great to work with and was willing to give input and help whenever needed! We love our puppy SO much. He is the perfect puppy for us! I highly recommend her and have given her info out multiple times already! Thank you Dawn!
I did about 2 years of research before deciding on a breeder... especially because there are not many options in AZ, my husband has allergies, and I was really worried about buying from a stranger on the internet... I went all the way to asking an obnoxious amount of questions, talking to & meeting other customers, and contacting vets.
Dawn and her family/business are AMAZING. Incredibly patient and welcoming with all of my questions/contact even for the many months before I put down a deposit. ZERO negative feedback anywhere I could find. Responsible. Honest. Always accessible. Really cares about the dogs/puppies and the families they will be joining.
We got our furbaby on December 18th @ 10 weeks old (after 2 extra stay & train weeks) and she is really a dream! We had her flown in-cabin with someone (also awesome) who met us at our home airport for less than it would have cost me to pick her up myself. Puppy came to us having tons of positive exposure to kids and pets, knowing sit and familiar with the crate and on leash. She is beautiful, healthy, super smart, FANTASTIC in the car and on the 2 flights she took with us for the holidays, and worth every penny. Dawn has even stayed in touch to answer questions and get pictures/updates.
I have never met a puppy this calm and well behaved, and I couldn't imagine getting a dog from anyone else no matter where we live in the world.
We are first time puppy owners, so to say the least, we were scared and not very knowledgeable about dogs. After much research on the breed that would best fit our family, we decided on a Sheepadoodle. Again, after much research we chose Open Range Pups to breed our future pup. Dawn, Jason, and their adorable children were beyond wonderful! Dawn included us in every step of the process from the first ultrasound, to a live-birth video, to weekly video updates, to characteristic paragraphs, to a phone call to help selection, and every message in between with my never ending questions. Dawn responds immediately to messages, always willing to answer any question or concern. Her six children were loving and playful and helped socialize the pups. I anxiously awaited every new video posted on FB! This was important to me as we have three kids of our own and always several extra at the house for play dates. Dawn is honest and full of integrity. She is truthful and transparent. She is kind and caring. Her love for dogs shines through in every post and video and conversation. We are so very grateful for the Scott Family! Tucker is now 6 months old and is absolutely a love! He is simply adorable, smart, easy to train, loves kids, plays with his toys independently, is people and pet friendly, took to car rides well and is so fun! He is a wonderful addition to our family. Truly a loving dog! In addition to the breed, I attribute this to the love and attention the Scott Family gave to him for the first 10 weeks of his life. We kept him there an extra two weeks for the start of potty training, leash walking, and crate sleep training. He came home sleeping through the night! I continue to message Dawn with questions and she replies within minutes. I truly can not put into words how grateful we are for Open Range Pups. I highly recommend them for your future fur baby!
I knew I wanted a sheepadoodle and researched different breeders online. I am so happy I found Dawn and open range pups. From my first email, she responded back immediately. Whenever I had a question or wanted an update, she was always quick to respond. Dawn was so helpful in helping me choose the appropriate puppy with the right behavior and personality that I was looking for. I can’t tell you how happy I am with my new little boy. Lucca is amazing. He barely barks (only when playing), loves giving kisses and showing affection, loves laying on my lap and just hanging out. Everybody who meets him loves him. He’s great with children and strangers. He’s smart and obedient. He loves to please. I would recommend Dawn and open range pups to anyone looking for an amazing puppy. I couldn’t be happier.
Dawn and the entire Open range family is just the best! From the day our little angel was born we were getting videos and pictures and pretty constant communication. When we picked Bernina up, you could tell she was loved the whole time!
After the first night, she was almost sleeping from 12-6 with no interruptions! She loves everyone she passes and absolutely adores children (probably because she was surrounded by 6 of them during her first weeks of life)! Highly recommend!!
We have been waiting for our sweet Barkley for a long time. He is the perfect addition to our family. Dawn did a great job at preparing Barkley for the long plane ride from CO to PA. He arrived a little nervous but adjusted within 24 hours. Just after Barkley arrived my husband had to have ACL surgery. I was nervous with the a new puppy and having to take care of my husband at the same time. Thankfully Dawn did such and amazing job with early training it was a very easy transition. Barkley responds to commands from both of us and our children, I attribute that to Dawn and all the interaction the puppies have with her family from birth.
We always looked forward to Dawn’s communication (photos and video) it made us feel like we got to know sweet Barkley before he came home. Her description of his personality was spot on. He is eager to please and affectionate. I would highly recommend Open Range Pups!!!
Lilly was 3.5 when she joined our family and she is sincerely the most incredible dog we have ever had. She is affectionate, of very sweet temperament , comical (constantly keeping our whole family laughing), so friendly, intelligent, athletic, agile, and her expressions melt our hearts! She got along with our dog, and our cat immediately and captured our hearts and the hearts of our extended family immediately. She is a superstar with people that we meet on hikes and with our neighbors. Everyone loves to dote on sweet Lilly and for great reason. Dawn has clearly provided her with an excellent home and has obviously loved her so much for her to be so well adjusted to everything and so wonderful. She literally fit in perfectly immediately with our entire family, other pets included. We have loved all of the dogs that we’ve had, but Lilly is exceptional and extraordinary and is a house favorite for sure. Our family highly recommends Open Range Pups and hold Dawn in the highest esteem. She has always been terrific about responding to my questions before, during, and after the adoption process. Dawn is wonderful. We are so thankful for Open Range Pups and for our darling Lilly. She has made our family feel complete and we are so grateful.
We got our Aussiedoodle from Open Range Pups about two months ago. She is an amazing puppy! Dawn, her breeder is wonderful! I must have had conversations with her through email for two weeks before we decided to purchase our puppy as we are out of state in California. She was always patient with me and answered all of my questions thoroughly. She even took time to make a video of the puppy we were considering, to send to me. Since we have had Juno, I have, on several occasions, sent emails to Dawn asking her specific questions about strategies for training. She has always taken time to give me feedback for which I am so grateful. Thankyou, Dawn, for being so responsive and caring with regard to your pups and their owners.
If you’re looking for a Sheepadoodle, rest assured you need to look no further than Open Range Pups
I find Dawn Scott of Open Range to be a person of utmost integrity and kindness. To have such an individual as your pup’s breeder is priceless. She is communicative, honest, transparent and caring. Her animal care and business practices are second to none. Our family researched breeders around the country for months. Only Dawn made the extra effort with thorough genetic and orthopedic testing, a process which helps put a new family at ease. When questions emerge, Dawn communicates promptly in a straightforward, loving way. In fact, this is her nature about everything. Her training advice is effective. Our Lucy is the most sweet, happy, well-adjusted pup we have ever encountered. Our personal vet concurs. I could go on but think this covers it. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions. Open Range Pups and Dawn Scott (and her family) have our 100% endorsement. We are so grateful!
I received my puppy, Finley from Open Range Pups yesterday and she is absolutely perfect! Dawn was so amazing through this entire process! I couldn't be more pleased with Dawn. She made this so easy for us. You will definitely not regret getting a puppy through Open Range Pups! I feel very blessed to have found the perfect puppy. Thank you Dawn and all of your family for the hard work!
We got Bolt about 2 weeks ago. He is a gorgeous puppy, we are so very happy. This review is about Dawn, I have never experience such an incredible commitment and service like Dawn at Open Range Pups. She has been nothing but understanding, her level of communication and patience with future pet owners is incredible. We had a unique experince our litter did not have enough puppies .. but she was diligent enough to call each person and find out if they were ready for a puppy. Needless to say she gave us a wonderful christmas gift, a pup for our 4 year old daughter. Even after the pup was delivered, we still reach out for updates and questions re: puppy tips etc. She is amazing and caring. Dawn and her family at Open Range Pups are truly commited to healthy pups and happy owners.
Samson is my first dog and I’m quite convinced he might be THE best dog EVER. I got him in August and he has been just a joy! His little personality is just one in a million. He is so happy, cuddly and just loves EVERYONE. He is VERY smart and easy to train with a little bit of stubborn in there. We can’t go anywhere without getting stopped by people asking what kind of dog he is and everyone always remarks about how happy and well behaved he is (even when he isn’t �). Being my first pup I had a TON of questions and Dawn was AMAZING. Even after he came home she was always so quick to answer questions or give suggestions. It’s obvious she cares and loves these pups so much! I loved that Samson was raised with kids around, his love for children continues now and is so adorable! I can’t recommend Open Range Pups enough! You will not be disappointed!
We just got Cody our new sheepa doodle puppy from Dawn at open range pups. We waited 9 months for our pup and it's been well worth the wait. Cody is smart,adorable and very social.
Dawn raises her pups in her house house with her six young children. It is obvious from Cody's gentle temperament that he has been loved and cuddled. Dawn kept us posted beginning day 1. We kept him with her for 2 extra weeks for training and I highly recommend this service. He knows how to sit, walk on his lead and is comfortable using his crate. A very good way to get a head start on training.
I'd be happy to speak with anyone interested in buying a dog from Open Range Pups.
They are awesome !
We couldn't be happier with our handsome little man. It is an exciting and overwhelming experience to purchase a puppy online and fly him home. I can never thank Dawn enough for her support from first inquiry email to Ollie's landing in our arms and even after. It all went as seamless as possible! It is completely obvious that she and her entire family truly cared for each dog! Thank you for everything! We couldn't possibly love Ollie any more!
Maggie, our sheepadoodle, came to us just 3 days ago and she has already stolen our hearts and the hearts of all who meet her. She's loving, smart, gentle, playful - everything that you want in a pup. We live in PA and were nervous about getting a pup that we had never seen but Dawn was wonderful - patient, knowledgeable, and responsive. She sensed our anxiety and quickly calmed our fears! She constantly posted pics of our pups so we felt we knew Maggie when she finally arrived. Anyone thinking of adding a sheepadoodle to their family should go nowhere other than Open Range!
I got Mr Bennett from open range pups in Co. He is such a sweet boy. He is just about potty trained. He comes and stays with me when we go outdoors. He sleeps thru the night. ( in my bed). I want cuddles. Loves his toys. Loves his brother Charlie the cat. But Charlie not so happy. If anyone is looking for a sheepadoodle. Please check her web site. I spends 6 months looking and I am so happy with my sweet boy Bennett ���
We had a great experience with Dawn at Open Range Pups. You can tell she really cares about her dogs and pups and was wonderful in helping us pick the "right" puppy for our family. Albert is adorable and very comfortable with kids. We love him and would be happy to chat with anybody curious about getting a Sheepadoodle from Open Range Pups!
Ryley came to us in April at 5 months old and has been a fun addition to our household. He is very smart! He was potty trained within one week, crate trained shortly thereafter. We haven't had to use the crate at home for him at night, as he is very well behaved. He does very well on a leash and has learned not to tug and take the lead. He enjoys playing with other dogs and does well with children. He loves to fetch and play with his toys. For those that are wondering about his size, at 6 months he weighed 30 pounds and we are thinking he will gain another 5-10 pounds. While puppies can be a handful, Ryley was a very pleasant surprise for us. He is very mild mannered and eager to please. Thank you Open Range Pups for this wonderful addition to our family!
We got Snickers in January. Dawn was fabulous. She went above and beyond helping us keep Snickers as a Christmas surprise. Dawn made the process so easy and we always knew our puppy was in good hands. Snickers is perfect. He is highly intelligent and lovable. He is the perfect size and a real family pet. We have already recommended Open Range to our friends. Thank you Dawn.
Robot is the best puppy we could have asked for. Dawn was so helpful and kind throughout the entire process. She answered every question we had within minutes not only before we got him but after he came home. If you're looking for a great breeder I highly recommend Dawn and open range pups.
I am in the process of acquiring a mini sheepadoodle from open range pups. I have never purchased a pup on line before and needless to say I was hesitant and a bit uncertain of the process. After my initial communication with Dawn, the owner and breeder of "Open Range Pups", all my anxiety was gone. She and her husband were very helpful, knowledgable and friendly. That was several weeks ago and we are expecting our little sheepadoodle girl, Penny, in two weeks. I can hardly wait. Dawn has made all travel arrangements and has answered every message/text that I have sent, promptly. She is very attentive and kind and I am enjoying the whole process.