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Waterfowl and upland hunting training
This part of our program continues with all the basic commands (here sit heel and stay). Our main focuses will be to train your dog to be a good hunting companion. Owners most remember that all retrievers mature and learn at different capacities. Your dogs drive attitude and temperament also play a roll in this level of training. With this level of training we will need at least 3 to 6 months of training. This will allow us to give your dog a good understanding of what is expected of him or her during a hunt. Your dog should be capable of doing multiple marks (out to 60 and 100 yards) reliably returning to heel, reliably delivering to hand and have an understanding of hand singles for casting him to a retrieve (advanced handling depends on time allowed to train with us).
Skills developed at this level:...Force fetch...Deliver to hand...Single and double marks...Introduction to sight blinds...Introduction to Pattern blinds....Casting drills... Heeling drills...Scent trails.
Dogs are exposed to all types of hunting situations and gear. Decoys, boats, gun fire, layout blinds, dog blinds, and birds (live birds are extra) After completing this program, your dog will reliably delivering to hand have proper mouth habits be accustomed to flyers and advance toward being steady in the blind. If desired, dogs will be introduced to upland hunting situations, taught how to work cover in search of upland game. Once your dog advances through the obedience part of our training. We encourage owners to get involved during scheduled training sessions to get an understanding of how to handle their dog. The scheduled training sessions will be on the weekends so more time can be spent with handlers and their dogs. Once your dog returns home we show you drills to continue his training and hunting partnership with you and your family. Their continued training will make them the best hunting or competition dog for you.
We also offer a beginner gun dog drop off training program, for our local customers
This program is to help introduce a new or young dog on hunt scenarios. They are 2 hour sessions for 2 days out of every week for 1 month. Owner's are responsible for dropping off their dog at our location to be trained for 8 sessions minimum
Things you will need to bring before we can take your dog.
Your dog will need a state or county Dog license. A copy of all shots records...up to date. Shots you will need are Rabies, Parvo and kennel cough. Your dog must be house trained. All vet visits are the responsibility of the owner. You must supply your dogs food that is not included in our price. Heart worm and flea and tick treatments( if you use any). We can purchase your dogs food and add it to the monthly cost. All contact information for you and your veterinarian.