In this 30 day (one month) period the focus is on introductory work designed to educate your 4 pup on how to get the most out of his or her early sessions. During this critical stage of rapid development we lay the foundation for a great hunting dog. A poorly started pup often will be unsuccessful in its later training. During this time, it will be properly introduced to birds (pointing and retrieving), the gun, and the hunting environment. It is imperative that these introductions be done the correct way. If they aren't, you can expect problems for the rest of the dog's life. Our goal with your pup during the 30 days is to bring out its natural ability to point and retrieve. Many people use this program as an evaluation process for young dogs. It saves a lot of time and money, by knowing early on what you have. We play retrieve with every dog at the end of each training session. This not only acts as a reward but will encourage and help develop whatever level of retrieving instinct that dog may possess. This will enhance his natural instinct to retrieve and often will help to turn him into a dependable retriever, thus being able to avoid force-training later. At the end of the 30 day puppy program, if your dog has the instincts, you will have a dog that you can take hunting. He will point birds, you can feel safe shooting over the dog, and hopefully retrieve. He will handle and understand the "here" command. The GUN DOG TRAINING PROGRAM does not teach “WHOA .” This is a confidence building program for young dogs and this is not the place to put this type of restriction on these pups.

At the end of the training we will expect you, the handler, to come and spend some time with us when you pick up your dog. This will ensure you understand what the dog knows and how to handle the different situations that will arise when out with your dog, and that the dog will perform to the same high standards for you the owner as he does for us. This also gives you the tools you will need to be able to maintain his training and eliminates the need to come back for yearly "tune-ups." This policy is an important part of helping you and your dog become a successful team, whether it be a foot hunting companion and trial dog.

 Gun Dog Training Program:

Cost: $750.00

Duration: 30 days

Age: 4 months and older

What to bring:

Shot records verifying: You will not be allowed to leave the dog without these!

-Rabies vaccination

-Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccination

-DHPPC (distemper) vaccination

Any medication, including flea and tick preventative or heart worm preventative

​Optional: Dog Food

Gun dog training gear for home after being picking up:

Dummies- many of them

Shedding blade and quality horse brush

Kennel/ID collar with proper ID tag

Training lead-  8' and 30’

Bell, beeper, and/or e-collar

Choker- Adult size

Stiff pole or conduit with cord for pole drags

Dummy Launcher 

E-collar- of choice

Bird carrier bag

Surveyor’s tape

Bird transport

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