Hunting with a trained dog is one of life’s simple joys.
We offer a variety of hunting training programs for the following retriever breeds – Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever and Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
All programs include obedience training. In addition, we introduce your dog to hunting equipment and hunting scenarios and shoot live birds over your dog. Each program is designed to develop your dog’s natural desire and potential, the result is a dog you can brag about!
Please keep in mind that every dog learns at his own pace. For this reason, all program times are approximate only.
Duration: 10 weeks
Notice: This program will be 12 weeks starting January 2023
If you only hunt pheasants, grouse or other upland birds, this is the program for you. It includes on-lead obedience, whistle training, delivery to hand, quartering and flushing, flyways with and without gunshot, and field control. It does not include water retrieves or steady work.
Duration: 10 weeks
Notice: This program will be 12 weeks long starting January 2023
The Basic Waterfowl program is for hunters that only hunt waterfowl including ducks and geese. This program includes on-lead obedience, whistle training, steady to shot, water and land marks, delivery to hand, hunting from a boat and blind, and decoy and duck/goose call exposure.
Duration: 12 weeks
Notice: This program will be 14 weeks long starting January 2023
This program combines both the Upland and Basic Waterfowl programs, therefore giving you a well-rounded hunting companion.
Advanced Gun Dog
Duration: 16 weeks
Prerequisite: Basic Waterfowl or Sportsman program
If you are an avid hunter, this is the program for you! You can either send your dog back for this advanced waterfowl training or simply add this on to your Sportsman program right away.
This advanced program includes off-lead obedience, multiple marks (doubles and triples), honoring, hand signals, and blind retrieves on both land and water.
Reserved for previous clients only
Get your retriever ready for the hunting season with this specialized program for dogs with previous hunting experience. Training is limited to refreshing and reinforcing previous training with us. No new training is involved. Only available to retrievers who have completed one of our hunting or hunt test programs.
During training we provide owners with weekly progress reports via phone calls. We do, however, ask that you keep visits to a minimum, especially during the initial part of your retriever’s training. Transitions are scheduled as your retrievers done date approaches. During transition, we work with you to teach you what your dog has learned and how to maintain his/her training.