Gun Dog/ Hunt Test Training
Gun Dog Training
Are you looking to train your retriever to bird hunt with you but just don’t have the time, skills, or land scenarios to achieve it? We can help. We will start off by teaching your dog the basic obedience skills necessary to begin formal bird training. A firm HOLD will be taught and if needed, the Trained Retrieve. Marking skills will be taught on land and water in every scenario we can come up with! Upon successful completion of the training program, your hunting companion will have basic marking skills, be steady in the blind, retrieve a bird he has marked, and deliver it to hand.
We work with live and dead birds as well as training bumpers. Your dog will also see live flyers so that he knows how to pick up a wounded bird. This program takes an average of four months, although that is dependent upon both the dog, the finished skill level you desire, and if your dog needs to complete the Trained Retrieve process. That process alone takes about 3-5 weeks, depending on the dog.