TRAINING

Comprehensive Training

We offer basic obedience training on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. This can be customized to your dog to accomplish whatever goals you have in mind, ranging from just being a better companion, to achieving an AKC title in one of their many performance venues. We work with dogs that have aggression issues, lack of socialization and severe anxiety. In addition to that, we also offer puppy socialization and training, as well as retriever training for Gun Dogs and/or started Junior hunt test work.

Please call us to discuss your dog’s training needs, so we may set up a program just for him/her. Price depends on length of stay and what you wish to accomplish but generally runs $675 a month (plus birds) for a minimum of 4 months.

In addition to basic obedience and hunt/test training, we also offer the following programs:

Puppy Head Start

Our Puppy Head Start Program begins at 8 weeks as soon (as litter mates have gone home) and lasts for 6 weeks. At that time, the puppy is assigned to a trainer and lives with them in their home. These puppies remain with the trainer at all times, even during the weekends. We do not expose them to the kennel environment.  They begin crate training and house training immediately,  saving you all those sleepless nights! They will bring your puppy to work Monday-Friday and he/she will stay in our training room getting worked several times a day, taking regular potty breaks, walks, and socialization. Your puppy will receive all vaccinations, including rabies, and regular worming. You may visit your puppy for social/bonding visits that are scheduled with the trainer. Towards the end of the 6 weeks, your family Go Home lesson will be scheduled and will last about an hour. At that time they will go over everything the puppy has learned, teach you how to reinforce the training at home and answer all your questions. They are always available to help after the puppy goes us and tune up lessons can be arranged.  The price of this training is $1675 and each trainer only takes 2-3 puppies at a time.  Advance deposit of half down is required and encouraged to be made as soon as you know you have a puppy. These spots fill up very quickly as not all trainers can accept a Head Start Puppy during busy Hunt Test Seasons.

Puppy Camp

A two-week program designed to socialize your pup to a new level while introducing him to the different aspects of obedience & hunting scenarios. Your pup will be taught Here, Heel, Sit, Place, Kennel, Stay, and Down. He will be introduced to live pigeons and dead ducks. We will walk him/her through our 57 acres, going up and down ditches, through woods and high cover; swim him in our tanks, and socialize him with other pups and lots of people. Negative behaviors such as puppy nipping and jumping will be corrected. This is open to all puppies that have had a minimum of 2 vaccinations in the puppy series and up to 6 months of age.  Optimum age is 4-6 months as puppies go through a “fear period” during this time range. Puppy Camp is designed to send them home confident, socialized, and obedient. $850 for 2 weeks. Redmark Puppies get a $100 discount.

Gun Dog Training

During our gun dog training program your hunting companion will learn the basics of waterfowl hunting and obedience. Our goal will be to have your companion steady at the duck blind, retrieve a bird he has marked, deliver it to hand, and learn the basic obedience skills necessary to be a hunting companion.

We are located on 57 beautiful acres with 6 ponds. Our newly-built pond was designed for the in and out retrieves that you see at the hunt/field tests. The rolling terrain offers many different scenarios for setting up marks for retriever training. We have live ducks and pigeons that are used on a daily basis. Basic Retriever training includes basic marking skills, steadiness at the line, return to hand, stretching your dog out for longer marks, and “hunt-it-ups”. This program takes an average of four months; this is dependent upon how quickly your dog progresses and how much he already knows.The rate for this level is $750 (plus birds) for a minimum of 4 months.

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