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:

Doggie DayCare

Who can resist the sad face of their dog as they close the door to head for work or to run errands? Or maybe you just have so much going on with the kids home for the summer that you don’t have time to give your dog the attention he desires. Don’t feel guilty–just drop him off at Redmark Kennels, where he can have his own type of play day! He’ll spend the day socializing with other dogs, interacting with our well-trained staff and burning off energy. At the end of the day, you’ll pick-up a happy and delightfully tired pup.

While some dogs visit every day, others come a bit less often. Every dog is unique, and we’re happy to discuss the best play schedule to suit your dog’s needs, as well as your busy schedule, budget and lifestyle.

For $20 a day we provide 2 feedings, play time, and nap time, and send him home socialized and ready to settle down for the evening. We also provide them with a homemade treat! Dogs love coming out here!

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. 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.  $850 for 2 weeks. Puppies that we have bred and sold get a $100 discount.

Head Start Program

Our Head Start training program gives your puppy a head start in life. He or she will live indoors with us during his stay. During this 8 week program puppies are taught all of the basic obedience skills necessary to be a wonderful K-9 companion. Training consist of teaching Here, Heel, Sit, Down, Stay, Off, Bed, and Kennel, as well as crate training, house training and basic manners. The puppies will complete their DA2PPV vaccinations series here so they are able to get out and see the world as soon as you bring them home; the cost of the vaccinations are included in the program. The last two weeks of the program is customized to your goals.

Suggestions include:  Learning how to meet other dogs on lead, being introduced to trail walks, water (weather permitting), gun fire and ATV’s. Bird dogs will receive introduction to retrieving, wings, birds, water (weather permitting), gun fire and ATV’s. We typically start this program with puppies 8 weeks of age. If you have bought your puppy from Redmark, then he will just stay here until 16 weeks of age. If you bought your puppy from someone else, it is best to bring him straight from the breeder in order to get the best Head Start. Your Puppy will stay here with us for 8 weeks before moving to its forever home. This is one of the most beneficial programs that we offer and is offered at the discounted rate of $1675 for the 6 week period.

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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