Our Training Grounds:
We are located in central Minnesota, just north of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area and train on
private and leased land. We also train on
private lands in western Minnesota and northern Minnesota through out the
year. We have access to approximately 3,500 acres of land and water with a
wide range of terrain and cover in which to utilize for dog training.
Basic Started Retriever Training:
is a professional training program for the beginner dog and will train a
young dog to a level that most hunters will want for a first year hunting
dog. This gun dog will receive the following retriever training:
This is a 90 day program and the dog must be at least
5-1/2 months or older to start.
- Electronic collar conditioning
- Fetch and hold command training (Force Fetch)
- Gun-fire conditioning
- Steadiness to shot
- Land and Water marking and retrieving
- Introduction to quartering and flushing
Intermediate and Advanced Retriever Training:
training package is for the gun dog who has moved through basic retriever
training and is continuing to advance or for gun dogs that have had this
preliminary retriever training and need refresher training or continued
work. This will move your retriever through formal handling and multiple
marked retrieving along with honoring and stricter line control work. This
will run 6-8 months and is determined by the expectations of the owner and
progress of the dog as determined by the trainer.
Requirements: All dogs we take in for training must have the following
vaccinations and health standards
- All dogs must be in good physical condition free
of any parasites or other concerning conditions.
- All dogs must be vaccinated for the
I must be presented with a updated vaccination
sheet from your vet upon receipt of your dog.
- Lyme disease
- Heart worm (controlling pills)
- Bordetella (Kennel cough)
All gun dogs will be trained using live and dead birds, these birds will
consist of ducks, pheasants, chukars, and pigeons. Live birds will be paid
for at the end of each billing cycle. The cost of live birds will vary
depending on type and current price and will be the wholesale price at the
time of purchase.
All prices include dog food (Purina Pro Plan), if
you desire a special dog food or food supplements to be fed to your dog you
will be required to supply it or pay the additional cost. The owner will be
responsible for all medical bills including heart worm and Frontline (or
similar products) Because of the small number of dogs trained at one time,
space is limited. Therefore, I require a $200 dollar advance payment upon
advance reservation. This will be applied to your 1st payment and is
nonrefundable unless you are able to find a replacement dog to be placed in
the gun dog training program.