We offer the opertunity for your pup to stay with us and get his/her paws wet learning the basics of life. if you would like to have a new Pup but do not have the time to manage the struggles of a youngster and the priorities that come with the develpoment of a young Pup, we can handle that for you. From socializing to potty training to head start in the obedience and retrieveing desire their is no better way to asure the success of your new hunting partner then a head start program. we offer a discount when our puppies are entered into this program.
This is the foundation of where a retriever is built. most Pups enter this program between 4.5 and 6 months of age. All of the formal obedience begins here, your pup will go through 4 basic steps in this program,
Obedience: Here your pup will learn Sit, Sit/Stay, Heel, Here, Kennel, all of the things we require for an obedient retriever.
Collar Conditioning: Through all the misconceptions, every retiever should be educated on what the Ecollar means to them! It is a comunication device between them and the handler. when used correctly this is a revolution to dog training. Your pup will be educated on how to correctly respond to the ecollar in many ways. this will be used for the life of the retriever.
Conditioned Hold: In this phase we teach your retriever to hold an Object and carry it correctly. this is the beginning phase of Force fetch.
Force Fetch: This is where we pull it all together. by this time your retriever will be retrieving well and will be shown how to make it a passion! FF phase is the filal 6 weeks or so of the Basic program. this will teach your pup to deliver to hand and become a relaible retriever. At this point we will move into ground drills and prep for the intermediate phases of training.
After the basic program has been completed, your pup will have become a reliable retriever on land and water, from platforms and boats, will have learned to stay steady to the gun and many other accomplishements. during these lessons they will see many enviroments and other dogs as well as distractions. if you have any unique requests we have been known to include them as well. We do Encourage clients to come out and train with us if possible. We believe the the handler probably needs as much training as the Pup....