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Upland Pointing Dog Training

Our programs are designed to keep intensity in the dogs and develop a dog that works FOR its owners. To accomplish this, we train your dog and follow up that training by continuing to work with you and your dog after you bring your dog home. We’ll teach you how to handle your dog and how to continue the training process.

PUPPY TRAINING

(Dogs enrolled in the Puppy Program should be at least five months of age.)
Our Puppy Program is designed to give your puppy the right start. It is not a program designed to break puppies. It is designed to get dogs and owners used to working with each other in the field. This is a low-stress training program. It’s a fun time for puppies and their owners.

Yard Work – we’ll teach the commands, here, fetch, and kennel.
Patterning – dogs learn basic handling and quartering skills with check chord.
Birds – we introduce dogs to birds the correct way. We start with pigeons, and then move on to quail or chuckar.
*Launchers*- dogs are introduced to the automatic bird launchers to proper and safe way.
Gunfire – dogs are introduced to the cap gun and shot gun properly and safely.
Collar Introduction – dogs are introduced to an electronic collar using low stimulation and praise.
Obedience – dogs learn that jumping, barking, chasing, and other bad habits are not acceptable behaviors. For more obedience work dogs can stay for more advanced obedience training.

From Janauray to November we have a set schedule for training dogs that are enrolled for the puppy program. The puppy program is limited to only 12 slots. Due to popularity of this program, please contact us to register your puppy. Below are the available dates for the puppy training program.

February 3rd to March 16th 2018
March 17th to April 27th 2018
April 28th to June 8th 2018
June 9th to July 20th 2018
August 4th to September 14th 2018
September 15th to October 26th 2018

DERBY TRAINING (TUNE UP)

Our Derby Program (Tune Up) is designed to take the skills learned in the Puppy Program to the next level. (Dogs must go through the puppy program before enrolling in the derby program). This program is specifically tailored to enhance your dog’s natural abilities as a wild bird dog. In this training session, the dogs will be running off leash and learn to hunt in different fields and scenarios.
Dogs are run with one or two brace mates from four-wheeler or foot. Birds are shot on course for the dogs. This program is based on your dog’s ability and age. Based on a training evaluation, appropriate drills will be taught. The Tune Up program is a three-week session. Please call for availability and cost.

TUNE UP TRAINING DATES

August 4th to August 24th

September 1st to September 21st

September 29th to October 19th

October 20th to November 9th

GUN DOG TRAINING

This is the final session in our program. It is designed to make your dog a gun dog for life. Dogs must have completed at least the Derby Program before enrolling in the Gun Dog Program.

Yard Work – dogs will follow all previously taught commands consistently. All whoa work is done with birds.
Collar Conditioning – electronic collars are used during field training.
Hunting – dogs hunt in all conditions and locations and live birds are shot over dogs.
Gunfire – live rounds are used during training.
Stop-to-Flush – dogs complete stop-to-flush training.
Backing – dogs learn to consistently back and honor other dogs while hunting.
Steady to Wing, Shot, and Fall – dogs learn to stand for the flush and the shot. A lot of time and special care is given during these lessons to ensure dogs retain all of their natural abilities while increasing their confidence as well trained hunting dogs.

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