retriever training

 

OUR GOAL

 

At Locked N' Loaded Retrievers, our goal is to enhance your dog’s natural hunting and retriever abilities, while at the same time focusing on fundamentals, confidence, experience, consistency, and team building. Each training program is modified to your dog’s needs and personality to develop a positive attitude towards training. With each training program your dog will get plenty of birds and marks which is the key in developing your dog into a quality retriever you will be proud to take to any duck blind, upland field or hunt test.

 

Programs:

 

PUPPY HEAD START

 

This program is for puppies from 12 weeks to 6 mo. of age.

 

  • Socialization
  • Crate training
  • Introduction to birds, water, gunfire, puppy marks and basic obedience

This program is to get your new hunting companion started on the right path towards becoming a Gun Dog.

 

 

UPLAND PROGRAM

 

  • Obedience training
  • Introduction to birds, and gunfire
  • Force fetching
  • Collar conditioning
  • Quartering work
  • Plenty of planted live birds to flush and retrieve

 

When this program is completed you will be able to take your dog home and go upland hunting.

 

 

WATERFOWL GUN DOG

 

Basic:

This program is designed to produce a JUNIOR HUNTER or 1st year hunting dog.

Included are the following concepts:

 

  • Obedience training
  • Introduction to birds, gunfire and water
  • Force fetching
  • Collar conditioning
  • Land and water marks
  • Steadiness training
  • Whistle training
  • Exposure to real hunting situations, duck and goose calls, decoys, dog stands, boats, and blinds

 

We will design the program to fit the type of hunting you do. When this program is completed you will be able to take your dog home and go hunting and compete in AKC Junior level Hunt Tests.

 

Intermediate:

This program is a extension of the Basic Gun Dog designed to produce a SEASONED LEVEL or SENIOR HUNTER.

 

  • Steadiness, honoring
  • Multiple land / water marks and diversions
  • Technical marking setups
  • Stopping to the whistle
  • Changing direction with hand signals to find a bird
  • Blind retrieves on land and water
  • Exposure to real hunting situations

 

Advanced:

This program is an extension of the Waterfowl Gun Dog designed towards a FINISHED or MASTER HUNTER.

 

  • Retrieving distances are greater
  • Advanced marking setups
  • Blind retrieves are more complex and demanding
  • Poison bird drills
  • Handling drills

 

WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE PROGRAMS, WE ENCOURAGE OWNER PARTICIPATION SO THERE IS AN EASY TRANSITION FOR YOUR FAMILY HUNTING COMPANION WHEN IT RETURNS HOME OR IN THE FIELD.

 

 

 

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