13537 Orange Blossom Road Oakdale California 95361 (209) 847 6338
90% of the dogs used for personal gun dogs function at less than 5% of their
potential abilities to be effective bird dogs for their owners.|
Proper basic training almost at any time during a gun dog's life can help him reach his potential as a bird dog. The differences between a well trained bird dog and one that has had no formal training are tremendous and obvious to even the most inexperienced observer.
In the 25 years we have been in business we have trained over 1,000 dogs. We know how to awaken and encourage the instincts that will make your dog an effective bird dog and a bird dog that works willingly for his handler.
Our methods stress repetition. Training situations are controlled so that the dog makes few mistakes and is not subjected to endless corrections. Most dogs rapidly learn to enjoy these routines and respond willingly to the demands made on them.
Dogs in our program experience bird contacts every day and have at least one opportunity to honor some other dog's bird work. Over the course of training each dog has contact with well over 100 birds- a number of which are shot for him. Each dog is schooled daily in obedience and force training. He is typically worked 3 times a day. Our daily program is adjusted to the individual's temperament and capabilities. Each dog has his own individualized training program.
When he is finished he will respond to voice or whistle; be steady to wing and shot; retrieve on command to hand. He will heel quietly on lead, and be controllable in and out of the field.
FACILITIES AND HEALTH CARE
Our dogs are housed in modern chain linked sheltered concrete runs-each with his own dog house; they are attended throughout the day by a dedicated staff. Every dog at our kennel is required to be current on DHL, Parvo, and Rabies shots. All external and internal parasites are eliminated. Dogs are put on a quality meat and bone meal kibble supplemented with fresh meat.
English Pointer Puppies
Stud Service - English Setter
English Setter Puppies
Every dog is on probation for the first month. During this month the owner is informed if his dog does not seem to have the basic motivation, is not physically sound, or for some other reason not considered a good prospect. Owners are kept informed with monthly progress reports.
Basic training takes about 4 months for the average dog. Dogs that are 10-12 months old are usually ready for training. We do have puppy program for starting younger dogs.
Before the dog goes home, we instruct the owner in how to maintain the training, keep the dog in good physical condition, and sensible ways to begin hunting with his dog.