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Training, Boarding and Breeding Dogs
The Training format takes dogs through three distinct levels of formal training. These levels are
founded on the belief that the training process is accumulative, with each step building on the
previous one. In order to setup a dog for success after the training is complete, I encourage you to
come to the Kennels and spend time in the field transitioning the dog from trainer to owner.
Young dogs need the opportunity of exposure to birds in the field to develop their inherent prey drive.
At the beginning of training the dog may require a month of PUPPY DEVELOPMENT. This ensures a
young dog is excited about birds and has learned the basics of how to utilize his instincts. This level
elevates the dog's intensity of prey drive and readies them for the formal stages of training.
The FOUNDATION LEVEL begins formal training by establishing Points of Contact on the neck and
flank. Through the use of the points of contacts conditioned respones are taught, thus shaping
behavior or in some cases re-shaping undesired behavior. This is also when work is begun on the
dog's natural retrieve.
The INTERMEDIATE LEVEL transitions a dog from mechanical cues to remote cues in the field and
ultimately verbal commands are overlaid to the conditioned response. At this level dogs are
becoming steady on game, learning to honor another dogs point, and quartering on cue.
At the ADVANCED LEVEL, dogs are reaching the point of learned behavior. They learn to work scent
in adverse conditions, how to look for and recognize backing situations, mark and hunt dead,
retrieve, and take direction and go with you in the field.