Strom's Ahead Kennels
Gun Dog Training Program
The focus of Storm's Ahead Kennels Gun Dog Training Program is to build enthusiasm for searching and flushing and to hunt and retrieve downed game. This includes obedience work which involves whistle signals for prompt handling response in the field.
Puppy Head Start
Storm's Ahead Kennels Puppy Head Start program is for people who are too busy and do not have the time to spend training their new pup. This puppy training program socializes the pup so that it will be ready for the next phase of training. During our Puppy Head Start program we introduce the puppy to gun fire, birds, kenneling into crate in vehicle and socializing with other dogs and people. Some obedience is also taught. Transition into the next level of training is about 5-6 months of age. Our Puppy Training program is $500 per month.
Basic Gun Dog Waterfowl Training
In Storm's Ahead Kennels Basic Gun Dog Waterfowl Training course further on/off leash basic obedience is expected. This is a six days per week course of approximately three month.Training includes:
SitHereHeelWhistle trainingForce fetch
Collar conditionQuartering with/without check cord
Training sessions also include introduction to gun fire, retrieving and bird desire testing with live planted birds and hand thrown birds or bumpers. Single marks thrown with steadiness encouraged. AKC / HRC Junior/Started dog level training entering in tests available for additional fee.
By the end of the final stage of Storm's Ahead Kennels Basic Gun dog Training course, your dog should have the ability to complete the following tasks:
Quarter field at appropriate distanceTrack and flush birdMark / track fallen bird
Retrieve and deliver to handBe called off missed shot
Advanced Gun Dog Waterfowl Training
For Storm's Ahead Kennels Advanced Gun Dog Waterfowl Training course a higher level of intense retrieving desire and drive are required. This training is a long term commitment for those interested in advanced level training and AKC / HRC hunt tests at Senior and Master levels. Not all dogs have the ability to handle this type of training and recommendations will be made accordingly. Training includes:
Multiple mark concepts Handling Further whistle training
Drills at this time include force to pile, single and double T and swim-by, then pattern blinds both land and water, and eventually cold blinds.
If you are interested in any of Storm's Ahead Kennels training programs: Puppy Head Start, Basic Gun Dog Waterfowl Training or Advanced Gun Dog Training, please feel free to Contact Janet Pelfresne for more information.
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