Our Started Dogs Program
We love to work with young dogs and get them ready to hunt. It takes years to get a dog to run at a Master test or Field Trial level, but for most duck hunters or pheasant hunters, they want a dog that will hold to the shot, mark a bird or two, then go get it and bring it back to the blind.
Our started dogs do just that. We work with them on the basic obedience, sit, stay, heel, laydown. We then force fetch them and teach them to mark, hold to the shot and then retrieve the bird and deliver it to hand. Depending on where the dog is in it's training, it will be able to run and track upland birds, but this may vary from dog to dog.
Any "started" Fetch it up dog should be able to run and pass a Junior AKC Hunt Test and has at least the basics down to duck hunt and to learn to pheasant hunt. We could also continue to work with your dog after you take ownership. Feel free to call us to ask a little more about our started dogs and what is going on with our labs.