FAQ

Answers To Your Most Common Questions

How long will it take to train my retriever?

While every dog is different, it takes an average of 4 months to train a dog to the Junior Hunter level. This training includes:

  • Force Fetch

  • Collar Conditioned to Obedience Commands

  • Deliver Fresh-Killed Ducks to Hand

  • Introduction to Decoys

  • Steady in Training

Expect 6 months to train these additional, more sophisticated skills:

  • Multiple Marked Retrieves

  • Hand Signals

Will my puppy forget me?

The short answer is, "Absolutely not!"

Dogs always remember their owners, and this will be very clear the next time he or she sees you.

How often can I visit my pup while its in training?

There are no restrictions on visiting your dog, but we do ask you to make an appointment for your visit. We request you visit on days when he/she is being trained and you can learn along with your canine student. We discourage visiting just to play with your dog. 

What kind of dog food do you feed?

Purina ProPlan Scout - 30% Protein / 20% Fat

How does my dog get their heartworm and flea/tick preventative?

Please bring all of your dog's preventative medications with you when you drop them off for training. We will give them to your dog at the prescribed intervals.