This is where the real fun begins for your retriever!
Basic gun dog training includes basic obedience, followed by field work with dummies and fresh birds. This level of training is for the sportsman who wants a capable and reliable hunting partner for the duck blind and for the upland field, but who doesn't require a dog with advanced training for complex multiple marks or blind retrieves.
Our gun dog level 1 program typically requires four months to complete, depending upon your dog's natural abilities, temperament, and previous training.
Basic gundog training does not include training for blind retrieves, casting, multiple marked falls, diversions, or honoring another working dog.
Upon completion of this level of training, your dog will competently handle all basic hunting situations, and will be a fine companion and family member.