Started Gun Dog- This level of training consist of formal obedience, collar conditioning, and force fetch. A dog at this level will be able to complete single retrieves out to 100 yards and deliver to hand. Started/Junior hunt test level. Avg. 4 months for completion
Handling Gun Dog - This level of training consist of a dog that is steady to shot, capable of double marked retrieves out to 100 yards, and blind retrieves to 75 yards. Seasoned/Senior hunt test level.
Additional 4 months after completion of Started gun dog.
Finshed Gun Dog - This level of training creates the ultimate hunting companion. This dog is capable of completing multiple marked retrieves and blinds over 150 yards. Finished/Master hunt test level.
Evaluation required for this level of training.
Pre-Season Tune up - Training to get your retriever back in shape before the start of the upcoming hunting season. Evaluation required if not previously in our program. Contact for more details.
We strongly encourage all new puppy owners interested in our program to contact us and discuss what should be done to prepare them for training. Another great resource is the Art and science of training a retriever puppy DVD
Puppy Head Start- This training stage begins around 12 weeks of age. During this process we introduce the puppy to basic commands, gunfire, live birds, and marks on land and water. Setting them up for a seamless transition into the rest of the program.
Monthly Training Fee - (Call For Rate)
Hunt Test Handling Fee Per Entry $50
(Owners are responsible for Entry Fee)
Travel cost for events is split amongst entered dogs.
Flyers (Live Birds) $15
Heartworm/flea/ dewormer Medicine
(For dogs staying longer than 1 month $25
All dogs entering Doyle's Farm Kennels must have a copy of veterinary documents showing that their dog is up to date on all of its current shots including ( Canine Distemper, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Canine Parvovirus, Leptospira canicola,and L. icterohaemorrhagia a Respiratory Disease caused by Canine Adenovirus Type 2 and Parainfluenza, and Rabies.)
The first month of training must be paid in full up front upon arrival at DFK. All veterinary bills acquired during your dogs stay at DFK will be paid in full by the owner of the retriever. Monthly fee includes Purina Pro Plan dog food. Any extra food cost would be the responsibility of the owner.