Training Programs

Labrador Retriever Training Programs

Leading retriever training program in Texas

Obedience Training

Our obedience program is 8 weeks long and will transform your dogs behavior. We customize each program to fit the needs of you and your dog.  It is key for owners to come out and train with their dogs. With this program we provide private training sessions with you, your dog and a trainer. Working with you to perfect your dog handling skills is key to success for you and your dog.

Head Start

(Puppy Training)

We offer a head start training program for all puppies 4 to 5 months of age.  Puppies can learn a lot from watching the older dogs work.  Walks in the field, gun fire, intro to water, intro to feathers, physical conditioning, single retrieves on land and water, and a positive introduction the obedience commands are all part of the program.  This time is used to introduce the puppy to the hunting concepts and environment. We have found that the head start program builds confidence into young puppies, and produces a better final product. The Head Start program is only offered to clients who will continue their dog’s training through the Basic Hunter program.

Basic Hunter

(Beginner)

The Basic Hunter program includes obedience commands, gun breaking, intro to water, dead and live birds, drive building, force fetch, steady to shot and collar conditioning. At the end of the program the dog is ready to sit in a duck blind or be with you in the dove field. The Basic Hunter program totals 16 weeks of training.

Senior Hunter

(Intermediate)

Many owners want to take their dogs past the Basic Hunter program, so we also offer the Senior Hunter program. This program includes doubles on land and water, running the double T, wagon wheel casting, de-cheating, honoring, walk up birds, and simple blind retrieves. This program takes an additional 16 to 24 weeks of training.

Master Hunter

(Advanced)

Owners wanting to go beyond the Intermediate enter our advanced training program. This is where dogs learn how to do complex blind retrieves, triples, diversion birds, advanced marking concepts, and much more. Some dogs aren’t capable of this level of training.

BEFORE YOU COME:

All dogs coming to the kennel must be current on all vaccines  (bordetella is every 6 months), heart-worm prevention, and flea and tick control prior to arriving at the kennel. You must provide a copy of your dog’s vaccine records.