Started Dogs

Started Dogs

A started retriever is a dog that has had professional training. Started dogs will vary in degree of skill based upon their natural abilities and how much time they have spent in a training program. Buyer Beware! **Some trainers are selling dogs as “started” and they have had NO formal training**

Our typical started dog has completed on leash and off leash formal obedience training. They have been collar conditioned and have completed force fetch. Most of our started dogs have completed our Basic Hunter program and are ready to be a dual purpose family companion and hunting buddy. These dogs have had their gun conditioning done, are steady to shot, have worked from our professional grade duck blind and are ready to be your family dove or duck dog.

Finished Dog
A dog that would be designated as a finished dog has completed a lot more training than the typical started dog. Finished dogs should be able to run blind retrieves, retrieve doubles or triples, honor another dog while working, sit quickly on a single whistle blast and take hand signals out to 100 yards or more.

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Call or text our office, 903-271-3647, to see if we have anything available. or email [email protected] to check availability.

We have dog training programs for your pup! If you buy a pup from someone else, you can still bring it to us for training. See our “Training Programs” link in the menu above.

**See below for previously offered and sold started dogs.**

New dogs become available at all different times during the year. Please check with our office to see if anything is currently available.

Remmy – SOLD

25 month old yellow female – running doubles and blinds (whistles and hand signals).


Axis – SOLD

20 month old Chocolate male – running doubles and blinds (whistles and hand signals).


Chloe – SOLD

2 year old female, spayed, house broken, crate trained, lots of drive, finished with force fetch now, been on live brids and doing singles out to 100 yards.


Travis & Bowie – BOTH SOLD

Both pups are black male pups, 7.5 months old, finished with obedience work and gun conditioning. Exposed to gun fire and have been on live birds. They both are doing 100 yard retrieves now.

$3,500 Each

Mojo – SOLD

11 months old yellow lab male – finishing up obedience, collar conditioning, force fetch, and doing singles out to 60 yards by then end of September. Needs 2 more months of training. Training is $750 per month.


Willow – SOLD

10 months old yellow lab female – has completed obedience training – doing simple marks out to 50 yards, has been on pigeons and quail, good with guns.


Goldie – SOLD

8 months old yellow lab female – in obedience training now – doing simple marks out to 50 yards, has been on pigeons and quail, good with guns.


Coy – SOLD

17 month old black lab male – Out of a MNH5 X MNH breeding – running senior level setups, Will be ready for Senior & Master by fall if he stays in training. Small frame which is great for the duck blind, truck, or house!! Weighs 55lbs soaking wet. Power house runner! Dynamite comes in small packages! Coy is a solid dog without any holes! Perfect for a gun dog or competition dog!