Basic Hunter

**The Basic Hunter program is our most popular program.** This is a dual purpose program designed to create a well behaved family companion and occasional hunting dog.

Basic Hunter

Training Fees: The Fees vary depending upon the program your dog enters.  $950 per month for dogs entering our Field Trial program. $1,200 per month for dogs coming into our Basic Hunter program.   FOR MORE INFO ABOUT PRICING, CLICK HERE. 

TIME FRAME: Basic Hunter Program – 4 to 5 months – 90% of well bred labs will finish in 4 months.

How does it work?

**Basic Hunter Program

Your pup will board with us during training.

During the Head Start program pups can go home each weekend.

During the Basic Hunter one time each month you’ll receive a private 1/1 training lesson and the pup can go home for the weekend to practice the training at home. **Field Trial clients can come out as often as they would like to watch their pup run!

More complete details below:

We have a 4 to 5 month Basic Hunter program that will prepare your pup for dove and duck hunting. It includes private 1on1 training sessions with you, your dog and a trainer. These happen every 4 weeks. During these sessions we show you your pups progress and teach you how to communicate with your pup. **The pup will get to GO HOME for a 2-3 day stay each month.** During this trip home you will practice the training routine we showed you and then give us a report when you drop the pup back off.

The earliest we can start the Basic Hunter program is 6 months of age. Dogs under 6 months of age can come in for our Head Start program. Head Start is only open to dogs staying in for our Basic Hunter program. The Head Start is an early introduction to hunting concepts. Drive building, bird introduction, cap gun fire, socialization with other pups, field walks, early water introduction and good manners work (like don’t jump on people). The cost is the same, $950 per month (4 weeks).

Reservations are reserved with a non-refundable deposit of $250. This will be applied to the first month’s training fees.

Payments are accepted as:
– Check
– Cash
– Credit/Debit cards (with 3% fee)
– Venmo – use @Wade-Cashion

A description of our training programs can be found at:

If you would like to come out and meet our team, see our facility and watch us train, you are welcome to come out. Let us know when, so that we can schedule the appointment.

We post pictures of our clients’ dogs on Facebook. There are also over 60 reviews posted there.

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We look forward to helping you accomplish all your training goals!

Below is a helpful guide on what your puppy should start doing around 10-12 weeks old:

– Swimming in water over her back.
– Feather introduction with a frozen bird (dove & duck) or wings strapped to a bumper, one or two sessions weekly.
– Building drive with a bumper.

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Hours of Operation:

Mon-Friday for all Training Appointments and New Client Arrivals. By appointment only.

Sat & Sunday, 7am to 12 noon – **Only for dropping back off from trips home. No training appointments on the weekends.

Call, text or email any time. Our cell phone number is 903-271-3647

Wade Cashion is the Owner and Head Trainer, and has been training professionally for 20 years.

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1849 Hockley Creek Rd
Gainesville, TX 76240

There is an exit off of I-35 for Hockley Creek Road, take that exit and head East on Hockley Creek Rd. We are about 1.5 Miles down on the left (north side of road). There is a large Texas Duck Dogs sign located on the north side of the road. Turn in that gate and you’ll immediately see another Texas Duck Dogs sign on the gate.