Meemo's Farm

RETRIEVER TRAINING

Professional Training for Upland Game & Waterfowl Dogs
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Retrieving Foundation Program

Foundation Program: Retrieving
6 weeks; $200 per week

During the Foundation program, your dog will learn all the basic necessities to be a good hunting companion. During the foundation program, your dog will learn the basics of obedience, manners, collar conditioning and force fetching.

The obedience basics allow us to move onto a finished delivery of birds at heel, control in the fields and steadiness in the duck blind.

Your dog will also be collar conditioned to all obedience commands. Collar conditioning is an off-leash training tool that reinforces the importance of following commands on an e-collar.

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Retrieving Advanced - Finished Gun Dog Program

The course duration will vary between dogs. There are many variables that will influence the length of your dog’s training. These range from your own personal requirements, and expectations to the age of your dog as well as the breed and prior training. We will customize our program to suit your goals. $30 per day

The advanced course builds on the skills from the foundation course to the next level. The training emphasizes all essential gundog skills including obedience, steady/honor, delivery, lining on memories, handling (hand signals), hunting cover and marking. Dogs are exposed to various hunting terrain and environments (both land and water) and a variety of birds.

We build Training for handling to run blind retrieves how to deliver bird to hand, retrieve long land and water marks, and be steady to the shot.

Your dog will also be collar conditioned to all obedience commands. Collar conditioning is an off-leash training tool that reinforces the importance of following commands on an e-collar.

Other areas covered in training include:

  • Working in marshes and raised blinds
  • Working in and out of lay out blinds
  • Confidently handling doubles and triples
  • Experience with blinds and diversions
  • Actual hunting and guiding experience