DEVELOPING YOU DOG
Andrew trains his personal dogs using positive, reward-based methods. He specializes in Labradors and Spaniel breeds. He caters his process to each individual dog and their learning process.
Using her years of experience as an Explosive Detection K-9 Handler, Kennel Manager, and Hunting Guide, Andrew has the ability to analyze the partnership you have with your dog and identify the elements to make your companion successful. The goal is to make training enjoyable and beneficial at every level.
Andrew is located a few minutes from Wern Valley and has access to premium training grounds in SE Wisconsin. Hunting Companion offers an ideal training environment to expose your dog to upland and waterfowl.
TWO (2) WEEKS
Building confidence and socializing your dog is crucial to their future success. During our puppy program you dog will receive:
Confidence building in light cover
Exposure to gun fire and birds.
Introduction to water as weather or season permits.
Socialization with other puppies and dogs
Optional private puppy starter lessons for the owner who wants to do more hands-on training
FOUR (4) - EIGHT (8) WEEKS
Obedience is the foundation for an exceptional hunting dog and these skills with serve you for a lifetime. It's important that we develop the proper habits so that you and your family have a well mannered dog in the home and out in the field.
Sit (& stay)
Heel: (Loose leash, on-leash, and off-leash)
Optional collar conditioning (e-collar)
STARTED GUN DOG
FOUR (4) - SIX (6) WEEKS
It's our goal to unleash your dog's natural ability in the field and in the blind. We develop well-rounded gun dogs.
Field work in upland setting
Hold and deliver to hand
Introduction to force fetch if required
Marking skills taught using singles - land and water
Search for downed game
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Spend a week with us so we can unlock your puppies natural instincts. This includes:
Introduction to basic retrieves, dead game, clipped wings, socialization, intro to cover, and a roadmap for developing you pup!
Starting at 8 weeks we will begin to lay a strong foundation of obedience, socialization, and gun dog training so that your pup has the skills to begin it's hunting career.
Spend one-on-one time with us to take
your dog to the next level.