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HUNTING COMPANION

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.

 

PUPPY PROGRAM

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

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obedience

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)

  • Here (Recall)

  • Heel: (Loose leash, on-leash, and off-leash)

  • Place

  • Kennel

  • Whistle commands

  • 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

  • Quartering

  • Search for downed game

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES

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PUPPY ASSESSMENT

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!

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STARTED DOG

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. 

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INDIVIDUAL LESSONS

Spend one-on-one time with us to take

your dog to the next level.