When can I drop my dog off for training? We will work together to setup a time to drop off your dog. Usually, we have clients drop off dogs in the morning or early afternoon. This allows us to train during the day and get the work done for you that needs to be done. Our business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 6:00PM. Please arrange your schedule in advance to meet during the work week. If a weekend drop-off/pick-up is totally unavoidable there is an additional fee of $100 for drop-off and $200 for pick-ups.
Can I come visit my dog? Due to the time spent training your dog and working with new and finished clients dogs our time is limited. We would love to meet with everyone, but reality sets in and there are only so many hours in a day. The days fly by and before your know it, your companion will be back home, trained and ready to go!
Do you have any openings available? On the Registration form page we will do our best to keep current on there when our next openings look like they will be available. If it looks like it has not been updated in the last month or so feel free to email or text us to see how our openings are looking.
I want to get started now what? Under the tab "Registration Form" on the website is the the form that we need you to fill out and email back to us or mail to us along with a 100 dollar deposit and that will get you on the training schedule. Once, we receive the form and the deposit you will then be put on our schedule. This is how we keep track of what dog is coming in for training. On the form you will put the desired start date for your dog. We cannot guarantee that we can get our dog going on that exact date, but we will do all we can to get it going as close to it as we can. Please don't plan trips around your dog coming in for training or at least have a backup to watch your dog if we don't have a kennel open yet to get your dog in for training. Once, we receive the form we will email you back to let you know that we got the form and deposit and that we are good to go. When we have an opening or the date gets closer to your dog coming in for training we will reach out to you to setup a time to get the dog in for training.
When my dog is done with training then what? When your dog is done with training, we want to make sure that you are trained how to handle your dog and have the tools to do so. To help you out with this, we will give you a list of written out commands that explains what each command is. We will then make videos of your dog running through each of the individual parts of the training and also in a hunting situation so you can see and hear the commands given to your dog. You can also see that your dog knows that training, so you have confidence to reinforce the training when it comes home. In addition the videos of your dog, we have other short, but in detail videos of step by step how to reinforce the training that will be taught. This is all included free of charge for being one of our clients. Then, after the dog goes home you can also free of charge reach out to us if you run into any training questions as you work your dog for the life of your dog. If we still can't get the questions answered that you have, will meet in person one on one and work the dog together until you got the question or command nailed down. We are here for you and want you to be successful!!!
Will my dog remember who I am? I have yet to see a dog that has forgotten who their previous owners were. The time goes fast and before you know it your dog will be back home- and as good as new!
I don't know if my family will let my dog go for training? We understand it can be hard to let man's best friend to go to school and be away from it's human pack. To help with the temporary separation, we send you a picture and small update here and there throughout your dog's training. This service helps your family still feel close to your dog while it is gone. We strive every other week to text you this picture and the small update. Past customers absolutely love this, plus you get some fun pictures of your dog in training!
Does my dog need to be spayed or neutered before they come into training? Your dog does NOT need to be spayed or neutered. Each dog has it's own dog run and are kenneled individually.
What is the best age for training? Is my dog too old for training? The youngest that we accept dogs for training is 6 months of age. That does not mean that is the only age or the best age for a dog to get trained. Usually, around 6 to 10 months of age your dog will start testing you when it comes to listening. The dog is hitting its teenage years and this can be challenging and also a good time to get start formal training. Most dogs come to us between 6 months and two years of age. This is a good window and the dogs turn out nice. We have trained lots of dogs older than that, but we just might have to change a few more habits as the dog has developed maybe an outlook on life the way the the dog thinks life should look like. An old dog can still learn new "tricks", but we just might need to change a few habits that it may have developed.
What age should I spay or neuter my dog? We are not a vet clinic, but if your just asking our opinion and according to studies that we have read, we would recommend the dog be at least 10 months of age or older. That way those hormones can develop the animals body the way that it is was supposed to develop. Once closer to full grown if you choose to spay or neuter the dogs body should be pretty much be fully developed.
What food should I feed my dog? We recommend and feed Purina Pro Plan Sport Performance 30/20. For an extra $50.00 per month, we can feed your dog for you while it is here in training. When it comes to food, you get what you pay for. Stick with a high quality brand with good ingredients, high protein and fat content.
How often will I have to work with my dog after I get it back from training? The more the better, but lets get realistic everyone is busy with work and life. The biggest thing is stay consistent and reinforce the commands, wherever you may take your dog. Your dog will never forget his or her training, but if they get away with something they will think that is okay. Draw the line in the sand, be a good pack leader and your will have a great family and hunting companion that you can be proud of.