Gun Dog Training
TRAILRUNNERS GUN DOG TRAINING takes all breeds of dogs that have a strong desire to retrieve. The dogs must be 6 months to 3 years of age. The dogs come for a month of obedience, a month of “fetch on command” where they learn to retrieve their birds and deliver them to hand. The last month they retrieve real birds from land and water getting them ready to hunt for the season.
This years gun dog training starts May 25 finishing Sept long weekend.
You will stay onsite in a cozy stone farm house, have all your meals provided for, as well as have lots of practice working with your dog. You will learn how to communicate clearly to your dog so your dog will respect you as their pack leader. You will be shown how respectful your dog is with our head trainer (Fran) and will learn how you can have off leash respect with your dog in any and every situation that you encounter. You will be proud to take your dog everywhere - especially bird hunting.
You will learn about healthy nutrition for your dog. You will watch your dog show you what they have learned - treadmill training, quadding, biking, as well as finding the birds that are shot and bringing them back to you.
You will have LOTS of practice until you feel successful and are ready to take your respectful dog home as well as go out hunting.
This is 3 packed days focusing on teaching you, and your hunting partner, how to bird hunt with your dog. Father/son, mother / daughter and husband / wife teams are welcome.
Several father/son teams such as Greg & Jacob Toogood from Prairie Pursuit on WILD tv came for a great time. Check out the show they made while doing their training with us.
DO YOU LOVE YOUR DOG, BUT HATE WHAT THEY ARE DOING? SEND THEM TO TRAILRUNNERS
You send us a list of all the issues, things like pulling on the leash, jumping up on people, chewing, messing in the house, barking and whining, and we work through those issues - and more.
Your dog comes and stays in a clean, indoor, heated Training Center, and our staff teach your dog to be respectful and follow the leader. We teach your dog to walk beside you on and off leash outside with major distractions, to obey a “release command” for bathroom or play time, as well as come when they are called - the first time.
They spend the last week in the house where they tune up their “in house” manners and learn to be relaxed and calm in the house, without barking at everyone who comes to the door.
On the last day (Just You and Your Dog Day), you will re-unite with your dog. Don’t worry they NEVER forget you! You will learn how to be the leader your dog needs you to be so your dog learns to respect you and follow your directions (and others in your family who attend), with lots of distractions.
Your dog can learn how to exercise on a treadmill, run safely beside a bike and quad, swim, and even sit still in the boat when you cast your fishing line.
After your training day, you will still have the dog you love and you will be the leader your dog needs you to be. You will LOVE your dog and be proud of everything they do!
DOES YOUR DOG GROWL OR SNARL AT OTHER DOGS OR PEOPLE? DO THEY ACT SCARED, TUCK THEIR TAIL AND WANT TO RUN AWAY?
DOES YOUR DOG HATE TO HAVE THEIR NAILS DONE OR GET REALLY SCARED WHEN THEY GO TO THE VETS?
Your dog does not have to be “put down” like so many people think, even if they have bit. Your dog can be helped to face their fear and be an overcomer!
If your dog is showing any signs of anxiety or aggression we can help them be a confident, trusting dog that you can enjoy for many years to come.
Some dogs need only one week until they can move on to our core obedience training, other dogs that have dog and people issues need two or three weeks until they are ready to focus on the remainder of their training.