Our training goal for each dog is to “develop” its inherited talents to the limit.

We spend considerable time exposing young dogs to birds, both planted and wild.

Similarly, we try to expose each young dog to the world (socialization) in a manner that challenges them to develop self-confidence and assertiveness while avoiding situations or stimulations that would overwhelm or frighten them. Causing the dog to fail by pushing too hard at this vital stage of life can have tragic manifestations.

Specific skills that are trained, i.e. ‘heel’, ‘whoa’, ‘come’, intro to the gunshot and so on are taught as the dog’s physical and mental maturity allows.

We always seek to structure training to maximize the dog’s chance for success.