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Retriever Training

Here at Chesapeake Waters we believe in promoting waterfowl conservation by enhancing the natural retrieving skills of your dog. Basic training starts with general obedience to ensure that the retriever is attentive to the trainers/handlers direction.

Then, retrieves are taught in sequence, starting with singles and advancing to various multiples as the dog progresses. Blind work is reserved for advanced dogs that have completed force fetching.

Frozen and live birds (mallard ducks) are used to keep dogs enthusiastic about retrieving. Artificial dummies are used when teaching dogs a specific skill or new concept.

Let me enhance your retrievers abilities while he/she boards at our facility or choose to join the training sessions at which time I can show you how to work with your pet.

Please call to discuss a training plan for your retriever and together we will set goals for his/her advancement in the sport of waterfowl retrieving and hunting.

Prices start at $550/mo (includes boarding) and may vary depending on the level of training required to reach the goals you have set for your retriever. Additional fees for live birds and Hunt Tests will be assessed.

Now accepting clients for the 2017 training season. Please call early to guarantee a space for your retriever since spaces are limited and are assigned on a 'first come first served' basis. Training sessions generally begin March or April (weather permitting) and end October 1st.

Retriever Training Class

If you are interested in learning how to train your own retriever for hunting or AKC hunt tests (junior, senior, or master levels), please contact us to arrange a training schedule that suits your needs. All training sessions should be scheduled in advance. Training class prices include 18 sessions that must be completed within the same calendar year or training season (March through October). Existing clients can enroll for the 2017 training class season for $650 and new clients can enroll at $700/per season. This price does not include the cost for live birds.



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