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Training

Braveheart Kennels and Game Birds offers the following types of training:

Hunt Training for Retrievers

Braveheart is very proud of our hunt training programs. After completing our basic retriever training program, your dog will be able to do the following:

  • Understand all basic commands such as sit, heel, come, and stay;
  • Respond to most verbal or whistle commands;
  • Force fetch and deliver to hand;
  • Single, double mark and blind retrieves; and
  • Your dog will also receive an introduction to upland hunting, and tracking.

Depending on the dog, this program usually takes approximately 3 months. Some dogs take a little longer and some a little less time. A lot depends on how much of the basic obedience training has been done prior to the pup arriving at Braveheart. Anyone who signs up their dog up for the basic retriever training will get our help and guidance with the obedience portion of the training, prior to the pups arrival at Braveheart Kennels. (If you want your dog to be able to cast with hand signals that would be additional training time.)

At Braveheart we have several types of wild game birds and can provide hunts for you and your dog. We feel that an introduction to upland hunting, (Pheasants, Quail, Chukkar Partridge) wakes up the dog's natural ability to hunt and track. We feel that our program is better than most other programs because we use live birds for training. We have an abundance of birds for training. Since most hunters aren't hunting rubber bumpers, we feel a large exposure to the real thing makes for a more intense gun dog.

Cost for training is $800.00 per month which includes room and board. That breaks down to about $26.00 a day. The costs of the birds used in training are not included in the training fee. We like to see the dogs arrive after 6 months of age but before they are a year old. Braveheart will only take on 5 dogs to train at a time so please book as far in advance as possible.

We Help You Train

This option is for the dog owner who has the time but not the skills to train their own dog. This program allows you to work side by side, one on one with our professional trainer. Go over the lessons and when all your questions have been answered you go home and practice with your dog. Come back the following week and review the last lesson, and the get to work on the new lesson. The cost is $75.00 per session.

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Hunt Training for Pointing Breeds

Our program for the pointers is based on letting the dog set the pace. A lot of the pointing breeds like Vizsla's and Weimaraner have softer personalities, then say, a German shorthaired does. Generally, any breed of pointing dog can have a soft personality. At Braveheart, we pride ourselves in not over pushing or putting undo pressure on the pup, so that the pup won't shut down. If you bring a happy sound pup to Braveheart Kennels for training that is what you will pick up when the training is complete. In our program, your dog will be able to complete the following:

  • Total obedience and socialization to other dogs and people;
  • Hunt in a field while being controlled by your commands;
  • Find, point and hold point through the flush and shot if you wish; and
  • Retrieve a bird and deliver to hand.

This program, as a rule, is 3 months long; however, this can differ depending on your dog's specific needs or the pace at which your dog learns. We are a game bird farm and we have an abundance of game birds to train dogs with, as well as being able to offer hunts for you and your dog when training is completed. Training cost is $650.00 per month. This also includes room and board. The cost of birds used during training is separate from the training fee. We can also teach your dog to honor another dog on point. Braveheart can also put hunt test titles on any dog. Call for details about hunt test titles.

We Help You Train

This option is for the dog owner who has the time but not the skills to train their own dog. This program allows you to work side by side, one on one with our professional trainer. Go over the lessons and when all your questions have been answered you go home and practice with your dog. Come back the following week and review the last lesson, and the get to work on the new lesson. The cost is $75.00 per session.

If you need more information or if you have any question, please do not hesitate to call, and speak with one of our trainers.

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Obedience Training - 4 week program

Braveheart Kennels offers to options for Obedience training. Drop off and pick up a trained dog OR We help you train.

Drop off and pick up a trained dog:

This option allows us to do our best work with your dog. This is the best option if you do not have the time it takes to train your dog on your own. Our basic obedience training includes understanding of the commands listed below:

  • Here or Come
  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Heel
  • Lay Down
  • No Jumping

This program also includes socialization your dog around people, as well as other dogs. We are committed to training your dog to become a well mannered, obedient dog, that is a pleasure to be with and will make you even more proud of your dog.

This option costs $800.00 per month (4 weeks), which includes room and board. This is about how long it takes for most dogs to complete this training. If your dog needs a little extra training it will be an additional $150.00 per week.

We Help You Train

This option is for the dog owner who has the time but not the skills to train their own dog. This program allows you to work side by side, one on one with our professional trainer. Go over the lessons and when all your questions have been answered you go home and practice with your dog. Come back the following week and review the last lesson, and the get to work on the new lesson. The cost is $75.00 per session.

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Behavior Modification Training

Often we get calls from dog owners that are having specific behavioral problems with their pets. Most of these problems can be resolved with the proper training methods. Braveheart has been very successful with rehabilitating these dogs to become good citizens again. The behavioral issues that we have encountered range from barking to aggression and everything in between. We have saved many dogs from being put down or being place in a new home. Before you make a hasty decision, please give us a call and together we will do everything we can to correct your dogs behavior.

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