Complete Bird Dog & Companion Dog Training
We will work with
you to lay out a suitable training program designed for your dog
to meet your expectations.
Puppies are accepted as
early as 6 months old and will be given basic gun dog obedience
commands such as "whoa" and "here". Along with developing their
association skills for birds by sight, scent, and gun fire, we will
also work with them to develop their pointing and retrieving abilities.
This will get the pups ready for their first bird hunting season.
After a season of bird
hunting and gaining practical experience in the field, the second
phase of their training begins. At this point, while at the kennel,
the dogs will develop advanced skills including steadiness on point,
backing and retrieving.
Covey Find Kennel will also correct
particular problems that the typical bird hunter may be experiencing
with his or her dog, such as reluctance to honor, hold point, or
even gun shy tendencies.
We are not limited to strictly
pointing dogs, we also offer retriever training for both waterfowl
and upland hunting. Retriever puppies will go through the same basic
training as mentioned above.
Second year retrievers will under go
more extensive training that includes both water work and upland
We also offer obedience
training for all dogs to make them suitable pets. Training can be
done at our facility by us or through private lessons or obedience
school. All dogs benefit from basic obedience training, to prevent
common behavior problems.
Covey Find Kennel will professionally train your bird dog, it is
very important that you, the owner, also receive education on the
proper way to handle the dog at the time the dog leaves the kennel.
Many dog owners expect their newly trained dog to be nearly "robotic" without
requiring additional discipline or corrections in the field. Your
dog is a mind-possessing, living, breathing animal. Dogs and handlers
must be a team and this requires mutual rapport and the education
of both. Even the most complex machines, such as computers, require
an operator with knowledge. It's no different with animals. Dogs
are usually only as good as their handlers. That's why we make it
a point that you know exactly how to handle and correct the dog
in the field before it leaves the kennel. This is included in the
price of the training. Should you have any questions or your dog
develop any problems after leaving the kennel, we will always be
here for you.