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BIRD DOG DEVELOPMENT 
Training Options

 

 

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Puppy Development

The most critical stage in any upland bird dog’s life is their development as a puppy.  In the puppy stage we work on building and developing the prey drive to a level which will carry each dog through formal training.  During Puppy Development we also begin to introduce the language that you will use to communicate with your dog for the rest of their life.  This all begins as early as 8 weeks old.

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Foundation

The key to communication and handling lies in the detail of the foundation training. We develop trust, confidence and leadership in this stage. The human and the dog begin to speak the same language and the possibilities become endless.  The Foundation level ensures we can develop the dog to their full potential. We can start the foundation program after the puppy development around 5-6 months of age. 

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Intermediate 

Following the Foundation stage, we put our language and handling to work in the field.  During this Intermediate stage we start to communicate what we want the dog to do around birds and on birds.  We are teaching a dog what their job is.  It’s not perfect yet, but we are prepping for that advanced polished dog that comes with repetition and age.  We can start the Intermediate stage after the Foundation program depending on the maturity and drive of the dog.

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Advanced

This a level that few can walk!  It takes a strong commitment from the owner and dog to handle at this level.  This level requires that all the boxes are checked and fine-tuned to have an advanced dog that looks and performs like a million bucks!  In this level we polish and perfect all the hard work and repetition that we have invested in during the previous programs.  The dog now knows his/her job and what is expected.  The dog needs to be crisp, clean and able to handle at an elite standard.  This program requires puppy development, foundation, and intermediate to be done. Usually an advanced dog is 2+ years old.

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Dog won't retrieve??? 

No problem we use the 
"WELLS METHOD OF FETCH" to fix that...

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Wells Method of Fetch

The evolution of fetch is finally here!  No more harsh sessions to teach the dog to fetch.  We use our method to teach the dog step-by-step throughout our proven system.  Using the language built in the foundation program we mentor your dog through the entire process from bumpers to birds.

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J. WELLS KENNELS
"The Definition of Detail"