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Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« on: February 04, 2023, 04:08:10 PM »
Hello all
  Looking for a trainer to intro my French Brittany to birds and guns
We are heading to Yellowstone at the end of August and have to board him while gone so figured if I could find a trainer that does week long bird and gun intro like Brandon at evergreen said he did would be perfect  if he does good with that weíre planning on a pheasant hunt in South Dakota early fall
Iíve been trying to get ahold of Brandon at evergreen Gundogs he says he does that type of stuff but no replyís I seen RJ Quicksilver at the sportsman show today but he was busy and I didnít get a chance to talk to him to see if he does that.

  Any info would be great he will be 2 1/2 end of August
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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2023, 04:14:55 PM »
Rocking M labs out in eatonville. They primarily work with labs but they have a good boarding program and know what theyíre doing when it comes to training.

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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2023, 09:39:27 PM »
Iím in ellensburg which may be on your way, I took my pup to gung-ho dog training for a couple sessions for gun training. Long hollow bird dogs is also here and Iíve seen many good things about them.

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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2023, 06:19:25 AM »
Rocking M labs out in eatonville. They primarily work with labs but they have a good boarding program and know what theyíre doing when it comes to training.

Thank you sent them an email for info

Iím in ellensburg which may be on your way, I took my pup to gung-ho dog training for a couple sessions for gun training. Long hollow bird dogs is also here and Iíve seen many good things about them.

Thank you Iíll look into these
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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2023, 07:42:20 AM »
If you are just looking for bird and gun introduction I can help you with that, just pay for the birds and ammo.    For boarding I would second Rockin' M Retrievers.  Bryant does some retriever training, but he doesn't do upland. 
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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2023, 08:21:48 AM »
If you are just looking for bird and gun introduction I can help you with that, just pay for the birds and ammo.    For boarding I would second Rockin' M Retrievers.  Bryant does some retriever training, but he doesn't do upland. 


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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2023, 12:26:59 PM »
I had great results with Doug @ Cooke Canyon in Ellensburg

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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2023, 01:56:20 PM »
I had great results with Doug @ Cooke Canyon in Ellensburg

Iíll give him a call
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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2023, 03:31:16 PM »
I had the same issue with Brandon as you describe. My understanding is that he was or is super involved with NAVHDA, but doesn't seem to be responsive for whatever reason.

I'm not an expert trainer, but went through the same process your considering. I ended up training my own dog and have been mostly pleased with the result. I have some thoughts and input regarding the service you're considering. PM if interested

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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2023, 04:42:20 PM »
Since you have a pointer don't mess around with just any dog trainer, take it over to Dunfur kennels in Cheney and have Dan Hoke train your dog he's one of the best in the country 509 299 5181 www.dunfur.com you wont be disapointed

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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2023, 05:39:15 PM »
Since you have a pointer don't mess around with just any dog trainer, take it over to Dunfur kennels in Cheney and have Dan Hoke train your dog he's one of the best in the country 509 299 5181 www.dunfur.com you wont be disapointed

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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2023, 10:21:25 PM »
Iím guessing youíre on the westside? We use Bryant at rocking m to kennel our lab when we go on vacation. I canít comment on training as Iíve never paid the extra for that. Whoever you decide to use, hopefully they discuss expectations because a week on a 2.5 yr old dog is likely not gonna make a huge difference. I kenneled my lab with a trainer for over 3 months and she still needed a lot of additional work.

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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2023, 01:05:18 PM »
Iím guessing youíre on the westside? We use Bryant at rocking m to kennel our lab when we go on vacation. I canít comment on training as Iíve never paid the extra for that. Whoever you decide to use, hopefully they discuss expectations because a week on a 2.5 yr old dog is likely not gonna make a huge difference. I kenneled my lab with a trainer for over 3 months and she still needed a lot of additional work.

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I put in the wrong word of training all that I meant was bird and gun intro
So far Iíve done all the training and this is the part Iím at now and I agree 1 week really would not make a difference
But 1 week of bird intro would as itís not really a 1 and done type thing as you all know
Heís 22 months
Thank you all for the input I could talk about training bird dogs all day I really enjoy the input and the actual training
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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2023, 01:58:48 PM »
Since you have a pointer don't mess around with just any dog trainer, take it over to Dunfur kennels in Cheney and have Dan Hoke train your dog he's one of the best in the country 509 299 5181 www.dunfur.com you wont be disapointed

I second Dunfur kennels.  Dan is top notch in training pointers.  Took my GSP to him.  He not only trains the dog, but will train the owner as well.
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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2023, 02:08:37 PM »
Since you have a pointer don't mess around with just any dog trainer, take it over to Dunfur kennels in Cheney and have Dan Hoke train your dog he's one of the best in the country 509 299 5181 www.dunfur.com you wont be disapointed

I second Dunfur kennels.  Dan is top notch in training pointers.  Took my GSP to him.  He not only trains the dog, but will train the owner as well.

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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2023, 09:31:51 AM »
Update
I found a bird breeder  and a founder of a new gun dog club Iím joining that was out of bobwhites but has homing pigeons.
  He went crazy for the pheasants she has in her pen she raises.He kinda gave me the finger when he first seen those lol
We did a positive pigeon drill then popped a couple out of a launcher she had.
He pointed and whoad up when I said.
He has a ways to go but itís exciting to see your dog doing things youíve trained and that they naturally do
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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2023, 07:28:38 PM »
R.J does do that type of thing, call him.

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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2023, 04:53:39 AM »
R.J does do that type of thing, call him.

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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2023, 05:51:00 AM »
Itís fun to see a young dog figuring things out, especially when it starts to click in their heads.
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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2023, 06:00:09 AM »
Itís fun to see a young dog figuring bings out, especially when it starts to click in their heads.

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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2023, 08:04:34 AM »
Glad to hear you found what you're looking for. Every bit of bird exposure in an intentional and positive reinforcement scenario helps

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Re: Looking for dog trainer for bird and gun intro
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2023, 08:42:46 AM »
Glad to hear you found what you're looking for. Every bit of bird exposure in an intentional and positive reinforcement scenario helps
Glad to hear you found what you're looking for. Every bit of bird exposure in an intentional and positive reinforcement scenario helps

Looking forward to our next time .
And adding gunfire soon
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