Retrievers

DeCoverly offers several Retriever Training Programs, which are as follows:

Our “Upland Retriever Program” lasts 5-7 weeks. Dogs completing the program will be:

  • Finding and flushing birds
  • Trained in basic field obedience – responding to “Come In” whistle and “Check” whistle to control range
  • Hunting effectively – showing a knowledge of cover and scenting conditions
  • E-collar conditioned
  • Hunting dead
  • Retrieving (based on natural aptitude, if not additional training time may be required)

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Our “Started Waterfowl Dog Program” is suitable for the Junior Hunter Titles and first season hunting dogs and lasts approximately 12-16 weeks. Dogs completing the program will be trained in:

  • Trained in advanced obedience – off leash here, heeling, whistle sits, etc.
  • Ecollar conditioned
  • Retrieving to hand, the trained retrieve
  • Trained in single land and water marks, intro’d to double marked land and water

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Our “Finished Retriever Program” is suitable for Senior to Master Hunter Levels. Started Waterfowl or comparable program is a prerequisite. This program covers complex marking and advanced handling skills. It is several months , depending on level of training desired. 

For more information, view our brochure.