Training Program - Training begins with basic obedience. We start with “sit", “here”, and “heel” commands then into force-fetch, collar conditioning and multiple marks. From that point we take the dogs on the hunt test circuit to expose them to complex marking scenarios. When the dog is an accomplished marker/hunter the handling program begins and continues until the dog can complete multiple marks in the field and senior level water and land blind retrieves. Then the fun begins as we expose the dog to live waterfowl hunting. I like to have at least 35 ducks retrieved for each dog before we call him finished.