DSC_6687-3.jpg

Gun Dog Training

Let us develop your dog into a well-rounded pointer who is driven and able to find and point birds. 

We accept all Gundog breeds!

DSC_4087.jpg

 

 

 

Intro to hunting:

This intro course prepares your dog for formal bird training 

✔Recommended your dog is at least 4-6 months old 

 

Bird introduction: Getting the puppy to bump/chase and pick up flightless birds. Building the natural prey drive.

Gun intro: Introducing the puppy to the starter pistol and prepping them for shotgun intro in the next course.

Recall: Building a solid recall with positive reinforcement 

 Obedience: Building a solid sit/stay/heel on young puppies before we begin fieldwork

Water intro: weather permitted getting the puppy adjusted to water and beginning to enter it on their own

 

Check cord Intro

  • If your dog has no prior field experience with game birds, the  Intro Class is required before a dog can begin Formal Training even adult dogs must complete this course if they have had no bird intro prior.

This is a 2-4 week course dependent on age/level of training and your dog's natural abilities.   

This class focuses on building prey drive and preparing dogs for formal training dogs can generally start the first level class as soon as they finish the intro. 

 

$375/week (This class goes by week so that the dogs that don't need a full month can quickly  progress on to the first level gundog course)

(Owner pays for feed & medical expenses (heartworm preventives etc.)

DSC_0020.jpg

First Level Gundog Course:

Your dogs Formal bird training starts here!

Requirements for this program:

✔ Must complete and pass an evaluation 

✔Completed intro to hunting & basic obedience

 

✔mentally, socially and physically ready to begin formal gun dog training. 

 

Our program includes:

 

✔E-collar Conditioning

 

✔Off-Leash Field Work With the check cord skills taught and mastered,

pups are confident and happy to handle off leash in the field 

 

✔Handling well in the field (recall, working the field well, quartering,

hunting with the handler, responding to the whistle)

 

✔Finding and pointing birds

✔ Shooting birds over your dog if and when they are ready 

✔ If your dog has a natural retrieve we will touch on intro to retrieving after the shot

✔ beginning to retrieve in the water if your dog has a natural retrieve

✔Tracking: Pheasant track if so desired for NAVHDA

Trained retrieve is not a part of this class. 

Dogs in the course will be considered "started" and ready to begin hunting!

If your dog has not had any prior bird and field exposure, the Field Introduction Class is REQUIRED!

 

Nosam Kennels German Shorthaired Pointer

​​Second Level Gun Dog


 

Requirements for this program:

 

✔Completed Obedience & First Level Gun Dog

 

✔mentally, socially and physically ready to begin formal gun dog training. 

 

Our Program Includes

✔Well conditioned point allowing the hunter to walk in and flush game 

 

✔Steady To Wing and Shot/Fall (woah training)

 

✔ Backing and Honoring other dogs 

✔Duck search (if desired)

(Owner covers feed/medical expenses such as heartworm/flea tick preventive)

Trained Retrieved Program


 

Requirements for this program:

 

✔Completed Obedience & First Level Gun Dog

 

✔mentally, socially, and physically ready to begin formal gun dog training. 

 

6 to 8 -week trained retrieve program. Creating a 100% reliable retriever

We recommend this class be completed separately from other courses. 

Private Instruction

Want to train your own dog with the help of a professional?

Private on site instruction is starts at $100 an hour, and is $50 per every half hour after that. 1 hr. minimum required. 

If live game birds are used its $10/live bird used.

Rates

Hunt Training

Intro to hunting:- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $375/week

First Level gun dog:- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $1,000/month

Second level gundog- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $1,200/month

Trained Retrieve- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -$200/week (6-8 Weeks)

Private insruction- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -$50/hr 

hunting assessment- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $35/day

 

The above rates do not include bird costs

Intro to hunting is required for ALL dogs who have not had any prior field experience.

Dogs who have field experience but were not trained by Nosam will require a 2-week evaluation to make sure they are ready for the level you are entering them in.

 

Birds:

Pigeons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $5.00 each

Chucker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $12.00 each

Pheasants - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $18.00 each

Handling

Hunt test handling:- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $200/day (owner covers test fees)

Gas to test- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 50 cents a mile split between the dogs on the trip

Hotel:- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Split between each dog going