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AKC Registered German shorthaired pointers, Hungarian Vizslas, & Weimaraners 

Central Kentucky

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Puppy Obedience

Puppy obedience school begins when pups reach 8 weeks of age. We will personally begin a 2-week or 4-week obedience course designed to ensure a well-behaved puppy when it comes time for our puppies to transition into their new homes. You receive a pup who is well ahead of development, highly confident, social, and driven. A pup ready to train, hunt, or companion their life alongside yours. In result, every Nosam Kennels family will be sure to have a dog they can be proud to own for many years to come. We also offer an extended 4-week class if you wish to sign up.

 

What do puppies learn during this course?  

In our puppy training course, we will cover several different areas in your puppy’s training and development. All training includes 3rd vaccine booster & required dewormings. Puppies from our program will leave at either 10-12 weeks of age when enrolled in this course!

 

This 4 week course Includes:

 

✔Potty training foundation: Puppies require consistency. Let us help get puppies off to a great start with an introduction to crate and potty training your puppy will learn to leave his/her eat, sleep & play area to potty outside. Early potty training and cleanliness has been proven to translate into a puppy who will be much easier to house train. We will work on creating a set potty schedule to have your puppy going outside in no time once he/she arrives home.  However, puppies can’t physically hold their bowel/bladder movements for long periods until they are about 16-weeks of age your puppy will have the association of going outside however you’ll need to continue to keep them on a set schedule until they can physically hold it. Your puppy will NOT be fully house trained so you’ll need to stick to our provided schedule. These steps get your puppy into a rhythm of predictable potty behavior. We are simply furthering your puppies foundation to early cleanly potty habits. 

 

 

✔Socialization: By expanding a pup’s surroundings and introducing him/her to a new environment enriched with variety and stimulations with frequent daily exposure to humans & our pack puppies will learn how to interact, form bonds & play. Through play, puppies learn how to transmit & read the language of their pack & other dogs or humans they may come in contact with. Starting pups out with proper socialization will further a pup’s social development translating into a socially healthy dog.    

 

✔Positive reinforcement & corrections: Positive reinforcement training uses praise or treats as a reward for good behavior. Rewards make puppies more likely to repeat a wanted behavior. Positive reinforcement is one of the strongest forms of changing or shaping a  puppy’s behavior. By rewarding puppies for good behavior early on they will be more likely to continue the good behavior during their transition. Corrections of unwanted behavior is not used for punishment of bad behavior but rather to change a dog’s behavior. Puppies will receive proper corrections when needed on a daily basis to change any unwanted behavior.    

 

✔Basic Commands: Sit, Stay & Come! Puppies will receive daily training to aid in easier handling in the home and field. We will personally begin the foundation needed for an obedient puppy or dog. Puppies will learn to sit, stay & come. Along with many more commands. We will begin the foundation to an obedient pup! 


 ✔Crate introduction: Each puppy will be properly introduced to a crate. Introducing a puppy to a crate early on will go on to easily accept crate training. Crate training will satisfy many dogs needs for den behavior. Crate training is an effective tool in-house training because it takes advantage of the puppy’s natural reluctance to potty in their sleeping area. Crate training can also aid in separation anxiety, prevent destructive behavior & keep your puppy safe when you are not able to supervise. Your puppy will also need to accept a crate while traveling or overnight stays at a boarding facility or veterinarian’s office when necessary.

 

Rates $600/month or $175/week

 We will send progress updates but photo's and video updates will be limited to spend that extra time actually training your puppy. 

Puppy Intro To Hunting

Our puppy Intro course is designed to help build confidence and desire in your young bird dog.

 

Our 4-week program includes:

 

 

✔Daily obedience & crate training: We’ll go over the basic obedience mentioned above

to keep your new bird dog in tune with proper behavior in the field & home.   

 

✔Bird Introduction: Building prey drive! We keep a number of birds on hand to properly

introduce puppies to birds. We’ll spend time during our course letting your puppy

enjoy being a bird dog to create a positive association with birds & hunt training.

This is a major part of hunt training. If your puppy isn’t rewarded with a positive introduction

to hunting, they won’t enjoy it.

 Bumping birds, chasing, play, running and being puppies! No rules, no pressure,

no stress, just having fun, finding birds, learning how to use their nose and be BIRD DOGS! 

 

✔Independence/Confidence: We will get your puppy to begin confidently going out on

his/her own to work the field, & locate birds. Often pups like to hunt very close.

With experience & patience, they’ll be working the field in no time.

 

✔Form: We will begin getting your puppy to point. Although it’s a natural ability they are young and sometimes need bird introduction & the proper scenarios to encourage their natural abilities. We will begin getting your puppy to point on the wing and move to live birds.  

 

✔Check Cord Work: Introducing puppies to the check cord. Getting them moving around the field with the check cord attached working on finding birds, & recalling. 

 

$600/month

 

We highly recommend at least 4-week course for puppies who are participating in our into to hunt training course. 

First Level Gun Dog

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

 

Requirements for this program:

 

✔Completed intro to hunting & basic obedience

 

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

 

Our three to six-month 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

 

✔Intro to starter pistol

 

✔Ability to hunt at an AKC Junior Hunter Level 

 

$600 month

 

  AKC Hunt test handling: $200/day (+ AKC hunt test fees if you plan to have us finish out with titling) 

This service is free to puppies bred by Nosam if we are already competing at the same hunt test. Hunt test entry fees & hotel fee for the dog are the owner's responsibility   

 

Second Level Gun Dog

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

 

Requirements for this program:

 

✔Completed Obedience & First Level Gun Dog

 

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

 

Our four to  six-month program includes:

 

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

 

✔Steady To Wing And Shot

 

✔Intro to shotgun 

 

✔ Backing and Honoring other dogs 

 

✔Forch Fetch

 

✔Ability to hunt at an AKC Senior Hunter Level 

 

 

$700/month

 

AKC Hunt test handling: $200/day (+ AKC hunt test fees if you plan to have us finish out with titling) 

This service is free to puppies bred by Nosam if we are already competing at the same hunt test. Hunt test entry fees & hotel fee for the dog are the owner's responsibility   

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German Shorthaired Pointer