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Professional bird and gun introduction training question

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A couple of you guys have recently brought your pups to a bird and gun into trainer. Who did you use? Are you happy with the results? What was the cost? I don't want to do it myself. Thanks.

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I have a Lab that we sent to Ed Fritz at Wildlife Kennels in Morristown. He only trains 6 dogs at a time and trains for both Field Trials and regular hunting expactations.

He asked a lot of questions to understand what we would be hunting for and what our expectationa were. (my wife wanted a walking partner with obedience)

We have been very happy with our dog (I get him on weekends)Ed does a real nice job with his clients that we have seen so far.

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Kaos kennels is pretty close to you, they are in Prior Lake. I've heard that they do a good job.

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I agree with Labsareus. I used Ed also. He has done an outstanding job with my young lab.

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Kaos kennels used to be my neighbor before they moved to the new place. Paul & Mandy are excellent people and work very hard at their business.

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I talked to Jayson at CRC and am pretty sure I'm going with them. Thanks for all your responses. I'll keep ya posted.

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Contact Mike Schulenberg at Wings and Whistles. I had my pups bird and gun intro done there a few years ago and have been very happy with the results.

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I also used wings and whistles. I've had very good results and recommended many people there. Mike and Dave are great. Their boarding facilities are also very nice. My dog loves going there for a "vacation" while I go on vacation.

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Thanks guys. My kids don't want the dog gone over Christmas, so I haven't committed yet. Anybody ever try Tailgunner Kennels? He use to work a Traxlers and has done a few seminars at Gander.

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Ok, I have to decide if I should bring my pup in for training. What do you all think of bird and gun intro training with snow on the ground? Will the training be as productive with snow and possibly colder temperatures? Thanks again for your thoughts.

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I don't think it's a problem at all. I know Canon River Kennels has a guy come and plow the snow from their training fields. I'm dropping my dog off there on January 3rd for their 8 week intermediate program. I think that's perfect for us. We don't get outside as much to train in the winter at home because it's dark when I get home. When I get him back in early March, hopefully they'll be some daylight left after work and then I can continue the work.

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Lenny, great pictures in the other post. I'm also worried that after the training, I won't be able to get her out on live birds till spring or maybe later. Don't know if that will be a factor down the road.

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Lenny, great pictures in the other post. I'm also worried that after the training, I won't be able to get her out on live birds till spring or maybe later. Don't know if that will be a factor down the road.

Pheasant View Farms, east of Goodhue, is a game farm that's open through March and does not require a membership. You can find their contact info and location by googling for it. It's their 3rd year of operation. Paul, the owner, was great working with me to get the field I wanted to use and getting me set up to plant the birds like I wanted to. They have pheasant, chukar, and sometimes quail.

I say get the dog into the bird & gun intro as soon as you can and get that enthusiasm established now!

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Bill... the snow and cold will make little difference. Go ahead wirh the training. You can even expose her to some fun hunts once she is throuh bird and gun intro. It really is just an assimilation to her learning that both birds and guns are fun... they will work on a little bird finding skills and I'm sure they have property with some cover, so all will be well. A lot of our hunting seasons encompass the cold and snow, so in a way it all translates. Plus her nose will be keener now with the cold and snow vs. hot with green grass...

Good Luck!

Ken

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I just sent my lab to Wings and Whistles and having Dave work with him. He went for Intro to bird and gun, and it was amazing. Dave really sparked that drive in him and he is going to be a great dog to hunt over. I was a "proud papa" watching him flush and retrieve a barely wounded bird.

I chose to send him back for fast start training now. So far, I am VERY impressed. Great facilities and great guys. Mac loves it out there. Call out there early, as he doesn't train too many dogs at a single time.

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Where are they located I might have to do just that?

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Wings and Whistles is out in St. Boni... so its very close to you in Waconia. Head through Boni on Main St and head out of town north. Take a left on Nike Road and follow it down a few miles. They are on the right side of the road.

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I can not post the HSOforum on here

but if you google up Duck Buster kennels

you will find it right away.

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Duck buster kennels and Wings & whistles are one in the same? I did not know that.

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The only duck buster I found is in Idaho.

Wings and Whistles is great. My dog did the bird and gun and then the fast start back to back too. Its a great program. I will probably be going out there again for a little brush up.

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