Hunting Dog Training
Our hunting dog training program enhances natural canine abilities and enthusiasm which enables us to achieve positive results consistently and develops hunting dogs to their fullest potential by taking the time to know and understand each dog as an individual. Each dog will take to training at their own pace. It takes hard work, dedication, time and thought to design a unique plan and to train each dog. After a private session with you and your dog we will develop a plan together that will achieve your goals for your hunting dog. Whether your dog is going to be a grouse or pheasant dog, a waterfowl retriever, a field champion or an AKC Master Hunter, our goal is to train a finely polished performer that has impeccable manners and social skills.
This is the beginning of a long relationship between you and your dog that you will remember and speak of fondly for the rest of your life. Be patient. Be fair. Be firm. Be kind. And always remember to enjoy the time you have to spend with your dog.
Each dog can learn to boldly reach objectives, point staunchly, and to honor its bracemate on point. They can also learn to be steady to wing and shot, and to promptly and tenderly retrieve to hand. Hunting dogs can learn to obey all commands and whistle signals readily and willingly. This is when one can truly enjoy and appreciate the presence of a hunting dog. The beauty, style, heart and spirit of our companion is what makes a world class hunting dog.
Hunting dog training is available through private lessons, classes, and boot camp. Please call to set up appointments ahead of time. Reservations are required for private lessons and may not be immediately available.
Our training grounds consist of over 100 acres of woods, fields, and water. We train with live homer pigeons, chukars, and bobwhite quail.
Private Hunting Dog Training Lessons:
Private lessons with you and your dog, by appointment:
– $140 for each 1 hour session
Board your dog with us for daily training sessions:
2 week Hunting Dog Boot Camp – $2,250
Master Hunting Dog Training
The Master Hunting dogs are finished, seasoned bird dogs that are breathtaking and beautiful to watch work in the fields and forests. These dogs are the product of hard work and total dedication. They are the pride and joy of their owners, trainers and handlers. The Misty Pines Gun Dog Company Masters are no exception.
A Master Hunting Dog must give a polished performance and demonstrate clearly that it deserves to be qualified as such. The master hunting dog is the complete companion that any hunter would be proud of. To pass at the Master level, the dogs must be exceptional in the categories listed below.
The Master Hunting Dog
Our Masters and Great Dogs
|Hunting: the dog must show a keen desire to hunt, intelligent use of wind and terrain, and have a bold and attractive manner of running.|
|Bird Finding Ability: the dog has to show intelligence in seeking objective and an excellent ability to find game.|
|Pointers and Retrievers and Spaniels must be positively be steady to wing and shot on all birds prior to the retrieve.|
|Retrieving: the dog has to deliver the bird promptly, tenderly and absolutely to hand.|
|Trainability: the dog must be under the handler’s control at all times, handled kindly with a minimum of noise and hacking by the handler.|
|Honoring: the dog must honor its bracemate on point, flush and retrieve without any restrain.|
A Letter from Jeff
Misty Pines Pet Company has been successfully training dogs for over 40 years. We develop hunting dogs to their fullest potential by taking the time to know and understand each dog as an individual. It takes hard work, dedication, time and thought to design a unique plan and to train each dog. We develop the rapport and trust in our dogs necessary to develop a hunting dog that its owner can always be proud of: a companion that truly loves its work and their master.
Our training program enhances natural canine abilities and enthusiasm which enables us to achieve positive results consistently. Whether your dog is going to be a hunting buddy, field champion or an AKC Master Hunter, our goal is to train a finely polished performer that you can be proud of. Each hunting dog should learn to boldly reach objectives, point staunchly, and to honor a bracemate’s point. They should also learn to be steady to wing and shot, and to promptly and tenderly retrieve to hand. They should consistently obey all commands and whistle signals readily and willingly. Once these goals are achieved, you will truly enjoy and appreciate the work ethic and devotion that it brings to the Master. This is when we can appreciate the beauty, style, heart and spirit of our companion, a first class hunting dog.
Our training grounds consist of over 100 acres of woods, fields, and water. We train with live birds; homer pigeons, chukars, and bobwhite quail as our training birds. Birds are an extra cost to the owner when we incorporate them into your dogs training program.
We are supporters of the wildlife conservation groups such as the Ruffed Grouse Society and hunt wild birds through out the United States. We train for and judge the A.K.C. Hunting Test of Junior, Senior and Master levels.
We train owners and their dogs to achieve their goals. As of this date we successfully have accumulated well over one-hundred AKC titles for our client’s hunting dogs’ success.
We breed the WoodsPoint English Pointers Lines. We have developed these lines over the last twenty years. These are exceptional bird dogs to the finest degree. Our dogs are guaranteed for loving and friendly temperaments and exceptional hunting abilities. All our dogs are kept in the house, and are companions to our children. Puppies are available by reservation. Litters are limited.
May all your hours be winged with pleasure,
Jeff Woods CPDT-KA
Master Hunt Dog Trainer
Misty Pines Pet Company