We train waterfowl retrieving and upland retrieving skills to our dogs. We emphasize all the essential hunting and obedience skills focusing first on socialization, basic obedience, steady, retrieving, delivery, lining, casting, hand signals, and marking. Every dog will be exposed to all aspects of the hunting environment – this includes duck blinds, boats, lakes, fields, 4 wheelers, gunshots, canoes, decoys, actual dead ducks, multiple dogs, multiple marks, etc. We believe that a dog should be trained how they’ll work.
We highly recommend that you come to Blackbelt Retrievers regularly while your dog is in training here. This allows you to see the progress of your dog, but it also allows the trainers to show you how to handle and manage your dog. This is a critical step to helping transition your dog from one in training, to obeying you, and then continuing to obey you once you get home. It also allows you to ask questions about behavior and progress while your dog is in training.
Below are the curriculums and training services we provide. All accepted dogs must meet the age requirement and be current on all vaccinations and worming treatments. We require a 4-month minimum commitment for our BASIC Retriever Training Program.