Dunfur Kennel offers a wide
variety of training options. Whether your dog is just getting started,
or primed for field trial training, your needs can be accommodated here.
Many hunters like to bring their dogs in for a pre-season tune-up.
Every dog starts with an obedience
program to reinforce the handling needed in all types of training as well
as hunting. This process is continued throughout the training program to
help encourage a favorable handler-dog relationship.The dogs are exposed
to various types of terrain and hunting situations to be sure they are
well-rounded. These situations can be tailored to your specific type of
hunting or intended use for the dog. Training incorporates chukars, quail,
pigeons, and even wild birds when in season. Bird work starts early in
the training process and is used to continually increase style and intensity,
bringing out the dog's natural instincts.
Dan encourages owner involvement
in the training process whenever possible. This helps the owner recognize
and evaluate his or her dog's behavior. Working one-on-one with Dan also
ensures that the owner and dog are able to reach their maximum potential
and develop a working companionship together.
Dan travels to Arizona in
January for 4-5 weeks to work dogs on wild quail. This is an excellent
opportunity for your dog to be worked on large coveys of quail away from
the harsh weather conditions that hamper training in much of the country
Before training begins, dogs
need a check-up by the owner's veterinarian. A health certificate is necessary
to indicate that each dog is current on Rabies, Parvo-Distemper, Brucellosis
and Kennel Cough vaccines. A worm check also is needed.
Typical Puppy Program
12-16 weeks old
-Introduction to birds, guns, water, pointing and retrieving (one week)
6-8 month old
-Start obedience, continue handling, patience around birds and shooting
birds (2-4 weeks)
12-14 months old
-Steady to wing, lots of obedience work, continue handling and retrieving
work (2 month min)
**The above time frame depends
on natural ability and maturity of the dog. This time frame may vary,
not all dogs mature and develop at the same age. Yearly tune-ups
also are offered.
Fees: Contact Dunfur
Kennel for specifics on rates.
10420 South Granite Lake Road
Cheney, WA 99004