It has always been my intent to help the Amateur teach and train their dog for Field work. I am not a huge fan of kenneling dogs to train them for months on end. I feel the dog and owner miss out on the special bond developed when working together as a team, the dog benefits from living with the owner in a home environment,receiving affection and care from the loving owner.
However, on occasion an Owner due to health, work obligations, vacations and other situations is unable to provide the much-needed work to advance their dog’s training. In addition the owner may not be able to attend the AKC Hunt Tests to acquire the legs toward a Title due to other obligations. All of which made me decide to offer services that will provide for the dog to be able to advance his or her training, enter AKC Hunt Test should the owner be unable to.
My alternative to sending your dog away offers a much more homey and personal care environment than most. You board the dog with me and he or she will have a positive environment, exposure to areas of training he/she needs to progress, and love and attention from me. My home offers two fenced in, secure dog areas, with exercise yards. I have 3 good-sized kennel runs. In addition, I allow dogs in the house at night, or in the day should the weather be inclement. Each individual dog will be worked according to what the owner and I determines is going to be most beneficial to the dog. In some cases that may be group training with marking concepts in mind. In other cases it may be one on one with areas such as, Force Fetching the dog, or teaching the dog handling, de-cheating, bird work etc. I will give the owner written reports on the progress of the dog and update the owner regularly. Currently I will limit the number of dogs to three. I generally attend several AKC Hunt Tests in a year. My van will house up to 5 dogs. I have space for 3 dogs on most of these trips. Just need advance notice if you want me to take your dog along with me.
The requirements for a dog to stay with me are as follows:
1. Dog must be up to date on shots, and Bordatella. Owner to provide proof at time of initial drop off.
2. Dog must not be aggressive with other dogs or people.
3. Owner will provide Dog Food, leash, e-collar, bowls, blankets, toys and bark collar where needed.
4. Owner will sign waiver.
5. Owner will sign up and pay for all AKC Hunt Test Entries – Listing myself as alternate Handler
6. Fees are due in advance with written agreed schedule of services.
7. Drop off and Pick up times need to be confirmed upon commencement of stay.
Overnight Boarding Only = $30 per night . 1/2 Day (no overnight) = $15.00
Board and Train Weekly – Drop off Sunday between 4-7pm – Pick up Friday 5-7pm = $200.00 weekly (additional fees apply for weekend boarding and must be arranged in advance – on occasion I am not available to board on weekends during test season when I am campaigning dogs ).
Board and Train Daily = $50 per day (available on a limited basis as the ideal is weekly Sunday through Friday, and my weekly board and train dogs will take precedent over a daily board and train )
Additional Fees for running dog in Warren Training Day = $45.00 plus $10.00 handler fee to me. Warren training days are annotated on the calendar and I will determine if this class is appropriate for your dog.
Board and Train includes a minimum of 2 group training days and 2-3 individual training days with me – Birds if I have them will be included.
There will be an additional $30 rate per night boarding charge for dogs staying through the weekend.
AKC Hunt Test Handler Fees = $40 per entry. In addition, travel expenses will be determined on an individual basis. Please contact me for more information.
Please contact me by email email@example.com or Telephone – 707-429-2456 to confirm availability or more information.