It has always been my intent to help the Amateur teach and train their own dog for Field work. I feel the dog and owner miss out on the special bond developed when working together as a team.
However, on occasion, an Owner due to health, work obligations, vacations and other situations is unable to provide the much-needed training to advance their dog’s training.
I offer a Home away From Home environment for a limited number of dogs. I have two fenced in, secure dog areas, with exercise yards. I have 4 good-sized kennel runs with plenty of shade. 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 their level of training, and 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, Obedience, Force Fetching the dog, or teaching the dog handling, de-cheating, bird work etc. I will give the owner text reports on the progress of the dog with instructions when needed on how to address training their dog at home.
I also offer Handler Services to handle dogs at Hunt Tests in all levels from Junior through Master through out the year. If you need me to handle your dog at an event the dog must either be in a Board and Train program currently with me. Or have a designated period of time in Board and Train to build a relationship and work with me. Due to limited space in the Board and Train program booking ahead of time is highly recommended. Long Term regular Board and Train dogs will be given first priority.
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. Board and Train Fees are due in advance.
7. Drop off and Pick up times need to be confirmed upon commencement of stay.
8. NO SICK OR COUGHING DOGS PLEASE!
9. Owner must sign Liability Waiver at time of drop off.
10. Owners must sign a policy and payment agreement at drop off.
Services, Programs And Fee’s As of 1/1/2019
Board and Train- Weekly– S210.00 payable in advance, at drop off. In the event the dog is scheduled and does not stay the full week for reasons other than the dog is sick the charge will be pro rated at the daily rate of $50.00 per day. Includes dead birds when available. Live Birds are additional. Weekend Board Rate forRegulars is $30.00 per day.
Board and Train Daily – $50.00 per day ( minimum 4 week days and 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 )
Board Only – $30.00 Weekdays $35.00 Weekends/Holidays
Warren Grimsby Training Group Fee – $45.00 Additional
Hunt Test, WC, WCX , Club Training days, Handler Fee – $45.00 per Test plus Travel (Gas, Hotels etc), and Board Fees Travel expenses will be determined on an individual basis. Please contact me for more information.
Please contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone – 707-429-2456 to confirm availability or more information.
Current Board and Train Dogs Successes:
Jack – Black Labrador
Owner – Doug Wright
Titles – Junior Hunter. Currently working toward Senior and Master Hunter
Shadow – Flat Coated Retriever – Owner – Harvey Riggs
Junior Title. Working toward Senior Hunter Title
Marshall – Nova Scotia Tolling Retriever – Owner- Russell Hubbard –
Junior and Senior Hunter, WC, WCI Titled. Working toward Master. Duck Hunting Fiend!
On Their Way:
Max – Golden Retriever – Owner – Rick Tibbetts – 2 JH legs at less than a year old
Rowdy JH, SH, WCX (1 MH leg) – Flat coated Retriever – Currently on leave for breeding.
Vixen JH, WCX (3 SH legs) – Flat coated Retriever – Owner relocated
Ruby JH – Nova Scotia Tolling Retriever – Retired