GUIDE FOR RETRIEVING &
START HUNTING PROGRAM
Head Start Program is designed for young dogs
5-6 months of age or
older dogs that have not yet had these first experiences.
In the hunting program we focus on developing a dog’s natural ability
for hunting. We begin by exposing
young dogs to birds through simple retrieving drills and hunts in light cover
for liberated game birds. These
drills develop the skills of retrieving and scenting.
As the dogs become more skilled and confident, we create more challenging
hunts. We work to develop a young
upland hunter with a strong interest in quartering through cover to find and
flush game. At the same time we are
gradually introducing gun fire along with the bird work so the young dog learns
to associate the gun in a positive and exciting manner with hunting and
retrieving. We begin by introducing
a .22 black pistol in moderation during bird drills.
We then introduce the 28 gauge and finally graduate to the 12 gauge.
We also introduce water work and retrieving ducks during warmer weather
START OBEDIENCE PROGRAM
the obedience program we teach and
develop basic commands and introduce the electronic collar.
The initial commands include heel, sit, come, come around, off, ok and
kennel. We begin with simple
obedience sessions in a basic yard or indoor area.
Then gradually add additional distractions as dogs are ready.
Our techniques help teach consistency with commands in real life
situations and develop a confident young dog.
two programs can be combined for a complete 4 week program or done separately.
Hunting Dogs - 4-6
dogs 8-10 months of age and older
Gun Dog Program is designed to take
hunting experience and obedience training to the next level, for your hunting
companion. Valuable hunting
experience is gained in more challenging upland and/or waterfowl situations,
depending on your hunting preferences. Obedience
is taught and reinforced in higher distraction and real hunting situations.
This helps ensure a well behaved companion during day- to-day life,
whether at home, the dog park or afield.
We focus on:
Finished Dog Program is designed for owners that have goals of competing
with their dogs at advanced levels or simply want a truly finished hunting
companion. This work includes:
developing good obedience during the highest levels of hunting distractions,
handling for blind retrieves and hunting well with other dogs and honoring their
We focus on:
Lessons are a one on
one training session with Jason Gooding. Any
of the above programs or special issues can be incorporated into private
lessons. Lessons are also a great
way to develop your skills as a handler. The
average lesson will run 30 to 60 minutes. They
can be done on a regular schedule or as needed.
Call Jason @ 715-977-1281 for pricing information and other details.
You are encouraged to
come out and see your dog every 2-3 weeks during training.
As you visit, you will be able to see your dog’s progress first hand.
We will demonstrate your dog to you in a way that you understand the
training we are doing and how to handle your dog for yourself.
At certain stages of the training we will have you work with your dog
under our guidance. This is to help
you and your dog become more comfortable working together.
We are always available to answer any questions you have after you bring
your dog home or help with any future training needs you may have.
You are welcome to visit Good Go Ing to meet us and see the operation in person. CONTACT US for an appointment or additional information. Click here for training RATES AND REQUIRMENTS, Check out the Pointing Breed Program & and Companion Dog Program.