by Southern_Point
Looking to send my English setter to be trained professionally and wanted a ball park idea on what to expect I will have invested in the dog. Want her to be mainly a hunting dog for released quail but want her trained to field trial standards. any input would be appreciated?



by Elkhunter
Usually $500 a month, and plan on 90 days. So $1500



by jwnissen
Price depends on where you are. Here in NE Washington I pay $800 a month. I paid $650 a month for the first 2 months and got a dog back that was extremely gunshy and birdshy. So make sure you do your homework. These 2 trainers were the 2 recommended trainers. It turns out the cheaper one is a little more heavy handed which did not work out well for my dog. Plan on at least 3 months, possibly longer depending on the trainer and your dog. Good luck.



by RoostersMom
$700 a month for a great trainer here in Missouri. Three months is a good time frame unless you do a lot of the prep work.



by Southern_Point
Did y'all's dogs retain what they learned with the trainer when u got them out in actual hunting conditions?



by SubMariner
Southern_Point wrote:Did y'all's dogs retain what they learned with the trainer when u got them out in actual hunting conditions?


The only way they do that is if YOU learn along with the dog & the Trainer. If YOU keep consistent with the training the dog has been through, then you as a team should be good. Otherwise, you are wasting your $, time, & effort.

JMHO,



by ibbowhunting
X 2 I don't think you can go wrong with perfection kennels in Missouri give Jon a call



by Fun dog
Jon is great and takes the time to train you before sending the dog home.



by ACooper
Southern_Point wrote:Looking to send my English setter to be trained professionally and wanted a ball park idea on what to expect I will have invested in the dog. Want her to be mainly a hunting dog for released quail but want her trained to field trial standards. any input would be appreciated?


Where are you located?



by Southern_Point
I am from alabama but will send my dog to ray Dohse in Georgia are the plans right now.