Southern_Point
Rank: Just A Pup
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 6:59 am
Number of dogs you own:: 3
Breed(s) of dog(s): English setter. Lab
Do you hunt?: Yes
If you hunt, what game?: ...quail and duck
Do you compete with your dog?: No
REQUIRED: Why do you want to join Gun Dog Forum?: Bc I love bird dogs and dog training
Location: Demopolis, Alabama

Pro trainer investment

Wed May 14, 2014 1:31 pm

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?

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Elkhunter
Rank: 5X Champion
Posts: 1059
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:42 pm
Number of dogs you own:: 3
Breed(s) of dog(s): GSP and EP
Do you hunt?: Yes
If you hunt, what game?: Chukar
Do you compete with your dog?: Yes
REQUIRED: Why do you want to join Gun Dog Forum?: This field is required. We don't need an essay, we're just trying to avoid folks who don't love hunting and gun dogs. -- admin
Location: Idaho
Contact: Website

Re: Pro trainer investment

Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:44 am

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

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jwnissen
Rank: Master Hunter
Posts: 276
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:59 pm
Number of dogs you own:: 1
Breed(s) of dog(s): German Shorthaired Pointer
Do you hunt?: Yes
If you hunt, what game?: ...Upland
Do you compete with your dog?: No
Location: Kennewick, Wa

Re: Pro trainer investment

Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:26 pm

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.

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RoostersMom
GDF Junkie
Posts: 1755
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:42 pm
Number of dogs you own:: 10
Breed(s) of dog(s): Vizsla, English Pointers, GSP, Chessie and beagles
Do you hunt?: Yes
If you hunt, what game?: Upland birds and rabbits (well, turkeys too)
Do you compete with your dog?: Yes
Location: North Central Missouri

Re: Pro trainer investment

Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:13 pm

$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.

Southern_Point
Rank: Just A Pup
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 6:59 am
Number of dogs you own:: 3
Breed(s) of dog(s): English setter. Lab
Do you hunt?: Yes
If you hunt, what game?: ...quail and duck
Do you compete with your dog?: No
REQUIRED: Why do you want to join Gun Dog Forum?: Bc I love bird dogs and dog training
Location: Demopolis, Alabama

Re: Pro trainer investment

Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:53 pm

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

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SubMariner
Rank: 5X Champion
Posts: 863
Joined: Wed May 27, 2009 7:47 am
Number of dogs you own:: 2
Breed(s) of dog(s): German Shorthaired Pointer
Do you hunt?: Yes
If you hunt, what game?: Actually Hubby does the hunting: upland birds.
Do you compete with your dog?: Yes
Location: Tampa, FL

Re: Pro trainer investment

Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:23 am

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,
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No matter where you go, there you are!

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ibbowhunting
Rank: Champion
Posts: 389
Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:29 pm
Number of dogs you own:: 1
Breed(s) of dog(s): brittany
Do you hunt?: Yes
If you hunt, what game?: grouse,deer,bear,turkey
Do you compete with your dog?: No
Location: Northern Minnesota

Re: Pro trainer investment

Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:11 pm

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

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Fun dog
Rank: Master Hunter
Posts: 253
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:56 am
Number of dogs you own:: 2
Breed(s) of dog(s): GSP
Do you hunt?: Yes
If you hunt, what game?: ...Ptarmigan
Do you compete with your dog?: Yes
REQUIRED: Why do you want to join Gun Dog Forum?: This field is required. We don't need an essay, we're just trying to avoid folks who don't love hunting and gun dogs. -- admin
Location: Alaska

Re: Pro trainer investment

Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:23 am

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

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ACooper
GDF Premier Member!
Posts: 3393
Joined: Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:37 pm
Number of dogs you own:: 0
Breed(s) of dog(s): German Shorthair
Do you hunt?: Yes
If you hunt, what game?: ...
Do you compete with your dog?: Yes
Location: Sometimes I'm in Oklahoma

Re: Pro trainer investment

Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:54 pm

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?

Southern_Point
Rank: Just A Pup
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 6:59 am
Number of dogs you own:: 3
Breed(s) of dog(s): English setter. Lab
Do you hunt?: Yes
If you hunt, what game?: ...quail and duck
Do you compete with your dog?: No
REQUIRED: Why do you want to join Gun Dog Forum?: Bc I love bird dogs and dog training
Location: Demopolis, Alabama

Re: Pro trainer investment

Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:45 pm

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

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