The Upland Bird training program is designed for retrievers. This program is a minimum of 3 months. An introduction to gun fire, we use starting pistols, shotgun poppers (blanks) and live shotgun fire. We introduce birds (dead & live) pigeons, chukars, and pheasants. We work on retrieving skills and enhancing a dog's natural ability. On and off leash obedience, whistle work, force fetch, collar conditioning are the foundation we build from. We also work on the quartering skills, and steady to shot. We work with your dog on "no bird" situations when they flush a hen and how to get them to return to the handler and not continue to push or chase the bird.