At Field of Dreams, we specialize in Gun Dog training for all breeds, hunt test training and handling for all pointing breeds and NAVHDA training and handling. We offer group lessons, private classes as well as board and train options. It is recommended that most dogs complete at least one week of Manners Training prior to entering the field.
Field Training Skills
- Control (here, come around, out in front)
- Run (using the wind, patterning)
- Hunt (using their nose)
- Gun Exposure
- Point or Flush (depending on breed)
- Whup (Whoa) or Whistle Sit (flushers)
Private Lessons With Owner
Includes use of homers. Kill birds are charged at the current rate.
- 1/2 hour lesson: $30
- 1 hour lesson: $50
Field Training Camp (Board & Train)
Includes boarding, training, and the use of homers. $37 per day - a 10% discount will be applied to this rate for stays of 4 consecutive weeks or longer. Kill birds will be charged at the current rate. All camps 7 days or longer include a session with the owner.
Hunt Test & NAVHDA Handling
Dog handed to us at event & dogs currently in training camp:
- Junior Hunter: $75 per test
- Sr. & Master Hunter: $100 per test
- NAVHDA Natural Ability: $125 plus pro-rated travel expenses
- Field Trial Handling: $100 per stake plus pro-rated travel expenses
Dog sent with us to event:
- $37 per calendar day that the dog is in our possession plus handling fees listed above
Day training is a small group of 4-5 dogs that meet approximately every month and work under the instruction of a trainer. The group will move forward together through the season (March – October). Each dog will be worked individually or in braces depending upon level. Group members will be handling their dog and observing and learning as each other dog is worked. The day is 10am to 3pm with a lunch break. Participants bring a sack lunch.
- Groups meet monthly.
- Work with the trainer, your dog, and group members!
- Groups meet from 10am-3pm on scheduled weekend days.
- Groups are limited to 5 members!
- Only $40 per dog plus game birds if used.
REQUIRED: If your dog is new to Day Training and new to our training facility you will be required to attend an Intro to day training class. The Intro to day training class is $30 per dog and is approx ½ hour per dog attending (if 3 dogs attend it will be 1 ½ hours, if 2 dogs attend it will be 1 hour). The intro to day training class is offered on scheduled Day Training days. Start time varies depending on number of dogs attending and may start as early as 8 am.