Basic Obedience Training
*We recommend waiting until your dog is at least six months old before beginning this program.
Waterfowl Widowmakers offers a one-month Basic Obedience program for all breeds of medium to large-size dogs. This program is for clients who don't hunt, but want an obedient companion.
It is extremely important for your dog to start off on the right foot. In order to have a dog that everyone wants to be around, you must start with obedience. Obedience training is one of the best things you can do for your dog and yourself. It is the key to having a great dog, and the foundation for all future training. Training opens up a line of communication between you and your dog. This communication is necessary to instruct your dog about what you want it to do.
During Waterfowl Widowmaker's Basic Obedience program, we will teach your dog the following commands: sit, down, heal, here, place, and kennel. All dogs begin with obedience on lead. At the conclusion of this program, your dog will comply with all of these commands off lead and at a distance. Your dog will also be taught general manners and what not to do, such as excessive barking, jumping up on people, play biting, etc.
We highly recommend that you come to Waterfowl Widowmakers regularly while your dog is in training. This allows you to see the progress of your dog, and allows us to show you how to handle your dog. It's our goal to teach each owner how to handle their dog in order to enjoy the benefits of its training. This is a critical step in helping to transition your dog from one in training, to obeying you, and then continuing to obey you once you get home.