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Specifics
We have tried to list below some of the answers to common questions we are asked.

Billing

The first month of training is due when you drop your dog off with us. 

After the 1st month, we will email a monthly invoice to you.

We accept checks, cash, Venmo and credit cards (additional 4% fee)

First Day - What should I bring?

Please bring a Vaccine History for your dog.

Your dog MUST be current:

Rabies Vaccine, Combo Parvo Vaccine, Bordetella (Kennel Cough) Vaccine.

Payment for the 1st Month

We feed a very high quality dog food -- Purina Pro Plan Sport.

If your dog is on a Prescription Diet or takes prescribed medications/supplements, please bring those as well.  

Reserving a Training Spot

We specialize in retriever training but we offer limited opportunities for non-retriever breeds if we have space in our Companion Program. 

Please call us several months in advance to discuss timing and determine the best program for your dog and your goals.

We only have so many spaces and we want to be able to make sure we can save your dog a place when he/she is ready. 

Getting Updates and Visiting

We encourage you to contact us for updates anytime.

You can call us at 308-440-1565 or email at tmfldem@hotmail.com. Sometimes we are able to send you a picture or short video of your dog training.

We also welcome visitors.

Please call in advance to schedule your visit as we frequently train out in the field. 

Scheduled Visitation is allowed

Monday Through Friday -- 8:00AM to 3:00PM  

Training Session Length

All dogs are different in their ability to learn different concepts so it is hard to give a stock answer. If your dog is struggling with learning a concept, we take longer to teach it as many times, we need to back up and simplify and then move forward again. We want learning to be a positive experience for your dog, so we will work at a pace that your dog sets. 

Kennel Time and Exercise

All of our dogs need to learn how to patient and spend some time in a kennel. All the dogs are exercised or what we call "airing" at least 3 times a day. We have 4 different airing yards where the dogs are let out in groups according to sex, age, and disposition to romp, play and potty. We are there to monitor their activity.

Veterinary Visits

Many times, we have your dog for several months and may need to visit the Vet Office for various reasons:  OFA x-rays, lacerations, ear infection, eye injury, update vaccine that has expired, etc.

We try to schedule this so several dogs are taken care of but we charge $50.00 trip fee to take our truck to the DVM. If we can split that fee, we try. 

Training Programs

We offer multiple options for your dog. 

Please go to the "Training Programs" Tab listed at the top of the page to see all the various programs.

 

Best Age for Training

Competitions - Hunt Tests

We like to see your dog in for training when they are 6 months old or older. At 6 months, they have their adult teeth, they have been socialized in your home and they are ready to start some formal education. Older puppies and adult dogs can benefit from all our training programs as well.  

We run both United Kennel Club (UKC) and American Kennel Club (AKC) Hunt Tests. 

These tests are usually run during a weekend with travel involved. 

Both venues have 3 levels of tests for the different dogs.

Every so often, we may also run an AKC Field Trial. 

If you have specific goals in mind for your dog, please let us know. 

You are always welcome to come and watch your dog at these tests as well

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