Waterfowl and Upland Bird Dog Training

Calling all dog owners… a new and long awaited class has been scheduled for June 11 which will cover selecting, raising, and training retrievers to become effective upland bird and waterfowl dogs. There is nothing more impressive or satisfying than watching a well-trained dog just waiting for your command to retrieve a downed pheasant, woodcock, or grouse.

Wes Reed, of Rise and Shine Retrievers, has joined our team of instructors and as our field expert will show you the fundamentals and advanced tactics for training your dog for field work. Wes is an avid hunter of both upland birds and waterfowl and has pursued game from Quebec to Maine to Connecticut.  His dogs hunt year round by participating in the AKC, HRC & NAHRA hunt test programs, as well as the Labrador Retriever Club working certificate and the American Chesapeake Club working dog programs.  He has passed hunt tests from Maine to Florida under experienced judges from 14 states and Canada and loves to share his knowledge.  Wes can be seen conducting retrieving demos at NH Fish & Game, Ducks Unlimited events or sportsman’s clubs throughout New England. In this class you will learn:

  • Picking The Right Breeder
  • Picking The Right Pup
  • Building A Strong Foundation
  • Basic Obedience
  • Socialization
  • Retrieving
  • Introduction To Hunting
  • The Finished Retrieve
  • Multiple Retrieves
  • Blind Retrieves
  • Hunting Dead

This class will fill up soon and as always space is limited, so sign up soon. Cost is $135 and includes lunch, snacks, coffee, etc.

NH Outdoor Learning Center