Our Programs

Training Program Northern Storm Retrievers

Puppy Headstart Program

  • 8 weeks to 5 months old
  • Socializing
  • Basic obedience
  • Puppy marks in the yard, water, and field
  • Introduction to Gunners in the field
  • Introduction to water
  • Introduction to birds
  • Nature walks

Field Trial Program (Derby through Qualifying)

  • Basic obedience
  • Collar conditioning
  • Force fetch
  • Collar fetch
  • Walking fetch
  • Introduction to Gunners¬†
  • Land/water marks off of multiple guns
  • Marking drills
  • Casting games
  • Force to pile
  • Double T
  • Swim by
  • Cheating singles
  • Pattern blinds
  • Blind drills
  • Cold blinds

Gun Dog Program

  • Basic Program
  • Obedience
  • Collar conditioning
  • Force fetch
  • Collar fetch
  • Walking fetch
  • Land/water marks off of multiple guns
  • Introduction to guns
  • Introduction to ducks and pheasants
  • Introduction to decoys
  • Retrieving from a marsh hut and stand
  • Steady to shot
  • Advanced Program “after basic program is complete”
  • Advanced marks on land and water.
  • Lining and handling “blind retrieves”
Training Program Northern Storm Retrievers
Training Program Northern Storm Retrievers