At Ruggs Ranch we believe in low pressure training to allow the dog to develop their natural hunting ability. We customize each training program by discussing with the owner what they want from their companion, as each hunter has their own goals and needs for their dog.
We expose the young dog to different environments to help them learn to socialize, and introduce them to birds. Obedience is a point of emphasis, as it is critical to a well behaved gun dog. Our training program aims to provide you with an obedient and well balanced dog to have at your side in the field.
All dogs and people learn at a different level and time frame. Each of our packages is an estimate of time of training and the age of the dog. Our goal at Ruggs Ranch is to see our customers and their dogs successfully working together as a team.
Once the dog has finished his training we have a mock hunt to walk you thru the new commands with your trained dog.
Our training months are typically January to August. For more information about our training programs or to inquire about availability, please call our business office at (541) 676-5390.
Pre-Gun Dog 3-6 Month (2 Weeks)
Pointers and Flushers
Introduction to birds with check cord, cap gun, handling and general obedience.
Beginning Gun Dog 6-8 Months (4 to 6 Weeks)
Continue with basic obedience, whoa work, check cording, control around birds and shooting birds
Obedience (lots of it), quartering, retrieving and general handling
Intermediate Gun Dog 8-14 Months (2 Months)
Refresh obedience, yard work, steady to birds.
Refresh Obedience, field work, steady for the retrieve and handling.
Advanced Gun Dog 14 Months Plus (3 Months)
Steady to wing, field work, lots of birds shot and general handling and obedience.
Finished gun dog
Steady on line, quartering and sit to the whistle in the field, retrieving.
Finished gun dog.