We look forward to training your gundog puppy to one of our offered levels of training. In order to provide top-quality gundog training that aligns with our high standards, we currently limit this service only for those who have purchased a Heartwood lab puppy from our kennel. If you are interested in having your Heartwood Labrador puppy enrolled within one of our gundog training programs please contact us in advance as there are very limited spots available.
A started dog is one of our puppies that has been held back to enter our started gun dog program. A started dog is approximately 9-10 months of age once they complete our level one started gundog regiment (you can see the skills acquired on the website) and is ready for their first hunting season.
Our started gun dogs are trained to the following standards;
Upon completion, your started hunting dog will be able to mark and retrieve singles with confidence from land/water with delivery to hand. This level of training will get your dog into the field with the basic skills necessary to be successful in his/her first hunt. However, it is our recommendation that you continue to hone their skills in the blind and help them to be successful on their first hunt by focusing 100% of your time on them and letting others shoot the birds for you.
Our intermediate gundogs are trained to the following standards;
Upon completion of this level of training your started hunting lab will mark and retrieve doubles with confidence from land/water with delivery to hand, be handled to a blind retrieve on land/water and honor other dogs.
Heartwood companion dogs are well suited for those families that want to experience owning a healthy, well-bred Labrador that is obedience trained and ready for the home.
Our companion dogs are trained to the following standard;
We provide nothing but the best for our British Labs throughout the training process.