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Stevenson Gun Dog and Obedience
8125 173rd Avenue NW Ramsey MN 55303
Phone: ( 763 ) 323-9805      Email: jeffstevenson@live.com
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Open 7 days a week 6:00am to 5:00pm    ( By Appointment Only )








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Upland Game and Waterfowl Training
( Specialize in Training Retrievers for Upland Game and Waterfowl Hunting )
Training Programs
Please Note:
* Dog's must be 7 months old or older before starting Gun Dog Training
* Required up to date vaccines Rabies, Bordetella, Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza.
* Dogs must be cleared of all parasites.
* Dogs must be cleared of fleas and ticks.
* Dogs must be groomed and nails trimmed.
* Owners supply their own dog food.
* Owner's are encouraged to visit their dogs weekly to check on the progress.
* Customized training and private lessons are also available.
Basic Field Training ( This training covers both Upland Game and Waterfowl )
On average, this program takes 8 weeks to complete.

Please Note:
If your dog has little to no obedience, if your dog likes to play while retrieving, if your dog only retrieves when its in the mood, if your dog likes to chew on birds or refuses to retrieve birds, your dog will then need to go through the trained retrieve to fix those issues before starting this program. In order for a dog to excell in this program a dog must have solid obedience, a reliable retrieve and delivery to hand.

The following skills will be taught in this program
* Introduction to live birds and the shotgun ( 12 gauge )
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Basic skills for waterfowl hunting ( Steady to gunfire and multipal mark retrieves out to 80 yards through decoys )
* Basic skills for upland game hunting ( develop a strong desire to hunt in medium to heavy cover )
* Live and dead birds will be used in this program ( Pheasants and Ducks )
* Remote control throwers ( Zinger Wingers ) will be used to help simulate real hunting situations.
* Shotgun ( 12 gauge ) Field Trial Blanks will be used to simulate shooting in real hunting situations.

Please Note:
For those of you who are only interested in Upland Game hunting, basic field training for only Upland Game hunting, on average takes 4 weeks to complete.
Trained Retrieve
On average, this program takes 8 weeks to complete

Please note: There is no field training in this program, the trained retrieve is about having more control of your dog and your dog's retrieve, this training converts the playful natural retrieve to an obedient controlled retrieve with the proper delivery to hand.

Many people fail to understand why a dog that already retrieves naturally should be trained to retrieve. The truth is that the forced retrieve is more about control than it is about retrieving, a dog that completes a forced retrieve program is more reliable and obedient than dogs who control how and when birds are retrieved. A dog that is properly force trained will retrieve birds that you want retrieved, in the order you want them retrieved, return to heel and properly deliver to hand, the retrieve is completed on your terms not the dog's terms.

I honestly believe this training is the foundation to all gun dog training and all dogs should go through this training before starting the field work. This training is the most important and the most difficult training a dog and trainer will ever go through and is a must if you want a reliable retrieve and delivery to hand.


The following skills will be taught in this program:
* Obedience, your dog will be collar conditioned to the following commands ( come, heel and sit/stay )
* Force Fetch, your dog will be collar conditioned to the following commands ( fetch, hold and give )

* Dead birds will be used in this program to ensure a proper retrieve and delivery to hand ( Pheasants and Ducks )

Once your dog has successfully completed this program your dog will be obedient in the field and off the field, your dog will have a strong desire to retrieve, your dog will understand how to properly hold/carry and deliver to hand, your dog will completely understand what his or her job is and will be ready to start field training.
Whether it's Gun Dog Training or just Obedience Training, Stevenson Gun Dog and Obedience highly recommends and uses Dogtra.
When it comes to Gun Dog Training, Stevenson Gun Dog and Obedience highly recommends and uses Zinger Winger remote throwers.
When it comes to birds, Stevenson Gun Dog and Obedience highly recommends Oakwood Game Farm.
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Cost: $750.00 per month  ( 4 weeks )
Payment Breakdown:
$140.00 deposit to reserve a training spot for your dog.
$610.00 is due at time of drop-off ( first 4 weeks of training )
$750.00 is due at the beginning of every additional 4 weeks of training

You will never see any additional costs or hidden fees.
We accept the following types of payment  ( Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover )