Started & Trained Dogs

Training Levels & Prices

Started Dogs   6 – 12 months    $2,500 +
Started Dogs from Northwoods Bird Dogs have received the finest early development possible. Through a consistent routine of bird exposure and mental and physical stimulation, a critical foundation has been created that prepares the dog for future work. Started Dogs are trained to handle in the field and are accustomed to ecollar corrections. They have been introduced to basic obedience commands such as Here, Kennel and Quit. Depending on their age, they may have had exposure to hunting for ruffed grouse and woodcock or other wild birds.Trained Dogs 1½ – 2 years   $4,500 +
In addition to the development of Started Dogs, Trained Dogs have completed their training on pigeons and/or liberated quail. They hold point until the shot is fired, back another dog on point, stop to flush, hunt for dead birds and handle in control. Some might retrieve, either naturally or trained. Trained Dogs have completed obedience work and been finished with the ecollar. They are ready to go hunting and to apply their training to ruffed grouse and other wild birds.Finished Grouse Dogs   2 years +  Contact us
Finished Grouse Dogs have applied their training to wild birds and have had at least one season of ruffed grouse hunting. They have proven they can find and point ruffed grouse and woodcock. They will point until the hunter flushes the bird where they will be steady to wing and/ or shot. They will back another dog on point, stop to flush, hunt for dead birds and handle in control. Some might retrieve, either naturally or trained.