Obedience and/or field training fee is currently $500.00 per month + expenses (boarding, birds, Frontline, Heart Guard, specialty food, groomings, vet fees, and baths. Daily or weekly training fees is $25/day + expenses.
I starting my dog training in 1984, I have trained most every breed of dog – from flushers to pointers. With field dogs, I am not fond of starting gun dog training until about 6-9 months old. In addition, six months of age may be too soon for a great deal of obedience training if the dog is ‘soft’ or immature. Too much pressure too soon can negatively affect the way the dog reacts later in the training process. But an introduction to the lead, hup, and heel can and should be done regardless. This, coupled with group runs and giving the dog a chance to learn and develop it’s natural hunting instincts is very crucial and beneficial in the first year, having a positive affect on the maturing process. It’s a great time to really develop confidence and mold their natural abilities.