1st- Is a Beginner, they will be trained to sit and stay. Beginner dogs will be well on their way to being house broken and kennel trained. They will be trained to retrieve and search for sheds in open terrain and know the commands "go get the horn" and "bring me the horn". Price is $2,500-$2,800 price includes the puppy and training. It takes approximately a 1 1/2- 2 mounths to train a beginner. See video to the right for an example of the beginner dog level.
2nd- We offer Started dogs. Started dogs will be house broken and kennel trained. They will know how to sit, stay and walk on a leash. Started dogs will also be well socialised around people and new surrondings and accustomed to riding in vehicles. They will know the commands "go get the horn" and " bring me the horn". They will be trained to retrieve and search for sheds in thick cover and will be scenting antlers and working the scent cone. Also they will have approximately 1 1/2- 2 months of actual in the field antler hunting experience. This is something no other trainer does or offers with their dogs. Price is $3,500-$4,500 price includes the puppy and training. It takes approximately 3-4 months to train a started dog.
3rd- We offer finished dogs. Finished dogs will be more fine tuned on obedience, E-collar conditioned and broken on rabbit scent. They will also have approximately 4-6 months of actual in the field antler hunting experience. Again this is something nobody else does or offers with their dogs. Price is $6,000-$7,000 this price includes the puppy and training. It takes approximately 7-10 months to train a finished dog.
We also provide an instructional DVD tailored to each individual dog. The DVD covers in detail how to work with your new dog and how to perform proper scent control on the antlers you use during training. In addition to the DVD we also provide an instructional sheet tailored to each individual dog. It goes over in detail everything from feeding schedule, type of food, personality quirks to vacinactions. Basically everything you will need to know about your new dog to make you and their transition easier..
Not to mention a lifetime of training support and advice!
At Shed Soldier Dogs we provide a unique experience for our clients as well as the dogs we train. We are die hard shed antler hunters who spend 200+ days a year shed hunting and experiencing nature with the dogs we train. Shed Soldier Dogs are raised in a loving home envirnment, not in an outside kennel. This combined with the extensive amount of actual in the field antler hunting our dogs get truly make Shed Soldier Dogs the best!
We train upon request. Once our clients decide what breed (most prefer labs) color and sex they want, we then contact our breeders and find a current or upcoming litter that best suites our clients needs. We always secure first or second pick of the litter. This insures our clients are getting the best possible candidates out of each litter.
We evaluate each puppy in the litter for their levels of prey, search and retrieve drive, only the puppies with the highest levels of drives are selected for our clients to be trained.
We select puppies from reputable breeders with some of the best hunting/ field trial and hunt test bloodlines around. Both sire and dam will have every health clearance prior to breeding and puppies will come with a 24 month health guarantee from the breeder.
We have three options for a trained antler hunting dog