Sit steady to shot
Mark single and double retrieves
Deliver to hand
The dog learns the basic commands of sit, stay, here, heel, kneel, and quiet. To reinforce obedience commands, your dog will be conditioned to the electric collar. At this step, the dog will also be force fetched. The dog will be taught to deliver a bird to you without chewing it, dropping it, or mouthing it. Once your dog has finished Basic Training, it should be able to sit steady to shot and to mark singles or doubles on land or in water and to deliver to hand. The dogs will be introduced to birds, decoys, boats, hunting blinds, etc.
At the end of Basic Retriever Training, your dog will be considered a started dog. This process takes approximately four months to complete.