The "Foundation Training" program is for young dogs starting at 10-12 months old. This is where formal training begins. Your dog will be taught to handle in and out of the field off leash and on whistle and verbal commands. They will be taught to turn on command in the direction you want them to go, to come back to you any time you call them, and point and stand birds until they run off, fly off or you shoot them. This dog will be ready to hunt on wild birds after this program but is not broke "Steady to Shot". We develop the dog's natural pointing instinct, the dog's patience on point, and bring out his or her natural retrieving ability in these sessions. Your dog will be trained on a check cord at first and then trained with an e-collar to handle off leash when he is done. Before the dog goes home, we instruct the owner in how to maintain the training, keep the dog in good physical condition, and sensible ways to begin hunting with his dog. This training also includes one on one personal training sessions for the owner and dog until both dog and handler are working as a team and includes as many follow up sessions as needed. Training Fees are $600.00 per month for 3 months and includes birds.