From time to time we have Started Puppies/Dogs available for purchase. We receive many inquires each year from clients that would love to have a new addition to there families, but do not have the time and resources available to properly start and acclimate a new puppy into there lives. On occasion, I will keep a puppy or two from a litter which exhibit all of the attributes needed for a great family and gun dog. This type of puppy is pleasing to my eye, is very social, curious, confident, and yet has a very calm temperment. I will keep this puppy and begin training and socializing it as if I were planning on adding it to my own family.
A started puppy is at least 12 weeks old and has started basic obedience, family training, and beginning gun training. Basic obedience training includes: voice commands (come, sit, stay, name recognition), heal on a lead, and fetch. Family training includes: crate training, household socialization, house training, and general house manners. Beginning gun training includes: introduction to fetching duck, goose, and pheasant wings, delivery to hand, scent trailing, outdoor walks in the field/woods, introduction to live birds, and exposure to gun fire from a distance. No two puppies as alike. I do not believe in rushing, or force training puppies and dogs. I have seen too many that have developed bad habits or have been burned out and turned into "robots". I am looking for a family and hunting companion that is obedient to my commands, but retains there ability to think and hunt naturally. I do not use e-collars for training. I feel the best way to train a puppy of dog is through praise and friendship. A puppy will have usually completed basic training by the age of 20 weeks, sometimes sooner, sometimes later. A puppy that has finished all 3 aspects of basic training will be approximately 20 weeks old. It will be up to date on all exams and vaccinations, will have a clean bill of health and certificate from our vet, and come with our health guarantee. Though approximately 5 months old, they are still very much a puppy and will easily make the transfer into your lives, just without many of the issues that are encountered with a new puppy. The price for a finished puppy will vary depending on the dog and the potential that it has demonstrated during initial training. On average they will run around $1500.