Your dogs training starts when he or she is settled in and ready to learn, only then does the clock start on your training, You payed for 30 days, If your dog took 5 days to become comfortable enough to start training, those 5 days will be added on to ensure your dog gets the most out of your investment.
We are always prepared for any pets needs, to ensure that your pet will receive the best care and love. Their happiness and care is a priority and we strive to provide a service we would want our own pets to receive. All dogs will be treated like my own, They won't live in a kennel around the clock, they come in the house and are treated as individuals and trained as an individual, yes we have our routines here, as do most trainers, but we will find the best for that pup or dog that needs the extra mile to succeed in his /her development.
Some of my Story - Don Evanson
I have always loved animals and competition. As a kid, my friend Devin and I bird hunted as much as we could. As a teenager I would walk the two miles out of town in order to meet my friend and his dogs, Bummer and Bride, two German Shorthair Pointers. Bummer was saved from the dog pound on the very day he was scheduled to be euthanized. I think that Bummer truly knew how lucky he was but we were the lucky ones. The memory of that first season hunting with him will be clear to me until my last breath. I shot my first Pheasant and Partridges over him. However, I missed 100's more over the years with Bummer as he was a better hunter than I was a shooter. Later, when I was around 17 “Bum” and I would take road trips and hunt together when Devin was away.
I often think of the people who trained and lost him because I'm very sorry for their loss because he truly was a bird finding Duck and Goose retrieving machine. He worked on land or in water. It did not matter to Bummer because he lived to hunt.
As a young adult I let myself get to busy to hunt. I started working with horses ended up spending one third of my life training, breaking, and shoeing race horses in the Northwest. When I started bird hunting again I did so behind labs that belonged to clients. Later, I trained and hunted with my own labs and did so for 10 years. After retiring from horse racing I began working nights dealing in a casino poker room. This allowed for more time to hunt.
Thinking back about my younger days hunting with Bummer, I decided to focus on German Shorthaired Pointers (GSP). I missed the style of the pointing dog and I wanted to hunt more species of birds and GSP are the number one pointing dog for a reason. Instead of relaxing and enjoying a sort of semi-retirement, I found myself once again training. Life brings us full circle at times and it is always interesting when it does.
Adventure Gundogs has been operating in Kennewick, Washington since 2003.
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