Our home and kennel sit on 3.5 Acres and all yard work is done right here. We also have access to several hundred acres of private property that is used as training ground. We have it all, large open hay fields; fields with cover and cover changes, a retired golf course that is probably the best training grounds in west Michigan. Access to 40 acres of man-made technical water. A great stick pond. We will also take our advanced dogs to some select public areas for marsh training. We at Kingseed believe with the diversity of our available training grounds and the amount of different terrain we have, your dog, in our program will see it all. He/She will see each learned concept at many different sites. This is a very important factor in building a reliable retriever. We also train for and run Hunt test and Minor Stakes at field trials. Our program has been very successful at ALL levels of the hunt test game. We have also enjoyed very good success in the Derby and Qualifying stakes at field trials.
Training Program and Pricing
Kingseed Kennels offers an outstanding Retriever Training Program. Having learned from some of the games best, we have developed a system that produces rock solid Gun Dogs, Hunt Test Dogs, and Field Trial Prospects. Obedience training is also offered. If you decide to have us train your dog we will work closely with you once you get your pup home. Your pups first six months are very important and we will be there to guide you through it all. If you have us train you retriever we also expect you to come work with us before you bring your dog back home. That way we can teach you to drive the performance machine we built for you. At Kingseed Kennels we limit the number of Client Dogs we take in and each dog is given the proper attention.
Here is our Training Overview. Please keep in mind that all dogs progress at different rates.
- Heel off lead
- Off (no jumping up on people)
(We do not teach stay, sit means sit until told otherwise)
Basic Retriever Training
- Force fetch
- Collar conditioning
- Deliver to hand
- Marking drills
- Steadiness drills
- Easy Doubles
- Marks, marks and more marks
* For competitive purposes this will get a dog to AKC junior level or UKC started level
- Pile work
- Three handed casting
- Mini T
- Double T
- Swim By
- Advanced handling drills
- Diversion Birds
- Poison Birds
- Multiple Marks
- Marks combined with Blinds
- Advanced Blinds
- Marks of every concept (your dog will see it all)
* For competitive purposes this will get your dog to AKC senior level depending on the dog possibly master level or UKC seasoned level possibly finished
Obedience $2,000.00 - 5 weeks - paid in advance.
Basic Retriever Training $1,200.00/Month if RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE THE 1st
Advanced Retriever Training $1,200.00/Month if RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE THE 1st
The $1,200.00 a month pricing listed above reflects a $100.00 dollar discount for payment being received (not mailed) on or before the first of each month. If payment is received between the 2nd and the 5th day of the month you will lose your $100.00 monthly discount and will be expected to pay a total of $1,300.00. Hunt Test or Field Trial Handling fee $50.00 per day. This is billed to every dog that is brought to and spends time on the truck during an event.