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SPRING 1997

17309 co.rd 246
Terrell, TX 75160
972-254-8549

Richard and Louise Bridges operate Wild Goose Kennels in Terrell, Texas. They have trained over 600 retrievers for hunting and competitions since they started the business in 1986. Richard has been elected to the exclusive Professional Retriever Trainers Association. Their 1996 accomplishments includes six dogs with Master hunt titles, three dogs qualifying for All-age competition in Field Trails, four dogs qualified for the Master National Invitational and 30 young dogs ready for their first hunting season.

TRAINING

Wild Goose Kennels specializes in Retriever training tailored to fit the owner's and the dogs needs.

We are offering a pre-training program for puppies 4 to 6 months of age ( a reduced rate ). The puppy will be introduced to field work and the foundation will be laid for formal training. Formal obedience, gun dog and field trial training is started around 6 months of age.

A well mannered pet to a polished hunting dog or field champion. We have a program to fit you and your puppy's needs.

An evaluation of your dog and your needs is free. Our basic gun dog course on the average is 4 months. Some dogs take 3 months and perfectly good dogs may take 5 months. We base our training on your dogs ability to learn. We have some of the best Retriever Training water in the Country. For Training a first rate duck dog, a master hunter or a field champion we have the land, water and the knowledge to get the most out of your dog. We still have openings for our gundog, advance gun dog, hunt test and field trial programs. All of our programs includes working with the owner.

We also offer all breed obedience training for those who just want a well mannered family pet. We do limit the number of dogs in training to insure each dog will recieve quality training time.

PUPPIES

Wild Goose Kennel has a number of outstanding puppies and young dogs available for sale>

The Khaki kid has done it once again. Our FC/AFC Candlewoods Captain Kid daughter has produced 11 quality puppies. The sire is FC/AFC Orbaun's BuckWheat. The third time for the two of them. Many of you are enjoying the older brother and sisters. We still have a couple available.

Dallas Alice is trying to catch up with Khaki's production record. 13 Kicker puppies ( Kicker was second high pt derby dog in 95 ) This is a repeat breeding. The first cross produced some outstanding family and hunting dogs. We have a few mails left.

Twisted Sister our black FC/AFC Trumarc's Hot Pursuit daughter surprised us with four chocolate puppies. These puppies will be "wired for sound." The sire is a litter mate of the 96 National Field Champion. This litter is recommended for the experienced dog person who wants a dog that will go the extra mile.

All of our puppies will have dew claws removed and first shots. They are will socialized and started on birds. Health and hips guaranteed.

We have a number of six month old dogs starting formal training. They will be available as started dogs later this spring.

If you are looking for a trained dog, we may have him or we will be glad to help you locate him.

Training tips

Basic rules for training

Train your dog to succeed -not fail

1. know your dogs personality type and treat him accordingly.

2. Give one command in normal tone and treat him accordingly.

3. Don't obtain response by threats: do it by conditioning the responses.

4. Be decisive in what you are teaching, give commands, not requests.

5. Don't try to accomplish too much too soon.

6. Be patient.

7. Be object

Even a professionally trained dog can loose all of his training. Dogs like people must practice to maintain or improve on skills. Children, not being worked and inconstancy can undermined even the best trained dog. Set aside time each week to work with your dog. Small problems can become major one in a short period of time. Some problems with a trained dog can be solved with the training of the owner. If you have a dog professionally trained take time with your trainer to learn how to communicate with your dog.

Advanced Gun Dog Training

Have you been hunting with your dog a season or Two? Are you starting to think it would be nice for your dog to do blind retrieves, sit on the flush or learn to lay down in a goose blind.? You may want to consider Advance Gun dog training. Any extra training will add polish and control. The time involved will be dependent on what level the dog is at and what you want accomplished.

Address and phone number changes.

We are Located at the same location.

New address:

17309 CO. Rd.
Terrell, TX 75160

Phone: 972-524-0974
E-mail: wgkennel@aol.com