Someday Retrievers in Kamloops offers a unique resident training camp where we do all the obedience training for you, then teach you how to follow through to maintain it. We have huge interest in this option, as many people have very busy lifestyles. Your dog stays at our first class Dog Training Academy, where our certified dog trainers work with your dogs on a daily basis. For those out of town, we have a fully furnished suit that allows you to be on site for more hands on training. Training dogs is a real talent and takes lots of patience. The dog feels the connection with us before long when in our company. It doesn't get much better than having an obedient, well behaved dog at your side in your home. Your dog should be a real joy, not a burden. We offer "Follow Up" dog training sessions to ensure you and your dog are working together as a team, and you are able to do what we can do. Only 4 hours away from lower mainland, we train many dogs from Alberta, throughout BC and the USA. We offer pick up services to our facility within a 4 hour radius to the Vancouver area.
We also offer PRIVATE obedience dog training classes with you and your dog. If you have no time, not sure how to train your dog, or at your wits end or thinking of getting rid of your dog, our certified dog trainer can help solve your problem. FREE assessments just a phone call away.
DOG OBEDIENCE OFFERS
✔ Introduction – Sit, Come, Leave it
✔ Basic Pet House Manners
✔ Loose Leash Dog Walking
✔ Learn heel and wait
✔ Aggressive – Separation Anxiety Dog Behaviour Training
• Resident training - Average stay one week to a month. Going on a holiday? Ideal time to leave your furry family member. Call for training rates.
• Private classes – 1 Hour Sessions Each. Call for training rates.
• Available Monday – Tuesday 8:00 - 1:00
• Available Wednesday - Friday 12:00 to 7:00
• All dogs must have kennel cough vaccines and booster shots up to date upon arrival. Flea and Tick treatment is highly recommended.
Gun Dog Training
Someday Retrievers in Kamloops BC is only four hours from Vancouver BC and offers resident gun dog training. To get a good start on your dog, it is recommended to start your dogs training at the age of six months. For best results, we ask that you leave your gun dog for at least 2-3 months. At two months of training, your dog will be force broke, obedience trained to come-in, heel and deliver to hand and started on double retrieves and fairly steady. Each trained dog goes home introduced to gunshots and completing single retrieves. They will respond well to the come-in whistle and with a strong understanding of the command, hold, fetch, drop and leave it. Ducks, pigeons, chuckars and pheasants are used in our gun dog training program, along with launchers. Teaching these young dogs to quarter in the field for those who hunt upland is also included if requested. At three months of gun dog training, your dog will have all of the above described training, and the dog should be well started on doing double retrieves and be introduced to the whistle sit command.
To get your dog nice and steady we use live birds when in season or our Bango launchers. This equipment is designed to develop hunting dogs by simulating a flying bird and a gun shot. Great for teaching long retrieving, marking, gunshot conditioning, looking in the sky for birds, flushing, sit to flush, steadiness, and developing desire. A remote controlled manual launcher simulates real hunting by projecting a special synthetic birds designed to stand up to real shotgun blast.
✔ Obedience Training
✔ Force Breaking
✔ Single or Multiple Retrieves
✔ Whistle Sit Commands
• Gun dog training is $55.00 - $60.00 a day
• Minimum 1 month
• We do not offer Gun Dog training in July or August due to the hot temperatures
Service Dog Training
WHAT IS A LEGALLY CERTIFIED SERVICE DOG?
Service Dog: A dog trained to provide a service to its owner, who has then passed a government issued public access test. Many get this confused with Emotional Support Dog and Therapy dog.
Therapy Dog: A dog and handler team that provide a service for other people. These dogs are for hospitals, care homes, etc. They are usually through the St. John Therapy program, and we have and can assist clients train their dogs for this purpose.
Emotional Support Dog: A pet that provides emotional support to its owner. These dogs do not have public access rights. They are simply pets that provide emotional support for their owners.
ARE SERVICE DOGS FREE?
Most service dog providers and facilities list their dogs as "free" or at no cost to the client. However most don’t know that no dog is free. Donations are raised by either the agency/facility itself, the client or both. Sponsors also help in paying these costs. There is no such thing as a free service dog, someone is paying for the training, raising, purchase of the dog and all other costs involved. Most other agencies require the funding for these dogs to be raised in full prior to starting, which in turn causes LONG wait lists that can be anywhere from 2-6 years. Fund raising is very time consuming and often takes a few years to raise the required amount.
On Average here is an estimate of the costs:
✔ Purchase of the dog : $2300.00- $2500.00 Depending on the dog
✔ Vet bill including shots, random sickness/injury, check ups, spay/neutering : $2000.00-$2500.00
✔ Dog food and other supplies such as leashes, crates, vests, toys, training equipment for the next 2 years only: $3000.00 – $4000.00 Training/Boarding/housing of the dog : Approx $1000.00-$2500.00 a month
✔ On going training, classes, family support after the initial 2 years : this cost can very, but can be around $1000.00 – $3000.00
✔ Refresher Training at the 3.5 year mark to ensure all is still well and ready to take the second government testing that happens 2 years following the first initial government testing: cost on this can very depending on the dog, and its tasks
✔ Initial first Government Certification Test : $300.00 Plus all the other expenses such as travel, gas, child care, ect
✔ Close with a total range amount: $10,000 - $20,000
How does Someday Retrievers differ from other Service Dog Providers? Most other facilities/agencies keep the dogs with them or volunteers until the training is complete, only then bringing in the client and working with the client on how to properly handle their now fully trained dog. This takes quite a bit of funding as this method is very costly. Boarding, training, supplies, food, gas, clerical help, etc…. Are just some of the expenses. We have decided instead to involve the client ! Helping them train their own dog together with us as a team effort. This eliminates boarding costs, and other expenses. We have been very successful using this method as we find the client learns more, the dog learns more, a bond between the owner and dog becomes very strong, and a stronger understanding is developed. Clients go home knowing how to help themselves and their dogs succeed. This lowers the cost of training as the owner themselves are working with a trainer and doing part of it themselves ! Using this method we have been able to cut the costs of providing a service dog by about half!
WHY DO WE DO IT?
That is a very simple question to answer. When a mother can now sleep threw the night for the first time in years knowing her child is safe, when a child runs up to us and cries happy tears because they can now simply go to school, when an adult can now go out in public with the confidence to take on the world again. Dogs change the entire lives of some families, and we are honoured to be able to be a part of that. That to us in priceless!
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Anyone can sponsor, or contribute. Any amount is appreciated. It all adds up over time. Do you board/training/daycare/groom your dogs with us currently? If so you can simply ask to round up your bill to the nearest dollar, or ask to add a contribution of a specific amount. You do not need to be a large company or business to help. Bottle drives, etransfers, contributing new items or services for us to auction off, lemonade stands. The options are limitless! All contributions are placed directly into our Service Dog Program and go directly to helping our families.
For more information, or to contribute:
✔ Send eTransfers to: email@example.com (Please call us prior to sending an eTransfer to ensure it is received)
✔ Contact: Linda Cline (owner): 1-250-371-1218
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