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Our Dog Training Services


With over 22 years of professional training behind us, Cross Creek Kennel provides the best gun dog training for your working retriever and Obedience training. Whether you want your dog to work in hunting situations or compete in hunting competitions, we are here to train your companion for your hunting needs.


Our Philosophy behind dog training is show, teach, then train.


Our Dog training program is structured around each individual working retriever!  Not all dogs learn the same way, so your dog is trained at their own pace, not ours. 



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  • Basic Gun Dog Training Program

  • Advanced Gun Dog Training Program

  • Continuance of Advanced/Hunt Test Competition

  • Obedience Training Pet Program 


Basic Gun Dog Training

Includes on and off lead obedience, mouth work, steadiness, and marking singles & doubles up about 100 yards.  Why do we emphasize on marking for young dogs? The marking training teaches a dog not just to use their nose, but to box off areas to hunt productively for retrieves.   The marking training also teaches your dog to push over & through different terrains & hunting scenarios to find a retrieve.  Your retriever will be ready to hunt over.


Advanced Gun Dog Training

Includes handling or casting training for your dog to run land and water blinds.  In the advanced gun dog training program your dog learns more than just taking hand casts.  They learn the concepts of running a blind.  Your dog will also learn more advanced marking concepts. Your working retriever will be able to run a blind in the duck blind.


Continuance of Advanced/Hunt Test Competition

The majority of dogs we train never see trials, however if you are interested in competing your dog and your dog is capable this is an option for you.  For competition dogs we will run them in Junior/Started while they are going through our Advanced Gun Dog Training.  After they have learned to handle then we start competing them in Senior/Seasoned Hunt test.  During hunt test season they will be learning advanced hunt test training while competing.  If you have any questions feel free to contact me.



Obedience dog training for Pets

For the non working dogs we provide pet obedience training.  Includes on and off lead obedience. The commands learned are Here, Sit, Down, and Stay. We do obedience training on all type of medium to large breed dogs.


We provide a free evaluation on dogs prior to entering in any program.  So if you are unsure if your dog will be the kind of hunting dog you want, give us a call. 



Already have a puppy?

From the time you bring your puppy home there is a lot you can be doing to help bring out your puppy’s retrieving style and desire.  Bring out your retriever's retrieving desire is just as important as formal training.

  • Need ideas on how to build up your puppy’s desire & style?  I have written an article called “Raising a Working Retriever”.  Just contact me & I will be happy to send you a copy.

Searching for a working retriever puppy?

We are here to help you find your next working retriever puppy.

If you have any questions just call or email us.

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