"Our mission is to provide healthy, loving, well socialized with excellent disposition GSPs that can perform to high expectations."
TRAINING & BOARDING SPECIFICATIONS
I understand that I will be leaving my dog for training and that Arsenio Urbina, the trainer, is not responsible for injury, death, or loss of the dog.
The dog will be highly cared for and will be fed Diamond Pet Food unless otherwise specified and agreed upon.
If needed, my dog will be given medication that is prescribed by my veterinarian. Arsenio Urbina has the right to bring my dog to his veterinarian if he thinks it is necessary at my expense. (If you, the dog owner, wish heartworm medication to be given, it needs to be in a monthly, chewable dose [i.e. Heartguard].)
The cost for Basic Obedience Training is $1,000 per month ($500/month training + $500/month boarding) The cost for Bird Training is $1,000 per month (which includes boarding) plus the price of supplies if needed.
When leaving my dog at Heritage GSP Kennels, these guidelines WILL be followed: 1) I will arrive at my scheduled time as others’ appointments and training sessions are scheduled around my appointment. (Most importantly all appointments are scheduled for the optimum and safest work time as the heat of the day can affect both the dog’s performance and health.) 2) If I am not able to attend my appointment, I am responsible for calling no less than an hour before my appointment. 3) My dog/dogs must be on a leash when out of my car.
Some dogs can accept a great deal of training in 30 days, while others are just getting started. The average adult dog needs 6 months of intensive training to be a proficient gun dog. If I leave my dog for less time, I do not expect a fully trained dog. Obedience training may take less time dependent upon what I, the owner, expect to get done and upon how diligent I am with the follow up at home.
When I come to pick up my dog, I will expect to spend the time the trainer feels is necessary for me to learn the techniques that my dog and the trainer have used. This is so that I will have the skills to follow through on the training.
The following is required BEFORE leaving your dog for training at Heritage GSP Kennels:
1) Proof of shots – distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, canine parvovirus, coronavirus, and bordetella (kennel cough). 2) Proof of recent stool sample – proving negative on worms or internal parasites is needed.
There will be a $100.00 (and the cost of a veterinary visit) surcharge if your dog tests positive for parasites once it is at Heritage GSP Kennels. This charge only partially covers the time and inconvenience of a veterinary visit and the possible contamination of the facility.
Below are pictures demonstrating some of our training commands. The puppy pictured below is one of our customer's puppy named Kiara. These pups learn very quickly and make great family members. I have trained most of our pups and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. I would love to help you and your pup. Thank you Jim for letting us train this sweet little girl.
I would also like to remind you about what puppies need. Please understand that GSP's are high-energy dogs and will demand lots of time and patience. If pups do not get the opportunity to be obedience trained and if they do not get enough interaction, then it will make your pup into a very stressed dog. If everything is planned out right and you are fully prepared for a new pup, it will be an excellent experience. This applies to all breeds. Some more than others. So good luck with your puppy choice!