TRAINING RATES:

• Basic Obedience Class
$80/$40 deposit

• Advanced Obedience Class
$90/$40 deposit

• Resident Obedience Training
$1000/7 weeks

• Resident Gun Dog Training
$625/month + birds

• Resident Trained Retrieve
$625/month + birds

*Prices subject to change


Training is the foundation for a great partnership between your family and your dog.  A trained dog is well behaved, eager to learn and appreciated by others.  Don and Julie Pawlak have been training dogs since 1996.  Don is a registered American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen evaluator and he has worked with leaders in the industry including Devin Inglove of Center Creek Kennels.  Basic obedience is the foundation for more advanced training.  If a dog doesn't know the basics he will never be an effective gun dog; improve the lives of others as a therapy/service dog; or successfully compete in events such as obedience trials and hunt tests.

We strive to give our clients a quality experience.  We believe in a strong combination of time-tested, modern, and some of our own techniques when training dogs.  By offering a variety of training services, we can help dog owners reach their personal goals, which range from having an obedient pet to a solid hunting dog.  Our 1500 square foot indoor training facility and 50 plus acre property offer the perfect combination to reach those goals.


Basic Obedience Class:

Puppies are more receptive to training because they have not had an opportunity to develop bad habits. Teach your puppy good habits from the start by beginning a training program as soon as possible. Older dogs may give more resistance to training but they can learn new tricks! An obedience class is the perfect opportunity for your dog to replace those annoying habits (barking, jumping, taking you for a walk) with good habits. Imagine what it will be like to have a dog that doesn't jump on you, walks nicely with you, and actually comes to you when he's called! Rush Lake Kennels' basic obedience class is a five-week course for dogs that are at least 16 weeks old and fully vaccinated. We cover socialization, dog manners (chewing, mouthing, jumping, barking, digging, & potty training), and basic obedience commands (sit, stay, heel, come & down). Since your dog is a member of your family, we encourage you to bring your spouse/significant other and kids (must be at least 10 years old) to share in the training experience. Classes are limited to ten dogs so register early. Class Schedule

Advanced Obedience Class:

This five-week class is for dogs that have completed a basic obedience class. The socialization process is continued and the obedience commands are solidified. Your dog will learn to obey his commands regardless of other distractions! We focus on group work in this class. All of the dogs are placed in a stay (sit, down, or stand) in a line 20 feet away from their owners. Distractions such as bouncing balls, treats, dragging chairs, noises and toys are presented to the dogs. Owners then call their dogs out of the line one by one. By the end of the class, dogs are able to ignore all of the distractions and only come when their owner calls them! If a dog can handle this, he can handle any day-to-day situation he encounters. Graduating dogs will earn the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen certificate. Classes are limited to ten dogs so register early. Class Schedule

Private Obedience Instruction:

A great option if you are looking for more schedule flexibility or are working through a specific issue with your dog.

Resident Obedience Training:

The perfect choice if you do not have the time to train your dog or are not able to train your dog. Your dog will stay at our facility for a minimum of 7 weeks. Dogs are accepted into our resident obedience training program year-round. Your dog will learn the basic obedience commands of sit, stay, heel and here as well as puppy manners. Your dog will be able to perform all commands on and off lead, indoors and out, and with distractions.

Resident Gun Dog Training:

This 8 week program will develop your dog’s ability to find, flush & retrieve upland game. The program begins in early April. Space in our gun dog program is limited so register early.

Resident Trained Retrieve:

This 12 week program will polish off your gun dog to ensure a strong retrieve in all hunting situations. The program begins in early April. Space in our trained retrieve program is limited so register early.
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