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Green Timber Training & Kennels, LLC
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Knowledgeable, friendly, and caring is how I would describe my experience with Green Timber. We will be back next summer for continued training for the dog and me!Aug 5, 2018
We couldn't have have asked for a better trainer with JR. Our Rudy is a great dog but a big puppy and a free-spirit, whichever means we needed help! JR was honest with us the entire time and had such great customer service. We knew from the screening meeting that he cared for his clients and knew what he was doing. What we love most about our experience is that not only did he train our Rudy so well but he also coached my husband and I on how to lead Rudy after JR was done. We would recommend anyone to JR and will be long-term clients of his with future pets.Mar 20, 2017Verified
I'm so happy I found J.R. and Diane! They took in my 3 month old puppy, Nala, who would cry and howl in her crate, have accidents all over the place, and bully my other dog and turned her into one of the sweetest, well mannered little dogs! In only two weeks, J.R. was able to work on all of those things, plus he taught her to sit, down, and roll-over! To say I'm impressed would be an understatement! They even welcomed me to come visit during her training where J.R. sat with me for almost two hours answering my endless questions and teaching me techniques to help further her training. I can't say thank you enough!!Dec 11, 2016Verified
JR with Green Timber Training is so honest and trustworthy. He won't make any promises he cant keep and is straight forward with you. No gimmicks or tricks! Ruger has been taking private lessons with JR for 4 weeks now and is already doing so well. He knows here, heel, sit (stay) and he walks awesome on a leash! We are now tightening up those basic skills and starting to work on his advanced obedience! THANK YOU JR AND GREEN TIMBER TRAINING!Dec 11, 2016Verified
James is an outstanding trainer and my wife and I are happy with the results with our white boxer Milk...Before the training it was impossible to walk outside with the dog and now walking with Milk is a pleasure!!! Many thanks James and Diane!!!Nov 24, 2016Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Yes, my hourly rate for general travel and evaluation or private lessons is $150 per hour. This includes travel time up to 40 miles from my location. Extra mileage will be charged @ .50 cents per mile. My packages are based on a case by case basis, associated with the training needs and the number of dogs being trained. We offer boarding for any breed in our kennels for your pet based on availability at the time. We have a rate of $40 per day which includes, playtime each day and an exit bath. Green Timber Kennels has 22 runs total at our facility. This includes 11 indoor/outdoor runs (4' x 6') and 11 stand along indoor runs (4' x 6') all on concrete. All dogs will be in a climate controlled indoor kennel each night. Green Timber Kennels is limited to 22 dogs at a time based on size of our facility. Your pet will be taken care of as if it were our own family member. We require all dogs entering our kennel to be fully vaccinated and MUST have their Bordetella shot 14 days prior to entering the kennel. We required shot records from a licensed veterinarian prior to staying a Green Timber Kennels. We do not accept any dogs that are aggressive to people or other pets. Owner is responsible for the pets food or Green Timber Kennels can provide food at an additional charge of $5 per day. Green Timber Training program is based on an hourly, weekly or monthly rate based on the level of training requested. Hourly Rate: $75 per hour (No Boarding) Weekly Rate: $300 per week (7 nights / Picked up by 12pm noon) Monthly Rate: $800 per month Basic Retriever Program The four phases of this training program will produce a trained and reliable retriever that is experienced and comfortable under a variety of hunting conditions and will make your bird hunting experience a pleasurable one. Phase 1- Obedience Training The basic retrieving program begins with obedience training. The goal is to build a foundation of firm obedience from which the retriever training can be built upon. Within the first four weeks of the program, your retriever will be taught five commands (on and off leash): sit, down, here, heel, and place. We will use a variety of distractions to reinforce these commands to ensure that your retriever can be obedient under challenging circumstances. Phase 2- Retrieve Once your retriever has completed the obedience training, they will move into the next four week phase- the retrieve. This objective is to teach your dog to retrieve objects on command, hold onto them firmly, and deliver the item directly to your hand. This will ensure a reliable retrieve-to-hand every time to prevent soft or hard mouth problems. The commands will include: hold, fetch, and drop. Phase 3- Single Retrieve Once your retriever has a solid foundation of obedience and has been taught to deliver to hand, we transition to phase three- the mechanics of a single retrieve in the field environment. First and foremost, they will be conditioned to be steady before being sent for the retrieve under a variety of challenging situations. They will be taught to accurately mark the fall of a bird on both land and water, and retrieve it with a minimal hunt. Finally, they will be taught to return promptly with the bird, heel to side, and deliver to hand. Advanced Training Retrievers must have successfully completed the Basic Retriever Training Program before beginning this training. This process takes approximately 4-6 months to complete after Basic Retriever Training. Blind Retrieves Your retriever will be taught to perform basic blind retrieves with the help of a whistle and hand signals. The dog will be expected to sit on a whistle and reliably perform basic hand signals: left and right overs, left and right backs. Multiple Marks Your retriever will be taught to accurately mark and memorize the fall of multiple birds in the field and retrieve them one after another. Diversion Birds Your retriever will be expected to perform a retrieve despite a diversion bird being shot on the return of from a retrieve. The dog is taught the importance of completing its initial retrieve rather than switching birds. Walk-ups While heeling off-lead beside the handler, your retriever is taught to remain under control while a bird is thrown. The dog must not break for the bird, but rather sit and wait until being released. Obviously, being around a gun, this is an important dog safety issue. Honoring Your retriever is taught to calmly remain at the handler's side while another dog performs a retrieve. This is an important skill to have when multiple dogs are being hunted together. **** Retriever Private Lessons For retrievers ages 6 months and older. These one hour sessions provide you with the opportunity to have professional guidance training your dog in basic obedience and retrieving. Contact me for pricing. **** Retriever Puppy Private Lessons For puppies aged 7 weeks to 6 months. These 30 minute sessions will provide you with the opportunity to shape and imprint the proper obedience and retriever skills for your puppy with the assistance of a professional trainer. These one-on-one training sessions will help you properly train your puppy with the foundation skills necessary to be a well-rounded retriever. Your retriever will also be socialized to birds and water, and be introduced to decoys, gunfire, and more. Contact me for pricing.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The objective for any program at Green Timber Training & Kennels is to produce a K9 that excels as both a family pet and/or a hunting companion. If you know what is expected of your dog you will gain their trust and respect, and the two of you can work better as a team. (Basic / Advanced Obedience) All training starts with an evaluation of your pet to make sure they are a good fit for both trainer and the owner. We can then discuss the different options associated with a training schedule and address the most important issues immediately following the evaluation. I typically ask that you and your family set aside a maximum of 2 hours for the evaluation and first training session in our basic obedience training. The basic package is where all commands are taught on lead and the advance is all off lead commands. The goal is to build a solid foundation of firm obedience from which you can be built upon. Within the first four weeks of the program, your pet will be taught five commands (on and off leash): sit, down, here, heel, and place. We will use a variety of distractions to reinforce these commands to ensure that your pet can be obedient under challenging circumstances. (Retriever & Gun Dog Training) The cornerstone of my retriever program revolves around our ability to provide you with not only an exuberant hunting retriever, but an obedient one as well- whether it is in the field or at home. One of the keys to my successful retrieving program revolves around owner involvement and handler education. I strive to work one on one with you and your dog in order to build good handling and communication skills. If you decide to leave your retriever for an extend amount of time, it is strongly urged that you visit once a month to learn the new commands and see the progress that your retriever is making.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have over 25 years in dog training, both amateur and professional. I started learning at a young age from my grandfather (Raymond). He taught me a lot of different things on behavior, but the most valuable was "patience". My grandfather raised dogs as long as I can remember and was a World Champion in 1956. Since that time I have spent hours watching pros, following pros and speaking with some of the best mentors in the family pet and retriever industry. In 2005 I received my certification from the Animal Behavioral College in both training and behaviorism. My training included hands on learning the many different behavioral issues that most owners face on a daily basis. I'm an avid duck hunter and that drives my passion for training retrievers and upland breeds. I like training all dogs, but my greatest pleasure is watching a retriever run a 300 yard blind with no whistles, that I trained. Over the past couple of years I have had the pleasure of training several different breeds. This includes breeds like the Labradoodle, Doberman, German Shepard, Alaskan Husky, Goldens, rescues, cross breeds and of course the standard retrievers plus many more. The training ranges from general obedience, advanced obedience, gun dog training and behavioral issues like separation anxiety, aggressiveness and a host of others.