STARTED DOGS

Are you in the market for a new hunting companion that is “ready for the field” as soon as you get home? Maybe you want a new hunting companion but would prefer to skip over the “puppy stage”? In either case, a “Started Dog” may be just what you are looking for.

At Top Shelf Kennels, our definition of a started dog is one that has the following attributes/training:

- Basic Obedience

- Crate trained (will “kennel” on command and travel peacefully in crate) 

- Recall (comes when called)

- Heal trained

- Gunfire introduction

- Water introduction

- Field coverage (quartering/checking in)

- Beginning Steadiness (will point and hold birds until flushed) 

- Beginning Retrieve skills (will bring birds back within arms reach of handler)  


Currently no started dogs are available, however check back often.

If you would like to get on our list to “reserve” a next available started young dog, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’d love to hear from you.  701-367-5758