Expert instructor Roger Conant has educated over 3,300 retrievers in abilities ranging from basic obedience to basic gun dog skills.
Landmark offers a basic obedience program that establishes the fundamentals of Here, Heel, and Sit. The program averages six to eight weeks of leash training and provides the dog owner with the tools required to manage a young retriever through adolescence and beyond. Upon completion, graduates readily respond to the commands of Here, Heel, Sit, and Down, on and off leash.
Gun dog training begins with basic obedience as its foundation. During the basic obedience phase, the retriever's natural skill, ability and intelligence are carefully evaluated in order to customize a gun dog program that maximizes the retriever's success. While the fundamentals of force breaking and water work are standardized, the techniques used are suited to the dog's personality and temperament. Training through the eyes of the retriever is the philosophy of Landmark each dog is treated as an individual.