Professional Gundog Training


Certified Professional Training by Greg Sandling and Christopher Skinner-Bland at AllStar Gundog Kennels.

Greg is Ronnie Smith Kennels' first apprentice over 20 years ago. Christopher is Ronnie Smith Kennels' first woman and first second-generation apprentice to pass the Advanced Trainer Certification Program. They are Certified Professional Advanced Trainers with Team HUNTSMITH. Christopher is also an evaluator for AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Trick Dog, and AKC Temperament Test.

Training Offered by Greg Sandling and Christopher Skinner-Bland:

Formal Pointing Dog Training Class - 90 Days • $1000 Per Month
Dogs will be trained with the infamous "Silent Command System" - HUNTSMITH levels of formal gundog training.
Dogs will be trained by Greg Sandling and Christopher Skinner Bland.
Dogs should be over 6 months old to attend this formal training.
Your dog will develop fundamental bird dog skills and will also be steady.
Will help put your dog on the right path for a hunting partner, testing, and trials.
This 3-month long course is where the dog will go through the Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
Dogs that go through this training process will be "Green Broke."
Next available classes: OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2022
Please email [email protected] to be put on the waitlist. (We are currently on vacation, so expect delays in reply.)

Puppy Development - 2 weeks • $600
This is a great foundation training that will make sure your dog is on the right track for formal training.
Building prey drive on live birds, introduction to the field, and preparation for formal training courses are the main objectives of this development course.
This is more a building on natural ability, no rules, course than a formal training course.
This development course is highly recommended as a prerequisite before the dog enters a formal training course.
It is recommended that dogs will be a minimum of 4 months old.
Older and non-experienced/mature dogs are also welcomed to build prey drive and prepare for the formal training courses.
Dogs that have not had much, if any, bird exposure would greatly benefit before entering the formal training courses.
This course is designed to be built upon the formal training courses without interruption.
If your dog has had no prior field experience on game birds, this course is a prerequisite before the Formal Training course.
Next available classes: September 2022

Obedience and Field Training - Private 1 hour and up:
$60 an hour
Package of 5 lessons (1 hour each) for $250. The package must be purchased before a discount applies.

AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Skills Course • $150:
$160 for a 6-week course that meets once a week for 1 hour.
This 6-week course concentrates on the skills required to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.
The CGC test requires the dogs and their owners to pass a 10 skill test that focuses on good behavior and teamwork.
At the end of this 6-week course, owners are encouraged to take the CGC test evaluation at no extra charge to ensure they are ready to take the actual test.
AKC CGC Testing Fees are waived (AKC Official Title is separate and must be paid to AKC) if this course is completed with Christopher.
AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test Evaluation • $20:
This evaluation is if you have not completed the CGC Skills Course with Christopher.
This is a mock test to assure that you and your dog are ready for the actual test.
If certain areas need more work, private training sessions can be discussed.
AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Testing Fee • $25:
When you and your dog are fully prepared to take the actual CGC Test.
This testing fee is only the evaluation fee. If you would like the CGC title to be added as a dog's title or a certificate from the AKC, that is a separate fee paid directly to the AKC.
This fee is nonrefundable if you do not pass the test.
Retesting can be scheduled if needed.

Other Services:
Boarding and Daycare: (For Previous Clients Only)
$40 per night
$20 per additional dog of the same family
$25 daycare
$18 a day for a stay of 30 days or more
Please visit Christopher's Rover profile to see the full availability calendar and to book boarding: https://www.rover.com/Sit/SkinnerBland. Use promo code GSPLADY20 to receive a $20 coupon for first-time Rover users.

To quickly reach us and book an appointment, you can contact us through many different avenues:
Facebook page: AllStarGundogKennels
Email: [email protected]
Text/Call Christopher at (951) 526-9406 or Greg at (951) 970-3647.

AllStar Gundog Kennels' Cancelation Policy:
Full refund if appointment/booking is canceled by noon the day before the stay begins (the sitter's time zone determines noon).
If an appointment/booking is canceled after noon the day before the stay begins, 50% is refunded for the first 7 canceled days. Example: If a 4-week boarding is canceled after noon the day before the stay begins, the dog owner will only be charged 50% for the first 7 days, and will get a full refund for the remaining 3 weeks.
If an appointment/booking is canceled the day of, there will be no refund.

Foundation Level
$1,000.00
* Note: First 30 days of 90-day training.
Intermediate Level
$1,000.00
* Note: Second 30 days of 90-day training.
Advanced Level
$1,000.00
* Note: Last 30 days of 90-day training.

 

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