Having met Gary about a year ago at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, we just happened to run into one another again a few weeks ago. Mr. Current wanted the public to know that his services have been upgraded and asked me to do a follow-up article.
Current Dog Training is owned and operated by Gary Current and is located at 2109 Paddock Court in Wheaton, Illinois. Mr. Current has been in the training sector well over 30 years. Gary’s organization proudly offers the following services:
· A 15-Day (three total lessons) of Basic Obedience Training.
· A 14 Day Off-Leash Training Program which will begin once the dog has passed Basic Obedience Training.
· Basic Retriever Training.
· Hunting “Retrievers” Training.
· AKC Hunt Test Retriever Training.
· Hunting “Pointers” Training.
· AKC Hunt Test Pointers Training.
No matter the breed of the dog, Gary starts each and every one on a solid regimen of Basic Obedience Training. Each dog must pass that level before ever moving on to any other type of training that Current offers. Gary’s belief is that a dog must build a good foundation before passing them on to the next realm of training.
Essentially, Mr. Current operates between a balance of firmness mixed in with just the right amount of praise and kicks in repetition in order to gain results. He knows that patience is his number one asset and will yield better results.
Dogs develop faster and better if they are socialized around other animals and people. Your dog team consists of you and your Fido. Part of the training process includes you because in order for the dog to be successful, so must you understand the meaning of good dog ownership and carry it through.
After Basic Training is complete, you can choose to enlist your dog in Retriever Training (no matter what type of dog you may own). Retrieving takes three-to-five weeks to learn and your dog must have some basic inbred desire in order to enhance the training process. Many times, dog owners will typically choose to combine basic obedience, off-leash and retriever training when they sign their dog up with Current Training.
Hunting “Retrievers” is specifically for those that would like to take their dog hunting. After eight weeks of training, the last of the training sessions will actually feature you shooting over your dog and having your dog “retrieve” the bird you’ve shot and have him or her bring it back to you.
The AKC Hunt Test Retriever Training is so specialized that your dog must actually qualify in order to attend these sessions. The dogs that are accepted will have mastered all of Current’s basic hunting skills thus are ready to be competitive. The dogs in this program begin with a single mark and work their way to three and four marks pretests.
Dogs will be judged on their ability to be steady, their ability to mark and their overall control with hands and the whistle. The dog owners are invited to participate with their dogs in any of the three levels of competition offered: Junior, Senior and Master.
Pointing training is a bit more difficult so it takes approximately three months beginning with Basic Obedience and then to teach the dog to develop and hold its point. Again guns will be involved during the last session with the dog delivering the bird to its owner.
The last type of training is the AKC Hunt Tests. The tests are held at regular intervals between the months of February and October. Tests are conducted at the Des Plaines Conservation area in Wilmington, Illinois. As competition increases so will the field requirements.
Gary Current’s own dog “Candlewoods Harley Bud” is a Senior AKC Hunt Test Champion. This lovely specimen helps to train other dogs by demonstrating the maneuvers which they will be required to learn. He is always ready to lend a helping paw to his fellow canine companions thus he remains the featured retriever at Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days each September.
If you are interested in some serious dog training, contact Gary Current of Current Dog Training. His phone is 630.674.8511; email is email@example.com; website is http://www.currentdogtraining.net.