Here at v.d. Ritterburg we have broken down training into six (6) specific categories that cover the majority of training needed for your dog in the field as well as in the home.

  • Basic Obedience
    • socializing, heel, whoa, down
  • Trained Retrieve
    • aka Force Fetch
  • Advanced Retrieving
    • Blind retrieve, steady to shot, & water search
  • Advanced Field
    • Steady to flush, steady to shot, steady to fall, & game drags
  • Blood Tracking
    • rabbit drags & blood tracking
  • Test Specific
    • VJP / HZP / VGP

Please see more detailed info below along with Test specific info and training opportunities with v.d. Ritterburg.

Types of Training

Six (6) Categories
Basic Obedience
Trained Retrieve
Advanced Retrieving
Advanced Field
Blood Tracking
Test Specific
socializing, heel, whoa, down
aka Force Fetch
Blind retrieve, steady in the stand, & water search
Steady to flush, steady to shot, steady to fall, & game drags
rabbit drags & blood tracking
VJP, HZP, & VGP

Basic Obedience

Trained Retrieve

Advanced Retrieve

Advanced Feild

Blood Tracking

Test Specific

Tests

Three (3) main Tests

HZP

Fall breed test score

VGP

Utility Hunting Dog Test

VJP

Spring Natural Ability Test
  • VJP

    Spring Natural Ability Test (Most of the pups who run a VJP are between 6 and 18 months of age.)

  • HZP

    Fall breed test consists of; Pointing, Field Search, Feather & Fur drag(s), Obedience, gun sensitivity in field & water, blind retrieves & search behind live duck

  • VGP

    Utility Hunting Dog Test consists of twenty seven (27) different items in two (2) days.

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Available & Upcoming

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$100/ 9 Weeks
$100/ 9 Weeks
  • Obedience
  • Group Training
  • Come, Sit, stay, heel, down, kennel
  • Trained Retrieve
    (aka Force Fetch)

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  • Advanced Training
  • Group Training
  • Advanced Retrieve
    Blind retrieve, steady in the stand, & water search
  • Advanced Field
    Steady to flush, steady to shot, steady to fall, & game drags

$100/ 4 Weeks
$100/ 4 Weeks
  • Blood Tracking
  • Group Training
  • Blood Tracking
    Game Drags, Training for game tracking
  • Game & Blood Provided

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  • Test Specific
  • Individual Training
  • HZP / VGP / VJP
  • Game & Blood Provided

*Note: Dogs of any age may be entered, but pups under six (6) months of age and handlers under sixteen (16) years of age must be pre-approved by the instructor

Training Now

We are now training for the Spring test which is the VJP. In these training sessions we are covering searching, nose, pointing, obedience, and cooperation. Now through end of April 2018.

Upcoming Training

Our next training classes will begin May 8th and continue throughout the summer. We will be covering all of the requirements for the next test, the HZP. The fall HZP test includes use of nose, field search, pointing, cooperation, feathered drag, fur drag, manner of retrieves, search behind the duck, blind retrieve. In training for the HZP, whether you test or not, you will have a much better hunting companion and a valuable hunting tool.