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Through a personalized, hands-on approach, George Hickox has helped hunters and their dogs reach excellence in training for well over two decades. Beginning trainers have learned how to train their young dogs into truly praise worthy hunting companions.  More experienced trainers have learned how to bring their already seasoned hunting companions to even greater standards of excellence. Under George's guidance and with the help of his time-tested training methods, students are immersed in a comprehensive program covering all aspects of training the pointing, flushing, and retrieving breeds for upland hunting.

What We Teach
The Basics:
  • Introduction to birds and guns
  • The imprinting stages and how dogs learn
  • Clicker training and the use of positive reinforcement training techniques to open
    the dog's mind for training
  • Obedience training for home & field
  • E-collar training
  • Nutrition and conditioning
  • Emergency vet care
The Specifics:
Pointing breeds:
  • Whoa
  • Holding point
  • Steady to wing and shot
  • Backing
  • Hunting in range and control
Flushing/retrieving breeds:
  • Hunting in range and control
  • Patterning
  • Handling running birds
  • Sitting to the flush and shot

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4-Day Dog Training Schools for Hunting Dogs  (Click Here for our Schedule / Registration)
The four days of hands-on training experience you receive under George's guidance will benefit you with the dog you have now, and it's also an investment in the dog you will have down the road. The wealth of knowledge gained from a four-day class saves years of making and fixing mistakes. Owners and dogs at every level will benefit. The exchange of ideas and questions about dog behavior and training along with the camaraderie and focus of other students makes for an unbeatable learning experience.  
    $995 for owner and one dog
    $595 auditor without a dog
    $375 additional dogs 
    $250 for a family member of any school attendee to come as an observer without a dog
* Deposits are non-refundable.

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4 Day Advanced Schools  (Click Here for our Schedule / Registration)
The advanced schools are geared for dogs that have had birds, been shot over, and have some hunting experience.  The advanced schools are designed to put owners in the fields with birds and advance bird manners and desired hunting range in a hunting environment for their dogs.

    $995 for owner and one dog
    $595 auditor without a dog
    $375 additional dogs 
* Deposits are non-refundable..

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Advanced Schools / Hunt  (You must contact our office to register for these classes or hunts)

North Dakota Wild Bird Hunt
October 10-12 AND
October 14-16
Carson, ND

Price - $3600 for up to 2 people (no more than 2 permitted)

* Deposits are non-refundable.

Hunt pheasants, sharptails, and Hungarian partridge with your dog/dogs on private land with George as your guide.  This is a 
great opportunity to put your dogs into numbers of wild birds and hone both the dogs and hunters’ skills with no other hunters on 
the property. These hunts are limited to one or two people.
There are additional days available upon request for private consultation for one owner and his/her dogs advancing the dogs’ bird manners and handling.  Please contact the office for availability and further details.

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Seminars for Dog Clubs, Kennels and Hunt Clubs.
George Hickox Bird Dogs offers seminars for dog clubs and hunt clubs. 
Please contact our administrative office for more information:

George Hickox Bird Dogs
One Gateway Center, Suite 2025
420 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 773-7310
Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. EST.

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