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2014 Bird Dog Training School Schedule and Registration
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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 
* 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 11, 12, 13 AND
October 18, 19, 20
Carson, ND

Price - $3600 per
party of two
* 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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Kansas Wild Bird Hunt #1—Advanced School Hunt
November 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Sand Wells Outdoors, Hugoton, KS.
Price - --$3400 per person
Accommodations and meals included.
* Deposits are non-refundable.

This hunt is available for owners and their dogs that have attended one of the Bird Dog Schools.  With over 16,000 acres of pheasant and quail habitat this hunt provides owners and their dogs the opportunity to hunt wild birds and further the dogs training and hunting skills with George as your instructor.  

Lodging and all meals are provided by Sand Wells Outdoors.  Clients will have exclusive access to the property and the hunting is simply fantastic. Read Ringnecks at the Corner by Steve Smith in the Pointing Dog Journal July/August 2011 issue for information on Sand Wells Outdoors. (Click Here to read an online version of Ringnecks at the Corner) You can also visit our links page to get to their website for additional information.

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Kansas Wild Bird Hunt #2
November 14, 15, 16
Sand Wells Outdoors-Hugoton, KS.
Price -
$2800 per person
Accommodations and meals provided
* Deposits are non-refundable.

This hunt is available for owners with dogs that have been properly introduced to gunfire and birds.  This is a great opportunity to introduce a dog to wild bird hunting and/or advance the hunting skills of a more seasoned dog.


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Kansas Wild Bird Hunt # 3
November 20, 21, 22, 23
Sand Wells Outdoors, Hugoton, KS.
Price--$3200 per person.  
Accommodations and meals included
* Deposits are non-refundable.

Enjoy four days of hunting wild pheasants and quail with over 16,000 acres of prime habitat on private land with your dog/dogs with George as your guide. This hunt is for four people.  If you are solo or have only one hunting partner we will try to put a group together.


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There are Kansas Hunt packages available in December, January, and February that can be tailored to individual’s desires.  Please contact the office and we will try to accommodate you.

Private Consultations for individuals and their dogs are also available in December, January, and February.  Please contact the office for more details.

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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