Gun Dog Training Program

Double A Gun Dogs offers training services for the discerning dog owner.

Hunting and gun dogs are a way of life here! Our kennel and training program offer a hands-on, intimate experience for the owner/handler and dog. We provide a level of care we expect for our own dogs – “all day service.” Our home is located a few yards away from the kennel, allowing for instant access and 24 hour surveillance. We train a small group of dogs per session to allow for the best training results.

We are located near the  Sioux City, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska areas.

AA Program

Double A offers a saturated two-month program that has been developed over years of guiding and dog training between the Midwest and the west coast. We offer training for both upland and waterfowl dogs that focuses on performance while still allowing your dog to be a family dog.

The Training Program

Birds make the dog. Birds will train your dog better than any other training method. Our training program includes scenarios with planted birds that bring out the natural ability in your dog’s breeding. Heavy bird work provides the best results for your time and money. We build a prey drive and then fine tune that drive for the owner/handler.

With any training program here at AA, we train WITH you and your pup as long as needed to get you both comfortable with the commands and handling that have been introduced in training. We encourage you to come a few times during your dogs’ sessions to train along with your dog. You will be helping throw marks, learn how to plant/handle live birds, and learn different training scenarios for your dog that you can perform at home with the help of your family. You’ll watch many different dogs training, including your own! These sessions will increase your effectiveness as a handler. Plan on a few hours for these sessions. Depending on where your dog is in the training program, you may have an opportunity to shoot over your dog.

Communication is THE most important part of our program. We keep in close contact with the dog owner, tracking and reporting your dog’s progress every step of the way. Calls or texts are welcome whenever you are wondering how your dog is doing. We take videos when we can and when there is a really special moment, we try to get it on camera!

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Advanced Training

Conditioned retrieves are a major component of our advanced training. We have developed a low pressure method for teaching a responsive “fetch” command. This has proven effective for even the most stubborn or “soft” dog. We built a very comfortable and large retriever bench that the dogs love! We train “fetch” and “hold” and use various retrieving tools on this bench before we move into the yard….including birds!

Once we move into the yard we do piles and obedience: “sit/whistle sit” and “heel.”
During these sessions the dog is introduced to the “back” command. In most cases this is the middle of the second month.

Advanced training also includes doing marks on our pasture property. There is flat grass, cover breaks, and water obstacles. We stretch the dog out to maximize its marking ability and fine-tune the retrieve and general obedience.

When your dog reaches this point we strongly encourage you to join us for these sessions, helping throw marks and learn more about handling.

 

 

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90 Bird Tune-up

I created the “90 Bird Tune Up” in Washington while working with Tiger Mountain Pointing Labs. As we were fine tuning gun dogs for clients that had waited all year to make one week of hunting in eastern Montana last a whole season, we realized….. IT HAS TO COUNT.

This program offers a training “cram session”  for dogs to learn how to negotiate all of the terrain and scenarios they will encounter in the upcoming season.

This is my favorite training program to teach because it’s straight up bird finding for your dog, with challenging planting scenarios in a variety of terrain.

90 birds in 30 days – generally more than the average hunter shoots in a season! This is how I train my own guide pack for the busy upcoming season.

I only want you to have an enjoyable time in the field with your dog. There is nothing better than appreciating a dog’s performance in the field.  Most of the time, anymore, I leave my gun home and watch my friends and clients enjoy the show… and that is what it’s all about.

Google Reviews

    5 star review  We took our 7 month old GSP to Aaron for training and it was phenomenal! Daisy was there for two months and returned gun broke, collar trained, and ready for the field. She hunts all day with intensity and doesn’t lose a step. Aaron was great about giving us updates on her progress and the price can’t be beat. I’ll send my dogs to AA from now on.

    thumb Scott Muhle
    January 15, 2022

    5 star review  When it comes to bird dogs, Aaron is the real deal. I dropped my 7 month old GWP pup off a complete amateur when it comes to birds. I was shocked what she had transformed into after only a few short weeks. After two months of training I now have a hunting machine that doesn’t know the word quit. Aaron is very honest and knowledgeable and offers advice and tips all along the way. His training days even give you the opportunity to learn and grow along side of your dog. Bird dogs are a huge investment and you can trust it’ll be money well spent at Double A.

    thumb Adam Schmidt
    January 4, 2022

    5 star review  I took my Braque du Bourbonnais (Eliza) to Aaron to help her develop her natural ability. I really like Aaron's approach. He gave her pleanty of opportunities to work birds in the field. He is a candid communicator which I really respect. He kept me informed and took good care of my dog. Aaron was able to address a couple of my dog's quirks. She still needs more development. I will seriously consider taking her back to Aaron next spring when she turns 1.

    thumb Kurt Ubbelohde
    January 1, 2022

    5 star review  Very personable trainer - answered any questions I had and was knowledgeable and passionate about dog training. I'll definitely be back!

    thumb William Radigan
    December 29, 2021

    5 star review  I brought my 6 month old chocolate lab to Aaron for training this last summer and so far he has done a great job with Bear. Aaron will evaluate your dog and give you honest feedback about your dog's abilities. I was able to visit and train with them a couple times and see the progress along the way wich was awesome. Most of all I appreciated the contact Aaron keeps with you. Every week Aaron would either call, or text with an update along with sending videos too. I am bringing Bear back for retriever training in a couple months. I can't wait to see even more progress from there.

    thumb Michael Ladenthin
    December 9, 2021

    5 star review  Positive: Quality ,  Responsiveness ,  Value Best hunting training in the Midwest. We are so lucky to be close to this facility! Aaron kept in close contact with us for the 2 months our pup was with him which was important to us since she was only about 7 months old at the time. It was fun to go up a few times and train with our pup as well. GREAT EXPERIENCE!! Thanks so much!

    thumb Sarah Jensen
    December 7, 2021

    5 star review  Best hunting training in the Midwest. We are so lucky to be close to this facility! Aaron kept in close contact with us for the 2 months our pup was with him which was important to us since she was only about 7 months old at the time. It was fun to go up a few times and train with our pup as well. GREAT EXPERIENCE!! Thanks so much!

    thumb Sarah Jensen
    December 2, 2021

    5 star review  We brought our 2nd dog in for a check in with Aaron and he has done it again! Great dog trainer, I refer him to anyone willing to listen, he’s honest doesn’t take advantage, does an outstanding job. Our first dog came along for the trip and she still remembers him and was so excited to see him. While our dogs are hunting dogs they also spend quite a bit of time inside with us so their obedience is very important and we really value that the dogs are excited to see him. You get the best of both worlds. A phenomenal hunter and a willingly obedient companion!

    thumb Mackie Maurer
    November 29, 2021

    5 star review  Aaron has force fetched a couple of my dogs and whoa broke another. All came back as I expected them to, he will put the dogs on several birds in the process.

    thumb Nick Siedelmann
    October 20, 2021

    5 star review  Amazing quality! I am extremely fortunate to have sent my dog to him. I was confident my dog was in could hands every time I left her there. She went on her first hunt today and did an outstanding job. He was extremely helpful in teaching me how to handle and maintain my dog, as I am a first time handler. Will definitely becoming back with my future dogs.

    thumb Jack Baumert
    October 3, 2021

    5 star review  Positive: Professionalism ,  Quality I brought my 6 month Brittany for foundation training. He was very responsive and very good with the dogs. My dog came back collar conditioned pointing and ready to hit the fields running. I'm very happy and will come back with my next new puppy next summer.

    thumb Blonde Bomber
    September 20, 2021

    5 star review  Positive: Professionalism ,  Quality ,  Reliability ,  Responsiveness ,  Value

    thumb John Cantrall
    September 20, 2021

Boarding services for your bird dog.

We offer limited boarding in a relaxed, rural environment.

Let your dog come and hang out with his hunting buddies while you need to travel for work or take the kids on vacation.