Overall Retriever Training Available at Bull Valley Retrievers

Bull Valley Retrievers – Your Overall Retriever Training Source

Your Overall Retriever Training Source – Bull Valley Retrievers

For over 20 years Bull Valley Retrievers has been your Overall Retriever Training Source! If it’s All Breed Obedience, Companion Hunting Dog Training / Companion Gun Dog Training, Shed Dog Training or If you’re interested in Hunt Test Training, we are your source.

Hunting with a trained retriever makes a good hunt great! Our training programs are designed to create overall retriever training, available at your fingertips by offering one-on-on training as well as a board and train option.

We start with an evaluation, after the evaluation we then develop a plan for you and your dog. The plan will help you stay focused and develop the dog you are looking for. Just like a book, a plan should be followed chapter by chapter and will help promote learning, keeping in mind that a dog learns by repetition, hence creating a habit.

Creating a plan will help

  • Stay focused
  • Teach progressively
  • Employ repetition to the point of habit formation
  • Evaluate results
  • Remain flexible
  • Break down all skills into their individual components

Keep in mind that training is a marathon and not a sprint. Contact your Overall Retriever Training Source – Bull Valley Retrievers for your evaluation and help creating the plan you need to create the exceptional Retriever. Contact Bull Valley Retrievers Here

Hunter Dunbar – Outdoor writer

Northern Illinois Hunting Dog Training – Bull Valley Retrievers

Northern Illinois Hunting Dog Training – Bull Valley Retrievers

Weather it’s Upland Training or Waterfowl Training – Trust Northern Illinois Hunting Dog Training at Bull Valley Retrievers

Hunting Dog Training at Bull Valley Retrievers has been in full speed for over 20 years. Their Northern Illinois Hunting dog training programs are tailored to fit just about any schedule or budget, while providing successful results! Keeping in mind that all dogs are not created equal, BVR will provide a program that will give your dog the highest chance of success at being the best he can be!

One on One Sessions

One on One sessions are designed to teach you and your dog the steps needed to progress. These sessions are approximately one hour and are held either weekly or bi-weekly at the handlers and trainers agreed upon session schedule. The number of sessions is dependent on how much the handler puts into working with the dog and the level of training the handler is expecting out of the dog.  

 Board and Train

This is a program that BVR will do the training. Typically an entry level, started hunting dog program will last 4 months and consists of the following:

  • Obedience / Manners
  • Conditioned Retrieve / Force Fetch
  • Collar conditioning
  • Intro to Gun Fire
  • Steady
  • Deliver to hand
  • Singles – maybe doubles on Land and Water


If it’s one on one training for your Hunting Dog Training or if you prefer a Board and Train option, contact Bull Valley Retrievers for complete information and availability. It is highly recommended that you book One on One Training a couple weeks in advance and Board and Train should be reserved several months in advance. As a limited number of dogs are accepted for Board and Train and spots fill very quickly.

Hunter Dunbar – Outdoor Writer