::Above:: Shadow and his littermate during a Eukanuba photo shoot

Certified Professional Training by Christopher Skinner-Bland at AllStar Gundog Kennels.

Christopher is Ronnie Smith Kennels' first woman and first second-generation apprentice to pass the Advanced Trainer Certification Program. She is now a Certified Professional Advanced Trainer with Team HUNTSMITH. She is also an evaluator for AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Trick Dog, and pending AKC Temperament Test.

Training Offered by Christopher Skinner-Bland: 
  • Formal Pointing Dog Training Class - 90 Days $1000 Per Month 
    • Dogs will be trained with the infamous "Silent Command System" - HUNTSMITH levels of formal gundog training. 
    • Dogs will be trained by Christopher Skinner Bland. She is Ronnie Smith Kennels first woman and first second-generation trainer to earn the prestigious Advanced Level Certification.
    • Dogs should be around one year old to attend this formal training. 
    • Your dog will develop the fundamental bird dog skills and will also be steady. 
    • Will help put your dog on the right path for a hunting partner, testing and trials. 
    • 3-month long course where the dog will go through the Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. 
    • Dogs that go through this training process will be "Green Broke." 
    • Next available classes: March - May 2021 and August - October 2021.
  • Puppy Development - 2 weeks  $600 
    • This is a great foundation training that will make sure your dog is on the right track for formal training.
    • Building prey drive on live birds, introduction to the field, and preparation for formal training courses are the main objectives of this development course.
    • This is more a building on natural ability, no rules, course than a formal training course.
    • This development course is highly recommended as a prerequisite before the dog enters a formal training course.
    • It is recommended that dogs will be a minimum of 4 months old.
    • Older and non-experienced/mature dogs are also welcomed to build prey drive and prepare for the formal training courses.
    • Dogs that have not had much, if any, bird exposure would greatly benefit before entering the formal training courses.
    • This course is designed to be built upon with the formal training courses without interruption.
    • If your dogs has had no prior field experience on game birds, this course is a prerequisite before the Formal Training course. 
    • Next available classes: February 15 - 28, 2021 and July 15 - 31, 2021.
  • Obedience and Field Training - Private 1 hour and up:
    • $60 an hour 
    • Package of 5 lessons (1 hour each) for $250. Package must be purchased before discount applies.

  • AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Skills Course  $150:
    • $160 for a 6 week course that meets once a week for 1 hour.
    • This 6 week course concentrates on the skills required to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.
    • The CGC Test requires the dogs and their owners to pass a 10 skill test that focuses on good behavior and teamwork.
    • At the end of this 6 week course, owners are encouraged to take the CGC test evaluation at no extra charge to ensure they are ready to take the actual test.
    • AKC CGC Testing Fees are waived (AKC Official Title is separate and must be paid to AKC) if this course is completed with Christopher.
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test Evaluation  $20:
    • This evaluation is if you have not completed the CGC Skills Course with Christopher.
    • This is a mock test to assure that you and your dog are ready for the actual test.
    • If certain areas need more work, private training sessions can be discussed.
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Testing Fee  $25:
    • When you and your dog are fully prepared to take the actual CGC Test.
    • This testing fee is only the evaluation fee. If you would like the CGC title to be added as a dog's title or a certificate from the AKC, that is a separate fee paid directly to the AKC.
    • This fee is nonrefundable if you do not pass the test.
    • Restesting can be scheduled if needed.
Other Services:
  • Boarding and Daycare:
    • $40 per night
    • $20 per additional dog of the same family
    • $25 day care
    • $18 a day for a stay of 30 days or more
    • Please visit Christopher's Rover profile to see full availability calendar and to book boarding: https://www.rover.com/Sit/SkinnerBland. Use promo code GSPLADY20 to receive a $20 coupon for first time Rover users.
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AllStar Gundog Kennels' Cancelation Policy:
    • Full refund if appointment/booking is cancelled by 12:00 noon the day before the stay begins (12:00 noon is determined by the sitter's time zone).
    • If appointment/booking is cancelled after 12:00 noon the day before the stay begins, 50% is refunded for the first 7 cancelled days. Example: If a 4-week boarding is cancelled after 12:00 noon the day before the stay begins, the dog owner will only be charged 50% for the first 7 days, and will get a full refund for the remaining 3 weeks.
    • If appointment/booking is canceled day of, there will be no refund.