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Dog Training at Key Cities Conservation Club

Conservation of harvested game is improved when hunters use well trained hunting dogs. Organized dog training groups meet from April through August when some of our members come together to train their pointers, flushers and retrievers. The training is tailored for dogs and handlers of all skill levels and abilities. Experienced dog handlers are available to mentor less experience handlers as requested.

See the club calendar for meeting times.

All members who participate in dog training on club property must adhere to Key Cities Conservation Club Dog Training Participation Rules, Etiquette & Safety Policy.

All members shall be responsible to pickup all garbage. This includes the pickup of shotshell casings and all used birds.

Our 4 acre lake is used for water retrieves as well as NAVHDA duck search training. It's shape makes it ideal for initial water introduction through high level blind retrieve training.

We're in the process of developing a 12 acre field with short prairie grasses and forbs that will be well suited for field training of our members' hunting dogs.

We have a pigeon house where we raise homing pigeons to be used for bird dog training.  In addition, we have another coup to hold birds that can be purchased by our members.  

Key Cities Conservation Club has the following equipment available for dog training during training days:

  • (1) Chain gang for dogs
  • (1) Training table
  • (1) Zinger Winger
  • (3) Bird crates
  • (1) Bird bag
  • (2) Tip-up bird releasers
  • (20) White stakes for heel course
**Please bring you own gun and shot shells to dog training days. The club does not provide these items.**

In addition, our members will typically have the following equipment available for use during training days: 

  • Place boards
  • Bird launchers with remote releasers
  • Blank pistols
  • Shotgun blanks
  • Backing dog silhouette
  • Dokken deadfowl dummies with scent
  • Retriever dummies
  • 10' x 10' pop-up canopy tent (for shade)
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Key Cities Conservation Club is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Corporation. The purpose of this corporation is to create a fraternal spirit among sportsmen and sportswomen, harmonize their interests, unify their action, and solidify them into an association working toward definite ends: specifically the propagation and conservation of game and fish and the equitable harvesting of the surplus; to plan and carry out projects to create an abundance of wildlife; to hold events, with an emphasis on education in shooting, archery, angling, hunting dog training and conservation, and other activities as the board of directors may deem proper.

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