Our facility is licensed as a training facility, therefore all dogs staying with us will be worked with to gain a training benefit of some kind. We work mainly with bird dogs, but welcome all breeds except pit bulls.
Training and Boarding Rates:
Fitness Training Program: This is provided with daily board rate of $25 per day per dog. 2 or more dogs from same family can stay for $25 for the first dog and $20 each additional dog. This is offered to all breeds. This includes 2 walks each day and any medication at no additional charge.
Field Training: Monthly rate is $750/ month plus birds. A 3 month program is recommended for steady to wing and shot. To add this training to the daily Fitness Training Program is $45/ hour or $22.50/ half hour, plus birds if needed for training.
Collar Conditioning or Obedience Training: To add this training to the daily Fitness Training is $45/ hour or $22.50/ half hour.
Private Lessons: Done to train the owner to train the dog. $45 per hour, plus birds if required for training being done.
Dog Training Membership: $240/ year running August to August each year. This is to allow members the area needed to come out and train their dog on their own. This is for bird dogs and non-bird dogs. See more on this on our website.
*** DOGS IN HEAT upon arrival or that go into heat while boarded with us will be charged an additional $10/ day for the extra precautions and effort required in that situation***
For the safety of your pets, other boarding animals, customers, and staff, please secure your pets on a leash or in a carrier when bringing them into our facility and upon departure.
We only accept healthy pets current on vaccinations.
Any pets arriving with fleas or ticks must be bathed and have Frontline Plus administered at the owner’s expense. If any signs of worm infestation, this too will be treated immediately at owners expense.
It is best to bring your dog’s food with you to avoid digestive upset due to sudden change. We feed Purina Performance Formula feed at our facility. If you have forgotten to bring your own food, we will provide food for your dog at an additional $2/day.
Please be prepared to furnish us with verification of vaccinations. We cannot stress enough how important it is to make sure these vaccinations are done well in advance. Pets are required to be current on the following inoculations in order to board with us:
DHLPP, Rabies & Bordatella If you need to update your pet’s vaccinations, we recommend doing so two weeks prior to arrival. We suggest that the bordatella vaccinations be administered annually and no later than 2 weeks prior to arrival.
It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters is supplied with updated vaccination records for each pet. Please be aware that there is a $5.00 surcharge if we must call your veterinarian for verification of vaccinations. Bring your records upon arrival or expedite your check-in time by faxing them to us at (410)836-1800 or mailing them in advance.
If your pet needs medication: Please package each type of medication in its own baggie & label each with 1) your pet’s name, 2) the name of the medication, 3) the dosage, & 4) administration instructions.
Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters Dog Training Membership dues
We have come to the end of another hunting season and the summer dog training sessions will be on a roll soon here at Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters. We had Ronnie Smith Seminars at the end of March (www.huntsmith.com ) or (www.ronniesmithkennels.com) and we have the dates listed below for the summer dog training sessions.
The Dog Training Membership runs from August to August. If you are interested in this membership simply e-mail, call or stop by and we will take care of you. If you are looking to get started over the summer months, we can pro-rate your fee and let the fun begin sooner.
Dog Training Memberships
*ALL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AT ALL TIMES.
We must have a signed hunting lease on file for each member each year.
In order to use the dog training fields, you must have your own Retriever Training Permit. This permit comes from the Dept. of Natural Resources for $5.00/each.
MD Retriever Permit
If you train or test in Maryland (Hunt Tests and Field Trials), as a matter of information, even though Maryland Game Wardens have been very cooperative in the past, Maryland law does require each handler to have: 1) either a Hunter Safety Certificate or current Maryland Hunting License and 2) a Retriever Training Permit. Follow the link for on-line purchase of this $5 permit and a full explanation.
The dog-training fields are set up separate from the regulated hunting preserve to allow for more flexible usage. The fields will be rotated to accommodate agricultural needs. There will be a mix of tall grasses, crop stubble, hedgerows, and hayfields.
- $240 annually (August Renewal)
- Additional walk-alongs – $15/person
- LIMIT OF ONE GUNNER WHILE AFIELD
- Pheasant, Chukar and Quail will be available on site from Oct. 1 st through March 31 st .
- Birds are mostly available beyond these dates and are welcome to be purchased, but possibly at an adjusted price
- The cost of the birds will be the same as the hunting preserve prices unless otherwise mentioned.
- Dog training assistance is available if requested in advance at $35/hour.
- Please call in advance to reserve the field.
- The home farm property is the dog training fields that are available. The hunting preserve property is not included in this membership.