We at Dynamic Retrievers are proud of our success with a wide variety of temperaments and breeds in the hunt test game. Owners typically bring us their pups at around 6 months of age. At that time the youngsters learn the formalized hold and fetch com
mands, obedience and e-collar conditioning , and good marking mechanics utilizing birds. As things progress the training transitions into dogs learning blind retrieves as well as multiple marks.
The three levels of the AKC Hunt Test program are Junior, Senior, and Master. The Junior Hunter(JH) title requires4 junior passes. Junior tests incorporate four single marks, two on water and two on land. The Senior Hunter (SH) title is awarded to dogs with a JH title plus f our Senior passes, or 5 Senior passes. Senior tests include 2 sets of double marks, onep and an land and one water, with a blind retrieve in each off to the side of the marks. There is also a walk-uhonor in the Senior. Master Hunters (MH) have 6 Master passes or a SH title plus 5 Master passes. Master tests are 3 series of multiple marks of which two must be triples, and 3 blinds retrieves of which at least one must be within the marks. MNH stands for Master National Hunter and is a title given to dogs who have passed the Master National 3 times.
Dogs must qualify for this once a year event.
Although we encourage owners to run their own dogs, many people do not have the time or desire to spend their weekends at a test. Handling services are offered by Lauren Springer, one of the top ranked professionals in the AKC Hunt Test program with a very high pass rate.