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✅ How To Solve Problems

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52 Plus System Overview

Cornerstone Gundog Academy

Phase 1: Foundations

From bringing your pup home to transitioning to the field, this phase lays the ground work of building a successful retriever. This phase is one of the most important and without it, your dog can't reach its potential.

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Phase 2: Fetch

Transitioning to field would not be complete without training your dog to retrieve properly. This phase develops a consistent fetch, hold, and release so that your dog can retrieve the right way.

Basic Retriever Skills

Phase 3: Basic Gundog

With the foundation laid, it's time to see your dog's training come together. Here we throw on the bricks that are foundational for having a gundog. Upon completion of this phase your dog could hunt in easy situations.

Intermediate Gundog Training

Phase 4: Intermediate Gundog

Now that your dog has the core skill sets required to be a gundog, let's turn up the heat and really build a great retriever. Here, we advance the training to give you control and prepare your dog for a multitude of situations that you may face in the field.

Advanced Gundog Skills

Phase 5: Advanced Gundog

Building off of the previous phase you will expand your dogs knowledge and prepare for advanced, yet common situations that you will face in the field. From difficult marks, to advanced handling, and cold blinds, this phase will challenge and propel you to the finish line.

Retriever Training

Phase 6: Fully Trained

During this phase your dog is now considered fully trained, but it's still green. Here you'll work on real world scenarios that requires your dog to rely on everything it's learned. This synergistic work fully prepares your dog for the hunting that will come it's way.

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52 Plus System Deep Dive

Phase 1: Foundations

  • Month 1: In the first month you will bring your pup into the home, teach your dog how to learn, and begin basic obedience.

  • Month 2: Building off of month one, you will now work on teaching your dog all basic obedience. Along with basic obedience, you will solidify your dog's learning foundation and develop trust between you and your retriever.

  • Month 3: Building off of month two, you will now teach intermediate obedience and combine it with basic obedience. This month will expand your dog's knowledge and set you up for success in month four.

  • Month 4: In this month you will start your transition into field work. Here you are going to wrap up the Foundations Phase with vital skill sets that will be revisited in later phases. You will expand your dog's mind, build trust, and get ready for the fun that is ahead!

 

Gundog Foundation
Gundog Training

Phase 2: Fetch

  • Month 5: In this month you will transition from field prep to the fetch phase. Here you will learn in-depth how to train your dog to retrieve like a champion. The details matter and you will leave no detail to chance here.

  • Month 6: Building off of month five, you will finish the final details of developing a perfect Fetch, Hold, and Release. Along with that, you will work on rock solid steadiness and sharping the final details that you need to excel in the next phase.

Phase 3: Basic Gundog

  • Month 7: In this month it will be as if you've gone from jogging to a full out sprint. From lining, marking, to gunfire you and your dog will be having a blast as you finally start to see the immense promise of a gundog. Here you will cover primary basic gundog skills. 

  • Month 8: Building off of month seven, you will advance your dogs gundog skills even more. You will cover drills that involve launchers, water, steadiness and more! You will also tie in some earlier advanced obedience skills so that they can continue to be developed. Along with all of this, you will be teaching your dog the foundations that it needs to be successful on a hunt.

  • Month 9: In this month, you will see a lot come together. From working with other dogs, to working through decoys and retrieving frozen birds, your dog will gain the final skill sets that it needs to be able to participate in a hunt. There's still loads of work to be done, but upon completing this stage you will have a basic gundog on your hands!
Basic Retriever Skills

Phase 4: Intermediate Gundog

  • Month 10: In this month you will get serious about teaching handling. Here your partnership with your dog will grow significantly. Your dog will learn to trust your every command as you teach it to handle based on the command you give. Along with handling you will continue to generalize previous skills and take your dogs lining to a whole new level.

  • Month 11: Building off of month ten, you will advance your dogs handling and marking capabilities to the next level. The ground work that you've laid will allow you to instill MASSIVE confidence which sets the stage for great blind retrieves which ultimately enhances you and your dog's partnership. 

Phase 5: Advanced Gundog

  • Month 12: In this month you will see a lot come together from all that you've been working on. From advanced marks to advancing cold blind retrieves you and your dog are becoming a force to be reckoned with. You will also be adding a few finesse skills that will allow you to dominate the hunting field. 

  • Month 13: Here you will build off of month twelve and add some final touches to your dog's skill sets. Along with that you will generalize what you've taught in different settings so that your dog can be prepared for all the hunting that you and your companion will do.
Advanced Gundog Skills
Fully Trained Retriever

Phase 6: Fully Trained

  • Month 14: In this month you will practically see all of the pieces fit together in real world setups. Your dog will lean on everything that you've taught it and as you work through the set ups your dog will gain confidence in with real world setups. Upon completing this phase your fully trained hunting retriever should be as prepared for the real thing as it can be. Moving forward you can take all of the knowledge that you've learned and continue enjoying your retriever for years to come! 

Train Your Dog To Be A Retriever That Anyone Would Be Proud To Have In The Blind.

Know Where To Start

✅ Training is laid out Week By Week & Day By Day.

Know What To Do Next

✅ Weekly Checkpoints to know when to move on or stay put.

How To Solve Problems

✅ We show you how to train a dog that hasn't been trained before. 

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- Your Success Starts Here -

✅ Know Where To Start

✅ Know What To Do Next

✅ Know How To Solve Problems 

✅ Feel confident you're training your dog properly.

✅ Have a dog who makes you proud in the field.

✅ Have an amazing bond with your dog.

✅ Be able to say, "I did that."

✅ Make the smart investment that saves you time and money. 

 

Single Payment

One Payment of $997

Lifetime Access

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Installment Plan

Six Payments of $199

Lifetime Access

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Free Preview

Sample Weeks of 52 Plus

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What People Are Saying

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There aren't enough good things I could say about this program.

I’ve been using CGA for the past 8months with my pup. Brant is my first start to finish dog I’ve trained myself, and CGA has walked me through everything. Between the videos and the community any question or issue I’ve run into it’s been easily resolved.

Christine

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Enthusiastic 5 stars!

I purchased CGA a few months before we brought home our pup. This is a " no lie" start to finish program. Many people take puppy life for granted, and I was one. We followed CGA from the day we brought home our newest pup, and she was by far the easiest pup we've had. The best part about CGA is the support. If you have a question or are having problems in a particular area of training, Barton, Keith or Josh will quickly answer your question. Many of the other members will help and share their experiences. I truly believe that the CGA method of training has also led to having a better connection with my dog. This low pressure style has led to a dog that literally can't get enough of training. I would highly recommend CGA for anyone no matter their level of training. 

Rob

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This has been a great investment.

The easy access to the videos while out in the field during training is great. Josh and Barton explain everything in a way that make it so beginner and novice trainers can get the results that the pros get. The support that you get as a CGA member, through the private Facebook group, is amazing. Having access to the pros to ask questions is priceless.

Rick

Have concerns? We understand.

Completely Guided Plan

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1. Purchase 52 Plus

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2. Watch The Videos 

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3. Train Your Dog 

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Everything You Want To Know About 52 Plus

Have a retriever that makes you proud.
BUY NOW

✅ Know Where To Start


✅ Know What To Do Next 


✅ How To Solve Problems

- Your Success Starts Here -

✅ Know Where To Start

✅ Know What To Do Next

✅ Know How To Solve Problems 

✅ Feel confident you're training your dog properly.

✅ Have a dog who makes you proud in the field.

✅ Have an amazing bond with your dog.

✅ Be able to say, "I did that."

✅ Make the smart investment that saves you time and money. 

 

Single Payment

One Time Payment of $997

Lifetime Access

BUY NOW

Installment Plan

Twelve Payments of $99.75

Lifetime Access

BUY NOW

Free Preview

Sample Two Weeks of 52 Plus

Sample two weeks of 52 Plus

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Watch This Video To See What's Included In The 52 Plus System

 

52 Plus System Overview

Cornerstone Gundog Academy

Phase 1: Foundations

From bringing your pup home to transitioning to the field, this phase lays the ground work of building a successful retriever. This phase is one of the most important and without it, your dog can't reach its potential.

52 Plus

Phase 2: Fetch

Transitioning to field would not be complete without training your dog to retrieve properly. This phase develops a consistent fetch, hold, and release so that your dog can retrieve the right way.

Basic Retriever Skills

Phase 3: Basic Gundog

With the foundation laid, it's time to see your dog's training come together. Here we throw on the bricks that are foundational for having a gundog. Upon completion of this phase your dog could hunt in easy situations.

Intermediate Gundog Training

Phase 4: Intermediate Gundog

Now that your dog has the core skill sets required to be a gundog, let's turn up the heat and really build a great retriever. Here, we advance the training to give you control and prepare your dog for a multitude of situations that you may face in the field.

Advanced Gundog Skills

Phase 5: Advanced Gundog

Building off of the previous phase you will expand your dogs knowledge and prepare for advanced, yet common situations that you will face in the field. From difficult marks, to advanced handling, and cold blinds, this phase will challenge and propel you to the finish line.

Retriever Training

Phase 6: Fully Trained

During this phase your dog is now considered fully trained, but it's still green. Here you'll work on real world scenarios that requires your dog to rely on everything it's learned. This synergistic work fully prepares your dog for the hunting that will come it's way.

BUY 52 PLUS NOW
GET SAMPLE WEEKS

52 Plus System Deep Dive

Gundog Foundation

Phase 1: Foundations

  • Month 1: In the first month you will bring your pup into the home, teach your dog how to learn, and begin basic obedience.

  • Month 2: Building off of month one, you will now work on teaching your dog all basic obedience. Along with basic obedience, you will solidify your dog's learning foundation and develop trust between you and your retriever.

  • Month 3: Building off of month two, you will now teach intermediate obedience and combine it with basic obedience. This month will expand your dog's knowledge and set you up for success in month four.

  • Month 4: In this month you will start your transition into field work. Here you are going to wrap up the Foundations Phase with vital skill sets that will be revisited in later phases. You will expand your dog's mind, build trust, and get ready for the fun that is ahead!

Gundog Training

Phase 2: Fetch

  • Month 5: In this month you will transition from field prep to the fetch phase. Here you will learn in-depth how to train your dog to retrieve like a champion. The details matter and you will leave no detail to chance here.

  • Month 6: Building off of month five, you will finish the final details of developing a perfect Fetch, Hold, and Release. Along with that, you will work on rock solid steadiness and sharping the final details that you need to excel in the next phase.
Basic Retriever Skills

Phase 3: Basic Gundog

  • Month 7: In this month it will be as if you've gone from jogging to a full out sprint. From lining, marking, to gunfire you and your dog will be having a blast as you finally start to see the immense promise of a gundog. Here you will cover primary basic gundog skills. 

  • Month 8: Building off of month seven, you will advance your dogs gundog skills even more. You will cover drills that involve launchers, water, steadiness and more! You will also tie in some earlier advanced obedience skills so that they can continue to be developed. Along with all of this, you will be teaching your dog the foundations that it needs to be successful on a hunt.

  • Month 9: In this month, you will see a lot come together. From working with other dogs, to working through decoys and retrieving frozen birds, your dog will gain the final skill sets that it needs to be able to participate in a hunt. There's still loads of work to be done, but upon completing this stage you will have a basic gundog on your hands!

Phase 4: Intermediate Gundog

  • Month 10: In this month you will get serious about teaching handling. Here your partnership with your dog will grow significantly. Your dog will learn to trust your every command as you teach it to handle based on the command you give. Along with handling you will continue to generalize previous skills and take your dogs lining to a whole new level.

  • Month 11: Building off of month ten, you will advance your dogs handling and marking capabilities to the next level. The ground work that you've laid will allow you to instill MASSIVE confidence which sets the stage for great blind retrieves which ultimately enhances you and your dog's partnership. 
Advanced Gundog Skills

Phase 5: Advanced Gundog

  • Month 12: In this month you will see a lot come together from all that you've been working on. From advanced marks to advancing cold blind retrieves you and your dog are becoming a force to be reckoned with. You will also be adding a few finesse skills that will allow you to dominate the hunting field. 

  • Month 13: Here you will build off of month twelve and add some final touches to your dog's skill sets. Along with that you will generalize what you've taught in different settings so that your dog can be prepared for all the hunting that you and your companion will do.
Fully Trained Retriever

Phase 6: Fully Trained

  • Month 14: In this month you will practically see all of the pieces fit together in real world setups. Your dog will lean on everything that you've taught it and as you work through the set ups your dog will gain confidence in with real world setups. Upon completing this phase your fully trained hunting retriever should be as prepared for the real thing as it can be. Moving forward you can take all of the knowledge that you've learned and continue enjoying your retriever for years to come! 

Train Your Dog To Be A Retriever That Anyone Would Be Proud To Have In The Blind.

Know Where To Start

✅ Training is laid out Week By Week & Day By Day.

Know What To Do Next

✅ Weekly Checkpoints to know when to move on or stay put.

How To Solve Problems

✅ We show you how to train a dog that hasn't been trained before. 

BUY NOW
TRY A WEEK

- Your Success Starts Here -

✅ Know Where To Start

✅ Know What To Do Next

✅ Know How To Solve Problems 

✅ Feel confident you're training your dog properly.

✅ Have a dog who makes you proud in the field.

✅ Have an amazing bond with your dog.

✅ Be able to say, "I did that."

✅ Make the smart investment that saves you time and money. 

 

Single Payment

One Payment of $997

Lifetime Access

BUY NOW

Installment Plan

Six Payments of $199

Lifetime Access

BUY NOW

Free Preview

Sample Two Weeks of 52 Plus

Sample two weeks of 52 Plus

GET A FREE WEEK

Not Sure If 52 PLUS Is Right For You? 

Compare each of our courses side by side to make sure you are making the right decision.
COMPARE COURSES

What People Are Saying

Placeholder Image

There aren't enough good things I could say about this program.

I’ve been using CGA for the past 8months with my pup. Brant is my first start to finish dog I’ve trained myself, and CGA has walked me through everything. Between the videos and the community any question or issue I’ve run into it’s been easily resolved.

Christine

Placeholder Image

Enthusiastic 5 stars!

I purchased CGA a few months before we brought home our pup. This is a " no lie" start to finish program. Many people take puppy life for granted, and I was one. We followed CGA from the day we brought home our newest pup, and she was by far the easiest pup we've had. The best part about CGA is the support. If you have a question or are having problems in a particular area of training, Barton, Keith or Josh will quickly answer your question. Many of the other members will help and share their experiences. I truly believe that the CGA method of training has also led to having a better connection with my dog. This low pressure style has led to a dog that literally can't get enough of training. I would highly recommend CGA for anyone no matter their level of training. 

Rob

Placeholder Image

This has been a great investment.

The easy access to the videos while out in the field during training is great. Josh and Barton explain everything in a way that make it so beginner and novice trainers can get the results that the pros get. The support that you get as a CGA member, through the private Facebook group, is amazing. Having access to the pros to ask questions is priceless.

Rick

Have concerns? We understand.

Completely Guided Plan

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1. Purchase 52 Plus

Placeholder Image

2. Watch The Videos 

Placeholder Image

3. Train Your Dog 

BUY NOW

Get a Free Preview

 Try Week 3 and Week 28 Of 52 Plus for free to see what you think.

Get your free preview by clicking the button below.

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