The Complete Gundog Academy gives you all of the knowledge you need to train a successful retriever. You get lifetime access to all of the content in the Complete Gundog Academy. The Complete Gundog Academy includes everything you need to develop your dog into an outstanding hunting companion. 


Don't worry, we understand nobody has time to sort through a mountain of videos to find what you need to work on right now.  

We teach and model for you everything you need and nothing you don't.  Our lessons are conveniently arranged by skill level and/or topic into course modules.

Each module where necessary comes with a downloadable lesson planner and module overview so you can quickly determine what you need to work on next based upon your dog's skill level as well as where to find it in the course.


  • Success With Your New Puppy - What you need to know to get off to the right start.
  • How Your Dog Learns - How to take advantage of and practically apply the principles of learning theory.
  • Basic Disciplines of Obedience Learn and teach your dog the foundation of good behavior.
  • Retrieving Skills for Puppies and Young Gundogs Simple things to do as your puppy grows that won't create bad habits.
  • Advanced Obedience Learn and teach your dog the skills needed to transition from casual training to beginning gundog training in the field.
  • Basic Gun Dog Skills and Drills - Learn and teach your dog the foundational skills needed to make sure your dog reaches its fullest potential.
  • Intermediate Gun Dog Skills and Drills - Learn and teach the skills necessary for you and your dog to work as a team in the field
  • Advanced Gun Dog Skills and Drills - Learn and teach the skills necessary for your dog to excel in every aspect of your hunt and provide years of enjoyment sharing the blind with you.
  • Doc Talk - Solid and informed answers to some of the most often asked questions regarding your dog's health and well being.
  • Group Work - Skills and drills you can use working with a group to prepare your retriever for distractions often present when you hunt.


  • Onboarding Module - Make the most out of your experience with CGA and make sure that you maximize everything that is available to you.
  • Polishing Your Skills As A Handler - Gain an understanding of how to act and think as a handler. This module alone will help you have great success with your retriever. 
  • Preseason Tune-Up - When hunting season comes around the Preseason Tune-Up module will help give you a streamlined jumpstart on preparing your dog for the hunting season.
  • Common Problems and Solutions - A unique organization of the Complete Gundog Academy videos designed to help you find solutions to the retriever problems you face so that you can spend more time doing what you love. Hunting with your retriever.


  • Periodic Group Coaching - Group coaching is hosted within the CGA Members Group on Facebook. It's a chance to learn as well as ask questions when we open the floor for live Q&A.
  • Access to future training
  • Access to our Private Facebook Group
    • (Discuss challenges, celebrate successes and compare notes with other CGA members to help you along your path to a great waterfowl retriever.)

We will work to deliver the best-known methods for dog training, in the most comprehensive way possible. Regardless of what your goals are for you and your retriever, we define our success as an organization by providing a reliable resource for your entire dog training journey.