Producing a Versatile, Vigilant, and Valiant Canines.

Forge a resilient partnership with our V3 approach. Build confidence in your canine companion, mastering both field and home dynamics with versatile, vigilant, and valiant training.

Producing a Versatile, Vigilant, and Valiant Canines.

Forge a resilient partnership with our V3 approach. Build confidence in your canine companion, mastering both field and home dynamics with versatile, vigilant, and valiant training.


The Best Dog Training Experts in Lebanon Connecticut.

Maximize your hunting companion’s potential with our Gun Dog Training. From field skills to obedience, we tailor sessions for both novice and seasoned hunters.

Unleash your dog’s potential at our Canine Academy. Our expert-led courses enhance intelligence, agility, and socialization, fostering a well-rounded and confident companion.

Trust our rigorous training for elite Police/Military Dogs. Disciplined, agile, and tactical, our canines enhance security and operational efficiency in challenging roles.


Who We Are

Formerly known as Whiskey River Kennels, owner Jeremy Cormier, recently made a few changes to his gun dog approach. With these changes also came a new look, V3 Gun Dogs & Canine Acadmey.

V3 stands for the three expectations Jeremy expects to get out of any canine, forming a strong partner anyone would appreciate. The V3 triangle consists of a canine being versatile, vigilant, and valiant. Jeremy is able to achieve this through his training methods.

Jeremy has an extensive background in working all disciplines of dogs which carry over into his training. The old school way of training dogs is gone. No more heavy hands and putting a dog down. We are here to raise your partner up and make a confident dependable partner. Jeremy’s experience ranges from basic obedience to protection and detection K9s to guns dogs. These different disciplines aid with Jeremy’s training on choosing a proper training approach for your field partner. There are many ways to skin a rabbit, we just have to choose the one that works best.


Most Asked Questions

Breeds like Labrador Retrievers, German Shorthaired Pointers, and English Springer Spaniels are commonly used for hunting due to their intelligence, trainability, and natural hunting instincts.

Basic training can begin as early as 8 weeks, focusing on socialization and basic commands. Formal hunting training usually starts around 6-8 months.

Essential commands include sit, stay, come, heel, and fetch. These form the foundation for more advanced hunting commands.

Gradually expose your dog to the sound of gunfire, starting with a distance and using positive reinforcement like treats. Associate the sound with positive experiences.

Force-fetching is a method to teach a dog to reliably retrieve. While not always necessary, it can enhance a dog’s retrieving skills and responsiveness.

Use positive reinforcement to encourage natural pointing instincts. Gradually introduce scent and game birds during training sessions.

Gradual exposure to water, retrieving in water, and introducing decoys can help train a dog for waterfowl hunting.

Scent training is crucial for teaching a dog to track and locate game. Use scent trails and gradually increase difficulty.

Consistency, positive reinforcement, and patience are key. Seek professional help if needed.

 Essential gear includes a quality collar, lead, training dummy, whistle, and appropriate hunting equipment. Consider additional items based on specific needs.

I primarily use positive reinforcement techniques, focusing on rewarding good behavior to encourage learning and cooperation.

Absolutely. I’ve worked with dogs exhibiting various behavioral issues such as aggression, separation anxiety, and excessive barking, successfully modifying their behaviors through tailored training plans.

I conduct a thorough initial assessment to understand the root causes of the behavior. Based on that, I create a personalized training plan that addresses specific issues and fits the dog’s temperament.

I strongly believe in positive reinforcement. It builds a trusting relationship between the owner and the dog, fostering a positive learning environment.

Addressing aggression or fear requires a combination of patience, positive reinforcement, and desensitization techniques. I tailor the approach to each dog’s unique needs.

 I provide both group classes and private sessions. Group classes offer socialization opportunities, while private sessions allow for more focused attention on individual needs.

Owner involvement is crucial. I guide owners on techniques during sessions, but consistent reinforcement at home is key to a dog’s success in training.

I offer ongoing support through follow-up sessions, phone consultations, and resources to ensure the training is maintained and reinforced over time.

While I have experience with various breeds and ages, my expertise lies in addressing behavioral issues. I adapt my methods to suit the individual needs of each dog.

 Yes, I have successfully helped dogs overcome separation anxiety and reduce excessive barking through a combination of training techniques and addressing the underlying causes.


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