Buck contacted me soon after I submitted an inquiry about his 30 day Puppy Training program through the Backyard Training Kennels website. We traded a few emails and then talked on the phone. I was impressed with Buck's sincere interest in educating me about his program and describing his expectations for my Brittany pup, Gunner. I told Buck I was ready to sign up and we agreed on a drop off date a few months in the future. A few weeks later, my wife and I got one more Brittany puppy named Buster. I called Buck and told him that we had one more student for the Puppy Training program and asked if he could take both puppies at the same time. Buck was immediately agreeable even though I needed to change the date to a few months later. During our initial phone converstion, Buck told me that this program would have our pups obedience trained (come/here, heal, stay/whoa, load up, kennel) and beginner level hunting/field ready (introduction to live birds, gun shot, and an introduction to steady to wing and shot/whoa) in 4-6 weeks. I was excited about those prospects but I truly thought it might be a bit much to expect. The morning that we dropped off Gunner (10 months old) and Buster (6 months old), we spent about 2 hours visiting with Buck as he observed and interacted with our dogs. He described his training program again and his expectations and he asked lots of questions about both dogs. Buck called me each week with a detailed update on both pups about their health and well being, as well as how each was progressing in the training program. It became very apparent during just the second weekly update, that Buck was spending meaningful time with both puppies as he described the distinct personality of each like they were his own dogs. Six weeks after dropping our boys off, it was pick up day. Buck told us he wanted us there at 6:30am because he needed about 3 hours to work with us, Gunner and Buster and he wanted to avoid the heat as much as possible. We were excited to see our guys and we missed them so much that we were just ready too see them whether they had learned anything or not!