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Recent Client Brags!

Sterling, owned by Gretchen Olson passed their first hunt test this past weekend: The GRCA's Working Certificate (WC)!

Teddy, owned by Anita Cholewa is one Q away from his Senior title! "I wouldn't have gotten there without Jessica's training sessions."~Anita Twin Eyes Photography are twin sisters who photograph a variety of dog sports and portraits.

Josey, Owned by Kelly Welch earned her Novice Barn Hunt title along with a speedy, 41 seconds, for a first place finish!

Quinn, Owned by Kelly Welch earned her Novice Barn Hunt title, along with a 4th place finish for her first time in the Open ring!

Daisy, owned by Kelly Diaz, came to Apple Blossom Kennels for service dog training guidance. After our session Kelly was able to work with Daisy to perfect her item pick up & retrieval training!

Brandy, owned by Candice Kennedy started Barn Hunt less than a year ago together and she already attained her Senior title in June 2019!! She even received a HIT!!!

George, owned by Candice Kennedy started Barn Hunt a year and a half ago and he received a HIT in June 2019 during his Senior run with a speedy time of 1:43!!

This Spring Orbit, owned by Nancy Bata, earned two legs towards his Master Barn Hunt Title. Both were first places and one was high in class. He found 5 rats in 1 minute and 30 seconds! It was a blast! The second Q was 4 rats in 2 minutes and 12 seconds!

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Gundog Training through UK Based Methods

Why Choose Our Methods?

Over 20 years of dog training experience: Our methods are heavily influenced by UK gundog training methods which are non-force, non-shock collar, non-pinch or other harsh methods coupled with decades of experience in canine behavior and communication. We offer smart, compassionate, proven gundog training for you and your dog.

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Barn Hunt

Individualized Barn Hunt Training. Whether you are new to the sport, want to practice what you already know, or you need help working past a road block that's keeping you from being successful in the ring, our barn hunt training is for you!

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Dock Diving

Our dock diving training offers you and your dog the ability to practice, build muscle and get your dog into better condition for competition as well as other events, and it allows your dog to burn off energy and simply have fun with you!

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Hunt & Field Training

Our hunt and field training is unique in that we teach you and your dog together. We want to reinforce the strength of the relationship you have with your dog which ultimately makes for a better dog, better handler, and better hunting!

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Training Areas & Tools

  • Dock Diving Pool & Dock
  • Handicap Accessible Dock
  • Bumpers/Dummies
  • Training Fields
  • Training Pond
  • Outdoor Barn Hunt Rings
  • Straw, Tubes & Rats
  • Kennels & Crates
  • Warming Shelter/Wood Stove
  • Enclosed with 6' Chain link Fence
  • Chuckar Flight Pen
  • Pop Up Canopies
  • Sitting Areas
  • Indoor Barn Hunt Rings
  • Place Boards

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Recommended Reading

Dog Training Books

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Barn Hunt - A Game of Hide & Seek for Dogs (Paperback Book):

  • This book is for those new to the sport as well as for the seasoned Barn Hunt instructor and exhibitor. It is intended to give you an in-depth look at the sport, including how to prepare your dog for trials and how to work through problems with proofing, training drills, and other techniques.

SPORTING DOG AND RETRIEVER TRAINING THE WILDROSE WAY: Raising a Gentleman's Gundog for Home and Field:

  • Created by Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels, the Wildrose Way is a unique, low-force, positive training method that is field-proven for upland and waterfowl gundogs.

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