What makes us different

We are a fulltime training facility, Not part time not side gig we are all in. We have the knowledge the facility and land out our back door to go from a puppy to an advanced dog. Over the last 25 years I have worked and mentored under some of the most accomplished trainers in the world: Jim Fulks at Coyote Creek Retrievers, Mark Henry at SOB kennels/Big Wood Retrievers, Pat Burns at Esprit Kennels, Andy Attar at Autumn Run Retrievers. I am talking years not months of education. Taught and trained bomb detection dog teams. Worked with the ATF imprinting and have countless hours in study of dog training operative theory and methods that are modern and create a dog that loves its job. From AKC Hunt test dogs and Field trial dogs to teaching and training bomb detection dogs and dog teams. That training has allowed me to learn many methods that are required to train different personalities of dogs. Along with education we have purchased and developed land that you have to have to make an adequate working dog. We have hunting ponds on our property that allow us to hunt dogs that are ready and get actual working scenarios. When your dog comes to me it is getting trained and cared for by me not someone else. Your dog gets my personal attention. It is my passion and I find no greater joy than being in the field with a dog and love sharing that.

Cottonwood's Magic Stick AKC junior, Senior and Master Hunter


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