Welcome to SpanielTraining.com

We are the ONLY trainer in the Southeast that specializes in spaniels for upland work. We are not retriever trainers that train a few spaniels. We are not trainers that specialize in retriever games for Boykins. We specialize in training your spaniel for what it was bred for, which is to quest game, produce it and retrieve it!

  • Class Shooting Dogs Jan 15, 2019

    At Craney Hill our focus is on you, the handler and  building your relationship with your  dog. Here is a short introduction to our services. If you are interested in developing your spaniel into a class shooting dog, contact us today!

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  • A Young Girl & Her Dog! Dec 29, 2018



    Happy Ella & Ryker!!

    This past October Ella and her family picked up Ryker at our kennel and ever since then Ella & Ryker are joined at the hip. She tells her family that she is going to do all of the training with Ryker. I believe there are talks of running some hunt tests.

    Here is a recent note from her Dad to us at Christmas time. “Someone got a brand new play set for Christmas but would rather be with her dog! She love him so much!”

    We are so happy for this wonderful family & Ryker! We love getting notes and photos..

    Happy New Year to all!

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  • Winnie Goes Quail Hunting! Dec 23, 2018

    Your girl Winnie is precious and off to a great season. Couple great hunts in the books and she gets better every time out (despite me!)

    And my strongest recommendation on your training. Winnie still responds as taught! We kid all the time about her “Todd” behavior 😄. Winnie knows when it’s game time!

    Winnie is a Dudley x Anna pup..


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  • National Open Championship Dec 14, 2018

    Todd and Riot win the National Open Championship 2018!

    Dudley gets a CM (Certificate of Merit) in the National Open Championship 2018!

    Thank you all for the lovely comments, phone calls and messages. We are very overwhelmed. Our homegrown boy Dudley received a CM. We are so proud of Dudley for going all the way at the National . He always surprises us each time we run him.
    Riot did an awesome job this week. He has been a true joy to be around and run in the National. He warms our heart. Thank you Betsey and Kevin for trusting us with all of your dogs.

    Christina and Todd

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  • Developing Spaniels Dec 06, 2018

    I often tell people that I do not train spaniels…I develop spaniels. It is a very fine distinction but a very important one. To me, a “trainer” implies a superiority over the pupil that is destined to fail from the beginning. A person that “develops” is destined to always be searching for ways to enhance communication and is learning to build a relationship to bring the most out of the pupil.

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  • Winter Dog Training Reservations Nov 09, 2018

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    Limited reservations available for winter gun dog training in Georgia and early field trial training/campaigning in 2019. Get a jump on the new year and more important, do not miss the early development period with your pups due to weather!

    Contact us immediately to coordinate a plan and drop off your dog. We will be at the Amateur National in Ohio, back to Georgia to train and at the Open National in Maryland in December. For more information email todd@spanieltraining.com





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  • A Great Day Chasing Pheasants In Iowa! Nov 07, 2018

    Enjoy the video of Julio running Georgia in a hunting situation for the first time and Whaley finds, flushes and retrieves his first wild pheasant.

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  • Minnie’s First Hunt Of The Year Nov 05, 2018


    HI, Christina and Todd,

    Minnie had her first hunt of the season at RRC two weeks ago. She flushed 35 birds, she found and returned them all. We were in sorghum, corn stalks….all kinds of cover. What a joy to watch her work as she remembered how to do it with precision.

    Joan & Minnie
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  • Ella & Ryker A Perfect Match Nov 05, 2018

    Ella is loving her new English Springer Spaniel Ryker. We have heard that she wakes up early to train her dog and plans on doing more training with Todd once we get back to GA. We are really looking forward to seeing Ryker and his new family again down at the farm. Thank you for the updates and photos.

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  • The Puppies Going For A Swim! Oct 17, 2018

    The puppies had such a long run in the grasses they needed a drink. It was so great to see all of them have so much fun somewhere in Iowa.


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  • The Puppies and Dixie Oct 16, 2018

    This was an awesome run for the puppies and Dixie. The puppies were-Alice, The Ferg, Bonnie, Clover, Trigger and Maggie. Todd was walking to me and Dixie was up front pushing a pheasant with the puppies right behind her. Watch the video and listen to what Todd is saying. Many more photos and videos to come. #spanielsinthefield #uplandhunting

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