Developing Spaniels

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.

Female Started Dogs Available

We have returned from chasing wild birds and are making available two lovely young female pups. The hard work is over and both pups are as advertised and will be sold with the usual health contract.

The first pup is a female English cocker spaniel named Bailee. She is a 19-month old pup that is well-started in the field. Her obedience is completed with voice, whistle and e-collar and she delivers to hand. She also loves the water and does basic water retrieves. Bailee is a high-energy and smaller puppy with plenty of go and a wonderful attentive personality. She is good on her birds and aggressive, but a close-working dog great for a single hunter along hedgerows and/or in the woods. She would also be a great little dove dog, wagon dog or early season/warm weather duck dog. It is not likely that she will be a big-running dog for open country. Bailee has not been in the house since she was 4-5 months old. The price for Bailee is $5,000. firm.

Contact us to discuss. Serious inquiries only.

 

 

The second pup is a female English springer spaniel named Alice. She is a 10-month old pup that is started in the field and she really started to put things together on wild birds. Her basic obedience is completed with voice, whistle and e-collar and she delivers to hand. She has begun basic water retrieves. Alice is a leggy puppy with a good sized frame to fill out. She has plenty of go and a wonderful attentive personality. She is good on her birds and aggressive, and it is likely that she will be a big-running dog for open country and a very strong field trial prospect. Alice has not been in the house since she was 4-5 months old. The price for Alice is $5,000. firm, as is and/or we can discuss economic arrangements for further training towards field trial aspirations. If you want to get into field trials and learn how it is done, as well have a top-flight gun dog, Alice is the dog for you!

Contact us to discuss. Serious inquiries only.

 

 

 

Winter Dog Training Reservations

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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

 

 

 

 

Dove Hunting With Gracie & Bandit

It looks like Gracie and Bandit enjoyed a day in the Dove field hunting with their owners. We enjoy getting updates and photos from our clients after the dogs go home from training with us.

Pigeon Fun Day For The Pups!

Bonnie, Dixie & Ferg had some pigeon fun this morning in the field.

 

 

Bandit The English Cocker Spaniel Finishes Summer Camp!

A happy day for Bandit and his owner’s. Bandit was finishing up summer camp and going back home. We had a really fun morning with Amber and Bill as they had to learn many new training steps in order for Bandit to come home and be successful. Enjoy your dog!

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Bear The Cocker Finishes Summer Camp!

Yesterday was a very exciting day for Bear the cocker. He was going home! Russ and Amanda arrived yesterday morning in a GA down pour which put off seeing Bear first thing. The rain finally Stopped! Now Russ and Amanda had to go to work with Bear. They all did a great job and even had some fun. Russ and Amanda were sent home with many new lessons for Bear. Good Luck and Have Fun with Bear!

 

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Cheryl’s First Day Training At Craney Hill!

Our new client Cheryl spent the weekend at Craney Hill Kennel for a consultation in dog training. Cheryl was put to work with our dogs in the field and in the training yard. Cheryl’s english cocker spaniel Gunner has been here for training so she was dying to see him. Todd put Cheryl and Gunner to work and they both did a really nice job working together as you can see in the video. They both progressed in their training during the weekend and we are looking forward to more training sessions with Cheryl and her crazy cocker Gunner.  Enjoy the video and you can see more photos of their weekend here.

 

 

 

 

The Dogs On Vacation In NY!

The dogs had a great time swimming in the cool NY water. The weather was simply wonderful for all the dogs. Thank you Betsey for taking us to this special spot so the dogs could swim and run free.  Enjoy the video! The photos that were in the video can be seen here.

Bear The English Cocker Spaniel Has Visitors!

Bear the English Cocker Spaniel had a visit from his Mom & Dad the other day. Russ and Amanda live just a few hours from our farm and decided to take a drive to see how their Bear was doing at camp.

Todd showed Russ and Amanda some of the things that Bear has been working on and soon put Russ to work on some of the drills with his dog. It’s always fun to watch the owners work with their dogs, they are nervous but love every minute with their dog.

 

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