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Training All Breeds Of Gun Dogs Full Time Since 1986


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Spaniels - Retrievers - Pointing Dogs

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Hal Chaney
1812 275th Street
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
Phone: 319-986-5589
Email: hal@lindenkennels.com

We train gun dogs full time.....

Gun Dog Training -- All breeds

We are located in the south east corner of Iowa. Hal and his wife Muffin, help with the running of our kennels. Hal Chaney is the trainer. He's been training gun dogs full time for going on 23 years now. He trains any kind of Gun dog that is brought to him as long as the dog has enough natural ability to be worth training.

Some examples of natural abilities would be nose, desire to run, interest in retrieving for Spaniels & Retrievers, and pointing instinct for the pointing breeds, athletic ability, mental stability, etc. These are traits that can't be trained, the dogs are born with these abilities or not and to a high enough degree to satisfy their owner or not.

Hal specializes in training hunting dogs to a high standard. He uses a postitive motivation training system.

There are 3 different types of bird dogs. All of which are worked here: Pointing Dogs, Spaniels, and Retrievers.

Some descriptions on the 3 different types:

Spaniels

The Spaniels are dogs that hunt within gun range with a windshield wiper motion and flush the game out hiding for the hunter so the game can be shot. A fully trained spaniel will then hup to whistle and mark the game when it falls and will retrieve on command only. Some different kinds of breeds of flushers are: Field Bred English Springer Spaniels, Field Bred Cocker Spaniels, Welsh Spaniels....

Pointers

Pointers indicate game by locking up on point to let the hunter know where the game is located. The hunter then walks up to flush the game. Some pointers are trained to retrieve also. Some examples of the Pointing breeds are: English Pointers, English Setters, German Shorthairs, Brittany's etc...

Retrievers

Retrievers are well known for their ability as duck dogs. Many of the retriever breeds are used for retrieving game from cold waters and have strong swimming abilities to accomplish this. Some retriever breeds are: Chesapekes, Golden Retrievers, Lab etc...

We raise 3 to 4 litters of
English Springer Spaniel puppies a year!

All the dogs used in our breeding program are Field Trial Quality Finished and fault free, with impeccable genetics.

As a buyer, dont' settle for anything less or the success rate of the pups will go down drastically. When dogs of this description are used for breeding, the result is a high percentage of turn out on the puppies.

For example, if we had a litter of 10 puppies you could expect a 70-80 percent turn out rate, meaning a couple of pups for one reason or another don't make it, 4-5 gundog quality pups and 2 or 3 field trial quality pups from that litter.

As a potential buyer, all you can do is put the odds of success in your favor as much as possible, knowing you could still lose and play the game. After all, it's just like playing poker.

We all help out with the puppies, for they are a lot of work if raised properly. Approximately 2 weeks before the female is due to give birth we bring her in the house and acclimate her to the change in routine. We have a nice whelping box that's kept in the great room so we can keep a very close eye on what's going on. Mom has her pups there, it seems like usually during the night, that way you get to stay up all night with her. The whole birthing process is watched very closely.

Mom and the pups then stay in the house for about one month until we start to grind food, water, and milk replacer in a blender to start the change from milk to semi solid diet "gruel." Then out to the garage they go.

We have a 15 foot by 5 foot by 6 foot high play pen with a saw dust floor and electric heating mat for them. They spend the next 3 or 4 weeks there. once the pups have acclimated to the garage, we take them on daily filed trips across the yard.

This is definitely the most fun part of raising pups. Watching these little guys learn about things is so very important, such as leaves blowing by, grasshoppers jumping, trees, pine-cones, you name it. You can't help from smiling a lot as you watch this.

When the pups are 7 or 8 weeks old, their new owners come to get their bundles of joy. We get a fair amount of these pups back for training when they are a little older, 7 months or so. It helps the turn out percent considerably when I know pups are coming back for training, that way I can get to the new owners earlier and help with an itinerary on raising puppies properly, staying out of trouble being one of the main issues.

You can't believe what inexperienced owners, all of which mean well, can do to get into trouble before the pup is even old enough to begin training, as well as talking to the owners off and on as the pup grows up for updates, and possible advice on things do, adjustments to make and so on.

It's very rewarding if most of these pups turn out to be nice gun dogs and even a bit more so when one has a little special magic, one that could be field trialed. I couldn't think of a better way to make a living, can you?

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