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Training Gun Dogs Full Time Since 1986

Hal trains any kind of Gun dog as long as the dog has enough natural ability to be worth training. 


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


There are 3 different types of bird dogs all of which are worked here.

Pointers: who got their name from the dog's instinct to point, by stopping and aiming its muzzle towards game.

Flushers: who drive the game from its hiding place for a hunter to shoot or capture.

Retrievers: who were bred primarily to retrieve birds or other prey and return them to the hunter without damage.

Linden Kennel Facilities

Located on 80 acres of land just south of Mount Pleasant, Iowa the Linden Kennels facilities are some of the best in the Midwest.


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 since 1986. 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 Chaney
1812 275TH ST.
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641

Phone: 319-986-5589

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