Our kennel is a small training oriented, family operation situated in the farm lands of north central Indiana.
We are accepting a limited number of dogs each year for our training program. We own German Shorthair Pointers but we train all pointing breeds. Our programs range from the basics of a started hunting companion thru and including a steady to wing and shot highly polished bird dog. We can customize our services to meet your needs. We also train and handle dogs in all levels of AKC hunt test and specialize in the AKC Master Hunter titled dogs. Please visit our web site for more information.
Here at our kennel the goal is to provide our clients the best hunting companion possible. We strive to make your hunting partner the best he or she can be. If you are purchasing one of our dogs or we are training one of yours, we have the same drive and commitment to achieving the end results you desire. We strive to provide you that brag dog that you have been looking for and at the same time one who also can be your best friend for years to come.
Our drive is to have your friends want to put their dog back in the truck once they have hunted behind yours!
Submitted by: Michael Young on Apr 04, 2015
In September of 2014, I got a pup (Gunner)from the Speed X Sage litter. I could not be more pleased with Dave at Power Point Kennel and "Gunner". Dave is a very caring and passionate breeder, and always available to answer any questions. Dave's kennel and training facility is extremely well organized and clean, and the dogs in his charge are well cared for.
Gunner is showing natural hunting abilities as well as being a wonderful addition to the family, and is constantly complimented about what a great looking GSP he is.
For anyone who is serious and passionate about GSP's, I would highly recommend Power Point Kennels.
Thanks again: Mike
Submitted by: barry bonazzi on Feb 02, 2015
Bought my female pup who is now approaching 2yrs. She's an excellent companion & hunting dog. Great temperament & loves to hunt.
Submitted by: Jason Hoting on Jan 28, 2015
Thank you for your hard work with my GSP, Max. He was too stubborn for me to handle myself.Your expertise with Max was top notch. Your training transformed him into a very obedient listener and great hunting dog. I would highly recommend you to others.
Submitted by: Roger Krehl on Jan 28, 2015
I bought my dog from a friend,so after meeting Dave at sport show another friend and I took our pups to Dave. I was very happy with just the results of puppy training. Then both dogs returned the following year, for advanced training and again very happy. And third year a brush up before the season started. My dog is a GSP 3 year old,female, my first GSP and I have had a lot of fun with her hunting woodcock,grouse and pheasant in Indiana and Michagan. I would highly recommend Dave.
Submitted by: Paul Siciliano on Jan 22, 2015
Wonderful job training and caring for our GSP!
We brought Ace to Dave Troup as a 6-month-old puppy to spend several weeks with him working on basic obedience and introduction to birds and other trained behaviors. Dave has done a terrific job with him, cultivating his potential and working with him to achieve all of the skills expected in a started bird dog. Dave treats Ace like one of his own, greeting him with a smile and an "old friend" personality that makes him feel right at home. Dave has a sincere passion for what he does, which is evident as soon as you meet him. His facilities are top of the line and are exceptionally well maintained. He is always willing to answer your questions and share advice, which is important to me. I highly recommend Power Point Kennel!
Submitted by: Tim Rardin on Jan 10, 2015
Two years ago I was getting a Gsp pup from Colo. which is driving distance for me. In the end no pup! Frantic, I made a couple calls and started working with Dave at Power Point Kennels. With some calls, e-mail and pic's Dave had answered all my concerns, a little Power Point High Velocity Zeke was in Wyo. We are a hunting family and one measure is bird contacts. The Zeke is a bird finder,he does it with loads of desire and style.I only have one dog so he gets ran into the ground, he stays healthy and is ready to go anytime he is asked and in the house he is a total baby.I feel Dave was easy to work with and breeds a great line. Only wish I lived closer.
Submitted by: moni weber on Jan 08, 2015
We got a pup for my mother. Picked it up in summer. Very impressed with the facilities. VERY clean and VERY spacious. Very professional. Took time with all of us and answered all our questions. All pups and parents looked very well cared for and very well exercised. No signs of stress like chewed cages or fighting dogs. Lots of room for dogs to run. Very friendly host. Let us hold other pups as well. Would highly recommend this breeder!
Submitted by: Gary McIntosh on Jan 08, 2015
I met Dave 2 years ago when I purchased a young male from his kennel named Charlie. Charlie has lived up to our expectations. He has an incredible nose and drive . He does upland and waterfowl for us. Charlie has friendly disposition with people and dogs.
Dave Troup,s kennel is first class in every way. Highly recommend him for your GSP needs. Thanks Gary
Submitted by: Doug Hanes on Jan 08, 2015
I have used other trainers in the past but Dave at Power Point Kennel is the best.
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Submitted by: Deanne Ross on Jan 07, 2015
The kennel is well maintained, and Dave is very helpful. Although we bought our GSP puppy for our young kids, I'm simply amazed at how smart he is. In less than a day, our puppy learned the "sit" command. I've raised English pointers and other dogs, and the sit command usually takes several days for the dog to register what it means. Within 3 days, our 8-week old puppy was able to Sit and Stay on command until I released him to come. I can't say enough how pleased we are with our puppy. He loves playing fetch with the kids, breeze to potty train, and he's very good with them. We are not sure at this point (5 mo old) if we will use him for hunting, but we can see those instincts are in him. He loves pointing out field mice, so we may end up training him since he loves to point and flush a field for critters.