Submitted by: Jeff martinez on Mar 13, 2017
I got my pup in the spring of 2016. Prior to deciding on a Boykin, Kris took the time to make sure a Boykin was the right dog for my hunting style. I got a late start on training due to Heath issues in the family, but Kris was able to get us in for fall training. I was really impressed with the updates on Chino's training and had the opportunity to hunt him in the late season of pheasant. He's not quite a year old and handles a snow goose well. Kris continues to answer any questions I have on training and I'm looking forward to not only the duck and upland season but further training at premier gundogs this year.
Submitted by: Jim Firmes on Nov 22, 2015
Our female boykin spaniel was everything Kris said she would be and more! Kris was super helpful and her passion for these dogs was so evident. She went out of her way to make sure we got the dog we wanted. Our satisfaction was very important to Kris. She answered all of my questions and provided many good training tips. She called and checked in to make sure the pup's transition to our house went smoothly.
This dog is amazing. She retrieved her first duck at 6 mos. Her instinctual bird drive is something to see. Highly recommend Premier Kennel!
Submitted by: Dustin Smoot on Sep 21, 2015
We now have a 17 month old Boykin Male named Juno we purchased as a puppy from Kris and Dale Taylor. His parents are Mocha and Tote's who are on site. We have also had the puppy back twice for foundation and upland/waterfowl training. Several things:
1. Kris is extremely knowledgable about her Boykin's, their lines and the current lines out there to breed to. I found the information I got before placing a deposit invaluable.
2. We were looking for a good pet as well as an awesome hunting dog. That is what they breed for and delivered. The stock has all of its clearances for health and are triple registered.
3. The training experience has been second to none. They know how to get the best out of this breed. My dog was always extremely well cared for and accomplished far more than I thought possible both times he was there. Good, clean facilities and wonderful training grounds right there. My pup was trained on birds, birds and more birds.
4. I picked him up on Saturday and we hit the fields for his first live hunt ever on Sunday and limited on grouse and Hungarian partridge. He performed beautifully. Didnt lose a single bird and made some very good retrieves in tall grass.
5. Kris is always available for questions after the pup comes home. I have had a couple of things I have had questions on and she will usually get back to me the next day and let me know how to fix any issues I may be having with my own attempt at training.
6. I wont hesitate to drive the 700 miles to get all of my training and any future pups from Premier Gun Dogs.
Submitted by: Greg Dynek on Jan 13, 2013
Dale and Kris worked with my 1 year old wirehaired pointing griffon Fozzie on general obedience, gun, and e-collar training in the summer of 2012. As a first time dog owner, I was concerned about how to pursue hunting training until I was given several strong recommendations to check out Premier Gundogs by people I respected. Dale did a fine job of communicating what needed to be done, providing a realistic timeframe for training, executing on his promises and helping us to reinforce good habits going forward. I look forward to working with my now much easier to handle Fozzie in the field and at home for years to come. Thanks.
Submitted by: Brandy Gott on Dec 13, 2012
Kris and Dale have done a fantastic job of training Maggie, my English Cocker Spaniel! My first hunt with her was a dream. She responded well to the whitle commands and retrieved downed birds to hand like a pro! Not only that, but her manners have greatly improved as well. We also purchased a Boykin from them and we have no doubt she will be every bit the bird dog Maggie has become once her training begins in earnest. Thanks for helping me train a gundog I can be proud of!!
Submitted by: Mike Meridith on Dec 12, 2012
Dale and Kris had our 11 mo old yellow lab "Belle" for the summer. They did a great job working her on retrieving and obedience training. She left a crazy puppy and came back a disciplined hunting dog. She is also great with the kids and easy to handle. I'm looking forward to having her return and finish with hand signals and becoming a complete hunting dog.
I totally recommend their services as they have a great facility and you can tell they really care about your dog.
Submitted by: Jon Squier on Dec 12, 2012
I would like to make a strong recommendation to Dale & Kris Taylor at Premier Gundogs in Hallam, NE. I wanted a quality waterfowl dog. I spent up to a year trying to find the right breeder, the right sire, and the right dog. Once a I had my puppy, I knew I didn't have the knowledge to train him myself, but I still wanted to participate in the training. Dale and Kris Taylor at Premier Gundogs was recommended to me by my Vet, Dr. Megan Ehlers. Dale designed a training plan for me and my dog.
Dale has worked with my lab since he was a puppy. I couldn't be happier with the results. Jett is now 2 1/2 years old with two successful hunting seasons behind him. Dale has had a major impact on Jett as a family pet as well as in the field!
Submitted by: Mark Allen on Dec 12, 2012
We purchased a Boykin Spaniel in August from Dale & Kris Taylor and have been very impressed with them. They really know what they are doing with the dogs and the training. They are very serious about breeding and training smart healthy dogs. This is not a side job for them but rather their whole life and they do it right. I would highly recommend them for dog training or purchasing.
Submitted by: Bill Maddux on Dec 12, 2012
Throughout my life I have had the privilege of working with several dog trainers. Some great and some...well I'll just leave it at that. I've not only had some great waterfowls dogs in the past but I spent 8 years training and handling Police dogs. I've learned the hard way a few times working with trainers who were an "over night success" and who were more worried about putting out quantity rather than quality. So needless to say when I made the decision to have my Lab trained by a professional I was quite picky.
I can tell you when I met Dale Taylor at Premier Gundogs I was ultimately impressed right away. He was up front with me about exactly what he was going to, what I should expect and what the complete process was to turn my Lab into a machine. Dale has been training my dog now for about 8 months and the things he told me then still hold true today. The training he has done with my Lab so far is at a minimum, impressive. I will definitely continue to work with him in the future and recommend him as much as possible. I would say very few trainers could match his experience, talent and love for training dogs.
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Submitted by: Chris Henrichs on Dec 11, 2012
I took my 5yr old Springer to Dale for E-collar training because he had a bad habit of chasing roosters down corn or millet rows and getting too far out. The training worked great. I had many compliments on how well Jesse did from my fellow hunters on my South Dakota trips. I only had to correct him a couple of times. I believe the training helped his confidence also. Jesse is a pretty soft dog but this year he would not let his retrieve get stolen by the other dogs in the group and one was a 140lb Chessy! The training was completed earlier than expected also. The training is tailored to the dog's personality and temperment. Thanks again, Dale and Kris!