Holden Kennels - Minnesota Field Trialing, Flushing, Hunt Testing, Pointing, Retrieving hunting dog trainers
About Holden Kennels
Our devotion to training and conditioning bird dogs is why our dogs are successful in both the field and home. The training programs we have developed over the years are designed to benefit your dog at each level in there training well also not having to sacrifice intensity on birds or confidence around there handler. We strive to training dogs the work for their owner. Working with the owner after the dog has completed training is also an important part in developing a well rounded hunting dog. Owners will learn handling techniques, training scenarios and positive enforcement skills. When all of these things are used together correctly the end result is a mature bird hunting companion.
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German Shorthair AKC field trial derby win
Cinch working a quail. She is a young English Pointer
Labrador Retriever doing retrieving drill with the bird boy
Submitted by: Chuck & Eileen on Dec 18, 2015
We purchased our first German Shorthair from Josh Holden at Holden Kennels. We didn't know where to start on training but Josh Helped from the get go. He developed a fine bird dogs for us and also an amazing Field Trial competitor. Rambo trained and travel with Josh over the first two years of his life. It all payed off and Rambo won the 2014 GSPCA National Futurity Championship. We can't express how pleased we are with Josh and his training on Rambo.
Submitted by: Joe on Dec 18, 2015
Josh has worked many dogs for me over the years and has alway been very helpful with teaching me about dog as well.
Submitted by: Kyle & Toni on Dec 18, 2015
We purchased our GSP Addie from Josh almost three years ago. We were able to go down several times and see her as a pup before she came home and then when she was 6 months old she returned to Holden Kennels for training. She came back a great hunter and a well behaved dog. She is definitely a very important part of the family and we would trust Josh and Erin with her anytime. Thank you both for our wonderful girl and the business you run! She also earned her AKC Junior Hunt Test Title well with Josh Holden at Holden Kennels
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