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Waterfowl Widowmakers' Field Trial Training Program is designed for clients who want to have their dog compete in AKC Retriever Field Trials.

*Note: Waterfowl Widowmakers' Field Trial Training Program is not for every dog. The majority of the dogs that we train for this program are dogs that have field trial pedigrees. Even with a great pedigree, not all dogs are capable of competing at this level. 


Shawn actively competes in AKC Retriever Field Trial Derby and Qualifying Stakes.


Our program is designed to maximize the potential of young field trial dogs by focusing on solid basics, transition, and early advanced training. While some trainers have a "one technique works for all dogs" approach, Shawn understands that each dog has a unique personality and each one needs a training program tailored to their unique personality and talents. Because of this, we intentionally limit the number of dogs in our program. 


At the completion of our program, most dogs either advance to an Open/All-Age training program, or go on to train for and compete in AKC and/or UKC Hunt Tests.



  • Monthly Training Fee includes training, boarding, administering owner-provided medication/supplements, and feeding our feed (currently NutriSource Super Performance) or owner-provided feed.

  • Live Fliers are an additional fee.

  • Flea, Tick, Intestinal Worm, and Heartworm Preventive must be supplied by the owner

  • Dogs must be current on Rabies, Distemper, Parvo and Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccinations prior to admittance to the program. (copies of vaccination documentation and rabies certificate are required)

  • We strongly recommend all dogs receive vaccinations for K9 Influenza and Lepto; and, any dog traveling north for the summer receive Lyme vaccinations.

  • Payment for the first month's training is due on/prior to admittance to the program.

  • A completed Release Form must be received on/prior to admittance to the program. Click HERE to download

  • Prior to a dog competing in an event or traveling with us to an event (at the owner's request), we must have a completed Event Agreement on file. Click HERE to download.

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