Looking for training in So Cal

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Looking for training in So Cal

Post by throwdown808 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:21 pm

Hello all,
I am looking for a trainer in the So Cal are possibly Prado or San Jacinto. Any help would greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Looking for training in So Cal

Post by lahunter562 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:17 pm

what kind of training?

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Post by brad27 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:26 pm

What kind of dog?

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Re: Looking for training in So Cal

Post by throwdown808 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:39 pm

I have a 14 mo brittany. He has started with pigeons but needs some real work. Thanks.

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Re: Looking for training in So Cal

Post by ultracarry » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:46 pm

Expand your search for a pro... Nothing notable is in that area. Add another 45 to hour and you have some good pros.

Warren Eizman, Carl Porter, Larry Lowell, expand another few hours and add Leroy Merrell.

Those are all pointing breed trainers.

If you have a lab or other retriever I would go to prado but wouldn't with a pointing dog.

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Re: Looking for training in So Cal

Post by Chukar12 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:53 pm

If its a pointing dog Paul Doiron is a trainer and owns Hidden Valley Kennels in Riverside

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Post by throwdown808 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:58 pm

Chukar12 wrote:If its a pointing dog Paul Doiron is a trainer and owns Hidden Valley Kennels in Riverside
Thanks Chuckar12. Can you put me in touch with Paul D. You can PM me. Thanks.

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Post by kninebirddog » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:03 pm

I am with Chukar12
Paul Dorion hands down is the best in the southern cal area
Carl Babbs is good also
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Post by ultracarry » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:24 pm

I thought he was a britt only trainer?

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Post by brad27 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:30 pm

ultracarry wrote:I thought he was a britt only trainer?
See post above yours. Although, I didn't see that until K9 posted. When I posted on this thread, it showed me as first post. :?

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Post by ultracarry » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:54 pm

Ha ha I think I started and answered a call before posting. So yea that would be the best choice.

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Post by Chukar12 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:13 pm

Paul was an American field Handler in the 1970's running pointers, he had a short stint in the GSP world while operating a hunt club...took a hiatus to establish his kennel business and raise some kids and then settled in as a Brittany handler. His training includes all types of pointing breed hunting dogs. His trial dogs are brittany's because he travels the western circuit to most the Brittany trials and cannot commit to other breed trials.

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Re: Looking for training in So Cal

Post by throwdown808 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:40 pm

Cool I will get in touch with him. Thanks to all for info.

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Post by Troy08er » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:07 pm

Good luck and keep is updated.
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Re: Looking for training in So Cal

Post by work765 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:35 am

Figured I resurrect this old tread instead of creating a new one. Seems like the below list of trainers are all mentioned several times on this forum over the years.

Note- I have a GSP and not a French Brittany like the original poster.

How am I supposed to know who to go to?
Do I just base it on proximity, so I’ll be able to go and learn more, and be more involved in the process?

This will strictly be a hunting and family dog. I have no intentions on any type of trialing.


Warren Eizman, Carl Porter, Larry Lowell, Leroy Merrell,, and Paul Dorion.

Also anyone know about Spoting dogs B&B in Gorman?





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Re: Looking for training in So Cal

Post by Tenderfoot » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:39 am

Work765,
Depending on where your coming from in so. Cal it’s probably a drive for you but I’d recommend Western Wing Kennels in Nevada. I just took my GSP there and am happy with results. Good luck in your search.

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Re: Looking for training in So Cal

Post by oldbeek » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:23 pm

Bob and Beth at sporting dogs B & B are very good. They give the dogs a lot of personal attention. Their facility is immaculant, clean. Sometimes Dorian has so many dogs, i wonder how he gives any dog some personal attention. I don't know Dorians personally. If you are interested in being involved in your dogs training, contact, The Towers Group, on face book. They meet weekly to help people train their own pointing dogs. Raul, the main trainer may take in dogs to train himself. Tower Group is a nice group of people with a relaxed atmosphere.

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Re: Looking for training in So Cal

Post by work765 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:31 pm

oldbeek wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:23 pm
Bob and Beth at sporting dogs B & B are very good. They give the dogs a lot of personal attention. Their facility is immaculant, clean. Sometimes Dorian has so many dogs, i wonder how he gives any dog some personal attention. I don't know Dorians personally. If you are interested in being involved in your dogs training, contact, The Towers Group, on face book. They meet weekly to help people train their own pointing dogs. Raul, the main trainer may take in dogs to train himself. Tower Group is a nice group of people with a relaxed atmosphere.
Thanks for all the info! I'll definitely be checking out the club you mentioned. I also called Dorian today, and they are no longer taking any hunting dogs according to his wife. She said they are just doing trialing for now. They recommended Leroy in Bakersfield.

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Post by JONOV » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:28 am

Also if there's a NAVHDA chapter nearby, they have great resources for the DIY trainer.

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Re: Looking for training in So Cal

Post by oldbeek » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:48 pm

NAVHADA at Prado is a good choice. I have a friend, Ty Mitchel that helps out down there.He is a great guy and has some well trained dogs.

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