Training

Great bird dogs are not trained they are developed.  It’s a process that starts with the fundamentals and is built on a process of praise and reward and pressure and release.  Our trainers work to bring out the best in every dog and we maintain a high standard of performance for dogs completing the program.

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Boarding

While most of the dogs in our care are sporting breeds we recognize that they are also companions and family pets when they are not in the field.  Our number one priority is making sure dogs are safe and comfortable during their stay and provide a home away from home.  Our staff is professionals at keeping bird dogs busy and exercised.   Call to schedule a tour and see what a day at Valhalla Kennels looks like.

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Daily Training & Fun

Don’t just board your dog!

Take advantage of being at the ranch and add a training package to your dog’s next stay.  We customize daily exercise for each dog.  You set the budget and let us customize a package that matches the length of stay and your dog’s skill level.

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Dogs of Valhalla

Over the past 20 years our breeding goals have not changed.  Valhalla consistently produces dogs with unmatched natural ability, intelligence, trainability, and drive.  Our breeding selection focuses on delivering once in a life time hunting companions for the most discriminating hunters while still maintaining a calm temperament that makes our dogs the perfect family companion.  Schedule a time to watch our dogs work or call for references.

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Valhalla Kennels offers a convenient place to train, hunt, and exercise your dog.  Located on a wooded creek bottom the ranch offers almost 500 acres of prime upland bird habitat.  Valhalla started as a family run cattle ranch in the 60’s.  Over the decades it has evolved into a Hunt Club, boarding facility, and premier training facility.  Our club is membership based but you don’t have to be a member to enjoy access to any of the training programs or the boarding kennel. Valhalla offers training options year round and our professional staff is available by appointment for private training sessions and evaluations.   Our philosophy has always been to make our members and clients fill like they are part of the family and to offer an experience that makes your dog excited every time they hit the dirt road headed to ranch. Come see why Valhalla is bird dog paradise….

Kennel

303-644-5141

Email

info@valhallakennels.com
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Online Kennel Reservations

How we can help develop your bird dog?

  • Gun Dog School of Excellence
  • Obedience Training
  • Off Leash Training
  • Behavioral Training
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Training Options

At Valhalla Kennels & Gun Dogs we offer several training options including:

  • Group Classes
  • Private Classes
  • Valhalla Training Program
  • Self Training Options
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Schedule an Evaluation

Schedule a training evaluation today! Your dog will thank you! Ph: 303-644-5141 Email: russ@machunts.com

Training Video Library

Announcements:

Summer Collar Conditioning Special

Summer Collar Conditioning Special $80  Text Jeff at 303-589-6799 to schedule session

JEFF ORWAT

VALHALLA BIJOU KENNELS

“As a professional dog trainer and guide, I find the Dogtra 2500 T&B to be essential in the field.  It not only helps you locate your dogs but also helps you control your dogs.  The beeper function is by far one of the most important assets to the collar.  I can turn my dogs with the beeper, call my dogs with the beeper, and stop my dogs with the beeper.  It works the same way as a whistle and voice command.  The collar also has amazing stimulation levels.  It goes between 0 and 127 which is a lot better than some of the less expensive collars that have fewer levels that tend to jump in intensities quite rapidly and your dog doesn’t get the appropriate amount of stimulation.  I find the Dogtra 2500T&B to be the most versatile and well-designed collar on the market for sporting dogs and is the only collar I recommend and sell to my clients.” 

Favorite Unit: 2500T&B TRAINING AND BEEPER

Valhalla is now an Authorized Dealer for Garmin

The Astro 320 handheld takes dog tracking to a higher level. It allows you to keep track of up to 10 dogs with multiple handsets and T 5 or T 5 mini dog devices (sold separately). High-sensitivity Garmin GPS/GLONASS transmitter, enhanced map drawing capabilities, BirdsEye Satellite Imagery compatibility and a 3-axis electronic compass ensures you get to your truck or camp at the end of the hunt. And it’s all easy to get to through a vibrant, sunlight-readable 2.6-inch color display.

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See Your Dogs’ Every Move

The Astro handheld and T 5 (or T 5 mini) dog device boast high-sensitivity GPS receiver/transmitters. Both the T 5 and T 5 mini have a top-mounted GPS antenna and is designed to keep its flexible, braided stainless steel radio antenna upright for best reception so you can track your dog’s position even in heavy tree cover or deep canyons. And it’s tough enough to run wherever you dog runs (water-rated to 10 meters).

You can track up to 10 dogs at one time with Astro, at a range of up to 9 mi (T 5) or 4 miles (T 5 mini) away, depending on terrain. The system transmits information by line-of-sight, so it reaches farthest in flat, open territory.

As often as every 5 seconds, the T 5 and T 5 mini dog devices transmit your dog’s position to your Astro 320 handheld. Through the vibrant display, you can see your dog’s current location and a trail of where he’s been on the map page. Switch over to the Dog Tracker page to view a compass pointing to your dog’s location.

When tracking multiple dogs with T 5 and T 5 mini dog devices, you can also see each dog’s precise distance on the map page, and you can choose to auto zoom the map so all dogs can be seen on the display at any time. Dogs that are too far away to fit on the map’s current zoom scale can be notated on the display’s margin in the direction of the dog’s location. You can also choose the duration that each dog’s track log is viewed on the display, or toggle it off completely.

“You can track up to 10 dogs at one time with Astro, at a range of up to 9 miles (T 5) or 4 miles (T 5 mini) away, depending on terrain.”

Valhalla Gift Cards

Give the gift of the outdoors and time in the field. Valhalla Gift cards make the perfect gift for the hunter in your life and are great surprises for birthdays, holidays, and just because. Gift cards at Valhalla can be redeemed for hunting, training, kenneling, or merchandise. Cards can also be loaded with funds and kept on file for customers wanting to keep a running tab.

Charleston x Beamer Yellow Lab Puppies

Born 8-21-16 5 Males and 2 Females Charleston x Beamer Yellow Lab Puppies Due August 15th REPEAT BREEDING!!! $1,000 Tremendous natural ability and highly trainable. Puppies are perfectly suited to be family pets while not showing off in the field. Reference available...

Thanks for training Otto my Britt.  Jeff did a great job, he did exactly what I wanted from my dog Otto.  He did a great job of getting him started and he worked with us twice to explain what he had done.  He did not hurry us and he took all the time necessary to explain everything he did with Otto.  All I can say is what a great dog trainer, he really knows what to do.
I hope to bring Otto back again for just touch ups as needed, I am sure I will see you this Winter after Pheasant season in South Dakota.
I would without hesitation would  recommend your dog training to anyone, and I am very hard to please.  He is an awesome trainer, and an awesome teacher, you folks will do very well keep up the great work.

Darwin

Thanks for all of your hard work and excellent training with Zeiss.  He is a hunting machine and a pleasure to run in the field.  I couldn’t be happier.

Bryan

That’s my boy Max. Hard working and happy. I can’t thank Jeff and you guys enough for helping me with my dogs.

Scott

Jason,

I want to thank you and your entire team for the training Tyler bowman provide for our dog Stella. She was with you for 2 months and Tyler did a fantastic getting her ready for the upcoming pheasant season. Tyler was flexible with his schedule when it came for me to come out and work with him and her during her stay.  She cam n home a different dog she is fully “Whoa” broke and comes every time without hesitation.
Also we came out several times just to see Stella and the kennels were always very clean and well staffed.

I just wanted to let you know that you have a very nice facility and Tyler is a great trainer. I will be recommending Valhalla to anyone looking for training or kenneling services.

Thank You,

Cory

Directions:

  Take I-70 East to Exit 304 (Bennett exit). Turn South and go 1.5 miles to Valhalla Bijou. The road will dead end at the ranch.

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