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.
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.
Daily Training & Fun
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.
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.
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….
Online Kennel Reservations
Gun Dog School of Excellence Reservations
Reserve your spot in our Saturday morning Gun Dog School of Excellence training class.
How we can help develop your bird dog?
- Gun Dog School of Excellence
- Obedience Training
- Off Leash Training
- Behavioral Training
At Valhalla Kennels & Gun Dogs we offer several training options including:
- Group Classes
- Private Classes
- Valhalla Training Program
- Self Training Options
Training Video Library
A few pointers for hunters introducing the sound of a gun to a new puppy.
When To Start Steadying Your Pointing Dog To The Flush.
Jeff Orwat speaks about the Dogtra 2500 training collar.
This 2-hour intense session guides people through the subtle cues and corrections of handling bird dogs. You will have the opportunity to train your own dog along with assisting in the drills of Valhalla's resident training dogs. During these 2 hours, you will...read more
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...read more
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
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.
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.