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    Professional Retriever Trainers

    Sand and Sage Hunting Retriever Club includes professional retriever trainers who can help you with a number of different issues, from young dog, to Master National Champions. SSHRC is proud to provide the following members as a resource to the public for additional retriever training over and above what the club does on regular training days.

    Clayton Evans

    Blue Skies Chesapeakes

    (509) 239-4421

    Blue Skies Chesapeakes is a small kennel in Cheney, WA that is owned and operated by Clayton Evans.

    Our kennel was started in 1995 with our first Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Grandpa's Shot of Brandy. He earned his Junior Hunter (JH) title and became the first of our many champion gun dogs.

    While our passion lies in raising and training champion retrievers, we strive to make sure every dog we care for is a loving addition to the family.

    Pat Rogers

    Eloika Ridge Retrievers

    (509) 954-0037

    Located north of Spokane, Washington, Pat Rogers has been successfully training AKC, HRC, and NAHRA titled dogs for more than 20 years. Pat's training philosophy is to teach first, train second, and always treat each dog with respect and fairness. He starts each dog by making sure the dog has that deep desire to retrieve. This provides the handler a mechanism for rewarding the dog. Once the dog is crazy about retrieving, he teaches obedience - the foundation on which all future training is built. Understanding how to break down or simplify the different components is critical in being a good communicator to and for your dog.