John Luttrell, Owner & Trainer
Welcome to Luttrell Kennels in Clark, South Dakota
Luttrell KennelsLuttrell Kennels is the premiere gun dog training facility in
Building a solid foundation of the basics is the next step. Obedience, manners, force-fetching, and collar conditioning are what make up this foundation. This training is a must whether you’re looking for an upland and/or waterfowl dog or preparing to run retriever hunt tests. With this technical training, we mesh the dog’s natural abilities to produce a finished hunting partner for the field. The experiences working with birds in hunting or test situations bring it all together.
Handler training is a big part of the process. Your skills as a handler have a direct correlation to the performance of your dog. Your time spent here will give you the confidence, knowledge, and experience to get the most out of your retriever.
Advanced training to teach handling builds on top of your retriever’s solid basics. It takes the teamwork between the dog and handler to the next level. Having a dog that can do blind retrieves is a real treat and a must for the hardcore waterfowler.
Josey x Ammo puppies have arrived! There are still yellow males available. Ready to go home February 21st. These pups will be old enough to contribute in a big way this fall. Ultrasound has confirmed Liz is pregnant. Her pups with Ammo should arrive mid-March. We are taking deposits now for this all yellow litter. See our puppy page for pictures and pedigrees. Our proven bloodlines produce pups that get high marks for retrieving desire, trainability and disposition. All of our dogs are CNM and EIC clear and have OFA hip evaluations of excellent or good.
We occasionally have a started dog for sale. Each of these labs have very nice pedigrees from proven bloodlines. They are all force fetched, collar conditioned, and have had plenty of bird work in training. These young (9-14 month old)
We occasionally have a finished dog for sale. These Labs do blind retrieves, multiple marks, usually have some hunting experience. These dogs are really ready to hunt. Check the Started and Finished Lab page for pictures, video, and complete pedigrees.
Young pointers introduction to birds and guns is similar to the retrievers, with a significant difference -to create point and retrieve. The program shows the young pointer that there is an order to the hunt: search-point-gunshot-retrieve.
The foundation training of basics include obedience, manners, collar conditioning, force fetching, and “whoa” breaking. These basics along with bird work complete your hunting partner.
Handler training completes the program so you and your dog work as a team.