Expert Rattlesnake Avoidance Trainers

The Snake River Versatile Gun Dog Club’s training staff is composed of highly experienced and successful professional or hobbyist dog trainers, national canine judges, and breeders. Our Trainers have far more experience working with dogs than just calling themselves a Chukar hunter. All of our Trainers are wild bird hunters who own internationally recognized titled dogs and/or have national canine judging certifications. The Trainers are certified by SRVGDC in the proper method of aversion training which is very different from obedience training and takes technical skill. Having highly experienced dog trainers who each have aversion trained between 200 to over 1,000 dogs is the key to successful snake avoidance training. Some of SRVGDC’s Training Staff bios include:

Jeff Funke  Full-time professional dog trainer and breeder with 25+ years of experience. Trainer, Handler and Breeder of NAVHDA Prize One Utility Dogs, NAVHDA Versatile Champions, NAVHDA Litter Awards, VHDF Performance Dogs, VHDF Advanced Hunting Dogs, JGV Utility Dogs, NSTRA Champions, AKC Champions, AKC Master and Senior Hunters, VHDF Certified Lead Judge, NAVHDA Senior Judge (ret), NAVHDA Clinic Leader (ret), NSTRA Judge (ret), AKC Judge (ret). www.threedevilskennel.com

Brad Spencer – Professional trainer, wild bird hunter and employee of Three Devils Kennel under Jeff Funke with training experience of 6+ years. Trainer and Handler of VHDF Hunting Aptitude Dogs, VHDF Advanced Hunting Dogs, and VHDF Performance Dogs.

Paul Trout – Full-time professional dog trainer and breeder with 25+ years of experience. Trainer, Handler and Breeder of NAVHDA Prize One Utility Dogs, NAVHDA Versatile Champions, NAVHDA Litter Awards and JGV Prize One Utility Dogs, JGV Certified Judge, VHDF Judge (ret). http://www.oriondd.com/

Mike Burden – Hobbyist trainer with professional training experience for 15+ years. Trainer and Handler of NAVHDA Prize One Utility Dogs, JGV Prize One Utility Dogs, VHDF Hunting Aptitude Dogs and VHDF Advanced Hunting Dogs, VHDF Certified Judge.

Jim Fenner – Hobbyist trainer with professional training experience for 20+ years. Trainer and Handler of NAVHDA Prize One Utility Dogs, NAVHDA Versatile Champions, VHDF Performance Dogs and VHDF Advanced Hunting Dogs, VHDF Certified Judge.

Joe Kelly – Hobbyist trainer and breeder with professional training experience for 10+ years. Trainer and Handler of JGV Prize One Utility Dogs, JGV Certified Judge.

Keith Kehler – Hobbyist trainer and breeder with training experience for 15+ years. Trainer and Handler of JGV Prize One Utility Dogs and VHDF Performance Dogs, VHDF Certified Judge.

Darren Temple – Hobbyist trainer and wild bird hunter with training experience for 15+ years. Trainer and Handler of VHDF Hunting Aptitude Dogs and NSTRA Champions, VHDF Certified Judge.

Cliff Nielsen – Professional breeder with professional training experience for 10+ years. Trainer, Handler and Breeder of VHDF Hunting Aptitude Dogs, VHDF Advanced Hunting Dogs, AKC Junior Hunter Dogs and NAVHDA Natural Ability Dogs, VHDF Certified Judge Apprentice. http://owyheestarweimaraners.com

Mike Stafford Ph.D. – Hobbyist trainer and wild bird hunter with 35+ years of experience. Trainer and Handler of NAVHDA Natural Ability Dogs, VHDF Hunting Aptitude Dogs, and VHDF Advanced Hunting Dogs.

Robert Meier – Hobbyist trainer and wild bird hunter with 30+ years of experience. Trainer and Handler of NAVHDA Natural Ability Dogs, NAVHDA Prize One Utility Dogs, VHDF Hunting Aptitude Dogs, VHDF Advanced Hunting Dogs, VHDF Performance Dogs, and NSTRA Champions.

Randy Spencer – Hobbyist trainer with professional training experience for 10+ years. Trainer and Handler of NAVHDA Natural Abilitiy Dogs, VHDF Hunting Aptitude Dogs, VHDF Advanced Hunting Dogs, and VHDF Performance Dogs, VHDF Certified Judge.

Sage Kendall – Professional breeder, wild bird hunter and hobbyist trainer experience for 10+ years. Owner, Trainer, Handler, Breeder of AKC Junior Hunter Dogs, VHDF Hunting Aptitude Dogs, VHDF Advanced Hunting Aptitude Dogs, NAVDHA Natural Ability prize I dogs and NAVDHA Utility Prize I dogs.

Barry Wild– Professional dog trainer and breeder with 25+ years of experience. Trainer, Handler and Breeder of NAVHDA Prize One Utility Dogs, VHDF Performance Dogs, VHDF Advanced Hunting Dogs, JGV Utility Dogs, NSTRA Champions, AKC Master and Senior Hunters, VHDF Certified Lead Judge, NSTRA Judge (ret).