Dokken brings more than 30 years of retriever-training experience to the SportDOG team. He owns Dokken’s Oak Ridge Kennels in Northfield, Minn. and is well-known as the inventor of Dokken’s Deadfowl Trainer, which has become standard equipment for retriever trainers everywhere.
Smith, of Pleasanton, Texas, is the owner/operator of Rick Smith Kennels and the widely acclaimed Rick Smith Seminars, a nationwide teaching program for sporting dog owners and their dogs. Rick carries on a 40-year-plus tradition of dog-training instruction that began with his famous father, Delmar Smith.
Dickerson, of Garden City, Mo., is a lifelong hunter and breeder of coonhounds with numerous state championships and placements in the highly competitive world of coon-hunting competition. Recent accomplishments include winning the 2004 Kansas State Championship and ownership of the 2004 World Champion female coonhound.
“Having trainers of this caliber trust in our products enough to join our already-strong team is an endorsement that says it all,” said Lance Tracy, SportDOG Brand™ Director. “We can honestly say our products are used by the best in the business.”
These accomplished trainers join Charlie Jurney, Terrell, N.C.; Chris Akin, Bono, Ark.; Rhett Kermicle, Sturgis, Ky.; Jerry Moore, Spring Hill, La.; and Rick Grant, Fort Atkinson, Wis.on the SportDOG pro team.