Chris has spent most of his life duck hunting or training in the field. Over the years, his program evolved into one of the most accomplished hunt test programs in the country. Webb Footed Kennels, Inc. has produced more than 350 Hunting Retriever Champions, 175 Master Hunters, and 35 Grand Hunting Retriever Champions. They have also trained more than 3,000 duck dogs and family companions.
Why I Use SportDOG Brand
I’ve been with SportDOG Brand® since 2003. Since that time, I’ve watched SportDOG grow from a fairly young company to one of the leading e-collar producers in the business. Their products were designed by trainers and hunters who know how to develop a high-quality, reliable and durable e-collar. SportDOG is what we use at Webb Footed Kennels, Inc. on a daily basis.
I use the ProHunter 2525 during training, because it’s easy to use and the remote’s slim design is makes it easy to stow in my pocket. I switch to the WetlandHunter 1825 while hunting because the remote is east to hook on my waders and I always knows where it is.
Articles by Chris Akin
Early Goose Season Means Learning Opportunities for Retrievers
With many states holding early Canada goose seasons, retriever owners have an excellent opportunity to introduce their young dogs to waterfowling, and for experienced dogs it’s a good time to provide a refresher course in hunting manners. Let’s talk about a few things you can do to make sure that...
A Great Summertime Water Drill for Retrievers
If you have a young retriever and you’re looking for a great summertime training exercise, I’ve got one that’s super-simple but is also productive and educational for both you and your dog. The drill I’m going to describe is pretty basic as a “de-cheating” method, but it actually accomplishes much more...
Making the Case for E-Collar Simplicity
Depending on your background, your opinion about using an electronic training collar probably falls into one of three categories: 1) You think the modern e-collar is the greatest tool ever invented; 2) You think the evil “shock” collar has no place in dog training; or 3) You are afraid to...
Other Senior Prostaff
Ed started Gold Creek Farms in 1985 and it has become one of the premier pheasant hunting farms in Ontario, Canada. Farmer Gold Creek Farms offers a wide variety of hunting and dog training. Ed has over 20 years of bird dog training to offer to his clients. Gold Creek...
It all started with a yellow female that was owned by my Aunt and Uncle. They decided they couldn’t keep her due to the amount of energy she had. I was beside myself when they let me take her home. Once we got home we went straight to work! Missing parties,...
Clint Johnson has professionally trained hundreds of retrievers and titled many champions. With more than 11 years of experience, he has competed in the Super Retriever Series (winner of 2004 SRS in El Campo, TX), World Retriever Championships, AKC trials, UKC Grand, and AKC/UKC hunt tests. Clint Johnson Retrievers Training...