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Chris Akin

Jonesboro, AR


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.

Favorite Products

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

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Proper Introduction to the E-Collar

The e-collar is an amazing tool. It can fine-tune a dog, extend your control, and even save an animal’s life. But here’s the thing: You must understand what it is. It is not a magic bullet. I call it a polishing tool. It’s an enforcement tool and a distance minimizer. What...

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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...

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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...

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