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Chris Akin

Jonesboro, AR

Background

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.

Websites

https://www.facebook.com/Webb-Footed-Kennel-245670845450167/

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...

A Great Summertime Water Drill for RetrieversA Great Summertime Water Drill for Retrievers

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...

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A dream was born one day in 2006 when Jon-Michael started watching a TV show that featured retrievers picking up bumpers from an incredible distance and taking hand signals to get to a desired location. From there, Jon-Michael decided he wanted to get a dog that could do just that!...A dream was born one day in 2006 when Jon-Michael started watching a TV show that featured retrievers picking up bumpers from an incredible distance and taking hand signals to get to a desired location. From there, Jon-Michael decided he wanted to get a dog that could do just that!...

Jon-Michael Rull

A dream was born one day in 2006 when Jon-Michael started watching a TV show that featured retrievers picking up bumpers from an incredible distance and taking hand signals to get to a desired location. From there, Jon-Michael decided he wanted to get a dog that could do just that!...

Derek is the founder and President of Central Kentucky Hunting Retriever Association, Inc. After seeing a need for improvement of our hunting retriever breeds, he set out to educate the retriever community in Central Kentucky on common health concerns, quality retriever work, and common training practices to improve retrievers. CKHRA...Derek is the founder and President of Central Kentucky Hunting Retriever Association, Inc. After seeing a need for improvement of our hunting retriever breeds, he set out to educate the retriever community in Central Kentucky on common health concerns, quality retriever work, and common training practices to improve retrievers. CKHRA...

Derek Beard

Derek is the founder and President of Central Kentucky Hunting Retriever Association, Inc. After seeing a need for improvement of our hunting retriever breeds, he set out to educate the retriever community in Central Kentucky on common health concerns, quality retriever work, and common training practices to improve retrievers. CKHRA...

Brian has been training retrievers for more than thirty years. He is a member of and competes his dogs in the Hunting Retriever Club circuit. He has personally owned and trained 3 Grand Hunting Retriever Champions/Master Hunters, one being GR HR CH Super Shooter of Ontario MH Hall of Fame...Brian has been training retrievers for more than thirty years. He is a member of and competes his dogs in the Hunting Retriever Club circuit. He has personally owned and trained 3 Grand Hunting Retriever Champions/Master Hunters, one being GR HR CH Super Shooter of Ontario MH Hall of Fame...

Brian Szczech

Brian has been training retrievers for more than thirty years. He is a member of and competes his dogs in the Hunting Retriever Club circuit. He has personally owned and trained 3 Grand Hunting Retriever Champions/Master Hunters, one being GR HR CH Super Shooter of Ontario MH Hall of Fame...


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