Michael Hames

Greenwood, SC


Michael is the owner of Cupped and Committed Kennels, where they train retrievers for serious wingshooters. For the past 17 years, he has been training retrievers for waterfowl hunting, upland hunting, and hunt tests. During this time, he has also guided for waterfowl and upland birds in many states. This field experience is why Cupped and Committed Kennels can produce high quality hunting retrievers that can handle anything from field hunts in layout blinds to flooded timber hunts. They also offer training for HRC and AKC hunt tests, where they have produced many titled retrievers.

Why I Use SportDOG®

I started using SportDOG Brand® two years ago and was very happy with the way the products performed. I train every day, rain or shine, and I trust that SportDOG Brand™ products are reliable and durable enough to handle that type of use. You also can't beat the price.

Favorite Products

I like the 1800 and 2000 models the most. My favorite would have to be the SD-2000 WetlandHunter®. However, all the SportDOG Brand® products have a place in our training.


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