Dokken brings more than 45 years of retriever-training experience to the SportDOG team. He is well known as the inventor of Dokken’s Deadfowl Trainer, which has become standard equipment for retriever trainers everywhere. He is the owner of Dokken Dog Supply and Dokken’s Oak Ridge Kennels, the largest gun dog training kennel in the upper half of the United States. He has made seminar appearances all across the United States as well as South America, plus numerous television appearances on ESPN, TNN, and major outdoor channels. Tom is also the author of the book “Retriever Training-The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog.”
Why I Use SportDOG Brand
SportDOG products are extremely durable, waterproof, and reliable, not to mention everyone at SportDOG from the top down runs dogs and hunts. This is not just another e-collar company.
There is no way I can pick just one. Every collar, the SD-2525, SD-1825X, SD-1825XCAMO, to the SD-425X has a place in our training program, as well as during my personal hunting trips. SportDOG has a commitment to quality and innovation.
Articles by Tom Dokken
How Tone and Vibe Can Improve Your Upland Bird Hunting
A flushing dog that has learned to work at just the right distance in front of hunters is a huge advantage in a pheasant field or grouse covert. “Just the right distance” varies with terrain and personal preference, but I think we can all agree that anytime your dog puts...
Building a Steady Retriever
A retriever that remains calm in a duck blind and concentrates on watching birds fall is a joy to hunt with. In a perfect world, that’s how all retrievers would behave. While a steady retriever is something that most hunters want, the reality is that very few retrievers are truly...
Retriever Training: The Transition to Water
Retrievers love water, so you wouldn’t think that transitioning from land retrievers to water retrieves would be difficult. It isn’t, as long as you follow a few simple guidelines. The key to a smooth introduction and continued improvement on water retrieves is to work in baby steps, just like you did...
Other Senior Prostaff
I have been a waterfowl hunter since a young age. Growing up in farm country in south central Minnesota with the family yellow lab. Starting with small pond hunts and now big water for those diver ducks. Just after high school I joined the Dokken Family at Oak Ridge Kennels in Northfield...
Jed started coon hunting with his brother and his friends when he was 7 years old. When he turned 16, he started competing in United Kennel Club (UKC) hunts. At 18, he started competing in Professional Kennel Club (PKC) hunts. He has numerous accomplishments in winning state championships, final fours,...
Chris Scott owns L&D Retrieving in Henderson, Tennessee. He has been training and running AKC and UKC Hunt test for over 20 years. He has trained thousands and titled hundreds of retrievers. In 2014 he built a new 3000 square foot kennel. The kennel is equipped with Mason kennels and...