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
All About Retriever Training Dummies
Training dummies are a staple of a good retriever training program.
Mid-Season Tune-Ups for Your Retriever
Hunting season! Time for all your summer training and hard work to pay off. Thankfully, your waterfowl dog is now perfectly behaved and executes every command and retrieve with precision, right? Wait, you’re saying that’s not true? That’s OK. I’m mostly kidding because the truth is that none of our...
Picking the Right E-Collar
Purchasing your first SportDOG Brand® remote training collar or upgrading from an older model isn’t particularly difficult, but it does require some thought about which features are most important to you and how the collar is going to be used. Thankfully, SportDOG offers enough products that you can easily match...
Other Senior Prostaff
Chris has spent 30 years, since the age of 7, in the field, hunting whitetail deer, Eastern wild turkey, dove, duck, quail, pheasant, chukar, woodcock, and ruffed grouse. His passion is split between upland bird and waterfowl hunting. He has hunted upland game birds in South Dakota, up and down...
Jerry R. Moore
Jerry R. Moore offers dog training, boarding, and grooming at his facility, along with the dog food Circle J Extreme Dog Fuel. Jerry has 24 years of dog training experience, including training for and participating in AKC hunt tests. He has titled several UKC and AKC dogs and trained police...
Jack was introduced to the world of retrievers when he started helping a local pro a few years ago throwing birds. He spent that time learning all he could and has been hooked ever since. He currently has a chocolate lab and they are making their way through the HRC...