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Tom Dokken

Northfield, MN

Background

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.

Favorite Products

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.

Websites

http://www.dokkensoakridgekennels.com/

Articles by Tom Dokken

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All About Retriever Training Dummies

Training dummies are a staple of a good retriever training program.

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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...

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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...

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My father was a passionate bird hunter and amateur dog trainer, and I grew up around dogs. I’ve worked with various hunting breeds for more than 50 years, including pointing, flushing, and retrieving dogs. My father imported a Brittany female from France in 1958, and I fell in love with...My father was a passionate bird hunter and amateur dog trainer, and I grew up around dogs. I’ve worked with various hunting breeds for more than 50 years, including pointing, flushing, and retrieving dogs. My father imported a Brittany female from France in 1958, and I fell in love with...

Kirk Moffitt

My father was a passionate bird hunter and amateur dog trainer, and I grew up around dogs. I’ve worked with various hunting breeds for more than 50 years, including pointing, flushing, and retrieving dogs. My father imported a Brittany female from France in 1958, and I fell in love with...

I’ve hunted upland game birds from North Dakota to Northern Maine, spending most of my time in my home state of Michigan. My love for pheasants dates back to my days as a youngster, first chasing them with our Labradors, German Shorthaired Pointers, or the occasional contact while running beagles...I’ve hunted upland game birds from North Dakota to Northern Maine, spending most of my time in my home state of Michigan. My love for pheasants dates back to my days as a youngster, first chasing them with our Labradors, German Shorthaired Pointers, or the occasional contact while running beagles...

Matt Mates

I’ve hunted upland game birds from North Dakota to Northern Maine, spending most of my time in my home state of Michigan. My love for pheasants dates back to my days as a youngster, first chasing them with our Labradors, German Shorthaired Pointers, or the occasional contact while running beagles...

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...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...

Jack Gimpel

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...


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