Events & Seminars
Seminars and training classes may be booked at the DuckHill Kennel store. Seminar registration will be accepted until 7 days prior to the seminar date. Seminars may also be registered for by email.
From Our Customers
I just wanted to take a moment to express my experience at Robert's Training Seminar. Being an older gent and having been through numerous training seminars and classes, as a senior director. I have to commend Robert and Duckhill Kennels for providing me with an awesome experience! I've in my year attend only one other class at Columbia U. for their Senior Executive Program that has been on par with Robert and his teams seminar. It a nutshell training to achieve the expected outcome.
The data presented was excellent, eye opening and surprising for me. Roberts years of experience and knowledge flowed intelligently and with endless depth! He meet every question or challenge with a compelling response which where noteworthy.
I highly recommend this course not only for Gundog/Retriever owners but everyone who has a love for their best friend!
With warmest regards,
To register call DuckHill Kennels at 901-846-6119 or email or visit shop.duckhillkennels.com where you can sign up and pay tuition with credit card. Designate date of seminar in special instructions.
Two Day Seminar
Our 2-day seminar runs monthly on a Fri-Sat. The lesson plan is:
Friday - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm - Lecture with power point on the principles of operant conditioning. Covers general principles of operant conditioning and application to marine mammals, zoo animals, horses, and of course, gundogs.
Friday - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - field demonstrations and initial coaching of attendees with dogs. (attendees without dogs will handle Duckhill dogs).
Saturday - 9:00 am - 10:30 am - Demonstrations of operant conditioning principles applied to the behaviors of steadiness, delivery to hand, whistle stopping, directional casting, blind retrieves
Saturday - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm -Steadiness training for all attendees and dogs
1:00 pm to 1:30 - Delivery to hand training for all attendees and dogs
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm - whistle stopping training for all attendees and dogs
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm- Blind retrieve training for all attendees and dogs
The cost of a 2-day seminar is $150.