Hi, I’m Adrienne Hardin!
I’m a dedicated retriever trainer, breeder, and dog lover! I strive to get the most out of the dog I am training by building confidence and drive! This ensures we get the most of your dog’s ability. Whether as great bird hunting companions or AKC Hunt Test competitors, when I train, I set up retrievers for success. The outcome is always a happy, eager hunting dog that loves to “work”. I train and treat each retriever as if it were my own. The retrievers I train, and their owners, have gone on to have many successful hunting seasons and achieve many Hunt Test titles.
I also offer all breed obedience training. Over the years, I've helped many people and dogs to correct their issues. I’ve worked with everything from reactive German Shepherds to overactive Vizslas. I also occasionally compete in AKC and UKC obedience trials, and Rally. I train a limited number of dogs, ensuring ample time with each one. I strongly believe in not just teaching the dog, but also the owner. I encourage handlers to train and run their own dogs, ensuring the greatest working relationship possible!
I have been training dogs since the age of ten when I started my first Labrador Retriever, Lulu. Lulu went on to become the Oregon 4-H State Champion two consecutive years. I next trained my German Shepherd, Zita for pet therapy, AKC Obedience, and 4-H Obedience. Zita was also an Oregon 4-H State Champion.
My retriever training and dog boarding kennel is located in Warren, Oregon which is a short drive from the Portland metropolitan area, and convenient to Washington state. I have access to many public and private training grounds ensuring my dogs get the best training I can give them.