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1972 was the start of our breeding and training program.  Gene worked for professional handler Tom Burke, preforming in American Field trials, while producing some nice Field Champions. In 1988,  Vallivue Sporting Dogs began, continuing on raising and trialing English Pointers, with adding a new breed to the mix, Labradors. Adding guiding into his training program  at an Orvis endorsed lodge in Oregon. 

Vallivue's training program is not only for the dogs but also the owners. As the dog arrives at Vallivue Sporting Dogs, it settles in for a couple of days with an evaluation of the dog to assess the stage he/she is at. We discuss with the owners training options catered to your dog; Gun Dog, Obedience, and specialty training are our main focus. All through the training, pictures and videos of training are sent. When time comes  to go home, Vallivue will demonstrate how the dog works and how to use the training once home. Then it is the owners turn to learn how to work the newly trained dog. Vallivue coaches the owner with the correct way to handle the newly trained dog.  The training does not stop once you leave; the dog learns by repetition, so the owner will need to continue to train. Vallivue is available to help or answer any questions once the dog goes home. Vallivue builds confidence in a dog so he can do his job and become a team with his owner. Vallivue has a way with dogs that amazes a lot of people.

In 2000 Vallivue started a breeding program for English Cockers. Our breeding goal is to produce great family companions, that can hunt or compete in any venue you choose. Through our program we spend many hours’ researching the lineage of our dogs along with health testing. The dogs that we breed live with us as our family pets; so we can enjoy them as much as you do.

With years of training experience combined with passion, some say Gene can talk Dog!!! Send us an email or give us a call. We would love to talk dogs or help you with your training needs.

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