Backwoods Bird Dogs


Professional Services

Introduction for Young Dogs

Give your pup the right start by letting a pro develop its inherited natural abilities. The foundation for success starts with the proper introduction to birds, cover, water and gunfire. Beginning yard work includes whoa, heel, come and other basic commands while the pup gets plenty of attention as it learns. This is the most important stage of your young dog's life.

Basic Gun Dog Training

General gun dog course includes basic yard work - whoa, heel, come, steadiness to wing and shot, and conditioning. Proven conditioning methods build stamina and desire while working toward a well-mannered, cooperative hunting companion.

Handling and training available for your hunt test or field trial dog.

After the program, time will be spent with the owner, teaching you how to handle and continue the dog's training. Individual problems and solutions will be discussed with dog owners. 

Winter Training in Texas

Backwoods Kennels offers dog training for your bird dog during the winter months. Send your promising young dog or your seasoned hunting companion to a warmer climate for an early start or a needed tune-up.

Winter months can be lost months for your hunting dog. While everyone fights the cold, snowy winter, give your dog the opportunity for plenty of exercise, sunny skies, birds galore and top notch training.

The Texas trip is generally 10 weeks in length, and starts the end of January.

For training rates or more information, please contact Greg at 612-805-1508.

We feed and recommend Purina Pro Plan.

Summer Training in North Dakota

Backwoods Kennels also offers a 6 week summer training trip in south central North Dakota. Conditioning, tune-ups, steadiness training, wild birds galore, just a few of the many reasons to send your dog!


  • ​​​Heated indoor/outdoor kennels
  • Boarding available while you vacation
  • A certificate of vaccination is required - Rabies, DHPP, Bordetella
  • A deposit with your reservation is required
  • ​Limited space - reserve now!