Old River and Co is were professionalism meets the outdoors.
As a young man, I grew up in the foothills of rural North Carolina. As a child, I had a love for hunting and dogs, which prompted me to bring home numerous hunting dogs and family pets.
I began my career as a North Carolina Wildlife Officer in 1997, and when given the opportunity to become a canine officer I jumped at the chance. This is when I met my partner Bonnie, a black Labrador Retriever. Bonnie tested highest out of 50 Labradors, and I was fortunate enough to have her assigned to me. I was trained by the late Tracy Bowlin, and graduated from the Ventosa Canine Handling School. My training included obedience, tracking, and detection. During our career, Bonnie and I tracked down many suspects, including a suspected murderer and a lost Alzheimer's patient.
Upon Bonnie's passing, I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase her sister, Maggie, who had the same incredible demeanor and abilities as her sister. This was the beginning of what is now One Oak Kennels.
I have been breeding AKC Labradors for over six years now and training them for over ten. It is my goal to breed the best all around working Labrador. The qualities I breed for are extreme intelligence, calm demeanor, and incredible work drive. Pups from past litters have gotten rave reviews and many owners have informed me that my Labradors are the best dogs they have ever had. Dogs from my bloodline and past litters are gun, tracking, antler, therapy, service, and law enforcement dogs. The same qualities that it takes to be a successful working dog are also the ones that make the best and most loyal family companions. Many of my dogs are also cherished family members. No matter what your needs are, One Oak Labradors are up for the challenge. All dogs are up to date on shots and come with a health warranty. When you purchase a dog from me you become a part of the growing One Oak Kennels family. I will be here for you throughout your dogs life to answer any questions or concerns. I want to be kept up to date on your dogs adventures and accomplishments. These dogs are my passion in life, and I view them as part of my family. My Labradors have brought me happiness and helped me get through many rough patches in my life. Although it's hard to let them go to new homes, it brings me great satisfaction to know that these "life changing canines" will bring love and happiness to you and your family.
I currently offer several obedience programs , so you can choose one that best fits the needs of you and your dog.
On site $400.00 In home 600.00
We will meet once a week and home work will be given to you and your dog. All aspects of basic obedience will be covered. With private lessons you will get one on one attention and we can work on individual problems at a pace that's best for you and your dog. At the end of the course you will be given a certificate of completion.
Four session minimum in home $300.00
Everyone may not want their dog completely obedience trained, but may want their specific needs addressed. Some common issues that I have helped past clients with, are: aggression, skittishness, jumping, and barking. This kind of training needs to be done in the dogs home environment.
Your dog will be trained on site at One Oak Kennels in all aspects of basic obedience. At the end of two weeks I will access your dogs abilities to determine if additional training is needed.
Your dog will be trained to find antlers and bring them back to you on heal.
Your dog will be trained weekly on site. When your dog becomes efficient in all aspects of antler detection, training will be concluded. The time needed to train your dog varies from dog to dog. It is my goal to train your dog in the most effective and efficient way possible.
Your dog will be trained on lead to track wounded deer.
This type of training is very challenging and time consuming. It often takes an assistant to run a blood trail. Your dog will have to run many practice tracks before he becomes efficient in finding a wounded deer. All dogs will have on a harness while running tracks. If I have your dog during deer season I will get him on as many tracks as possible.
Training includes migratory waterfowl, migratory game birds, and upland game birds.
Your dog will be trained to stay and mark down birds and only retrieve at your command. Upon retrieve he will find the downed bird and bring it back to you on heal and release on your command.
Your dog will be trained to hunt close by and hold on whoa. Once bird is flushed and downed he will be trained to retrieve bird and hold at heal.
I currently train alert and assistance dogs.
I enjoy training service dogs, but unfortunately I don't have the facilities or time to train multiple dogs at once. This is to my clients advantage, since I will be focusing solely on your dog. Another big advantage is you will not have to travel to a facility to train with the dog, I will come to you and train in your home environment.
To learn more about this Champion bloodline, please refer to the About us section, "One Oak Labradors".
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515 Boone Farm Rd, Mocksville, NC 27028, US
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