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Harlen Winter has trained over a dozen dogs for me. The latest was last summer, a GSP male out of hunting stock. I have owned at least 25 quail dogs of all breeds --- I have never seen anyone who could think the same way as the dog,, explain to the owner why the dog was doing what he was doing and how to correct it. 'Nate" stayed with Harlen for 90 days, was force broke to retrieve and worked on pointing quail.
In my opinion one of Harlen's strong points is training the owner with the dog ----LOTS of dog owners have no idea how to handle their dogs.
Harlan trained my Golden Retriever 9 years ago. She's by far the best dog I've ever owned and a large part of that is the discipline learned from Harlan. She's a champ in the field and a star in the neighborhood. I have had numerous compliments from fellow hunters and friends and family about how well trained she is. Can't wait to have my new lab trained ny him!
09/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
7 weeks ago, my family dropped off a healthy, 8-month old yellow lab for an 8-week training program with Harlen Winter (Winter Kennels). On Friday night, he called to inform us that our dog mysteriously died. He indicated that the dog was throwing up and lethargic for 2 days. He hypothesized that the dog may have eaten a ""poisonous frog"". However, he failed to take her to a vet.
As a professional dog trainer, you would expect that he could see the signs that the dog was gravely ill and in need of medical attention. He showed no urgency in contacting us as 16 hours had passed before he left a message.
Even more disturbing is the fact that a neighborhood friend sent his dog to the same trainer and ended with the same result. Harlen said that dog died after ""running into a stick"".
Please make your own assessment. However, this trainer appears to have an alarming inability to simply keep dogs alive while he trains them. Be very careful!!!