I am dedicated to retriever training to get the most out of your dogs 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 happy, eager hunting dogs that love to “work”. I train and treat each retriever as if it was my own. The retrievers I train, and their owners, have gone on to have many successful hunting seasons and achieve many Hunt Test titles, including Master National qualifications. This year I qualified three dogs for the 2010 Master National.
I also do all breed obedience training. I have helped many people and dogs correct their issues. For example last year I worked with a German Shepherd that was afraid of almost every thing get over her fears. I also compete in AKC and UKC obedience trials as well as AKC 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 strongly encourage handlers to train and run their own dog.
Adrienne Hardin’s Accomplishments
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.
In 2000 I started working for Doug Shade at Minoggie Kennels. While working for Doug, I trained under my close friend and accomplished Field Trial trainer, Patti Kiernan. I also worked some with Ed Minoggie himself. In 2007 I decided to start training dogs on my own and have been doing so ever since.
Recently, I have trained my Labrador Retriever, Gussi for her Master Hunter Title and qualified her for the 2006, 2007,2008, and 2010 Master National. I have also titled Gussi in AKC Obedience, Rally and have recently started competing in Agility. I feel that a great hunting dog can excel in many venues. Along with Gussi I have trained many other dogs (including Gussi’s off spring) qualifying them at all Hunt Test levels, Junior, Senior, and Master. I have also helped many people train and run their own dogs with much success. In my spare time I volunteer at the local humane society and help with a local 4-H group.
Adrienne Hardin’s Commitment
I don’t just love dogs I love to train them. I am strongly committed to your dogs while they are in my care, I treat them all as if they were my own. I understand that no matter how GREAT of a competitor your dog is they are first and for most your loving pet. I understand that owners love and miss their dogs while they are in training, I offer flexible training schedules that work for the dog I am training, as well as the families they belong to.
My training and dog boarding and training kennel is located in Warren, Oregon which is a short drive from the Portland metropolitan area. I have access to many public and private training grounds ensuring my dogs get the best training I can give them.