WHO WE ARE
For Ethan, dogs have always made the outdoors more enjoyable, whether in the field hunting, at the lake swimming and fishing or hanging around the campfire! Ethan enjoys the process of training dogs from start to finish; starting with a little puppy and working with them to become experienced bird dogs! He loves working with all breeds of dogs, from pointers, to flushers, to retrievers! Ethan believes in developing dogs positively, which allows dogs to reach their full potential!
"I understand the importance of working with owners so they feel comfortable handling their dog and am always eager to answer questions and help both dogs and owners through training situations." - Ethan
Kat is an animal lover from the word go and also an avid outdoors-woman. She loves animals of all kinds, especially dogs. Kat genuinely cares about each dog she trains and understands that they aren’t just pets, but members of someone’s family! Kat really enjoys working with dogs and seeing their progression through training! Helping dogs reach their full potential gives her a real sense of satisfaction! She believes that every dog can be trained; all you have to do is help them succeed!
"I enjoy hunting behind exceptional bird dogs and I really enjoy helping them become exceptional bird dogs! Sometimes I get so caught up watching the dogs work that I forget to shoot!" - Kat
Jessica is dedicated to providing effective and adaptable training, that makes living with dogs more satisfying! She lays groundwork through positive reinforcement, and develops expectations and consistency through basic obedience. During a dog's send home, Jessica helps owners feel confident, while channeling the dog's energy with expectations and clear communication.
Jessica is enthusiastic about her ongoing professional development with Standing Stone Kennels! For most of 2017 she has been shadowing Kat and Ethan in the field, and is currently starting her own puppy, Fancy's, training in the field. Jessica will handle Fancy through her NAVHDA Natural Ability Test in the Spring of 2018.
"I am thrilled to be a part of the training team at Standing Stone Kennels! I love that I am able to develop well behaved dogs that people will enjoy having in their lives." - Jessica