Zumbro River Sporting Dogs is a dog training facility in South Eastern Minnesota focused on training high quality sporting dogs. It is located in West Concord, Minnesota (between Rochester and Owatonna). ZRSD was founded by Aaron Valentyn, an avid hunter and dog trainer. Aaron is the sole owner and trainer. He personally trains and handles each dog. The number of dogs is limited so that Aaron can spend as much time as necessary with each individual dog to maximize their potential.
We also have a small breeding program and strive to provide genetically sound dogs and we are always working to improve the breed.
Aaron has been training retrievers for over 20 years and has been hunting upland game birds and waterfowl across the country for over 30 years. Aaron's love of dogs and hunting started at the age of 8 with his first dog Sadie, a lively golden retriever.
Aaron has trained many dogs to the finished level and has had great success in both AKC and UKC hunt tests.
We are always prepared for any dogs' needs and ensure that your dog will receive the best care. Their happiness and care is our priority and we strive to provide a service we would want our own dogs to receive.
3 Month Minimum
Bird and Gun Introduction
Steadiness and Quartering
$825 per Month
**Additional Training is Available - See Our Hunt Test Program**
Started Retriever Training
5 Month Minimum
Bird and Gun Introduction
Complex Single Marks both Land and Water
Should be able to run a Junior/Started Test
Introduction to Handling Land and Water
Simple Stand Alone Cold Blinds
Complex Double Marks both Land and Water
Honoring Other Working Dogs
Should be able to run Senior/Seasoned Test
Complex Triple Marks both Land and Water
Multiple Complex Land and Water Blinds
Poison Bird Marks and Blinds
Should be able to run Master/Finished Test
$825 per Month Plus Entry Fees, and Handling Fees
We welcome all breeds into our obedience program
1 Month Minimum
On-Leash and Off-Leash/Collar Conditioning
Basic Commands: Sit - Heel - Here - Kennel
$825 Per Month
All of our kennels are indoor in a climate controlled facility. Kuranda beds are used in all of the kennels for the dogs to be comfortable on during their stay at ZRSD.
We have access to some of the premier technical water in the midwest. This allows us to be able to bring out the full potential of your dogs water work.
We also have access to hundreds of acres of premier technical land. We are able to develop a dogs ability to handle many different situations that it may see in either a hunting situation, hunt test or field trial.
We have grounds that are groomed specifically for obedience and yard work. This allows us to get sound ground work done with all the dogs in our programs.
Depending on availability we are open to boarding existing client dogs and any additional dogs our clients may have. Please call to check on availability.
During special occasions and Holidays we are open to public boarding. All dogs boarding with us must come with proof of vaccinations and Bordatella shots.
Limited spots available.
Please call for availability.
1 Dog - $35 per night
2 Dogs - $50 per night
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We love working with our clients and their dogs! Contact us to set up a meet and greet or to schedule a time to come and work with your dog.
17603 535th Street, West Concord, MN 55985, us