Welcome to Zumbro River Sporting Dogs

About Us

About ZRSD

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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 Valentyn

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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.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

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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. 

Our Boys

HRCH AV's One Tuff Storm

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TUFF

HRCH AV's Highflying Dutchman

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DUTCH

HRCH AV's Officer in Charge

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MAJOR

SHR AV's Wild and Crazy Ride

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CHASE

Our Girls

HRCH WildFowl's Bailed Out Warrior

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BAILEY

HRCH AV's Highflying Ace

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CHARLIE

SHR AV's Pretty in Pink

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MOLLY

AV's Pretty Little Mallard Smasher

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MALLIE

PUPPIES READY TO GO HOME 10/1/2019

CHOCOLATES AND YELLOWS STILL AVAILABLE!!!


HRCH Av's Officer In Charge "Major" 


SERIAL # SR85268505

SIRE:  FC Sugar Mill's Hiwood Caprock

DAM:   TNT Sailor's LIL Hurricane Addie MH

HIPS:  GOOD LR-225820G27M-VPI

ELBOWS:  NORMAL LR-EL77171M27-VPI

EYES:  LR-EYE13774/37M-VPI

EIC clear (through parentage)

CNM clear  (through parentage)



HRCH AV's Highflying Ace " Charlie"


SERIAL #  SR79666302

SIRE:  FC Watermark's Texas Welcome MH

DAM:  Arrowhead's Tearin' It Up II MH

HIPS:  EXCELLENT LR-217120E24F-VPI

EYES:  LR-EYE9740/25F-VPI

EIC clear  (PawPrint Genetics)

CNM clear  (PawPrint Genetics)


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Training

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Gun Dog Training

3 Month Minimum 

Covers:

     Obedience

     Collar Conditioning

     Force Fetch

     Bird and Gun Introduction

     Steadiness and Quartering 

$675 per Month Plus Birds 

**Additional Training is Available - See Our Hunt Test Program**

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Hunt Test Training

Started Retriever Training

5 Month Minimum

Covers:

     Obedience

     Collar Conditioning

     Force Fetch

     Bird and Gun Introduction

     Steadiness

     Complex Single Marks both Land and Water

Should be able to run a Junior/Started Test


Intermediate Training

Covers:

     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


Finished Training

Covers:

     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

     

$675 per Month Plus Birds, Entry Fees, and Handling Fees

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All Breed Obedience

We welcome all breeds into our obedience program

1 Month Minimum


        On-Leash  and  Off-Leash/Collar Conditioning


Basic Commands:      Sit  -  Heel  -  Here  -  Kennel



$700 Per Month 

Facilities

Indoor Climate Controlled Kennels

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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.  

Technical Water

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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.

Technical Land

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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.

Groomed Training Grounds

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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.  

Boarding

Client Boarding

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.

Public Boarding

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.  

Rates

1 Dog - $25 per night

2 Dogs - $40 per night 


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Zumbro River Sporting Dogs

17603 535th Street, West Concord, MN 55985, us

(507) 990-2900