Three Day Sporting Dog Workshop Teton Valley Idaho
This three day workshop will focus on the Wildrose positive methods for advanced retriever handling, focusing on driven shooting picking-up, hand signals to blinds. Emphasis will be on developing handlers’ skills for transitional training and hunting situations based on the unique Wildrose training principles. Topics include: advanced steadying drills, upland walk ups, lining on multiples, memories (circle) and blinds. A transitional training exercise will be conducted to include all participants. To put participants new skills in action, all handlers will culminate the workshop with a simulated “picking up” during the Simulated Driven Shoot.
Mike Stewart is the President of Wildrose Kennels, Inc. located in Oxford, Mississippi, with training facilities Arkansas and in Colorado, and starting in June, Teton Valley. Wildrose is the largest breeder and trainer of imported British and Irish Labrador retrievers in North America. The kennel is an Orvis-endorsed facility specializing in producing their trademark retrievers, “The Gentleman’s Gundog” and “Adventure Dog,” Labradors that complement a families’ outdoor lifestyle. Mike has over 40 years’ experience training and hunting a variety of sporting dogs, but is best known for his appearance on Ducks Unlimited tv, “The World of Ducks,” with Drake and Deke, the DU Mascots. Mike and his dogs have appeared in over 75 national television programs on hunting and training gundogs. He conducts retriever training workshops throughout the United States instructing in his unique dog training methodology, “The Wildrose Way,” a gentle, positive way to develop versatile, sporting companions. Wildrose was featured on the cover article of Forbes Magazine, April, 2009 edition, as one of six luxury, recession-proof businesses and again in Forbes Life, 2013. Wildrose has been recognized twice in articles by Garden & Gun magazine as “Best in the Sporting South,” December 2009 and December 2011. A law enforcement officer for 25 years, Mike retired as Chief of Police for the University of Mississippi. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia. Mike retired from the US Navy Reserves in 2005 as a Commander after over 20 years of service.