Over the past weekend, I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Steve and Jodi Ries of Top Gun Kennels in Iowa. Having traveled to numerous kennels across the country, I was particularly impressed by the warm reception and hospitality extended to me by Steve and Jodi. Their dedication to breeding and training German Shorthair Pointers for hunting and family companionship is truly commendable.
During my visit, it was evident that Steve and Jodi take immense pride in their dogs and training methods. They generously shared their passion for bird dogs and showcased their compassionate personalities, as Steve delivered a heartfelt speech at a local church about the importance of structure in both home life and dog training. It was a testament to their commitment not only to their craft but also to their community.
At Top Gun Kennels, excellence is not just a goal; it's a way of life. Steve and Jodi's unwavering focus on producing top-quality hunting companions and beloved family pets is reflected in every aspect of their operation. From their meticulously bred dogs to their compassionate approach to training, Top Gun Kennels sets a standard of excellence that is truly inspiring.
My visit to Top Gun Kennels was not only an educational experience but also a deeply enriching one. It reaffirmed my belief in the power of passion, dedication, and community in the world of bird dogs. I left with a profound sense of gratitude for the friendship and camaraderie that can be found within the bird dog community.
In conclusion, I extend my heartfelt thanks to Steve and Jodi Ries of Top Gun Kennels for their warm hospitality, invaluable insights, and unwavering commitment to excellence. Their dedication to their craft serves as a shining example for all of us in the bird dog world.