Growing up in St. George Utah I spent a lot of time in the hills hunting, especially quail hunting. The one thing I found out real quick was that Gamble’s quail are fast runners and they love to hang out in cactus and thick tamarack bushes. Finally one day I talked my uncle Dale Osborn into bringing his GSP (Mugs) down to St. George to help us hunt some quail. Long story short we hunted hard all day and Mugs was into several coveys helping us find birds that we knocked down in the thick stuff, making sure we didn’t loose any birds, and most of all helping us find birds! After that day I was hooked. I had to have a pointing dog. My first dog, Ladie, was a sweet little GSP that taught me a lot about responsibility. I was only 15 years old at the time and still can remember sleeping with her on the floor in our laundry room so she wouldn’t cry all night and keep everybody in the house awake. It wasn’t even a year later that I got my second Shorthair, Fritz, at the time he was a year old and his previous owners said that he was to rowdy and they needed to find him a home. At the time I was training dogs very heavily with the German Shorthair Pointing Dog Club of Southern Utah and one of my mentors (Robert Wells) at the time picked up Fritz and told me he thought he would be a nice dog. Robert was the owner of the famous Diamond Valley Tobe,y the Sire to this dog Fritz. Well Fritz and I hit it off and in few months we had him whoa broke, steady to flush, and working birds nicely. At that time I started to compete in AKC hunt tests and in just a couple of years was able to put a Senior Hunt Title on Fritz. I wouldn’t have been able to get this title without the help from many people involved in the SUPDC, especially two people. Robert Wells and Kent Forbush. These guys took me under there wing and taught me everything I needed to know; like how to start a young dog on birds, obedience training, and how to compete in AKC Hunt Tests. Since then I have worked with various dogs and various breeds. I truly believe each dog has it’s’ own personality and needs to be trained accordingly. Sure the behaviors of dogs are a lot alike but the way you apply those training techniques can be different. Training gun dogs has become one of my biggest passions. I look forward to working with you and sharing my love for bird dogs.