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Labrador retriever trainer Lonny Taylor is a professional gun dog trainer with over 120 AKC hunt test titles to prove his success in retriever training. Lonny’s record of training and handling 30 Labradors and a golden retriever to AKC Master Hunter titles proves his consistent results in gun dog training.

A successful Saskatchewan snow goose and mallard hunt with top-notch gun dogs trained by Lonny TaylorPROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINING FOR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL

“My goal is to bring a dog to his maximum potential,” Lonny says. While some trainers have a “one method works for all dogs” approach, Lonny recognizes that each dog has a unique personality, from “hard-headed but talented” to “soft but biddable,” and each retriever needs a training program tailored to his or her unique personality and talents. Consequently, Lonny has won many Master Hunter and Field Champion titles with Labrador retrievers and golden retrievers that other trainers had given up on.


It’s appropriate that Lonny’s kennel is named “Taylor Made Retrievers”. Lonny Taylor trains hunting dogs to suit a wide variety of job descriptions. “Many of the waterfowl and upland guide services bring me dogs to train,” Lonny says. “They have unique needs. Some guys hunt out of pit blinds, while others hunt out of boats. Sometimes the dog will have to sit under a large decoy, and other times the dog must be steady while positioned at a remote location. I am known for training dogs to fit their unique situations.” In fact, Lonny is one of the few trainers recommended by champion Standard Poodle and golden retriever breeders to train these unique dogs for the hunt.

Lonny Taylor, Wichita Kansas Labrador retriever trainerAKC HUNT TEST TRAINING

The AKC Hunt Test program is a yardstick that accurately measures a dog’s capabilities in the field and marsh. While many trainers like to keep their dogs in training year-round, believing that a couple months of hunting will mess up their training program, Lonny Taylor believes otherwise. “My philosophy is that all the dogs I train are going to be gun dogs,” says Lonny. “Almost all of them can succeed at some level of the hunt test game. To me, a well-trained gun dog should be successful as a hunt test dog. A gun dog should be out with his handler hunting waterfowl or upland game during the hunting season. In the off-season, that gun dog has a chance to continue with his work in a hunt test program and keep his skills sharp.” Occasionally, a dog will demonstrate remarkable talents of marking ability, a great nose, and great retrieving ability to compete in AKC field trials, where Lonny has achieved success as a field trial trainer.


“There’s no reason to breed a litter of Labrador retriever puppies unless you’re improving the breed,” says Lonny Taylor. Every litter of black and yellow Labrador retriever puppies bred by Lonny has been carefully researched for proven bloodlines from quality titled dogs; excellent conformation; OFA certified eyes and hips; and parents with strong hunting desire, trainability, retrieving desire, and marking ability. Lonny’s stud dogs have proven themselves both in hunt tests and in the duck blind and pheasant fields and grouse woods, and a Taylor Made Kennels puppy is sure to please a hunting owner looking for a future gun dog and hunting companion.


What is a finished gun dog? (see article) The bottom line is a finished gun dog is a well-trained hunting dog, companion, and all-around good citizen who can handle practically any difficult hunting task that demands a high level of skill and training. A dog that earns an AKC Master Hunter title is, by anybody’s definition, a finished gun dog. Let Lonny Taylor train your retriever to be the envy of all your hunting partners.

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