Q: Can we bring our own dogs?
A: You are more than welcome to use your own dogs at your own risk.
Q: How long will it take to train my dog?
A: A well bred, well socialized dog on average should take about 3-4 months. Please call and talk to one of our professional dog trainers about getting your dog hunt trained.
"My family had a reunion at your lodge in July and we want to thank you for all the little extras. We had fourteen adults and seven children under 6. There was plenty of room, so we could separate the kids for sleeping and a large lawn to play in. The kitchen was..."
"Wanted to send out a quick email saying Thanks for a great weekend. This last weekend was my first PHU hunt and I'm hooked. I hope to see you at the nationals if I'm lucky. All of the staff and volunteers did an excellent job and hope you will forward my thanks to all of them. The event was..."
Scott, Wiley & Ruby
"We purchased a little brindled female lab puppy from Trent and Katie. She is a sweet dog who loves to play fetch and is crazy about birds! Trent was great about letting us visit the pups at any time so we could get to know them. The parents were well cared for, well mannered, and great hunters. We think..."
Rita & Mike Black
"I would highly recommend spending a day at Pheasant Bonanza. I participated in the European hunt this year and it was by far the best hunting experience I have ever had. I had the opportunity to shoot more birds than I have ever dreamed of. The best experience was..."
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Dogs & Kennels
The right dog can provide a hunter with a quality hunt, or a family with a loving addition. Our professional trainers will provide you with knowledge and guidance whether you are training your dog or purchasing a puppy.
We specialize in Labrador Retrievers and German Shorthaired Pointers.
Pheasant Bonanza Dog Breeding Mission Statement:
"We only breed dogs that meet our rigid qualifications for health, disposition, conformation, and hunting abilities."
For specific dog training and breeding information, contact one of our professional trainers.
Dog Training & Boarding
Pheasant Bonanza offers the highest level of gun dog training available; ORVIS Endorsed gun dog training for all pointing and retrieving breeds. We have a 3 month gun dog training program and an obedience program, we also offer advanced training programs based on individual client requests. Our property includes training fields and access to lakes and rivers for complete professional dog training. We can handle your dog in AKC, NAVHDA and Tournament Hunting events, as well as for AKC conformation events. Our accomplishments include three National Pheasant Hunting Championships and several State Pheasant Hunting Championships.
Our kennel features 52 heated and air conditioned indoor/ outdoor runs for the dogs, and 2 whelping areas. There is also a grooming and bathing area to pamper your pets.
Pheasant Bonanza maintains a year-round, full-time staff of professional dog trainers and handlers. They are responsible for the training of a variety of breeds and personality types - from pups to finished dogs. We specialize in German Shorthaired Pointers, Labrador Retrievers and many other hunting breeds.
Trent Leichleiter: Professional Trainer
Trent Leichleiter, Pheasant Bonanza's newest Pro Trainer. He is a young, energetic and passionate trainer who enjoys working with both flushing and pointing breeds. Trent has recently trained and handled his two Labradors to achieve AKC junior and senior hunt titles.
He graduated from Dana College with a double major in education, and competed five years with the wrestling team. During his time in college, he became an All-American wrestler, and his wrestling team were National Champions during his senior year. Trent is also a three time Academic All-American. He looks forward to using the persistence and hard work he developed through wrestling and academics to train the dogs he will work with at Pheasant Bonanza.
Trent's family includes his wife Katie, and children Jager, Kruze, & Bryx. Pheasant Bonanza is proud to include Trent as a part of their ORVIS Endorsed dog training and breeding program.
Chuck Bohlin: Professional Trainer
Chuck Bohlin is one of Pheasant Bonanza.s professional dog trainers. Chuck's love of the outdoors continued after his retirement from dentistry by joining the Pheasant Bonanza team as a full time trainer. He feels it is a privilege to work with this outstanding team not only in dog training, but other aspects of running a hunt club & dog kennel.
Chuck occasionally guides for Pheasant Bonanza, but feels the highlight of each day is working with the dogs to bring out their full potential. "Training several breeds of dogs is a constant learning experience for both dog & trainer." says Chuck. He has trained several dogs that have since received AKC titles, won Pheasant Hunter Unlimited events and other hunting competitions.
The dog training program at Pheasant Bonanza, which Chuck helped develop, he feels is one of the best in the country and likes how it is designed on an individual basis. He particularly likes to take the dogs to the training pond to do water work in the summer and feels that the advantage of training at a hunt club is having the ability to train dogs over plenty of birds, pheasant, chukar, quail or pigeons from the early puppy stage through to a finished dog. Chuck encourages all dog owners to be part of the training process in order for the dogs to continue their development.
Chuck's family includes his wife, Charlotte, 3 children and 7 grandchildren. His grandchildren love to come to Pheasant Bonanza and play with the dogs & puppies.
Aaron Schroder: Professional Trainer
Aaron believes that a strong bond is needed between dog and handler to expand a dogs natural abilities to reach its maximum potential which will end result in a great home life and many memorable hunting seasons in the future.
"In my training we concentrate on extremely focused, yet short sessions. Its essential to end on an extremely positive note".
"I always end the day with a leisurely group hunt with my training dogs and my personal dogs. This is an essential socialization lesson, and its just a good way for them and for me to blow off some of the training stresses of the day and a great re-focus on why we are really out here doing this... Because WE love it"
Our kennel features 50 heated and air conditioned indoor/ outdoor runs for the dogs. There is also a grooming and bathing area to pamper your pets.
Pheasant Bonanza maintains a year-round, full-time staff of professional dog trainers and handlers. They are responsible for the training of a variety of breeds and personality types - from pups to finished dogs.
Capitalize on the skills of our professional staff for your hunting companion! We have the facilities to board a number of dogs and a fine group of professional trainers with expertise in all aspects of dog training.
We are proud to be recognized by ORVIS as one of the few ORVIS Endorsed Hunting Dog Programs in the nation. ORVIS endorses the nations finest hunt clubs and kennels. For more information about the ORVIS Endorsment Dog Trainer and Breeder program or for specific dog training and breeding information, contact one of our professional trainers.
We specialize in German Shorthaired Pointersand Labrador Retrievers.
Our Breeding Mentality: We breed only to keep the breed pure and preserve its natural ability and disposition.
We also have and work with most other hunting breeds.