Sat down with Nick Larson of the Bird Shot Podcast for two lengthy episodes discussing a ton of stuff: tracking dogs, true dogs, scent theory and behavior, hunting late season in the snow, approaching the dog on point and developing puppies. Click on the links below and take a listen! For other podcasts with Kyle as a guest visit the PRL website homepage where you can find other episodes to listen to.
Late summer every year prior to the hunting season PRL hosts a couple grouse dog clinics. These workshops teach dog owners how to be the best dog handler and hunter with their grouse dog in the Northwoods.
We cover all the necessary skills for both dog and human: navigation, reading your dog, scent theory and behavior, grouse habitat and behavior, hunt strategy, essential obedience and troubleshooting all specific problems that you and your dog have as a hunting team.
Space is limited as we like to keep participation small enough so all people attending are observing all the other dog teams at the clinic.
It’s an intense three day event that will put you and your dog in the best position possible to succeed this fall! Making every hunt a successful hunt with or without any birds in the back!
Email us today for more information. All breeds and all ages from five months old and up are welcome to attend.
Hello to all PRL friends and followers!
This weekend the PRL Winter 2022 Newsletter will be sent out via email. Make sure you have subscribed to the Newsletter on the home page of the website to received it in your inbox. Look forward to bro going everyone up to speed and the past, present and future!
With six boys and one girl on the ground this week. We have two males available. Please email us if interested in one of these pups.
Hi PRL fans!
We will have our second newsletter coming out later this week. If you’d like to receive a comprehensive free newsletter via email then please visit our website so you not only get some general updates on our blog here but access to everything else going on with PRL. Be in the know!
To all PRL puppy people that are receiving puppies from our current litters. Now is the time to purchase your Vimeo library so you can see videos of the pups each week and start to familiarize yourself with the video series for the upbringing of your PRL puppy! Here’s the link to the Vimeo page, also available on the home page of the website.
We have one on one lessons available. Get an assessment of your grouse dog and troubleshoot on all aspects of the hunt.
Early development work in obedience, bird work and encouraging the natural retrieve. Limited to 4 pups for the month. Planned from 8/7-9/4.
Grouse dog workshop — learn to handle “the dog you have” to maximize its abilities as a grouse hunter. We define where you are at with obedience, bird work and retrieve then provide a road map of how to get there. Observe other dogs in their process with their owners. Each dog will see 4 birds per day plus run in the grouse woods with owner, Kyle & one observer. Limited to 4 to 6 dogs depending upon the age and or issues to be dealt with. Planned for 9/4 thru 9/6. Rain date is 9/11 thru 9/13.
Email for availability and pricing.
We have five planned breedings for this Fall 2019/Spring 2020 season. We capped deposits at 28 people. With a handful of stand-by reservations at this time we are at about 50% capacity for next breeding season right now. If you are interested in stand-by for this season or next season please reach out. Planning ahead is always the way to go! Omiimii and Stella are up first with their litters due early January.
I recently sat down with Nick Larson of Project Upland to talk about grouse dogs. We had a blast! Check it out by clicking on this link—
PRL is incredibly excited to announce a new project that is finally getting off the ground after many years of just not making the time in our busy dog breeding and training career. Every year my puppy clients ask for resources and my guidance and I’ve been saying for years I was going to get this started so here we go!
PRL has a new Vimeo On Demand page. You can join this video information center for all things bird dogs by joining the annual subscription on the Paint River Llewellins Vimeo page at the link provided here and at the bottom of this post.
This video library is very new and limited at this time but is and will be a valuable resource for everyone raising their Llewellin puppy and other upland breeds. These are home videos made by me and those close to me. Do not expect blockbuster cinematography. These videos are very basic to more in-depth and are only going to growing exponentially throughout this year.
I have been training dogs for 26 years of that time, professionally for 22 years. Having worked with over 4400 dogs and 3200 dog owners encompassing— basic obedience, disabled persons service dogs, SAR/LE dogs; including tracking/trailing/wilderness area search in both live find & cadaver, other detector dogs, rehabilitating aggressive dogs, waterfowl search work, and of course!— upland dogs both pointing and flushing breeds.
As a young boy this passion was sparked by seeing the natural ability displayed when hunting with our herman shorthaired pointer. 28 years later… seeing, training and hunting with these upland dogs still makes me feel like that happy kid.
This video series will be on going adding content throughout the months and years. We will have live Vimeo chats, many sit down discussion topics and of course as jspring and summer weather roll around, lots of in the field training footage. PRL always has a few pups held onto for assessment each breeding season and members will get to be a part of this experience. Many ways to train dogs… we are not looking at reinventing the wheel here. However, as a trainer one thing people as handlers always do is over complicate training. Understanding what and how a pup processes its experiences can largely determine the outcome with your bird dog. Let this membership page be a honest, competent, down to earth, common sense approach to developing your own bird dog from a nationally trusted source in breeding and training in me, Kyle Warren. Companion dogs, Search dogs and hunting dogs have been my passion and career my entire life and I look forward to sharing and growing this new chapter of my life with you.
While I have come to specialize in breeding and developing Llewellin setters for hunting ruffed grouse as my life’s obsession. The teachings within these videos are able apply to the majority of bird dogs. Genetics, bird exposure, setting up a quality learning environment and reading your dog are all valued components to success. I look forward to helping in as many of these areas as I can.
Please visit our Vimeo In Demand page at this link: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintriverllewellins
Yard work until the snow melts in our coverts…
Hi PRL fans! Well we have 4 of 5 litters on the ground for this breeding season now. Here they are. Still working on litter themes. Soon to be announced on Facebook.
Widget had 4 pups. 2 males and 2 females.
Missy had 6 pups. 4 males and 2 females.
Omiimii had 11 pups. 5 males and 6 females.
Pixel had 8 pups. 2 males and 6 females.
It’s been an extra busy week and a half here at PRL! Widget, Missy and Omiimii have had their pups! All doing well at this point. Pixel is due within the week or so. That will then give us a bit of a break from whelping as Stella is the only female remaining this breeding season to have pups. She has not come into heat yet. With four litters soon to be on the ground that certainly should keep us busy! Stay tuned for litter theme announcements and Pixel pups arrival.
If you have been following us on social media you have seen that we had another wonderful season in the Great Lakes states hunting grouse and woodcock. We’ve been home for about two weeks hunting in New York now. Our hunting will whine down for the next couple weeks between our deer season and 4 of the 5 PRL girls are due to whelp over the next few weeks. Stay tune to here and on social media for updates on the litters. This season thus far has had amazing dog work in one of our rising little superstar’s is Azaadi. She’s out of Omiimii by Chippewa. At just over six months old she’s had over 100 grouse points with a couple dozen woodcock shot over her and 18 grouse shot over her. Pictured below is Azaadi on her most recent New York hunt that was certainly a day to remember.