Our Training Program
Visit to learn more about our training philosophies,
programs, experience and facilities.
D-2 Kennel Retrievers
Meet the Pack: view images, pedigrees and information
about D-2 Kennels dogs and students. Make sure to stop in and meet our Grand
Visit our Image Gallery
Join us and some moments with our dogs, their families and
much, much more in our Image Gallery.
Links and Resources
Find information about different hunt test venues, events,
retriever health and interests. Also find products and services recommended that
are tried and true.
Contact our Trainers
We offer several modes of contact designed for your
convenience via our web site, email or telephone with your retriever and
D-2 Kennels is
the affordable, full service facility designed for betterment
of retrievers through caring and individualized training. An
exceptional choice for the well-bred retriever to find and reach his or her
full potential in the field, hunt test venue or as a companion dog. We encompass all types of retriever work: waterfowl, upland - from
hunting/gun dog skills through the advanced standards required of the more finite talents of competitive levels.
Church Point in South Louisiana, affords us endless opportunity to prepare your dog for a
wealth of hunting experience. The Johnson team has taken several of their students to superior titles, such as
Grand Hunting Retriever Champions (GRHRCH) and Hunting Retriever Champions
(HRCH). They have also seen students into elite groups such as the Hunting
Retriever Club's (UKC affiliate) 500 point club. With their guidance, their
students have earned passes at all levels of AKC and HRC events and top awards in the Gueydan Duck Festival, including
first places in the Opened/Finished Division: HRCH UH Pachanga Daphne Choc Thunder "Jenga"
(2005) and HRCH Lucky's Magic "Star" (2008); also, first place in the
Seasoned Division (2007).
If you have an interest in improving your hunting companion, attaining field excellence with your retriever, or perhaps are looking to securing a new retriever
as a field companion, you've found the right place. We support owners and their
companions; not just one or the other. In addition to gun dog and hunt test training, clients can take advantage of expert obedience
training and boarding services. We are here and stand ready to support you and
GRHRCH UH Cropper's |
Lil Boss Zulu ("Zulu")
Zulu earned her GRHRCH title in late 2008 with back-to-back Grand passes and recently joined the HRC's elite
500 Point Club. She is progressing now to her Master Hunter title in the near
future and is a serious contender to run competitive retriever events such as
the Super Retriever Series.
GRHRCH UH Lucky's |
Star representd the Gueydan Duck Festival this year as the
2009 Top Opened/Finished Division Dog and 3rd Place in 2010, sharing in
the top three with her sister and dam. She passed the Spring, 2009 and Fall,
International Grand Hunts to attained her GRHRCH title.
With great excitement, are pleased to announce welcome to a fantastic litter this Spring, 2017: Mollie Mallard Machine ("Mollie") and Cool Water Duck Surgeon T Doc ("T-Doc"). Learn more, view photos and pedigrees in our Litters area.
Congrats and Kudos:
GRHRCH UH Lucky's Magic Star, owned and loved by Keven Hester and
Denise Johnson earned her Grand Hunting Retriver Championship title at the Fall,
2010 Georgia Grand!
◊ Kudos Zulu and Star
on their AKC Master Hunter (MH) titles!!
Cajun HRC UH: Feb. 6
HRC: Feb. 20-21
Lake Charles HRC: Feb. 27-28
Central LA HRC:
Cajun HRC: March 27-28
HRC International Grand: Jackson, LA, April 17-21
We occasionally have litters and started dogs available
for sale. If you are searching, give us a call. If we don't have what you are looking for, we would
be happy to help you find your dog.
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