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Our Training Program
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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 pack.
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Links and Resources
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Contact our Trainers
We offer several modes of contact designed for your convenience via our web site, email or telephone with your retriever and training needs.

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.

Our location,
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 your retriever.

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.

Magic ("Star")
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, 2010 HRC 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!!
Upcoming Events:
Cajun HRC UH: Feb. 6
Cowtown HRC: Feb. 20-21
Lake Charles HRC: Feb. 27-28
Central LA HRC: March 6-7
So. Arkansas: March 13-14

Cajun HRC: March 27-28
HRC International Grand: Jackson, LA, April 17-21
Bayou HRC:
May 15-16

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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