spends the winter in Niland California, the premier winter training grounds on the west coast. The weather is ideal for dog training
, with day time highs in the winter ranging from the mid 60s to the high 70s and night time low temperatures are in the 40s to 50s. These mild temperatures create an ideal climate to allow both land and water work to continue all winter.
The winter trip runs November through March. Of course this is weather dependent, the trip may start earlier or later depending on the weather in either location, with the goal being to optimize the training for the dogs. Only a limited number of dogs are accepted for the winter trip, ensuring that each dog receives plenty of individualized training. A winter trip fee does apply.
McKenna Kennels has two outstanding training facilities.
The summer facilities are located in McKenna Washington and the winter grounds are located in Niland California. Both locations are in prime dog training territory, with hundreds of acres of specially developed retriever training grounds complete with natural and technical training ponds. With full size kennel runs at both locations. Over the last few years, these grounds have produced four National field champions.
By utilizing both summer and winter grounds, dogs can be worked on land and water year round, maintaining them in top condition. Trials are ran in both locations, extending the trial season a potential of 12 months out of the year.
Jim and his team can provide you with first class Hunt or Field Training. Contact him today and get on the road to success!