About Torbay's Retriever Training

It all started in 1987 when Paul given of a beautiful 7 week old yellow lab that he named Amarillo Skeeter. The gift included three months of professional gun dog training. It was Paul's Saturday trips to the trainer that opened his eyes to the positive changes that were taking place in his dog because of the training. In Paul's efforts to continue Skeeter's training after Gun Dog School, he read every hunting dog training book he could get his hands on. Skeeter went on to be an incredible hunting machine on Ducks, Pheasants, Quail and Dove. It was in 1991 that Paul happened upon an AKC Junior hunt test at Prado Dog Training grounds in Chino, California. It was then he made the statement "My dog can do that". Paul Rogers was hooked.

The Torbay's name was started in 1996 when a 7 week old black lab, later named, Torbay's Blue Joy came into Paul's life. Click Here to read Paul's tribute to Blue. Beginning with Blue, Paul has trained, participated and qualified his own dogs to AKC Master Hunter Titles and NAHRA Grand Master Hunter Titles. Paul was a member of the San Diego Hunting Retriever Club as well as the Kern Hunting Retriever Club and has attended numerous seminars, given by nationally recognized professional trainers, to learn how to train gun dogs and hunt test dogs.

Paul's main focus is providing gun dog training based on the needs, ability and temperament of the individual dog. Paul does not subscribe to "One size fits all" when it comes to gun dog training. Click Here to visit the Gun Dog Training page and learn more. To Paul, success is measured not only in how well the dog handles their hunting duties but also how well they fit into their role as a family member.

In addition to training these family dogs, Paul offers a started dog program by finding you a puppy from a good Field Dog litter, bringing it into my home to raise as one of the family and then training them. Click Here to visit the started & trained dogs page and learn more. This is a good alternative for the family does not have the time to go through the puppy phase with the chewing and house breaking issues. You bring home a well mannered member of the family and a hunting buddy that is ready to go to work.