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Robert Milner Seminar

  • Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019, 8:00 AM 3:30 PM (CDT)
  • Sunday, August 18, 2019, 8:00 AM 3:30 PM (CDT)
  • Southern Power Pool, 201 Worthen Drive Little Rock, AR 72223


  • Currently hold an active membership in the Pin Oak Hunting Retriever Club.

Please register prior to August 8th, 2019. If your registration is not paid within 15 minutes you will not be registered. Not to worry you can re-register again and pay within 15 minutes. This is just to help with confusion as to who is paid and who is not.
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 A classroom setting seminar in Powerpooint. The perfect way to spend a steamy August weekend for the retriever enthusiast. Mr. Milner's training focus's on positive enforcement and he does not utilize an ecollar. 

  • About Robert Milner founder of Wildrose Kennels and founder of Duckhill Kennels

  • 1972 - I established Wildrose Kennels in Grand Junction TN. I Began training gundogs and field trial dogs. I trained 2 dogs which became Field Champions and attained qualified all age status with a number of dogs. I Began teaching dog obedience at Memphis State University

  • 1982 - I ceased training field trial dogs and concentrated on gundogs. I travelled to England in search of examples of original Labradors imported from England. I imported the first British Labradors to Wildrose Kennels in 1983.

  • 1983-84 - I Established relationship with Maj. Morty Turner-Cooke, a well recognized British Field trailer and gundog trainer and breeder. Morty was my principle source for British Labradors at Wildrose Kennels. Maj. Turner-Cooke remains my principle advisor on all things concerning British Field Trial Dogs and British Gundogs. He is aided today Robin Watson (Tibea Gundogs), a noted British Labrador trainer and an A Panel judge for British Retriever Field Trials.
  • 1995 sold Wildrose Kennels. 
  • Designer and Implementer of Disaster Search dog program for FEMA's Tennessee Task Force One, former Program Manager, Canine Manager and Task Force Leader for Tennessee Task Force One (FEMA US&R)
  • 2007 - I established Duckhill Kennels to breed better dogs for gundog work, scent detection work, and disaster search work. I am using almost exclusively British Labradors for these functions because of the great hunting initiative and trainability of British Labradors. I also established and designed DuckHill to serve as a laboratory in which to develop and improve the training processes for the above three functions . A primary goal of this training exploration is to remove as much force as possible from the training process and replace it with operant conditioning/positive reinforcement training techniques.
  • As I develop these gentle training techniques and protocols, I will post them on the Duckhill website in written and video formats. My goal is to develop a simplified, gentle training process which will be easy for the typical hunter to apply to his dog and produce a well trained, effective gundog.

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