For nearly 20 years Jeremy has been breeding and training Labrador Retrievers for professional gundog programs and as personal outdoor companions all over the United States.
The passion began while Jeremy was serving in the US Navy as a Rescue Swimmer. In his off time, he began learning and training with dual purpose Labrador Retrievers in the show ring and in the field for AKC hunt tests.
After an honorable discharge, and finishing his 5-year commitment to the military, Jeremy entered the professional realm of dog training. While employed with his first full-time dog training facility he also started guiding duck hunts in the Mississippi Delta. He worked with his clients, teaching and instructing them how to handle the dog on their first hunts. Jeremy also travelled to the Dakotas and other western states to guide clients on wild quail and pheasant hunts. It was during this time when he realized that a good training method, combined with a dog from a good pedigree, would allow even the novice client to handle their own dog on the hunts.
While working with other trainers and kennels, Jeremy also became involved with service detection programs. He continues to enjoy learning new skills and methodologies from all walks of animal training. Jeremy also designed a puppy socialization program at Auburn University.
Before Jeremy started with us he worked with Blackwater Kennels – VA and Wildrose Kennels – MS (Orvis Endorsed Dog Breeder). He also managed his own kennel and training center (Whistling Wings Kennel – AL). Jeremy brings a wealth of experience with him and we are proud to welcome him to the Blue Cypress Kennels Team!