Rob started professional dog training by taking a job with Mad River Kennels out of Ferris Texas. Frank Baird and Mike Cicero taught a very thorough and extensive basics program, which evolved into training transition and all-age dogs.
After some time, Rob decided he would like to move closer to home in Montana, and started looking into other opportunities. The result of this search developed into a contracted business relationship with High Spirit Retrievers- Karl and Cyndi Gunzer. While summering in Montana and wintering in Texas, working for High Spirit Retrievers extended Rob's training education. Working for Karl was an excellent opportunity-- learning to train at all levels of dogs and the learning of handling skills. Rob was allowed the opportunity to run field trials at all levels and had great success, which is how the development of Silvertip Retrievers was born.
A HUGE THANKS TO MAD RIVER KENNELS AND HIGH SPIRIT RETRIEVERS!