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Gundog Success Program at Green Acres Sportsman’s Club


Our legacy of success lies with positive reinforcement of your dog’s natural hunting instincts




Green Acres has been a leading facility for training hunting dogs for over 40 years. Our 36 unit heated indoor/outdoor dog kennel is located on the premises of over 1000 acres of the finest upland and waterfowl habitat, allowing our trainers the versatility needed to train a variety of dogs for multiple purposes. The main focus of our training program is and always has been to produce efficient, disciplined hunting dogs that make good family members.


Our Head Trainer, Dan Ihrke

Raised by a veterinarian in a hunting family with multiple hunting dogs, Dan’s exposure to animal science started early. He has been training flushing, retrieving, and pointing dogs at Green Acres Sportsman’s Club for 17 years, and has trained and bred many field and hunt test champions of multiple breeds.


Dan takes on the challenge of training any breed of hunting dog, and many non-hunting domestic breeds. Dan is a master in reading each dog as an individual and recognizing his or her strengths and weaknesses. He quickly and efficiently brings each dog to their maximum potential.


Over the last nine years, Dan has become involved in U.K.C. retriever/hunt tests, producing multiple Hunter Retriever Champions. He participates biannually in the International Grand Retriever Hunt Test and has trained and campaigned multiple Grand Hunting Retriever Champions.



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