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Customers say a lot about who a trainer is. What everyone wants in their bird dog trainer is someone who has the integrity, honesty, and ability to instill the level of trust that keeps clients / customers over the long term.

The Customer / Client to Dog Trainer relationship is much more than a casual one. Creating a championship level dog takes hard work over a span of time. The relationship is more of a partnership. You have expectations of your trainer and your trainer expects your support and guidance.

In our client list you will see the names of people who have worked with us over many years and are commonplace in the field trial publications that list the winners and placements. You will see many that win in the amateur championships and give credit to our work to help develop their dogs and their training and handling skills.


Tom Ettinger - Owner of NFC/AFC Just Call Me Roy (Roy).

Tom has known Ben and Kyle for over 15 years. He has been a supporter and a customer since Roy (Just Call Me Roy) (now retired) was a young dog.

Bill & Fran Gorman - Owner of AF CH/FC/AFC Sligo

"We have had dogs with Ben for several years. Some dog break quick and easy and others not so. Ben has plans and methods for each individual dog.  We appreciate Ben's success in finishing Field Championships on our dogs.  He also strives to prepare the amateur handler for the time when the dog is ready to return home.

Summer trips to his Maine facility give us a good understanding of the careful attention that is given to all the dogs. As visitors we are put through the paces of working with our dogs and seeing the progress each has made.  This time is enjoyable and offers us valuable insight and opportunity to work with our dogs.

Both Ben and Kyle give us the confidence that our dogs are well taken care of . This is priceless.  It's good to see Kyle becoming an expert dog handler too."

-by Bill Gorman

Jerry Kendrick - Owner of Hi Scor Jac D Ruffian (Hank), Walkers Gunner (Kid) & Others

Jerry, past president of the Georgia Brittany Club and past Director of the American Brittany Club, has sent dogs to Ben over the last 16 years. Most notable have been Hank (Hi Scor Jac D Ruffian) and Kid (Walker's Gunner).

Jerry's relationship with Stoneridge Kennels has spanned 17 years and relied on a trust that has stood the test of time.

Kent Patterson - Owner of The One And Only (Butch) & Others

Kent is the true Amateur's Amateur. Over the years Kent has trained and handled his own dogs and helped other Amateurs when they could not handle their own dogs. Kent is a great supporter of bird dogs, serving as a director of the American Brittany Club, President of the Music City Brittany Club, and Director of the Deep South Brittany Championship Association. His most well known dog was Butch, a National Open and Amateur Champion and two time winner of the Deep South Brittany Championship - an open stake won in 2006 with Ben's handling and in 2007 with Kent handling.

Ron Zook - Owner of FC / NAFC Pistol Pack'n Walker (Gator)  & Others

Ron Zook, Past President of the ABC and ABC Hall of Fame inductee, was a close friend to Ben and regularly sent dogs to him to train and campaign as well as visit Ben to train dogs himself. One of Ron's best known dogs was Pistol Pack'n Walker "Gator" who both Ron and Ben would handle at trials. Testimony to their success is Gator's win at the 2002 ABC National Amateur Championship and followed in 2003 taking third in the same competition. Ben handled Gator to the 2001 Deep South Brittany Free for All Champion and 2004 Southern Open Brittany Champion.

Martha Greenlee - Owner of NAFC/FC/AFC Piney Run Sam and Others

Martha is a true Amateur Trainer. Author with David Webb of THE BRITTANY: Amateurs Training with Professionals, and many articles, she believes in giving owners the tools they need to train and handle their own dog. She found a partner with Stoneridge Kennels. Ben and Kyle have worked with Martha to help her achieve her goals. In 2009 Martha had the distinction of winning the Deep South Amateur Brittany Free for All Championship with her young dog, Artie. You can read about that at http://assi-cad.com/DSBCA/ and please visit her web site at: http://www.pineyrunkennel.com/.

Camo Cooper
Camo Cooper with First Place
Open All Age - Music City Brittany
Club 2012 Spring
Vic Williams & Joyce Roberts - Owner of Camo Cooper & BIG WHITE
Vic and Joyce have been field trialing brittanys for the last 15 years and have had numerous successful dogs including 5xCH, FC Chancey Jackpot Lotto - 3x winner at the Deep South Brittany Free for All Championships, and NGDC,FC Last Dixie Chick (Truly) - 2004 National Gun Dog Champion.  Their kennel is Waypoint Brittanys. (http://waypointbrittanys.com/)

"The health, safety, treatment, care and training of our dogs is our first priority.  Then we want to give each dog their best chance to achieve all that they can be.  Ben and Kyle have proven that they deliver on all counts.

-Vic Williams

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