Professional Training


Ray is finalizing plans for his annual winter training trip to South Carolina and has a few openings left. If you want to give your dog some extra work this winter, especially on water, give Ray a call and take advantage of this training opportunity. The grounds that Ray uses, The Wappaoolah Plantation and others owned by Bobby Meade, are breathtaking and offer everything a dog trainer could want or imagine. Ray can be reached at 574-596-9079 or 574-594-2997 and more info can be seen at


When any of our clients desire to have their dogs trained professionally we refer them to our good friend Ray Weaver at Bittersweet Kennels near Pierceton, Indiana. Ray has over 30 years experience training both retrievers and pointing dogs. All of the many folks that we have sent to Ray have been more than satisfied with his work and their dog’s progress. Ray customizes his training to the client’s dog, unlike some pros who want the dog to fit their program. Just as important as his training ability is the love Ray has for each of his dogs. When your dog is with Ray you can rest assured that he will be cared for just as if he were at home.

While Ray began his career running and training field trial dogs, he now trains for hunt tests and hunting. He will also do general obedience training and just about any other dog training. Talk to Ray and his wife, Kathy, about your wants and more than likely they will be able to accommodate you and your pet.

Ray and Kathy can be reached at 574-596-9079 and they are open ” by appointment or chance”. Pierceton is located in Northern Indiana near Warsaw. Get more info at Ray and Kathy’s website.