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At Plum Creek we offer on-site training and boarding. Send your dog over to us to learn or to brush up on skills. 

Meet our Trainer


Art Heitzler, Owner

Art Heitzler fell in love with the French Brittany breed in the 90's. He has owned six Epagneul Bretons from Plum Creek Kennels and Du Bois Courcol Kennels. 


Art is a student of the skill. He began his journey with instruction by Bill Dillon. Art has also taken the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced courses with Rick and Ronnie Smith of HuntSmith and training courses with George Hickox.


Art has a passion for upland bird hunting and has gone all over the United States and parts of Europe hunting and training his dogs on Ruffed Grouse, Woodcock, Pheasant, Sharptail Grouse, Hungarian Partridge, Bobwhite and Mearn’s Quail.


Art continues to be mentored and trained by Bill Dillon.




Boarding & Training Fees

Boarding: $25/day or $750/month.

 Training: $100/hour or $200 for a 3 hour session.

$1,250/month includes boarding, birds, etc.

 Trained Retrieve: 2-3 month process after dog is enthusiastic for birds.

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