Training Camps and Seminars                       

        A great asset to Cedar Valley Kennel is our vast
training grounds and the ability to train year round
on wild birds. Our summer camp is located in the
heart of South Dakota Pheasant Country and provides
us with an array of training options. We have miles of
ground on which to condition not only the dogs, but
our horses as well. WIth such an abundance of upland
game including pheasants and sharp tail grouse we
never have to worry about putting too much pressure
in any one location.
     Tom  has always considered passing on his knowledge
to be a valuable tool when working with our dogs and
their owners. He feels that teaching our Amateurs how
to work along side him only helps to strenthen the dogs
performances. Tom takes great effort in working one on
one with the dog and owner to ensure that the training
and handling is consistent.
     The Dogs consistently perform well in Amateur and Open stakes. Here at Cedar Valley we feel that if our Amateur Handlers are not equipped with the tools to win then they will not stay. Having our owners spend time training at camps throughout the year helps to maintain that strong connection with their dogs. Our Brittany's are as comfortable running for their owners as they are for Tom. 
                                                                                                                                                                   As soon as the trials end whether it is Fall,                                                                                                                                                                Winter, Spring or Summer Tom is back at one of                                                                                                                                                            our training grounds in central South Dakota or                                                                                                                                                            south east Nebraska working with the dogs.                                                                                                                                                                    Our owners come and go all througout the year                                                                                                                                                            to visit and work with Tom and their Brittany's.                                                                                                                                                            It is a well rounded program that everyone                                                                                                                                                                      participates in.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Whether through training, seminars,                                                                                                                                                                             or camps Tom strives to pass on his knowledge                                                                                                                                                             to anyone who wishes to learn how to train                                                                                                                                                                     and work their bird dog. Cedar Valley Kennel is                                                                                                                                                             a training facility that everyone takes part                                                                                                                                                                       from the youngest to our most seasoned                                                                                                                                                                           Champions. Canine and Human alike!

Dogs, Owners, and Trainer Tom Tracy getting ready for a morning working on the Prairie. A daily scene at Cedar Valley Summer Camp.