BackYard Training Kennels  BYTK LLC. - Producing great hunters one dog at a time

In Memory of Sully



"When my wife and I decided to become GSP enthusiasts after growing up with water dogs in South LA our entire life, we looked to a reputable breeder outside of Houston to get started.  After falling in love with our Sully it was without a doubt that we would take our breeder's advice and put our dog in the hands of their trainer Buck.  Seeing their dogs in the field prior, I knew the training was sound.  Being somewhat green in the area of upland work myself, I came to see that training with Buck was invaluable.  Not only was he finishing top notch dogs for the expert upland hunter, but he was willing to train me in how to handle the dog.  After an hour long discussion and review of all the information that was unique to myself and to my dog we headed out to the field.  Buck had planted some live birds and took Sully on lead for his first exposure to anything of the sort.  As we approached the third bird, Buck told me to get my camera out because he was going to point the next one.  Shortly after that Sully caught his wind and there he stood as a perfect statue like something on the cover of Gun Dog magazine.  I was amazed, and I was hooked.  Aside from the end result of the training itself, there was no part of my experience that was not 100% professional.  Buck's facilities are excellent and well kept.  He is passionate about what he does.  He truly individualizes training to each and every dog.  He doesn't overload his schedule or his kennel.  He takes the time to converse with you before the training, weekly while the dog is in camp, as well as post training follow ups.  There is not time you cannot call or email him and receive a prompt response.  He has the dogs well being and safety in mind at all times.  My dog left as healthy and happy as he came.  We have a new puppy now, and all I can do is count the days until I get him into Buck's hands.  He truly is a Christian man and puts God and his family first.  But you will be glad to know he will put your canine loved one as a close third."

 

JoDee and Andre Broussard

Lafayette, LA



Gunner putting on a show! I took Gunner and Buster with my youngest  son on a put and take hunt yesterday. Wow, what fun! Both dogs performed really well. Gunner was nothing short of amazing; he demonstrated a great nose, was solid rock steady to wing and short and did some retrieving too. Buster did well too though he did not show the nose that Gunner did. He pointed, was steady to wing and shot and show great determination retrieving wounded birds in very heavy brush. We had a great morning and I could not have been more pleased with work of the dogs. Thanks again for all your training! I'll do a better job taking more pictures next time.

thanks,

Scott Neal 




I just wanted to let you know that I've worked with my dog twice using what you told me on the phone - basically, just changing the way I was using the e-collar, and she will already whoa when she's running with about 95% accuracy. The 5% of the time when she doesn't, she stops about three steps after I first touch the button. Clearly you know what you're talking about!

I just placed my order for Perfect Start, Perfect Finish from Gun Dog Supply, and will begin using it as soon as it arrives. When the time comes, I will definitely contact you for help. 

Thank you again for your advice on the phone the other day!

-Patrick O'Neil 

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If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around.
-Will Rogers



Buck, did a phenomenal job with Samantha. It was hard to find a trainer in Texas that would take a Vizsla pup and train them to be a gun dog because of the care and patience needed with their breed. I’m so glad we found Backyard Kennels. There were no frills; Buck was very upfront with me from the get go. When I dropped Samantha off with him, he did a great job giving me an overview of the training as well as what to expect over the next few months. I didn’t feel rushed when I dropped her off. Buck really took the time to answer any questions I had about the training and to make me feel comfortable. It was great getting the weekly updates from Buck on Sam’s progression. I could tell he genuinely took the time to work with Sam and her personality; I didn’t feel as though I was getting a canned response from Buck when I asked him specific questions about how she was developing and what her strong and weak points were. Although, I didn’t know it when I dropped Sam off, I suspected Sam would be a bit shorter than the rest of the pups in her litter. But I didn’t realize her legs would end up being half the length of an adult female Vizsla. I was worried at first that Sam’s deformity would hinder her from being a great hunting dog, but Buck assured me she had the heart and desire to do it. I know that with his training and patience with her, it has made Sam a phenomenal hunter. I will continue to recommend Backyard Kennels to anyone who is serious about training their pup for obedience or gun dog training.

Thanks again Buck!


My Small Munsterlander, Penny,  just completed the 30-day puppy training program this November and we are very pleased with the results. I had done extensive research to find the right trainer in Texas and after reading the online reviews and speaking with a few previous customers I was certain that BYTK was the right place. From the first phone call before training to her last week, Buck went above and beyond in communicating the status of training and answering any questions we had. We always felt that our dog was in caring hands and getting the attention needed. At both pick up and drop off, Buck spent a few hours walking me through the training process and making sure I understood all aspects of training. I had a great experience using BYTK, and look forward to working with them again in the future.
 
Thanks again Buck.
 
Best,

Kyle Bateman


Buck was a pleasure to work with you during our dog's, Finn, stay with Back Yard Kennel.  Finn is a highly energetic German Short Hair Pointer and required a structured training program that would bring out the best in him.  Buck was nothing short of remarkable from the time Finn was dropped off to the time I picked him up.  Upon completion of the training program, Finn was controlled and disciplined in his mannerisms and hunting acumen.  We cannot express our pleasure enough with the results we received.

 
Thanks Buck!

Blake Stones



Rosie - Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. After doing a fair amount of online research into Texas-based trainers that had experience with Wirehaired Pointing Griffons, we decided to take our 15-month-old WPG Rosie to Buck and let him train her for 3 months - and it may go down as the best money we¹ve ever spent. We dropped off a dog that had natural pointing ability, but also had a rambunctious and overly excitable personality, a pup that we weren¹t sure had a real desire listen - and we got back a dog that has been an absolute dream. Any deficiencies that we had in the beginning were operator error on our part. Rosie does everything we ask of her the first time probably 95% of the time. Whoa is excellent - she¹ll stop in a dead sprint and will stay for as long as needed until instructed. Heels just right, watch our cues and stops when we stop. Lots of eye contact.  Very purposeful. She ranges out when instructed but always keeps an eye back to make sure we¹re watching and she¹s not losing us. We have an e-collar per Buck¹s training but probably only use it 5% of the time, and briefly at that. The best thing about Buck¹s training was not just what he taught her - but that he taught her to learn, and he taught us to teach her. We¹ve progressed into silent hand signals for whoa and come, and are starting silent heel soon. None of this would¹ve been possible without Buck training both Rosie and us. We can¹t recommend him enough - it¹s the best thing we¹ve done for our dog and it will make the next decade of family life with the dog 10x better than it would¹ve been otherwise. 

Travis Hopper


When I got my GSP puppy for my fiftieth birthday I thought I would name him Charlie and I thought I would train him myself. Once I realized who Charlie was, I knew he needed to be a fully finished gun dog and I also knew I was going to need help getting him there. So I asked the most avid bird hunter I know who trained his dogs and he pointed me to Buck Henderson at Backyard Training Kennels. I called Buck and got Charlie on the wait list. I continued to work with Charlie on the things Buck recommended and a short time later I dropped Charlie off at BYTK. I can't say enough about Buck and the results he produced in my dog. When I dropped Charlie off with Buck he was a rambunctious eight month old. He hadn't been introduce to guns or birds.  He pushed boundaries, jumped on family and friends, disobeyed commands, had trouble loading up and whimpered in his kennel. After the thirty day Puppy Training he got from Buck, Charlie is an amazing new dog. He points and retrieves birds, looks to the sky when he hears gunfire, and is getting better at "Whoa". He comes on command all the way to heal, walks at heal both on and off leash, and loads up on verbal and hand commands. He no longer jumps on people when excited and is so quiet in his kennel that my wife forgot he was in the house. Most impressive, Charlie is confident and secure. It is obvious that he now knows and is comfortable with his place in the pack. I'm looking forward to his continued development and his continued relationship with Buck. I strongly recommend Buck. He even took the time to train my daughter how to handle a dog.   

Sincerely,

Michael McAloon


I’ve been meaning to write you for a few weeks now.  I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the work you did with Lily.  She’s still a puppy and crazy at times but the ability to control her with the commands you taught her has made the experience so much more enjoyable. We’ve been able to get her in the field with wild birds and she’s showing good potential.  The training makes a big difference in the field too. All in all a great experience.  We’re both looking forward to bringing her back and having you sharpen her skills even more.


   

   Rosie – GermanShorthair Pointer

Rosie has become a shining example of a strong hunter’s breeding program teaming up with a top-notch trainer of versatile hunting dogs.  Rosie came from her mother with unmatched potential, and showed signs of interest in birds at a very young age.  She also came with a strong will and lots of energy.  She was a sweet puppy, but we spent a lot of time watching her closely, both in the house and the garden.  It was pretty stressful, but we knew her potential. The day I brought Rosie to Buck, he showed me how truly trainable she was, teaching her to locate birds on scent in only 4 minutes of field work.   Three long months later, we got our Rosie back, and she was a skilled bird dog, under total control.  The day we picked her up, Rosie proved her skills in finding birds on scent.  Two days later, she showed her worth in waterfowl retrieval.  We got her a lot of field time over the end of duck and quail season, and she finished with a bang, taking in quail, chuckar, and pheasant on our final upland hunt of the season.  I still spend time working her in the front drive, having her jump from the tailgate (something she refused before BYTK), retrieving bumpers, and returning to the tailgate to deliver to-hand.  In the house, she is a cuddly, lovable dog, whose entire life can now be controlled with only a handful of verbal commands.  We are beyond pleased with our Rosie, and would recommend Backyard Training Kennels to anyone who has a high-octane birddog, and wants to be able to control them in the field and at home.
Thanks Buck!


We worked with Buck on our rescue Boxer puppy, Pawnee. She came to us with no training and was in need of basic house training and commands. Within our first session, Pawnee was acting like a new dog and has maintained the good manners since coming home from our first day. We have continued to implement the techniques Buck taught us and we are so excited with her progress. We cannot recommend Buck enough for his expertise and successful implementation. I would encourage anyone in need of basic training to seek out Buck and his services.

Amber
Andregg




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