Elite Team

Chris Akin :

Chris Akin


Webbfooted Kennels, Inc.
Jonesboro, Arkansas

During the past 25 years Webbfooted Kennels, Inc. has trained over 350 Hunting Retriever Champions, 35 Grand Hunting Retriever Champions, and 175 Master Hunters.  We have also won the Super Retriever Series, SRS Crown Championship, and ESPN Great Outdoor Games.

Our passion is waterfowl hunting and we live right in the middle of the best duck hunting this country has to offer.  The main part of our business is training for the serious duck hunter/family companion.  We have literally trained thousands of retrievers for that purpose.

Webbfooted Kennels, Inc. has their own training video series which includes Duck Dog Basics I, II, and III.   It has helped many people enjoy the sport of training their own dog.

Danny Farmer :

Danny Farmer


Vinwood Kennels
Anderson, Texas

Danny grew up with a love for dogs and training them has been a life long passion as well as helping others train and compete with their dogs.

Since 1981 Danny has competed in every National Open. On average, he has qualified five dogs per year and tied the record for number of qualifiers with nine. Danny has won four National Opens, one in every decade. He holds the record for winning more Opens than any other professional trainer including an amazing 18 open wins in a row. In 2011 he was voted into the Retriever Hall of Fame.

Danny lives in Anderson, Texas and retriever training continues to be his passion.

Chris Jobman :

Chris Jobman


Flatlander Kennels
Bayard, Nebraska

Chris and his wife Eileen are the owner operators of Flatlander Kennels in western Nebraska. He has been training dogs for over 20 years and became a full time professional in 2000. Flatlander Kennels specializes in training retrievers for hunting, HRC and AKC hunt tests and the occasional field trial.

Chris has trained 20 plus GRHRCHs, 100 plus HRCHs, over 50 MHs and 6 qualified all age (QAA) dogs.

Chris is an avid waterfowl hunter and you can usually find him chasing ducks and geese on the North Platte river in the fall and winter.


Chris Scott :

Chris Scott


L&D Retrieving
Henderson, Tennessee

Chris has been a professional retriever trainer for over 20 years.  He has trained thousands and titled hundreds of retrievers in both UKC and AKC hunt tests.  In 2014 he has built a new kennel facility, approximately 3000 sq. ft., equipped with Mason Kennels and climate controlled. The kennel is located in the middle of 400 acres with tech ponds, swim by ponds and a duck hunting pond with a pit and a blind with a ramp. Chris is proud to do all of his own training from the ground up, no assistant trainers. He does it all from the basics for puppies to a finished dog.


Kenny Trott :

Kenny Trott


Horsetooth Retriever Kennel
Wellington, Colorado

HRK opened it's doors in 1995, after a five year apprenticeship in Oregon. Since then we have made 26 Field Champions, 16 Amateur Field Champions and 12 national finalists. We have also campaigned more Qualified All-Age and Derby List dogs than we can count.  HRK winters at Vinwood Kennels in Anderson, Texas and trains dogs from Basics through All-Age