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Testimonials from our hunting dog customers is one of our greatest marketing tools. We value and appreciate all feedback from them. Most of all, we love hearing about how much they enjoy bird hunting with their gun dogs! If you are one of our satisfied hunting dog training customers, please leave a testimonial.

Reilly went from the couch to the field today. With all that’s been going on this is the 1st time in a very long time. Our expectations was if we kick one up hopefully he will bring it back. Let me tell you boy was we wrong!

It started slow but once the 1st bird got up we realized we was suddenly hunting behind a different dog. The lights came on and he went nuts! We had a bad hit on one and we witnessed Reilly run it down in a 200 yard sprint! The bird went to fly off again and he jumped catching it in mid air and brought it back! Next thing we know he is locked up like a vault pointing birds left and right! He found every bird we purchased and more.

After hunting hard for 5 hours straight we decided to call it a day we was spent. Ohhhh but not Reilly I looked up from unloading and he hit the milo with his nose to the ground. This was absolutely without a doubt the best day of hunting in my life.

Thank you Ed Erickson and Autumn Breeze Kennel for a day I will never forget. Caleb Hunt
Date of Posting: 05 December 2017
Posted By: Caleb Hunt
Kansas City, MO
I wanted to drop you a note about your work with my Drat, Willy. I brought you a 12 week old puppy who did not like the water very much. After you worked with him (and consoling me) to get him to like the water, I was impressed. Then you worked with him on his Advanced Natural Ability Test (HZP). Frankly, I was going to be very satisfied with a 175 score, and elated at 180. When you delivered a perfect 193, words cannot express my appreciation.

In my opinion, you have trained a perfect hunting dog and companion. He works the field like a master, strong points and holds the point, at 2 years old none the less. No other trainer or even boarder will ever see my dog other than you!
Date of Posting: 23 June 2014
Posted By: Chris Mason
Wayzata, MN
We bought our first dog Gunnar – a GSP – without knowing much about dogs, let alone training a pointing dog. We were lucky to come across Ed and asked if he could help us train Gunnar to hunt before we screwed him up too bad!

With Ed’s help, Gunnar has not only become a great hunter but a wonderful pet and companion. Gunnar even has my flushing dog hunting buddies buying pointers!! When it comes time to get another dog or for training, we will definitely look to Ed at Autumn Breeze Kennels.
Date of Posting: 17 November 2013
Posted By: Josh Olson
Fargo, ND
Ed, I am sending you some pictures from this fall hunting with Macy. As you will remember I attended your Force Fetch program that you taught in Feb.2008. I wanted a dog to retrieve and I was worried that Macy was to small at 38lbs. to retrieve a pheasant.

You told me not to worry that she would retrieve. You had more faith in her then I did. Well I did everything you told me to do, it was a tough job for Macy and me as well but we got through it. Well you were right she had a great fall, she made many great retrieves from deep in the cattails to buried in deep grass. She has done a fair job of trailing wounded birds and is getting better at it.

Ed, I just want to say Thank You for giving me a great dog . You really know how to get the best out of a pointing dog. Feel to use me as a referral. Thanks Again!
Date of Posting: 21 September 2013
Posted By: Jerry Lahr
Dear Ed, I was enjoying your photos, but I didn't see a picture of Tug, so here's one for you. He is a dog you should truly be proud to say that you have trained! Tug truly is one in a million. I hope he lives to be about forty years old!!!
Date of Posting: 13 August 2013
Posted By: Brady
Ed, it is very seldom in life that a person feels compelled to write a letter to inform someone just how completely satisfied and grateful they are. My family and I want everyone to know about you and Autumn Breeze Kennel and the outstanding job of training you have done with our GSP(Boone).

Our #1 concern was that Boone is a huge part of our family and he means everything to our 5-year old Trevor. They are buddies through and through and we did not want to jeopardize that. Reason #2 is that I needed training just as much as Boone did. I want you to know that you have exceeded our expectations in every way. Boone is our family dog and now because of your efforts and expertise a HUNTING MACHINE. I can't even begin to count the number of strangers and hunters that have approached us about Boone's training and how JAW DROPPING IMPRESSED they are. Your results speak for themselves LOUD AND CLEAR.

Ed Erickson & Autumn Breeze Kennels = Well Trained Dog.
Date of Posting: 09 July 2013
Posted By: Tim & Michelle Skime
My name is Barbara, proud owner of Ellie, the "hunting and retrieving machine". Ed purchased and trained my German Shorthair Pointer for me, and I couldn't be any happier! She is a master at finding birds and retrieving cripples, birds I thought would be lost to predators. As a veterinarian, I can't stand the thought of leaving game in the field suffering. With Ellie, I don't have to worry. I am amazed at what she can do, and I have Ed Erickson to thank for that! Everyone should hunt with such a well trained dog!

Ed is very skilled at reading each dog individually and training accordingly. He understands that my young English Setter, Bendis, hunts very differently than my "hunting machine" German Shorthair. Ed has expertise in many breeds, and I consider him to be a highly skilled dog trainer. I would trust no other with my dogs. He has an excellent training facility and grounds; his kennels are impeccably clean. I can drop my dogs off for training or boarding and not worry about a thing. I know they are in good hands, and that's saying a lot for the "very picky" veterinarian. I adore my dogs and want nothing but the best for them. It is with this in mind that I highly endorse Ed Erickson and Autumn Breeze Kennel. I know that you will be as happy as I am with the training and care your dog will receive.
Date of Posting: 09 February 2013
Posted By: Dr. Barbara S. Fischley
I'm sending you a photo of my little Sassy. At the time of this picture she is 8 months and a week old. After your training I had taken her to a game farm twice to keep your training fresh in her mind prior to pheasant season.

On this, her very first "real" hunting experience on public land in Minnesota, and three weeks into the season... She found and either pointed or flushed 10 birds. Three were cocks, and my youngest son missed one so we only came away with 2, but my oldest boy is now calling her a Rock Star!

Sassy is the sweetest, most family friendly dog I could have ever wished for in a hunting dog. Even at this young age, when she gets out of the truck she is ALL business. I can't begin to tell you how happy we are with her and the training you did for us. If you would ever like to use me for a reference please don't hesitate for a minute.
Date of Posting: 06 June 2012
Posted By: Jim and Karen Gemmill
Ed, I want to update you on the progress of Cooper and to also thank you for all of your guidance and help along the way. As a first time handler, I needed lots of help and you provided it in a candid and unvarnished way.

It is hard to believe that in May of this year, Cooper was testing for Natural Ability at Four Brooks and just yesterday, he got 180 points in UPT at the Northern Minnesota NAVHDA test. He got fours in all categories except for water search in which he got a three-thanks to poor handling by yours truly.

As the training progressed the last 5 months, you always came through with the right help and training advice at just the right time. You were also able to properly gauge the progress Cooper was making and give me clear direction on what I needed to be working on next.

Probably the toughest part of this summer was the force fetching. You told me it was going to be grueling for both Cooper and me-how right you were. But as I progressed through the hold/out sequence and then the force fetching you were always available to answer my "now what do I do about this" question. Ultimately we got though it.

I have to tell you Ed that as painful as the force fetching was for both of us-the force fetching was absolutely essential and it is truly what has made Cooper the dog he is today. Now when I shoot a bird, or do a drag, or do a water retrieve, I have absolutely full confidence that the bird will be brought back to me and he will only release it when he is given the "out" command.

That confidence shows up in Cooper as well. You can tell how eager he is now to bring back the game and he does it with his head held high and proud. Simply put, he is a much better hunting and NAVHDA dog now that he is force broke.

Once again Ed, thank you for being such a valuable resource for Cooper and me. We would not be where we are today without your help.
Date of Posting: 29 August 2011
Posted By: John McHale
Hibbing, MN
Ed is a great trainer with an innate sense for what an individual dog needs. With two very different approaches, Ed turned two wonderful house pets into accomplished pointers...and didn't take the house pet out of them!
Date of Posting: 22 July 2011
Posted By: Stan

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