We take pride in keeping our facilities in immaculate condition. The dogs are kept secured and dry in our complete indoor facility. The kennels are lined with cedar shavings to provide a soft area for the dogs and cedar naturally repels fleas and ticks.
We have open fields along with three technical ponds on our property to help work on a variety of concepts for our retrievers.
Testing allows your dog to keep hunting all year long! We participate in both AKC and HRCHunt Test events from March through October. We focus on tests in Washington and Oregon; however, occasionally we travel to Idaho and Montana during the regular test season. With dogs currently competing at the National level, we have traveled to both the Spring and Fall Grand International Hunt.
All of our clients are welcome to attend and participation is encouraged. We usually have several of our University Teams participating at events and your extended family will always be available for support. We tend to keep the same schedule each year; however, it does change depending upon client requests and dog progressions.
We have earned and trained our clients to earn some of the highest titles available (GRHRCH, MH, HRCH). We have produced the highest point Grand Hunting Retriever Champion Chesapeake Bay Retriever from 2004 - 2010, earned HRCH titles on 5 different breeds, and titled the first Grand Hunting Retriever Champion in the Pacific Northwest in 2011 as well as the first Grand Pass achieved in the state of Oregon and Washington. In 2013, one of our clients was the first amatuer handler from the Pacific Northwest to earn a Grand Pass. Our programs are intense, and produce some of the finest hunting teams around the United States. Your hunting companion will receive the highest nutrition and the best equipment available, all breeding team success.
In 2016, we also set another milestone with 6 out of 6 dogs qualifying the 2016 AKC Master National.
Waterdog University is owned and operated by Andy and Beth Fontenot. Originally from Louisiana, Andy's passion for the outdoors and hunting led him on a career path where he wanted to both own and produce top quality retrievers. Andy loves working with dogs and enjoys the success each and everyone of them bring as a hunting partner.