Over 60 years of breeding raising, training and handling Border Collies has put the Kuykendall’s at the for-front of the goose control industry. We’ve had an instrumental role in paving the way for the goose control industry to explode. We put dogs on not only to golf courses, but in the hands of other goose dog providers and goose dog service companies.
Through breeding our top stud dogs to their females, so that they too can benefit from our long line of strong working dogs, to providing outstanding finished, goose dogs for their service companies, to giving lessons so that they can learn from the nationally recognized trainer and handler Kent. We can confidently say we have happy repeat customers from coast to coast
Remember… When You’re Successful We’re All Successful, we don’t take that lightly we go above and beyond what other companies do for their customers.
Highly trained dogs, custom finished for your facility
Our dogs measure up time and time again. Be one of the many to enjoy a Kuykendall Dog.
Kuykendall’s has the most integrated experience in training Border Collies and coupled with our combined, uninterrupted service through Goose Masters along with 29 years of goose dog sales we’ve got the depth and scope to provide top quality dogs and provide top quality service. Our dogs will exceed your expectations.
Plain and simple we don’t cut corners, it may take us longer to get a dog custom finished for your specific needs but you’ll be glad you waited! Our motto has always been…we may not be the biggest or we may not supply the most dogs but we supply the best dogs! We haven’t stayed in business this long with any other philosophy… it works.
TRAINING THE DOG
A good breeding program is at the base of our dogs… we believe it essential that these dogs come from strong working lines with exceptional work ethic. If the raw material isn’t right the end product won’t be either.
After careful selection we start the socialization process. We spend hours taking the youngsters out in the public, we invite children and strangers to interact with our dogs. We have friends and family take the dogs to their homes to provide an array of experiences so their little minds will evolve. We want to ensure that whatever arrangement you have at your facility the dog will be ready for it.
The training process is not taken lightly here at Kuykendall’s Border Collies. A solid foundation of actual herding training is crucial, our goose dogs are started as all our livestock dogs are started on sheep and goats. They are then moved to clipped winged birds on land as well as in the water. We believe that is this essential for the finished product.. Insisting on self-control we know that the dog we eventually send out will be extremely reliable and safe, easy handling and a joy to have as a working partner.
Our training facility is second to none. On 85 acres, we have a state of the art kennel, this allows for kennel housing if the dogs will be housed at the course. Five lots/fields give us the opportunity to start young dogs, move to moderate size fields for longer field work and control and we have exceptionally long fields for the extra distance for situations on facilities that may need distance control. Three ponds and a stream allow for all levels of water work. Sheep, goats, geese and ducks gives us a broad spectrum of animals so we can gain optimal control allowing us to train at a high level of actual herding training. This is needed for goose control/management during those critical months of nesting and molting. We own two golf carts for transportation training. We also haul the dogs to our Goose Masters properties for on the job training.
Realizing every situation has its’ own, uniqueness we customize each and every dog to the specifications provided by our clients. After an in-depth discussion with the buyer we select the best match and finish the process, allowing for a win win situation for dog and handler.
It is only after our goose dogs show a methodical, professional work ethic that we take them out to our Goose Masters properties for on the job training and experience on the real thing. extensive on-the-job training . The end result is a dog that knows it’s purpose yet is easily handled. This allows them to get acclimated to venues potentially different from that of the farm.
Our dogs will not only handle any goose problem by providing humane, long lasting results but when the geese are gone they will be a pleasure to have on your facility and in your home. Our warranty is second to none, we provide a 45-day health warranty and a 6-month replacement warranty with 24/7 lifetime consultation.
TRAINING THE HANDLER
The dogs aren’t the only ones that need training, future owners need to know how to handle for maximum effectiveness. As partners each handler should learn how to complement their dogs in a setting that allows for each person to learn at their own pace. Everyone gets our expertise from years of lessons, clinics and sheep camps.
We prefer in having individuals visit our facility and enjoy a weekend in the Heart of Carolina. By using animals that stay in the working lots and birds that stay on the ponds gives us more time and flexibility to really hone in on handling techniques. If it takes the new handler several days we can be assured we have animals to work.
For the best outcome possible in a beautiful setting plan a getaway to our farm. If necessary we can visit your facility and show you how we move geese off properties as we do day in and day out servicing for Goose Masters.