Mike Crouse and Mark Shaulk, from Crouse Kennels, in studio October 12, 2017
Mike Crouse and Mary Shaulk, from Crouse Kennels in Dixon, Kentucky, were in studio Thursday morning to talk about their training and breeding business.
Crouse Kennels specializes in the breeding and training of English Setters, English Pointers, and English Cocker Spaniels. Mike said that Crouse dogs are all over the country, including an English Cocker Spaniel here in Princeton. Mary mentioned that they take the same approach to all puppies that they train. They handle the puppies every day, crate train them for travel and kenneling purposes, and introduce them to anything and everything they can think of to make the dogs comfortable with every situation.
Mike then mentioned that they will assist anyone with a dog in both demonstrating and verbally conveying techniques that will help both the owner and dog succeed, but Mary added that they will not take a puppy someone has purchased from somewhere else and train it. However they will help owners who have questions and can point someone in the right direction if they need certain training.
Mary then told listeners about the first field trial of the Ohio Valley Field Trial Circuit, which will be Saturday, October 14th, in the West Kentucky Wildlife Management Area in Kevil. Mary told listeners that the event is a horseback field trial with three different divisions, or stakes, including the Derby Stake, for dogs younger than 2 years, All Age Stake, and Shooting Dog Stake. Each stake will distribute points to winners that will add up throughout the full circuit and awards to top dog in each stake will be recognized at a banquet in the spring. Mary then invited all who were curious or interested in watching to come out to the field trial on Saturday. Spectators will be able to watch from their vehicles on the roads throughout the West Kentucky Wildlife Management Area.
If you have any questions or want more information, you can contact Mike or Mary at crousekennel.com through the Contact Us tab, or on their Facebook page.
You can catch the full interview with Mike Crouse and Mary Shaulk, below.