Professional Dog Trainer Ryan Fortier is a member of the Professional Retriever Trainers Association and has been an passionate and innovative entrepreneur for nearly 15 years. As a youngster, Ryan's passion for bird dogs began in the Palouse region of Washington State, hunting pheasants, quail and partridge down Long Hollow Road with friends and family. Most of his teenage years were dedicated to baseball, football, hunting, fishing and a new found passion, dog training. He spent most of his young adult life strengthening his passion for the sport of retriever training and perfecting his craft as an amateur. In 2000, after realizing that the world was not coming to an end, Ryan began entering dogs in AKC Hunt tests and in 2003 he began training gun dogs professionally. During his development, Ryan's passion, attention to detail and high standards allowed him to watch and learn from many well respected professional and amateur dog trainers. As his understanding of how dogs compete at trials developed so to did his appreciation of the dog's ability to improve his hunting experiences.
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