902 758-3511



Back Training Field and pigeon coops... (NOTE:no birds are harmed during training.)
Back Training Field - see the farm buildings, waaaay off there?
How YOU see our training pond...
How your DOG sees our training pond!



Kennel owner/operator Don Arsenault has gained a reputation in the field of hunting dogs as a top-notch trainer, with a proven knack of getting the most from his students. 

NEW for 2019! Obedience Training - for multiple breeds...

Obedience Training - won't come when you call? drags YOU on the leash? Experienced trainer Don Arsenault  (call or text 902 758-5455), is now offering one-on-one Obedience training in addition to his hunting dog services. Don, co-owner of Ruff Country Kennel near Shubenacadie, NS says "It's all part of our 2019 25th Anniversary celebrations, as we expand our presence in the community & online this year.


Hunting Dogs - experience,  technique & patience combine to produce a

well-behaved,  well-trained working dog.  Much of the animal's cooperation

comes from his desire to please and be praised by his master, and Don

knows how to instill that willing-ness, that game, can-do, WILL-DO

attitude in hunting dogs of various breeds.


There are several ponds nearby, situated on 220 acres of prime Woodcock

and Grouse habitat, perfect for the training of Pointing Dogs and Retrievers. 

Ruff Country's rolling property provides a good range of environments and

terrain to train and condition your hunter for flexibility and endurance.

Fresh country air, regular exercise and our recommended feeding regime

will ensure he is in great condition at 'graduation time'.


Don provides professional gun dog training using proven techniques resulting in a well balanced hunter and companion.

Retriever Training:

  • Intro to birds and guns
  • Electronic collar training
  • Marking
  • Blind retrieves
  • Trained retrieves

Pointing Dog Training

  • Intro to birds and guns
  • Whoa training
  • Holding point
  • Steadiness to wing and shot
  • Teaching backing
  • Hunting in range
  • Retrieving
Don accepts a LIMITED number of dogs for training; to contact Don for consultation or training,
please text or call 902.758.5455 or email don_arsenault@live.com

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