Today Tate is a professional dog trainer, as well as a professional hunting guide for BBB Lodge in Parker, South Dakota (www.birdsbucksberries.com). I am a surgical technologist for an independent orthopedic group in Sioux Falls as well as Tate’s enthusiastic partner in our training and breeding programs. The love and compassion we have for dogs has grown over the years and shows in our work. We describe ourselves as “low pressure trainers who never take ‘no’ for an answer.” Others recognize us for our keen ability to read dogs and figure out how to help them have success. Our goal is that they will thrive in the field and in the home. Testimonials
Greetings from Tate and Jenny Martinsen in South Dakota! We have been breeding and training dogs for over 6 years. Our story began with Ginger, our now 8-year-old Vizsla. When she came into our lives, we could never have imagined the wonderful journey she had in store for us!
We are active in our NAVHDA and AKC chapters. Tate and I have each served a term as our NAVHDA President and I have served as our AKC Secretary. Participation in these organizations has helped to guide us on our path to producing exceptional versatile hunting dogs. A bonus has been the achievement of one Versatile Champion title, seven utility prizes, over two dozen natural ability titles, and three Natural Ability Breeder awards, as well as two AKC Master Hunter titles. More About Our Dogs
Due to Ginger’s impressive characteristics, we were encouraged to join our local chapter of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, or NAVHDA (www.midwesttristatenavhda.org) and start private training sessions with a local trainer. In doing so we found our passion, as well as great friends and mentors in Joe and Jean Rodriguez of R Place Kennels (www.rplacekennel.com ). Three years ago we purchased a small acreage as a place to make home and to continue to grow our business. Living in the country and training dogs is a dream-come-true!