Robert Milner founder of Wildrose Kennels and founder of Duckhill Kennels. He established Duckhill Kennels to serve as a laboratory for developing and improving training processes that remove as much force as possible from the training process and replace it with operant conditioning/positive reinforcement training techniques so that the typical hunter can better produce a well-trained, effective gundog.
Over the years he has trained more than a thousand American bred Labradors for Field trial and gundog work and have trained a similar number of British Bred Labradors for gundog work. He has also have trained explosive detection dogs and disaster search (USAR) dogs. He has written the books Retriever Training for the Duck Hunter; Retriever Training, A Back to Basics Approach; and Absolutely Positive Gundog Training. He also wrote A Disaster Search Dog Training Manual (FEMA).
When a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? The answer is “Yes the wolf hears it.” The wolf’s direct descendant, the dog, shares the wolf’s very sensitive hearing. According to the sparse research available, the dog’s hearing is four times more sensitive than man’s.