- Clean, comfortable kennels.
- An experienced, dedicated trainer.
- Training on a monthly basis--to the level you
desire--from basic heel and sit, stay and come obedience
commands to retriever training for work in water and field,
and training to the whistle for gun dogs.
- Training with birds to simulate typical hunting
- A great love of dogs!
Shady Grove Kennels is located between Lexington and
Batesburg, S.C., off of Priceville Road. (map)
Priceville Road runs between Highways #1 and #378.
Shady Grove Kennels has covered, concrete kennels each with
an individual doghouse.
Kennels are cleaned daily, and dogs are fed and watered
daily. We provide a high-quality dog food, unless you wish to
provide your own.
Many dogs that have trained with us frequently come back to
board. The dogs seem to board well because they are familiar
with their surroundings.
Ricky Coward, owner and trainer, has more than 20 years of
experience in training retrievers. An avid dove and duck
hunter, and dog owner himself, Ricky knows what to expect out
of a dog in every hunting situation, and has the expertise to
know how to develop your dog's potential. He practices
patience and repetition in his training technique, adding to
skills as the dog masters them.
To-date, Ricky has trained dogs from top retriever blood
lines, and provided obedience training for a variety of dogs
ranging from German shepherds to boxers, Rottweilers and mixed