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We Offer:

  • 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 conditions.
  • 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.

Training and Boarding Facilities
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.

Training Experience
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 breeds.


Contact Us
 Shady Grove Kennels © 2002
172 Shady Grove Road Gilbert SC 29054
(803) 530-3334 Top