Pea Ridge Llewellin Kennels


(Limited to Llewellin Setters)




GLEN E. ROARK, Georgetown, Indiana


Llewellin Setter, Male

I requested that Phil do certain things with Dann in his training.  He did exactly what I asked and achieved the desired results without taking anything out of my dog.  I was very pleased with the training Dann received.







J.D. WATERS and CAREN MANSFIELD, Mechanicsburg, Illinois


Llewellin Setters, Female


We sent two dogs to Phil and Jane for training. These dogs had very different temperaments.  We were pleased with the clean runs and care they showed for the dogs. 


BreckDuring the training period they provided weekly updates on the training.  Despite the challenges of training two dogs with completely different temperaments, both came back to us retrieving, eager to hunt, and steady.  We were also provided printed information to allow us to continue the training the dogs had received in a consistent manner.  Thanks to Phil and Jane for their hard work and good care of our dogs.








Decorah, Iowa


Dexter AND lexsee - Llewellin Setters, Male & Female


I have the best pointing pheasant dog a man could ever want, pointed over forty birds over opening weekend, thirty two were shot, all were found, he is royalty in our house,  Dexter is awesome, I can go on and on, he will run a mile a minute and stop dead in his tracks to point, he holds his points well and retrieves to hand.  Phil Fortner did an awesome job, and a great guy on top of that.


 He cured Dexter of his blinking problem!  Lexsee has a reservation to go to his 75 day proLexseegram in the spring.  I have worked with Dex non stop since he got back Labor Day weekend, doing exactly what Phil told me to do.  This weekend it all came to fruition.

Lexsee is doing great!  She finished the spring training session and Phil thinks she will be as good or better than Dexter.  I now have a wonderful pair of trained bird dogs and I can hardly wait for bird season.  I would highly recommend this training program to anyone who has a Llewellin Setter!








Jim st. clair,


HERMAN - Llewellin Setter, Male

After having my dog at two different trainers and being told that he would never be a good hunting dog due to his blinking and other issues…I took Herman to Phil and Jane and within a few months of working with Phil, my dog became an excellent hunting dog and no longer has some of the problems we once thought he would never get passed. I have been so pleased with the service that Phil and Jane provided for my dog!

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Bob & Laura Whitlock,

BRISTOL - Llewellin Setter, Female

We are very impressed with the methods and the gentle techniques that were used with Bristol during your training program. You helped her to refine her natural abilities and taught her to respond to commands in the field. Bob took her hunting right after we got her home and she did fantastic! It’s obvious that she loves being in the field and it really shows in her attitude. She had no problem what-so-ever transitioning from quail to pheasant and she pointed and held two roosters her first trip out! She responded really well to both whistle and voice commands and we’re really pleased with her abilities and training. She's now the perfect hunting companion!   

We would highly recommend Phil and Jane’s training program to other Llewellin owners. So much so, that we already have a session scheduled for our next pup which hasn’t even been born yet!

Comments from Trainer, Phil Fortner

I had the privilege of meeting Laura and Bob Whitelock and Bristol, their 18 month old Llewellin Setter. She was enrolled for fall training session of 2006 at Pea Ridge Llewellin Kennel.

I was impressed with Bristol from the outset. She was a bold, intelligent dog with a lot of drive in the field but very biddable. She had an excellent nose, very staunch on her points and became a wonderful retriever after the completion of the trained retrieve.

I would have to rate her as one of the "Top Five" that have completed our training program. I feel that her offspring will be excellent gun dogs as well as companions. I would gladly put her in my kennels as my own personal gun dog.



San Diego ,

MOLLY - Llewellin Setter, Female

Molly is doing great back home in San Diego. I can't believe the transformation that occurred with your training. Molly went from meek and timid to bold and fearless. Your "soft Handed" training techniques were exactly what she needed. She now has bounce in her gait and pop in her tail. You are the best! When ever I get another Llewellin that needs training, it will surely come to you.



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