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The Blackbelt Retrievers Philosophy: Quite simply, all domesticated dog breeds maintain the desire to please their master, owner, or handler.  We utilize a training philosophy that taps directly into the instincts of ...

Philosophy

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Blackbelt Retrievers Services: We train waterfowl retrieving and upland retrieving skills to our dogs. We emphasize all the essential hunting and obedience skills focusing first on socialization, basic obedience, steady, ...

Services

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Brandon Smith (L) Mark Bedsole (R) Blackbelt Retrievers was based off a long hunting relationship that dates back to 2000. At first, owners, Brandon Smith and Mark Bedsole just wanted “duck dogs” but then ...

Trainers

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Blackbelt Retrievers operates in what has been dubbed, “Heaven For Labrador Retrievers.”  We are conveniently located just south of Demopolis, AL on 120 acres of rolling pastureland.  Our facility was specifically ...

Facilities

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We always like to post pics of dogs in training, as well as dogs that have graduated. Below are some pics of dogs in action here as well as some videos for you to review.  To post a pic of your Blackbelt Retrievers graduate ...

Photos

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We get emails and calls all the time from owners and handlers asking us how we can help them break bad habits.  Some of the time it’s a simple technique, other times it’s a different piece of equipment or gear, but most ...

Tips

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Your dog is an athlete so they need to be treated like they’re in training.  They need protein and lots of it.  They need fat because is their natural source of energy in the wild.  They do NOT need table scraps.  The ...

Nutrition

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We always like to thank our sponsors because they provide tremendous support, they manufacture the very best products, and we’ve partnered with them because they’re committed to improving life in the field for dogs and ...

Sponsors

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Blackbelt Retrievers Mailing Address: 1403 Colony Circle Demopolis, AL 36732 Email Us Your Questions - We may use them in our Mail Bag on our blog.  Just fill out the form and we'll get back with you ...

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Blackbelt Retrievers provides the very best hunting dog and Labrador retriever training in the southeast. Located in Demopolis, AL on what is considered “Heaven to Labradors,” Blackbelt Retrievers is operated by the finest hunting dog trainers and handlers - Brandon Smith and Mark Bedsole. We have developed the Blackbelt Retrievers philosophy and have each produced numerous URCH championship dogs. This unique and powerful philosophy harnesses a dog’s willingness and eagerness to work to please its master or handler. There is no finer facility or more knowledgeable and caring training staff in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, or Florida. Availability in our kennel highly limited and we are currently scheduling dogs from our 2014 waiting list.