Phil has been training dogs for 40 years! He began in Idaho in the '70s and moved to California to work with Gundog German Shorthairs and Field Trail German Shorthairs. In the early '80s he began working with Gundog Retrievers and Field Trial Retrievers. Feather Ranch Kennels opened in 1984 in Los Banos. The Gundog and competitive dog training business works with Retrievers, Pointers and Flushers, also doing obedience training for family companion dogs. Phil also trains people to train dogs. Many clients have titled their dogs in AKC hunts tests and the National Bird Dog Challenge. Client Don Pool's dog, Whitey, worked his way up to becoming 2004 NAFC/FC/AFC Shadows’s Mojo Work’n!