Dog training grounds in Illinois and Iowa
Sur le Delavan Kennel owns over 1800 acres of prime farming, training and hunting grounds in Delavan, IL. and Bloomfield, IA. While some of the work takes place at our home in the yard. We spend most of our time in the training fields. We are lucky enough to be able to run on wild (and pre-released birds on some fields) year-round. These fields range from across the road to 2 miles away in San Jose, IL.
We also have 300 plus acres along the Mackinaw River to train on. We keep our Cabin Farm mowed and kept for truly some of the best Woodcock hunting in the Midwest. Along with the woodcock hunting, the river flyway offers some great duck and goose hunting. While your dogs are here they will be exposed to the timberland during training. These farms also offer great water work in the warmer months. We have a cabin on the farm as well that we invite guest to stay at.
We have 9 indoor/outdoor runs. This building has water. AC and Heat. Each kennel run has sleeping cots for the dogs. We updated our outdoor kennels with new runs in the summer of 2020. These 6 large outdoor runs are enclosed by 1/2 acre fenced in area for the dogs to safely run. We also added a 1000 gallon septic system in the summer of 2020. The health and safety of the dogs is always put first.
We keep horses to train, handle, and trial off of. This is a new addition to the kennel in 2019. It was something we were taking our time getting into. We are now fully invested and having a blast with it. This has been one of the biggest "helps" to the training we have had in many years.