Will

Will

Marty Roberts is a Southern Gentleman. his depth of character is reflected in the quality of the dog I purchased from him. His training engendered a dog that is gentle, sensitive, obedient, and a pleasure to be with. Yet Marty's gun dog training is trans-formational. Will, the dog I purchased from him, becomes energetic, focused, and driven when the whistle or bumper comes out. It's as if he has the internal switch that goes off when it is time to work. Will really has two personalities - and easy to be with, comfortable pal, and a hard-working, obedient servant. I highly recommend buying one of Marty's dogs. 

Jerrold J. Merchant, PH.D

Professor of Communication, Emeritus
Southern Oregon University

Saint

Saint

I just wanted to drop you a line to express my appreciation for the incredible training you did with the puppy I purchased from you. I couldn't be more pleased. Saint is now a year and a half old and finished his first duck season as well as passed several hunt tests.  As I have continued his training, he has remained biddable and eager to learn. He is a wonderful companion. I eagerly await next duck season and the upcoming hunt test season. Thank you again for a deeply loved member of our family. 

Chip Pillow

Bode

Bode

Bode is a true game finder that loves to work and hunt. He is an exceptional marker and is very steady (all instilled in his genetic makeup). The once soft dog will now hold a line through any cover to get to a blind retrieve but, like most dogs, is a calm pet 330 days out of the year. Marty has taught me and others that there is no one training style that fits all dogs (and newbie trainers for that matter). As a trainer he has a knack for reading individual dogs and changing gears until the dog gets it. As a breeder I am very happy with Bode. His love of the game makes it fun to train.

William Pillow

Beckett

Beckett

We can't say enough about your puppies and training! Beckett is truly one of a kind. When we first brought him home, there wasn't a person that could believe he was so young. Not only was he calm but, so well behaved! Beckett is amazing in the home and when he is out hunting. It's like he is two different dogs. When it's time to work he's ready but, at home he's a great companion. We are blessed. The puppies and training from Sporting Life Kennels are unlike any others! 

Amy, Doug, and Griffin Glover

Finn

Finn

We can't thank you enough for the new addition to our family, Finn. Finn has turned out to be everything and more that we thought he would be, especially considering he is less than a year old. Finn has not only been a great addition to my hunting, he is a joy to have around the house and gets along great with our other two dogs. We already love him more than we thought we would have. You have been so accommodating, answering all of my questions and always calling back when I called you for help. Everything you said Finn would be he is, and so much more. 

Mike and Tasha Saltzman

Chance

Chance

Now that Chance's first duck season is over, I thought I'd let you know how well he did in the field and how pleased we are to have him in our family. Chance had a great season - he hunted 22 days, retrieved 90 ducks and learned something new on every hunt. He saved his best or last, however. On the last day of the season, two of us hunted and killed two limits of mallards. Chance retrieved them all, two of which were double retrieves, and he handled them with perfection. I've had some good dogs, but none like Chance. I appreciate you working with me to find the right dog and getting him ready to come home and be a hunter and a terrific family pet. 

Clayton Stanley

Huck

Huck

I just wanted to tell you how happy we are with our new dog Huck. He's been great. Once we got home he got to meet the family. I was a little worried about having a new puppy and a three-month-old baby boy. I couldn't believe how great he was in the house with us. He is very well behaved, everywhere I take him people can't believe he's only 10 months old because he listened so well. I got to take him hunting within a couple of days and was pleasantly surprised. He held so well, I was very impressed he made a couple retrieves out about 100 yards the first time I took him to the river. It is so nice to have a dog that holds well, it makes a big difference when you're dog stays tight until you tell him to go.

Eddie Winfield

Tate

Tate

We picked up our started 8 month Lab, Tate, the third week of November and couldn't be happier. When I was looking for a dog, I explained to Marty that our dogs weren't just working dogs but a part of the family. We take our dogs everywhere from the beach to the ball games, so they have to be very social around humans and other pets. Tate has fit in perfect, he is very dossal and playful with my 4 and 2 year old sons, our 10 year old Lab, and small lap dog. He's a joy to have!!!  Thanks for the great addition to the family, Marty! 

The Elmores