Trigger Time Kennels is a family owned and operated business. Rusty, Shawna, Austin and
Hunter thrive on training and producing some of the top hunting and competition dogs in the country.
has been training dogs since 1993 when he got his first Labrador named Angel. Still in school, Rusty could not afford
a ton of professional training. He began reading training books, which made the job look easy. Through his
love of dogs, he began to realize what his natural calling was.
In 1998 he got involved in tournament hunting, placing in the top 10 at one of the oldest and most prestigious events,
the US Open Pheasant Championship. Right from the start, he felt at home in the tournament circuit.
In 1999 he began
training with some of the best field trial and gundog trainers in the US. He would take bits and pieces of their training
skills and advice to implement with his own dogs.
Austin, who is now 11 years old, was introduced to tournament hunting in 2007. This was his first time
competing and was able to prove how well he could handle his dog, Get R' Done Nitro. His trophy sits proudly on the
wall, beside his father's.
very young yet, helps whenever and where ever he can. You can find him helping clean kennels or socializing with the
dogs. It is a rare sight to see him without his training whistle around his neck, soaking in all the experiences so
that one day he can be like his Dad and big brother.
In 2008 the family
moved from Minnesota to Texas. This is where they opened what is now known as Trigger Time Kennels.
We welcome you to become part of the Trigger Time family!