Reibar Kennels is located in the beautiful Santa Rita hills between Lompoc and Buellton, California about two and a
half-hours north of Los Angeles. This area is privileged to have a very mild climate, which makes it especially enjoyable for
working dogs in training.
Reibar is fortunate to have over 2000 acres of varied terrain on which we train our dogs, from steep or gentle rolling hills
to flat sage- covered land, and many acres of various crops, such as beans, flowers, cauliflower and alfalfa. We shoot live
birds on a daily basis to simulate as close as possible the conditions a hunter and his dog face during a day afield.
In order to give our dogs a variety of water experiences we have many areas along the Santa Ynez River, plus the right
to use the many stock and irrigation ponds located throughout the valley.
In addition to our wonderful weather and terrific grounds I have over 25 years of dog training experience; this means
you can rest assured your dog is getting the best possible opportunity to become the performer you want him to be.
When I retired from training competition field trial retrievers a few years ago, Reibar had to its credit some 35 Field and
Amateur Field Champions.
We encourage the owners of the dogs we have in training to come out as often as they possibly can to be a part of
their dogs learning experience. We can help every willing owner to become a better dog handler, which will lead to more
game in the bag at the end of each outing.
We do not breed dogs here at Reibar, but we have clients who sometimes have litters, which we can recommend.
Because of my past field trial connections, we have relationships with most of the top breeders in the country; so, if
there are no pups available locally we can locate one from top lines elsewhere. If a trained dog is what you are
interested in we usually have started dogs most of the year.
We take a limited number of dogs for training at any one time, making sure each dog gets the personalized attention he
deserves. Making a reservation for your dog is a good idea. We welcome visits from prospective clients and offer a free
introductory consultation. Reibar charges $600.00 dollars a month per dog plus birds and ammunition.