Gun Dog Training

Bird Dog Training Colorado, Gun Dogs R US




AKC Hunt Test...

When: Oct 3 & 4

Hosted by: Mile High Weimaraner Club

Where: Strasburg Gamebirds, Strasburg CO


"New Testimonial"


Hey Rick...I was out on hunt the other day and all the guys hunting with me were asking all kinds of questions about Stryker. If I had trained him myself, where I got him, what a great hunting dog he was, and if he was for sale...LOL...He found I think every bird in that field by himself, and came off fantastically well on "no bird" with the ones the guys missed, minds ALL of his commands well, and fetches and retrieves to hand every time. I had the chance to tell them about the fun we had on my first hunts with you there, about Blitz, Mojo and the rest of your dogs...that I had to have one of your dogs, and how impressed I was with Stryker's training. He is ALL ABOUT the hard and non-stop...but he's also such a wonderful family friend and companion at home. Great dog, great hunter, and great friend. My friends can't have Stryker...but when they're ready to go looking for a dog of their own, I'll be sending them your way!! Have a good one buddy...and thanks again for everything you did to deliver the kind of hunting dog I always dreamed of having. Dinners have been mighty tasty

Michael Jaramillo

We are now booking training for spring season 2016 .

For Training or to Book a Hunt



Gun Dogs "R" Us is a full time gun dog resource center owned and operated by Rick and Kathy Fitzpatrick. Services offered include: Gun Dog training; specializing in the pointing and flushing breeds for the upland foot hunter. We also offer Guided Hunts, Basic Obedience Training, Kennel Boarding, Top Line German Shorthaired Pointers and on occasion will have Started or Finished Dogs for sale.

Rick volunteers his time with the High Plains Pheasants Forever Chapter and is a member of the Sporting Dog Club of Colorado.

Gun Dogs R Us has trained many, many dogs over the years and several have gone on to be professional guide dogs for some upscale wingshooting lodges with Orvis and Cabelas endorsements.

To keep his dogs in top shape in the off season, Rick runs his dogs in Field Trials and AKC Hunt Tests.

Whether it be a pointer or flusher, Rick uses a soft touch approach to bring out the natural ability of the dog to work for the handler in real life hunting situations.

Rick believes communication with the client is a key ingredient that makes his business work. When you call, he will always get back to you within 24 hours.

He understands the dogs entering his program are not just working dogs, but are beloved pets and members of your family and will be treated just as he treats his own.



Training dogs are housed in a clean, climate controlled kennel environment. Each dog has his/her own kennel.


#8. We are an AKC inspected facility.

#7. We are a state licensed & state inspected facility.

#6. By taking on a limited number of dogs I have set myself apart from some of the other kennels/trainers with my *personalized attention to each and every dog*, I do not take on 20-30 dogs! I want to make sure I can spend quality time with your pup on a daily basis.

#5. I guarantee my work....Should your pup not be field worthy after 90 days, I will continue to work with the pup for an additional 30 days at no charge! (*stipulations apply)

#4. I encourage owners to come out and visit anytime (by appointment). You are welcome to watch and even get involved in the training sessions.

#3. Training you the handler is as important as training the dog. I will be glad to spend as much time with you as needed so you understand fully on how to work with your dog!

#2. I do all of the basic training right on my property. As your pup progresses I utilize several different local hunt clubs. With access to over 90,000 acres your pup will be exposed to all the varying terrain he/she may encounter in the field.

1. The main reason to choose Gun Dogs 'R' Us is RESULTS. My client's are more than willing to share their experiences after going through my training! Please take a moment to check out the testimonials page.

In memory of our beloved Millie

Dec. 2000 - Feb. 2010

In memory of our beloved Blitz

April 9, 2009 - July 26, 2013

Miss Maggie

Dec 1999 - July 2014

RIP My Sweet Kids!

"My goal in life is to be the kind of man my dog thinks I am..."

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