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Lindley's Kennel - Training


Lindley Kennel
3332 W. Georgia Rd.
Piedmont, SC 29673
864-243-3583 (kennel)


Each dog is different and each training program is different for each dog. That is the way at Lindley's Kennel.

  • Puppy Training

  • AKC Senior and Master Hunters

  • Field Trial Competitors


  • U.S. Complete

  • NBHA Trial Competitors

  • NASTRA Competitors

  • Plantation Guide Dogs

  • and Hunting Dogs



Maurice takes a limited number of pups, starting around 6 months depending on their level of development. Pups are introduced to birds and the sound of the gun to develop and maintain a high level of game enthusiasm without any stress from gunfire. It is an absolute requirement that your pup be first evaluated in a one-on-one session before Mo will even consider taking a new student.


A number of top bird dogs in the country have spent time with Maurice in training or refresher courses. What ever your competition requires; steady to wing and shot, backing / honoring, retrieving to hand, or silent handling, Mo has the experience to tailor your dog's training to your expectations.


Plantations here in the South that charge $1000 a day and more can't be all wrong, which is why they send their guide dogs to Maurice to train. Many of Mo's clients are avid upland game hunters that take trips to some of the most popular bird hunting destinations for pheasant, grouse, chucker and prairie chicken. Maurice has had the dog training and hunting experience to address all of these specialized training scenarios.


For Maurice training bird dogs is part of his nature. He gets into their level of experience, reads and interprets their communication, and communicates to them what he likes and doesn't like - but always with a understanding of how his actions and communications might be associated with any given situation.

"A bird dog already wants to find and point birds. It's my job to take nothing away from that and add those little things that WE want them to do, like be steady to wing and shot.", says Maurice.

"I have seen Mo handle a dog through several exercises until the dog finally gets it right, then see the dog look lovingly to Mo as if to ask, "I did it right that time, right boss?"." (Vic Williams)



There are no problem dogs, but there are dogs with problems. Gun shy, blinking, fear reactions, lying or sitting down on point, flagging, avoiding or failing to back, are all problems that have come about from something that has happened where the dog associated a negative result from a situation. The trick is to identify the triggers and reasons for the dog's reactions and to make a new good association to replace the old one. Maurice works with both dogs and their owners to work through these problems.

Maurice says, "Many great bird dogs are left behind because someone just did not recognize how they were creating the problem and not doing anything about it."

A Word From Maurice

In the past, I have trained and competed in NBHA trials. At the present time, I do not handle dogs in trials, but instead devote all of my time to training. I work six days a week to ensure your dog maximum, one on one, training time. I maintain high standards when training all dogs - personal hunting dogs or field trial competition dogs - all are trained to exacting standards using the same humane training methods.

My thanks to a wonderful family and to the many clients for their support and trust through the years. A special thanks goes to Paul Long, Dave Walker, and Bill West. All have been mentors to me over the years and I consider them all Master Trainers.

Most of all I am thankful to God for his blessings on my life. All things are possible through Christ.