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At Runchkin Hill Farm and Kennel, we strive to help every dog and human companion that walks through our doors reach their highest potential.  Whether you are looking to train a puppy, an adult pet, a service dog, a protection dog, a police dog, or a working dog, our team of trainers led by RHF founder Robin Desmond will help you find the training program that is right for you and your pup.  




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Runchkin Hill Farm and Kennel offers everything from basic household canine obedience and behavior, to competition level obedience. Whether you’re considering AKC, Conformation, IPO, PSA, Ring Sports or any other competition style obedience, we can accommodate your needs and tailor-fit a program to suit you. 


Competition training is very precise obedience with a flashy heel, quick and crisp movements which go beyond your basic sit and stay commands. We will not only train your dog how to compete but, we will train you how to handle your dog during a competition to help you retain the most amount of points.


Let us know what your goals are, and what you would like to compete in, and we can evaluate your personal dog or help you select a dog that will be everything you need for the sport you are wishing to compete in.



Savior, Guardian, protector, family member - only a few of the words that we use to describe a Runchkin Hill Farm personal protection dog.  Training your dog to have fun with your family and friends, but be ready to stand in front of you and protect you with their life - takes time and patience.


Matching the right dog to the right family is imperative in having everything you are looking for. Whether you are active and outdoors, to homebody and relaxing, we can help accommodate your needs.  


Personal protection dogs are used as a non-lethal weapon to help keep you and your family safe if the situation may arise. There is a lot of time spent working with these dogs to make sure they are of sound mind and have what it takes to be a personal protection dog and most importantly a part of your family.



In our group dog training classes we offer a few different levels that are bound to fit every owner’s needs. You can work with your dog with a group of others with the same goals for their dogs. You will get one-on-one attention in class and both you and your dog will go home each with a new skill and a better bond! We will teach out how to help your dog have proper manners and to behave off a leash just as well as they do on a leash.



Having a dog trained as a service animal for you or your loved one can be invaluable. The benefit of a service dog for someone that is disabled is a more independent lifestyle. Runchkin Hill Farm offers some of the best trainers available to help your dog to become the very best of service animals.  We have extensive experience training dogs for public access and service work for their handlers.


Evaluation is necessary before the training process starts, but we are confident that if your dog is ready for the challenge, we can help them reach their full potential.



Scent detection and Detection Dogs are some of the most sought after dogs in our country, and scent work can be used for many purposes. While law enforcement and Search and Rescue teams have used Detection Dogs for years, many family dogs have worked with scent training for a wide variety of purposes. At Runchkin Hill Farm, our Scent Detection program teaches a wide variety of scent work, to all breeds and all levels of dogs - even puppies.


Some of our most popular training modules are for hunting, service work, narcotics, explosives and bed bug detection dogs. But we also teach dogs to find electronics, mold, currency, nuts (for those who have a nut allergy), guns and ammunition, deer sheds and SO MUCH more.

Evaluation is necessary before the training process starts, but we are confident that if your dog is ready for the challenge, we can help them reach their full potential.



Help your dog reach their highest potential - bring your dog to our training facility for their training evaluation and we can discuss what training plans will fit for both you and your dog.

While not every dog is going to be able to perform all of the tasks that you would like them to do, the team at Runchkin Hill Farm and Kennel can help you achieve your training goals.

For training questions, pricing or setting up a first evaluation please contact us using the link below.

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