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Pacific Northwest Retriever Training
Ellensburg, Wa.  98926

(509) 899-7465 

Long Hollow Retrievers LLP

We offer professional Retriever Training as well as Upland Bird Dog Training for all breeds of Hunting Dogs.  We are centrally located in Washington state, Ellensburg is readily available to clients from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond.  Whether you are looking for a Hunting Companion or an AKC Master Hunter you are welcome to join us for a training day.  We offer a free evaluation of your dog and we welcome all aspiring dog trainers, handlers and bird hunters alike.  Long Hollow Retrievers also produces some of the best field bred Labrador Retriever puppies and started dogs in the Northwest.

Ryan Fortier

Blake Gibson

Please join us any time for a Training Day.  We welcome all who are interested in the Sport of Retrievers!

The true reality of Waterfowl Hunting and Retriever Training in the Pacific Northwest. Sharing the sport of Retrievers and Capturing the way great dogs complete our team as Waterfowl Hunters. Passing on the pure traditions of Waterfowl Hunting and Retriever Training to the next generation. Bridging the gap between East and West. We are not chasing limits with an outfitter. We train our own dogs, we scout our own birds and we put out our own decoys.



Professional Retriever Training

Dog Training is not an exact science. 

Each one of your dogs is an individual as well as each of you handlers.  Contact us to set up a FREE consultation so that collectively we can decide what's best for you and your dog with regard to the training process.  We look forward to meeting you and your companion!

Ryan Fortier

Ryan has been training bird dogs of all types Professionally since 2003.  During his time as a Pro Trainer and owner of Long Hollow Retrievers he has developed the passion, wisdom, understanding, and patience that it takes to train the great Retrievers that complete our teams as Waterfowl Hunters.  His love for the process above all, along with his competitive nature and desire to share has led him to the mentoring of other aspiring Dog Trainers and to the production of Long Hollow Outdoors TV.  Before taking a much needed break from full time Hunt Test and Gun Dog Retriever training Ryan Fortier developed and trained many AKC Junior, Senior and Master Hunter Retrievers including Master National Qualifiers. Ryan is now the Editor and Producer of Long Hollow Outdoors TV where he spends much of his free time behind the camera and helping youngsters find their way as Dog Trainers and Waterfowl Hunters. 

With a completely new perspective and the addition of Blake Gibson, his youthful  energy and unparalleled passion, the Sky is truly the Limit...  We look forward to training with you and your new hunting buddy...

Blake Gibson

AKC Hunt Tests

- You’ve played ball with your Retriever about a million times in your backyard or at the park, but do his fetching abilities automatically mean he’d make a good hunting companion? Not necessarily. The only way to really know is to participate in a Retriever Hunting Test.

- Ever since the first AKC retriever hunting tests were held in 1985, the focus has been on how well your dog retrieves birds under all types of conditions. You don’t compete against other handlers and dogs; each dog is assessed based on his own merit (as opposed to competing in a Field Trial where a winner is chosen). There are three hunt test levels – Junior, Senior, Master, and titles can be earned at each level. Judges score dogs on their natural ability to mark and remember a fall, on their hunting style, perseverance or courage. They are also scored on learned abilities such as steadiness, control, response and delivery.

- This non-competitive environment creates a very warm and communal atmosphere where everyone encourages each other to succeed. Even though you have to remain quiet during the test, you should hear the round of applause afterward! It’s not to be missed.  LEARN MORE


Junior Hunters

Senior Hunters

Master Hunters

Master National Qualifiers

Long Hollow Retrievers, Central Washington
Long Hollow Retrievers has produced some of the very best field bred Retrievers in the Pacific Northwest.  Always keeping high standards and continually raising the bar when it comes to health, looks, personality and performance.  All of our puppies are bird worked and evaluated prior to being placed in their respective new homes.  We expect that with the right development and leadership that each and every one of our pups can grow into a happy, enjoyable companion as well as an accomplished Gun Dog, Hunt Test Dog and/or Field Trial competitor. 

We are always aiming to broaden our horizons and see our program evolve.  We are very excited to have brought some new blood into our program via Big Cottonwood Retrievers in Lewellen Nebraska.  We are very excited about what Canon will add to our program...