Klein has loved dogs and the outdoors for as long as he
can remember. Hunting became his primary interest
at a very young age and a boy can't go hunting with out
a dog. Growing up Craig had the opportunity
to have had all three of the major retrieving breeds,
Labradors, Goldens and Chesapeakes. As a
teenager there were not many days in the fall where Craig
couldn't be found following his dogs around the meadows
and marshes chasing ducks and pheasants.
Then came a day Craig decided to purchase a well
bred chessie pup and decided the train the dog to a
higher level. He enjoyed working the dog so
much that he looked for something for them to do in the
off season. This led Craig to a AKC Hunt Test.
Realizing he had a lot to learn he poured over training
material by authors like Rex Car, Dave Rorem, Mike
Lardy, D.L. Walters, John and Amy Dahl, Butch Goodwin
and Bill Hillman. Then he went to work on
weekends for Pro trainer Pete Fischer and soon he started bringing home ribbons from the upper
level hunt test. He then realized that training
was what he wanted to do.
On August 14th, 2009, Craig
purchased Fischer's Kennels & Hunt Club LLC. where he
continues the tradition of providing sportsmen with
top quality gun dogs and training. Craig
is a Pro Staffer for Avian X, Dogtra and Zink Calls.
Craig has made television
appearances on Avian X, MN Bound, Due North Outdoors,
Pheasants Forever TV and has also written articles for
the St.Cloud Times and Pheasants Forever.
Since 1979, Pete Fischer has been raising and training retrievers. Pete
trained the first Master Hunting Retriever in the state of Minnesota, as
well as numerous other Hunt Test Titled dogs.
His other credits include the following.
Retriever columnist for
Pheasants Forever Magazine.
Retriever columnist for the
Ducks Unlimited Cattails publication.
Member of the
electric collar company Pro-Staff (Pete does
training seminars on the appropriate use of electronic training collars).
Founder of Fischer's Kennels and Hunt Club
Over 29 years of professional retriever training experience.
Fischer's Kennels and Hunt Club has been a proud